The words decor and fall go together like peanut butter and jelly. Add in the word exterior, and you’ve got a winning combination that’s sure to spice up your home in a sophisticated way.
The fall is the perfect time to bring some life to your home and make it a place for people to enjoy. Enchant your home this fall with these three autumn décor ideas.
Create a Pumpkin Patch Look
Mix an assortment of gourds and pumpkins near your entranceway or porch area to add a pop of color against any building. Gourds have unique patterns and shapes, so layering them with the pumpkins will create a more natural look.
Incorporate a variety of sizes and shapes of both as you line your walkway or front porch steps. Interlace them with ivy as the icing on the cake for this wonderfully textured display. Just be mindful of using real ivy if you have pets or a stoop near a heavily populated area due to their moderate toxicity. In either case, fake ivy looks just as nice. You can also consider layering your pumpkin patch display with chrysanthemums (mums), kale, or other greens and grasses.
If you don’t have an ideal area or staircase to work with, you can always display this assortment atop hay bales. Not only will hay bales help complete a warm and welcoming look this autumn, but the added height will make your display more visible to anyone passing by.
Finally, if you have a compost pile or are interested in starting one, you can throw everything onto your pile once winter comes for a more fertile garden come spring!
Feed the Birds in Fun Ways
As the weather begins to cool down this fall, birds will begin looking for reliable food sources.
Pinecones are a fun and simple way to decorate your home’s exterior and look out for your feathery friends. For the birdseed to stick, you will need to cover the pinecones with peanut butter or another nut butter. Choose a natural or inconspicuously colored string to tie around the top of the cones for hanging. Allow them to harden in the freezer before hanging them outside.
For a different look that’s just as resourceful, you can carve out the insides of a few gourds, making a bowl shape, and place the birdseed inside. You can hang it as you would a ceiling plant, with string or a macrame plant holder.
Get Creative with Corn
If you’ve ever seen colorful corn on your neighbor’s porch or scattered throughout a corn maze, chances are it was flint corn, also known as Indian corn. Create arrangements of dried Indian corn tied together with hay baling twine. When you hang them on your porch railing or door, it adds the perfect shades of natural autumn colors to your home exterior. And if you have any extra twine, bunch together some dried cornstalks and rest a bundle or two against the exterior of your home near your front door.
Although you can eat flint corn, it’s not as naturally sweet – all the more reason it makes for a great exterior home decoration this fall.