You don’t need a lot of space to add pretty fall decor to the outside of your home. Outdoor small space fall decorating takes just a little imagination a few fall details and a pinch of creativity! I’m decorating a little corner of my porch and I hope this gives you the inspiration to add a bit of fall to the outside of your home no matter how small the space.
Here are some of my best tips for small space fall decorating!
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. “Going up” can add interest to your outdoor space.
GO BOLD… GO BRIGHT
Make the most of a little corner, a small space beside your door or even a corner of your walk! If you only have a small space to decorate make it stand out! Use bright fall colors in your plantings and accessories!
CREATE LOTS OF CONTRAST AND TEXTURE
Use colors that play well together and create a big color PUNCH! I love yellow and black together. Also, use lots of texture. I think texture is the magic of decorating!
A lot of small things in a small area just looks crowded! Opt for a few larger objects and then a scattering of mini pumpkins. Did you notice I used the “rule of three”? The black urn, rusted olive basket and the bench with the mini pumpkins make 3. Three is the perfect number for an arrangement.
LAYER FALL DECOR
Think about layers when decorating. The mums would look nice in this space but by adding something in front of the urns and then in back of them adds depth to the outdoor vignette! If you have a porch or a railing make sure to grab a throw to drape over the railing. I love this look.
Our tartan, the Ancient Buchanan, is perfect for fall. You can find a small wool car throw HERE.
With just a little care your small space fall decor will last weeks and weeks.
Remember to water your plants, pinch off dead blooms, replace spent mums and spend a little time sweeping up around your decor. I’ll be chasing spiders as I always do in the fall. They love our porch to build their webs.
Right before Halloween I’ll replace the mini pumpkins with a fun carved bigger one!
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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