fall backyard decorating pumpkinsIt may not feel like it in Southern California, but fall is officially here! Get in the seasonal spirit with these backyard decorating tips.

Pumpkin Is the Word

With pumpkin-flavored treats, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, and carving pumpkins for Halloween, it seems like pumpkins are the key to fall. A classic autumn decoration, pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors can give your patio or deck a festive touch.

Blooming Beauties

With the leaves changing colors and the weather getting cooler, fall is a perfect time for planting flowers. In containers or in a flower bed, these cool-weather flowers will add vibrance and color to your backyard. Pansies and mums are fall favorites, of course, but dianthus, foxglove (digitalis), and petunias are all great picks, as well.

Crate and Barrel

You can add character and warmth to your backyard, just by getting some wooden crates or half barrels for decoration. It’s a rustic, warm look that’s very chic right now. Use the crates and barrels to hold flowers or pumpkins, as mentioned above, or anything else you can imagine. Some businesses may have crates to give away for free, but both crates and barrels are available to purchase at any home improvement or home goods store.

These are just a few of the great ideas you can use to get your backyard looking autumn-tastic!