Now that the kiddos are back in school, I dive full-on into decorating for fall. Initially, I put out a few of my prized velvet pumpkins but I also especially focus on my outdoor spaces. Today, I am sharing several Fall Patio Decorating Ideas with Warm Tones.
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Since the days are cooling down a bit, we are able to spend more time outdoors which is why I love cozying up our outdoor areas first. Plus, making the changes to the front porch really help set the tone for the season. And, my neighbors enjoy the fact that I always start my decorating early (so I can share it with you early)!
Since our trees are not quite changing yet in town, I really like bringing in the warm tones of the days of fall into our outdoor spaces.
Fall Patio Decorating Ideas with Warm Tones – Our Front Porch
In previous years, I have created pots with live plants and foliage that do well into the fall. This year, I decided to do a combination so that I could keep a few of the planters out until Thanksgiving and then easily transition them to be ready for Christmas. It should NOT be shocking that I am already planning for Christmas. Right, guys?!
These are the planters I created last year. You can see the whole post HERE.
Prior to preparing the planters, I removed the Hostas and planted them in my garden for next year. NOTE: I have been doing this for years because they do so well in my shaded pots on the front porch but then can be transplanted into my garden for us to enjoy them for years to come! A little gardening hack of mine. 😊
Once I removed the plantings in the tall pots, I refilled them with dirt so I would have filler to install the sticks and fillers into. For these “arrangements” I started with the sticks and built out from there…one layer at a time.
My goal was to coordinate the pots with our front door (which I do not like!) to help it disappear. We plan to replace it but I just haven’t found exactly what I am looking for yet. This is why I featured so many of the warm rust tones to blend in with the door.
Once I got more than halfway through building them, I decided I wanted to add some green to coordinate with the greenery on the mums. I think it added some nice contrast and tied everything together.
Once our temperatures start plummeting, the live plants will not make it but these will! Bonus!
When I bought all of the components at World Market, I did not buy anything green so I had to jump in my car and go back and grab some. I have linked all of the components of these arrangements below.
Can I mention here that I LOVE MUMS?! Every year, O’Toole’s Garden Centers are my go-to for all things outdoor fall decorating. Their selection of mums is brilliant! So many different sizes and colors…mums for days! I went a little crazy this year, I must admit.
I must share here that I cannot use real pumpkins out here. The squirrels and bunnies have a hay day with them and create a huge mess. It is such a bummer. Hence, my need to maintain a sizeable faux pumpkin collection!! That is, at least, what I tell myself!
Fall Patio Decorating Ideas with Warm Tones – Our Backyard
For the backyard, I started with a little makeover out here. It is amazing what a few little changes can do to improve an outdoor space and, in this situation, warm things up.
For the makeover, I simply replaced a few cushions and pillows and it really changed things up. I also changed out the rug and am thrilled with it. Adding rugs to your outdoor areas really helps define the spaces.
Sad story here…our outdoor cushions were previously a light beige color and our precious Doberman, Callie, used to sit with me on the sofa all the time. Her black hair would stick to the cushions so I decided to replace them with black. Sadly, she passed away abruptly this May so she is not here with me anymore to enjoy our evenings laying on the sofa. Tears stream down my face as I write this. Here is our beauty…
When it comes to deciding on the fall foliage I will feature for the fall, I plan that as I am planting my summer pots. I think about how they will transition into fall so I am not starting totally from scratch. Some things have to expire because of the heat. I imagine how they will coordinate with mums, fall foliage, etc.
I ended up decorating the whole backyard patio area around these pillows. They were great for summer but really work great for our cool, fall nights. We spend most of our time outdoors in the fall. We have a large gas firepit on the patio close to our home.
You can shop these looks here…
We also recently also built a wood-burning firepit out in our yard that we love to sit around on our cooler nights. It is literally our favorite place to be and entertain around in the fall! Decorating this space for the season is just as important as the others.
You can see the whole post on how we created this…. HERE.
You can also two videos of this space here…
Cozy Ideas for Decorating your Outdoor Spaces for Fall
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of these Fall Patio Decorating Ideas with Warm Tones so that you can get your spaces ready for fall! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, if you live in the Denver area, be sure to head to your nearest O’Toole’s Garden Center for the very best selection of mum and pumpkins and other fall decor. Happy Fall Decorating my friends!
GORGEOUS! What a fabulous job and so inviting. I love your dog.
Holliday Johnson says
Thank you so much, Rebecca. I am so glad you like the post. I couldn’t resist sharing Callie! XO
Everything looks so beautiful and inspiring! So sorry about your pup–what a handsome dog. We love them so much and grieve for them as though they were one of our children. . .
Holliday Johnson says
Hi Sindy. Your words are so true! We miss her so much. I just couldn’t resist share her beautiful self in this post. XO