Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors. The weather is cooler, the air is crisper, and your deck can be a beautiful outdoor living space to enjoy well into the autumn months. With our suggestions, you can turn your deck into the ideal space to entertain, relax with friends, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the leaves change.
Nothing adds color quite like well-placed flower arrangements. A fall favorite like mums come in a variety of colors such as, gold, yellow, orange, burgundy, white, pink, and purple. Pick two or three complimentary colors and watch your deck come to life!
Fall is harvest time. You can celebrate this season of bounty with an easy-to-make harvest-themed decoration. Your local garden center can supply you with shocks of corn, pumpkins, brightly colored gourds, and bales of hay. Simply prop the shock of corn in the corner of your deck and place the bale of hay in front of it with the pumpkins and gourds casually placed on or around it. The total cost is under thirty dollars and the arrangement will hold up nicely in the unpredictable fall weather.
Autumn is the time of year to bring out the oversized and cozy outdoor seating. You can tie everything together by simply adding colorful cushions to your deck furniture. New cushions in Fall colors will look fabulous when matched with a coordinating outdoor rug. While simple and inexpensive, a stylish floor covering breaks up your deck’s large expanses of wood and adds an elegant touch.
Unlike the warmer months of the year, less lighting is needed to illuminate your outdoor activities, whether it’s star-gazing or cuddling with a loved one. It’s easy to set the fall mood using strings of lights or by replacing your outdoor bulbs with a lower wattage. Tiki torches and candles placed in mason jars also add a cozy touch to your outdoor living space.
There’s nothing better than a fall evening cookout or sitting around a fire pit sipping hot chocolate with friends, and using these easy and inexpensive decorating ideas can help you create the perfect surrounding for the season’s activities.