7 outdoor fall decorating ideas to celebrate the season

7 outdoor fall decorating ideas to celebrate the season

Posted by Jaclyn @ Flags On A Stick on 12th Sep 2019

1.  Add fall color -- 

Each season has a signature color palette. As fall sets in, swap out the cheery, bright colors of summer with gorgeous, rich colors including vibrant oranges, golden yellows, bronze and copper tones, and warm maroons.

You can select one dominant color to feature, create a palette of complementary fall colors, or even try a nontraditional combination, such as white and forest green.

Autumn Symphony Garden Flag

Autumn Symphony Garden Flag by BreezeArt displays a beautiful, traditional fall color palette of gold, burgundy, and browns. Be sure to shop the entire collection which includes matching door mat, address sign, and mailbox cover.

2. Refresh everyday details

Cute fall porch ideas such as stacks of pumpkins and gourds, corn stalks, and wreaths always abound. However,  refreshing little details like your mailbox, adding a fresh new door mat, and address sign adds a little something special to the mix.

It's easy to find an attractive and festive design that can carry through the whole season from the first leaves dropping through Halloween and Thanksgiving. Think scarecrows, leaves, autumn florals, or cardinals as inspiration that can work until the first snowflakes start to fall.

Happy Harvest Address Sign

This address sign from the “Happy Harvest” fall collection designed by artist Susan Winget features a cute scarecrow couple in plaid shirts, overalls, and straw hats.

3.  Coordinate your decor

It's important to have a theme or some other unifying element with your decorations to make sure the overall appearance isn't a mishmash effect. A rustic or shabby chic design aesthetic isn't to be confused with a lack of direction or decision.

Coordinating items such as mailbox covers, garden flags, and door decor is an easy and fun way to tie it all together. Then it's a breeze to simply add a few additional touches to finalize the look

Pumpkin Delivery Garden Flag

The “Pumpkin Delivery” collection by BreezeArt features a bright red truck full of fall bounty on an eye-catching garden flag with matching mailbox cover, doormat, and more.

4. Think outside the box

If you find yourself wanting to break away from traditional patterns and themes like gingham, pumpkins, and gourds, you can select seasonal elements that still embrace the feeling of fall in an original way.

Consider including elements like succulents, feathers, a nontraditional color palette, or unexpected patterns like geometric prints. Another out-of-the-box idea you could try is emphasizing a fall activity you enjoy such as apple picking or watching football.

The “Autumn Owls Linen Outdoor Flag” is a perfect nontraditional option for your fall decor — fall in love with this adorable family of colorful owls!

Autumn Owls Garden Flag

5.  Make it personal

Celebrate fall with front porch and garden decorations designed to both enhance your home and show your individuality. Garden or walkway flags with your family name or monogram are a charming way to personalize your fall decor.

Flags that highlight your local sports team are another fun way to show some personal flair and community support.

             Personalized Football Flag

A personalized sports flag allows you to customize all the details, including the team name, colors, number, a photo, and more!


6. Keep it fresh

Don't feel like you have to stick to one design for the entire season if you enjoy changing things up. You can update your decorations a little or a lot as the season moves along to acknowledge different events or just refresh your theme or color scheme.

Flags, door decor, doormats, and more can be switched out as the weather continues to change or as different holidays approach. Get as creative as you want and have fun with it!

Thanksgiving Door Decor

Celebrate Thanksgiving and welcome guests with the “Pilgrim Turkey Burlap Door Decor” by Evergreen.

7.  Make it kid-friendly

Whether you're acknowledging the start of the school year with a fun back-to-school flag or welcoming trick-or-treaters to your home with a delightful Halloween themed one, there are plenty of options the kids will love. Decorating with children in mind can be as understated or as whimsical as you want it to be!

Try out playful designs, bright colors, or even garden or walkway flags personalized to show off your favorite little athlete.

Ghosts and Goblins Halloween Garden Flag

Create a boo-tiful garden or walkway display with the “Ghosts & Goblins Applique Garden Flag” from Flag Trends.

Welcome fall to your home

We hope these outdoor fall decorating ideas give you some inspiration to express yourself with the perfect autumn decor. Flags on a Stick has a huge selection of beautiful seasonal items to bring your yard to life. Browse our full line now!