It’s finally PUMPKIN SPICE season…
I am so excited to be sharing our fall outdoor spaces with you! I have to be honest and say I think that fall is the most exciting time to decorate your outdoor spaces. There are so many options! You can decorate with pumpkins, mums, hay bales, corn stalks, and birch logs – a favorite of mine! The possibilities are endless…I love to scroll through Instagram right now in awe of everyone’s creations. Who doesn’t right?!
I decided to go against my normal neutral palette and opted for muted oranges, greens, purples and yellows. I think it created a cozy and inviting environment that we have already been able to enjoy with guests.
I planted my planters earlier than normal this year – only because I couldn’t take looking at my half dead summer planters…I guess that’s what happens to them when you have a baby in the middle of July. Ha! I might have forgotten to water a few days here and there – oops! Our little Miss Kinsley was totally worth the dead flowers…but I was so eager to get in the new fresh plants!
My urns and pots this fall include classic mums, fountain grasses, flowering kale, ornamental cabbage and creeping jenny to soften the sides of our containers that all come together to help create a twist on the fall classic look.
On the front porch, I opted not to do a large hay bail this year. To be truthful I only did this because it took me 3 months to throw away the one from last year…ok maybe not 3 months but I do think it was December. Can I blame that on being pregnant too? Either way I am glad I did this because our front porch is tight and I think it took too much room up last year anyways…so these small bails give me that same feeling without overcrowding the porch and the mess/hassle this year!
Our fall front door consists of a simple grapevine wreath with faux fall foliage and a large neutral bow. I could not find a fall wreath that I even remotely liked this year – problems with being picky. However, I just threw this one together by adding new fall foliage from Pier One into an old grapevine wreath I had and threw on a bow. I like that it added some fall color without being overwhelming.
I incorporated my favorite birch logs (I got mine from Annie’s Creek on Etsy last year and am obsessed! They came quickly and in wonderful shape so I would totally recommend if you are in the market)
My secret trick for having pumpkins out so early? I mix in faux ones with real ones! I am picky when it comes to faux pumpkins because I think a lot look super fake…so it did take me a while to find authentic looking ones. Most of the ones shown are from Michaels.
There is nothing quite like going to your local nursery and picking up some quirky guards, pumpkins and gorgeous foliage to get the pumpkin spice season started!
What is your favorite fall decorating staple?
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our fall outdoor space – thanks for stopping by!