How to Decorate Your Backyard for Fall

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Fall is upon us, and everyone is excited at the change of season. Who would not be delighted at the slow transformation of nature, from the bright summer green to the earthy, reddish colors of Autumn? The trees themselves are preparing to welcome the colder months by slowly dispelling its leaves in bright colors, leaving a great pile on the ground. People are starting to adore the scent of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and other musky fragrances. Slowly, we put off our lighter clothes and put on scarves and heavier coats. The slight chill tells us all our favorite things are near: the trick or treat on Halloween, a family Thanksgiving and of course, by December, Christmas.

It's the holidays everyone is looking forward to, for during these days, everyone feels a merry mood. The people in the community feels closer to one another, as each homeowner shows their respect for the revelries this last quarter of the year brings. There are pumpkin carvings, wreaths, festoon lights, and all sorts of beautiful decoration that makes each home charming and whimsical. It's about time to make that little overhaul and join the neighborhood in welcoming the Fall season; don't worry, there are simple, practical ways to infuse the beauty of Autumn into your home, and they don't have to be expensive.

  1. Add some foliage into your home. Remember the days when you used to complain about the pile of leaves in your backyard that makes it seem unsightly? Well, now is not the moment for that. Nothing infuses an Autumn glow than the yellow, orange, red and brown colored leaves scattered around your garden. There are foliage decors bought in the market; while it's nice to use natural leaves, remember that these will easily rot and make a mess in your property.
  2. Decorate your outdoor fountain with candles. Draw in that Halloween spirit with a mystical look on your patio or garden. Using your outdoor fountain as a centerpiece, recreate an otherworldly look by installing a few candles by the rims. It has a beautiful effect during nightfall! If you can, add a few pumpkin carvings for a better effect. Tip: Make sure that the candles are securely perched in a glass case or ceramic container, so that the wax would not damage your fountain's surface.
  3. Place a garland on your door. Create a wonderful woodland effect by adding a wreath on your door. You can easily do one on your own by using patterns from craft books. Decorate it with natural flowers and golden embellishments for that full Fall flavor. To add a dash of a Halloween season charm, why not make bat cut-outs and stick it on the sides?
  4. Lace and plaid. These two textiles create a wonderful Autumn decoration. Throw a plaid blanket over one of your chairs on the patio to add colors and texture. Add a lace runner on the table to soften the look. You can mix and match these two fabrics according to your heart’s desire.

Create the perfect Fall décor with these practical tips and infuse the colors of the season into your home without breaking the bank.

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