Fall is finally here, and as such, many homeowners have begun the process of transforming their outdoor spaces to reflect a harvest feel. Whether you want to create an inviting and festive environment for guests, or simply want to enjoy more fall colors in your yard, autumn is the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor living space.

Here are some tips to spruce up your outdoor living space for fall in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, and the surrounding areas.


Add Autumn Colors with Fall Annuals

Purple pansies fall annual flowers in Mt. Juliet, TN.

Adding fall annual flowers to your outdoor living space is a great way to incorporate autumn colors. Whether you want classic autumn colors of orange, red, and gold, or more modern whites and purples, fall annuals offer a myriad of colors to choose from. If you’re into Halloween, add flowers with deep crimson and purple petals and plants with near-black leaves to provide a spooky yet beautiful design aesthetic. Once it gets closer to Thanksgiving, swap out the darker annuals for orange, red, gold, and cream-colored ones. Chrysanthemums, pansies, and goldenrods are all popular choices as they come in many varying hues to complement any design aesthetic.


Light Up Your Space with Outdoor Lights & Lanterns

One of the most popular ways to add a festive feel to your outdoor space is to hang holiday lights. String lights are a great way to add a festive sparkle to your outdoor space and add a soft, warm glow. Energy-efficient LED lights keep your electric bill low and are available in many different colors to suit your creative needs. Lanterns are another great outdoor lighting piece to incorporate into your outdoor environment. They provide a soft, subtle glow and visually warm up your space even on a dark, chilly night. Standing pole lanterns offer a rustic and classic feel, while hanging paper lanterns create a festive atmosphere.

Real pumpkins are perfect for adding a harvest feel to your outdoor space and double as ingredients for homemade pumpkin pie to serve to guests.


Decorate with Pumpkins, Gourds, & Hay

Fall pumpkins and hay bale decorations in Mt. Juliet, TN.

Autumn is known for its warm colors and seasonal gourds. In addition to adding seasonal floral arrangements, consider incorporating pumpkins, cornucopias, and other gourds into your fall decorations. Pumpkins and gourds are a great and easy way to spruce up your outdoor living space and bring a very fall-inspired feel to your home. Adding some hay or cornstalks among the pumpkins provides a very festive harvest look. If you prefer a more monochromatic color palette, choose white pumpkins and gourds and intersperse them among fall annuals for a fresh, modern look. To prevent rotting, choose fake gourds that will last all season and be usable again the following year.


Add Decorative Pillows & Throw Blankets to Outdoor Furniture

Autumn can be a chilly time, especially in our area. Create a cozy environment by adding decorative throw pillows and blankets on outdoor furniture. Choose pillows and blankets that incorporate fall colors and complement your surrounding outdoor space. If you have an outdoor fire pit or fireplace, providing warm blankets and marshmallows for s’mores is a great way to entertain guests while keeping them cozy. Not only do these elements warm you up, but they also create a cozy inviting environment for storytelling, memory making, and sharing laughs and snuggles.


Do you want help decorating your outdoor living space for fall?

At Master's Landscape Design, we transform outdoor living spaces with custom landscaping and hardscaping services for clients in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, and the surrounding areas. If you’d like to spruce up your outdoor space with fall annuals, custom lighting, and other design elements, call us today at (615) 288-2052. Let us turn your outdoor space into a beautiful harvest haven!