Fall Outdoor Decorating

Harvest-inspired fall outdoor decorations will add to the natural autumn beauty of your yard. Versatile fall outdoor decorating ideas will span the season from September through Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Planter

Pumpkins in various colors and sizes make beautiful outdoor fall decorations when piled in a planter and placed on your porch. If your planter is too big for your pumpkins, use a block of florist's foam to keep your gourds at the top.

Fall Outdoor Terrarium

A bell jar and a shallow terra-cotta bulb dish easily transform into a fall-inspired terrarium perfect for spotlighting your favorite natural elements. Pumpkins, pinecones, Spanish moss, and leaves fill this harvest outdoor fall porch decor.

Fall Cornucopia Centerpiece

Transform a traditional cornucopia into an outdoor table centerpiece that's absolutely wow-worthy. Shop the supermarket for squash, shallots, onions, nuts, and pears. Pile them in a woven basket that's treated to withstand autumn weather, along with a few dried naturals from a crafts store, and place the display on any outdoor surface or use as gorgeous fall home decor. 

Pumpkin and Milkweed Outdoor Decoration

Let nature set the table this fall with this rustic centerpiece. Fill a woven tray with small gourds, white and golden mini pumpkins, and a glass vase filled with downy milkweed seeds. Accent your autumn home decor with calming shades of brown, gold, and orange.

Plant a beautiful outdoor fall display in four easy steps. Our editor shows you how to combine fall flowers and seasonal gourds to create a stunning window box (Hint: It looks great from inside the house, too!).

How to Make An Outdoor Window Box

Transform a forgotten space into a stunning window box with the season's best blooms. Here's how.

Fall Squash and Foilage

Mix bright orange squash with earthy pottery for outdoor autumn decorations that will impress any guest. Fill the vase with beautiful crabapple branches full of ripe fruits and lush leaves, and place it on a small table near your front door.

Decorative Fall Urn

Guests will ooh and aah over this gorgeous autumn porch decor DIY. To make it, cut a square of florist's foam and place inside a plastic urn. Cover with Spanish moss (available at crafts stores), keeping the moss in place with green pins. Make a collar of burlap around the urn, and build your arrangement with artificial leaves, berries, Chinese lanterns, dried lotus pods, and other fall favorites from the floral section of your local crafts store.

Harvest Pumpkin Basket

Fall home decor is largely associated with the brightly-hued harvest. Fill a wicker or woven basket with your favorite colorful fall pumpkins, squash, and other gourds, and place it on your doorstep, back porch, or patio.

Outdoor Pumpkin with Maple Leaf Design

Get creative with your outdoor fall decorating ideas and dress up your doorstep with a pumpkin designed to fit any sophisticated Halloween or Thanksgiving decor. Trace a maple leaf onto the pumpkin, then use a linoleum cutter or potter's ribbon tool to scrape out the design of the leaf. Be careful not to cut completely through to keep your design fresh.

Backyard Holiday Getaway

Deocrate your back patio in a mix of warm and bright fall colors—the theme will last from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Buy fall mums and other seasonal plants that fit your color scheme, but don't stop there! Make your patio furniture and pillows match your plants and pots for a seasonal look that's both fun and cohesive.

Transform colorful fall elements -- gourds, flowers, and baskets -- into a pretty fall front door display. Our three no-fail tips will make your outdoor decorations the neighborhood standout.

Front Door, Made Beautiful

Follow these three steps for your most gorgeous front door display yet.

Gourd Candleholders

Gourds easily transform into candleholders by simply cutting off the tops and hollowing out the centers. Set them alongside other natural fall elements in a tray for beautiful outdoor fall decorations.

Autumn Raffia Wreath

Take the simple approach to fall outdoor decorating ideas with our autumn-inspired wreath. All you need is orange-color raffia and an unadorned twig wreath for this easy, eye-catching creation. Bundle strands of raffia and pinch in the middle. Twist thin-gauge wire around the pinched center and attach to the wreath. Continue all the way around the wreath, being sure to fluff both sides of the raffia bundles so they flow in the same direction as the twigs.

Fall Backyard Porch Decor

Decorative lights aren't just for Christmas anymore. Add a string of outdoor lights to porch railings to illuminate your backyard decorations and landscaping on any crisp fall night. This look is just as stunning when used as fall front yard decorations, too!

Welcoming Pumpkin Wheelbarrow

A wooden wheelbarrow filled with gourds, pumpkins, dried leaves, and berry sprigs makes a beautiful entryway decoration. Work with a variety of shapes and colors to achieve a vibrant look that captures the essence of fall. Paint a "welcome friends" message on two large pumpkins, and place them on top of the wheelbarrow. Weave artificial berry vines around the wheelbarrow for a splash of stunning red.

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