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Exterior Decor for Autumn

Fall is finally here and that means it’s time to re-decorate! You’ve probably taken out all of your fall decor from storage and dressed up the interior of your home, but what about the exterior? The outside of your house is the first thing visitors and passerby notice. Make sure your home stands out this season with these fun and festive outdoor decorating ideas!

Get inspired by nature. Pull from the bright, changing colors of the leaves or the cool colors of the night sky and use those as inspiration for your exterior decor. The color experts at Chesapeake house painters recommend using sophisticated shades of brown, orange, yellow in accessories like wreaths and floral arrangements. In the backyard, use these hues in your outdoor rugs, door mats, cushions, and tableware.

Hang a wreath on your front door. There’s nothing more welcoming in an entryway than festive decor. Make your front door pop with a vibrant wreath. You can purchase one at any local craft store or create your own! Use faux sunflowers, pumpkins, leaves, and other foliage and affix them to a foam wreath. Use burlap to create a tie and hang it on your front door as a fun, seasonal accessory.

Curate your yard. Carefully placed yard decor can add a tasteful touch of elegance to your property. Dress up your garden with a few festive accessories. Dot your yard with daring scarecrows, vibrant pumpkins, and ornamental leaves to really welcome the fall season. When Halloween rolls around, you can work in additional decor, whether it’s a friendly ghost or two or a scary horde of monsters. Remove those additions once the night’s over and you’ll still be ready for Thanksgiving!

Update your landscaping. A well-manicured lawn shows you care, but adding decorative fall foliage into your landscaping speaks volumes. Incorporate mums and chrysanthemums into your flower beds. Line your driveway with potted plants to beckon visitors up to your door. Freshen the rest of your yard with new mulch and a quick grass clipping to really tie your fall look together.

Define your walkway. Use a mixture of perennials and path lighting to outline the sidewalk leading up to your front door. Not only will this add to the festive look you’ve created – it will make walking in the dim light of dusk easier! If you don’t have lighting lining the pathway to your home already, Dayton Electric can help.

Use these simple decorating tips to refresh your home’s exterior and welcome the fall season! For more fun design ideas, contact Joyce Means, a Mount Pleasant interior designer.

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016