Clever Ideas for Autumn Decorating

Autumn outdoor decorating with candles, twigs and berries


This past week was a flurry of Harvest decorating. Not only did we do the outdoor planters for several clients, we also included a few snips of leaves and branches when styling indoors. Fresh arrangements make a home look pretty and cared for. Debbie and I carry garden snippers in our tool box and many times run out to clip branches, lilacs, or whatever’s in season.

When doing outdoor planters, we like to combine artificial items with bits and pieces from nature. Another thing we like to do in our Autumn planters, is create a base layer that works for both the Fall and Winter season. This way when it’s time to decorate for the holidays, there’s a base of green already in place. Simply remove the pumpkins/Autumn leaves and replace with holiday decorations.


outdoor arrangement for Autumn with candles and gourds


These are our favourite electric candles which work on batteries and have a five hour built in timer. You might remember them from the blog I wrote on Fall Style (here). Try using them outdoors on a front porch. They look so amazing.

Pictures of our outdoor decorating.

outdoor summer planters filled with Autumn Harvest arrangment

outdoor scarecrow Autumn decorations with pumpkin cushion

Autumn arrangement with greenery and pheasant feathers

Outdoor Autumn arrangement with twigs added from nature

Decorating outdoors with Autumn mums and a pumpkin sign

Autumn outdoor decor with real pumpkin, leaves and a welcome sign

outdoor harvest decorations in black urn

black urn filled with Autumn florals and real pumpkin

black outdoor urn filled with harvest arrangement and pumpkin

outdoor Autumn arrangement in large black urn

black outdoor urn with real and artificial Autumn florals


A few pictures of indoor Autumn decor.

Fall arrangement on white living room table with grey box and book

Autumn arrangement with pumpkin candle holder with leaves and scarecrow

Autumn arrangement in round wicker tray on dining room table

Autumn leaf arrangment in English Toby vase

Autumn floral arrangement with added twigs and leaves

English style foyer with fall arrangements

Autumn arrangements in vase from England


Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. I love to add a few festive touches to my home inside and out. It makes me feel good to pull into the driveway and see the outside decorated just a little. It helps me get over the end of summer.

Have time for a little more reading this week? Check out last years Thanksgiving post on 10 Things we are Grateful For.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. See you next week.

Karen Fron Interior Design is a Calgary based design firm. We believe that a well functioning and beautiful home makes life better. It's not about how much you have, it's about using what you have to create beauty.

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