Start thinking about autumn decor for your garden!As we say goodbye to the hot days of summer and hello to the cool autumn breeze, it’s time to start thinking about how to spruce up our garden space for the fall.The problem is, how do we convince guests, or even ourselves, to go and sit outside when the… Read More
As we say goodbye to the hot days of summer and hello to the cool autumn breeze, it’s time to start thinking about how to spruce up our garden space for the fall.
The problem is, how do we convince guests, or even ourselves, to go and sit outside when the wood burner and winter TV schedule is tempting us inside? There are many ways to add color, structure, and change to your garden, so don’t be afraid to get creative! With a little planning, you can have a gorgeous fall garden that you’ll enjoy all season long.
First, you want to make sure your seating area is inviting! Create cozy seating areas!
Move your furniture back up against the house, next to your wall or fence to keep you out of those cold biting winds. If your garden doesn’t have a covered area, or somewhere to hide from the elements, think about getting furniture with built in covers, like a garden daybed or swing!
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it’s important to add some elements that will help your garden stand out in the dark. One way to do this is by adding string lights or lanterns.
Another great idea is placing larger stones or statues throughout your space!
Many autumnal plants can be grown in vases and flower pots. With a stone set of these, you can add a personal, quirky touch to your garden!
You can also get creative with garden pumpkin stakes! There is no autumn decor without a pumpkin ! They are easy to make and will provide a unique and perfectly fall decor accent. The only downside with these is that because they are made with fairly inexpensive resin pumpkin figurines, you need to remove them before winter hits full force, or you’ve got some Spring cleanup to be done.
To make your garden even more special you should try making your own autumn wreath. It is also a great way to decorate a garden that might be feeling flat without the colors of summer flowers. You can use natural materials from your garden to weave twigs into a sturdy circle for the base. Choose berries, holly and autumnal flowers to decorate.
A perfect way to get a little more cozy in the garden is to install a fire pit.
Pits are huge at the moment and if you really don’t fancy the idea of a real fire, there are also great gas alternatives to choose from which still give you the ambience but not the smell!
And finally, remember- do not neglect your garden ! It has worked hard for you all spring and summer, don’t turn your back on it now. If you keep your garden looking tidy and looked after, you’ll want to spend more time in it. Maybe treat your wooden furniture to a fresh lick of paint. Invest in some covers for your table and chairs so when it does rain heavily, they’re not soaking wet when you do want to use them.