Each year I share my front porch decorating. I have a big wrap around porch and lots of area to decorate. As fun as it is… it’s a big, big job!!! This year I’m focusing on fall decorating small spaces on my porch. If you have an outdoor space you probably have a small space. How about decorating an outdoor stoop, corner or nook you have around your home? I have some fun, fall ideas for small outdoor spaces!
If you don’t have a large space to decorate… go tall. Use planters on pedestals, corn stalks, an old ladder, a great, chippy shutter and other tall architectural elements. Decorating vertical spaces can add interest to your outdoor space.
GO BOLD… GO BRIGHT
Make your small spaces stand out and be counted by decorating them in fall saturated colors! Make them bright and noticeable.
CREATE LOTS OF CONTRAST
Use colors and textures that contrast each other. I usually would not use yellow mums to decorate the outside of my home, but I love them in this black urn and against the tartan car rug! Yellow and black are great colors that play off of each other!
Trying to crowd too many fall elements into a small space can make it look cluttered. I like to use a few larger pieces instead of lots of small thing. Decorating with a larger piece in a small space calls attention to the area! Do add some supporting fall elements… just don’t over do! Opt for a clean look in a small space.
LAYER FALL DECOR
Adding a pumpkin to a small space is nice, but adding pumpkin in front of a great mum in an interesting container is even better! Layered decor is really fun to look at… so we do! Think in layers! The tartan car rug in back of the pots of mums and the little black bench with the pumpkins sitting on it in front of the mums layers the decor giving it depth and interest!
ADD SOMETHING AT GROUND LEVEL
If you use a pedestal planter, or a great chair decked out for fall or anything tall… remember to add some fall element near or on the ground. Fill in the visual space.
Yes, that is a spider on the beautiful spider web he made on the porch railing next to my little arrangement! This next tips is very important!
Remember to spend a little time taking care of the well decorated small space you have created. Water the plants and pinch off dead blooms and give the area a sweep or spend a few minutes with your blower removing the fall leaves, dirt and spiders that love to collect this time of year!
These fall decorating ideas will work great if you have a small entryway to your home. Add a stunner-of-a-wreath to your front door and create a little outdoor decoration with the ideas here and you have a winner!
What small outdoor space do you have to decorate?
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