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Inspiration for Living Fall Decor

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Decorating for fall is one of our favorite parts of the season, next to pumpkin-flavored coffees and cozy sweaters. Here are four fun and easy ways to dress up your home for the season—both inside and out!

Decor Inspirations For the Landscape

Your porch decor makes a statement to neighbors, guests, and your household, day after day. Spread the cozy vibes of fall with these ideas for autumn-inspired porch decor.

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Autumn Porch Vignette 

Go all-in with the colors of the season with a porch vignette brimming with fall flair!

You’ll Need:

  • 2 or 4 pots of assorted mums
  • 3 or 5 pumpkins in assorted colors
  • Fall wreath
  • 2 additional fall accents, like a straw bale, lantern, corn stalk, or autumn-inspired doormat

How to Style:

Arrange mums on both sides of your porch stairway; if you’ve purchased four pots, place two on the lower stairs and two on the next stair up. (If your staircase is narrow, arrange your mums on only one side with a pot on each stair.) Arrange pumpkins in groups of three or five near your doorstep or on the stairs with your mums, if there’s room. Place your additional accent to one side of your doorway. Finish with a fall wreath on the door. 

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Monochrome Porch Decor

This pure-white motif will create a stark contrast with the bold colors around your neighborhood. The crisp color palette is ultra-sophisticated, and yet it works for Halloween thanks to its “ghostly” feel.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 pots of white mums
  • 3-5 white pumpkins
  • 5-10 white mini pumpkins
  • 1 6” white pot
  • 2 8” white pot
  • Potting soil (for repotting)
  • 1 white wooden chair or plant stand
  • White accent pieces (optional)

How to Style:

Transfer the mums into the white pots. Next to your doorway, place the 8” and 6” pot next to each other, placing the chair or plant stand behind with the second 8” pot. Arrange the white pumpkins around the pots of mums. If desired, add other white accent decor like lanterns or statuary to the vignette.

Indoor Decor Inspirations

If decorating for fall makes you feel good, adding live plants to your autumn decor will make it all the more special! These simple ideas are sure to make a big impact from Halloween to Thanksgiving. 

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Fall Centerpiece

This stunning centerpiece uses a pumpkin as a vase to display the season’s signature blooms.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 pumpkin, fresh or artificial
  • Seasonal flowers, like mums and asters
  • Your choice of foliage
  • How To Style:

We’re offering a fun and interactive class on October 17th to show you designer techniques for assembling this centerpiece! You can take the class at our garden center, or you can choose to pick up a class kit containing all the supplies you need and follow along online! Learn more about our classes here.

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Pumpkin Succulent Garden

This ultra-popular pumpkin planter was a popular class last year, and it’s still one of our favorite ways to show off succulents in the fall. Let this take on an indoor succulent garden decorate your tabletop, accent tables, shelves, or mantel!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 bag of succulent or cactus soil blend
  • 1 large craft pumpkin (wide, flat pumpkins work best)
  • 3-5 assorted 2”-4” succulents
  • Decorative moss
  • Hot glue
  • (Optional) Mod podge and choice of non-toxic acrylic paints

How to Style:

Cut off the top of the craft pumpkin. If you want to customize the look of your planter, you can paint the pumpkin with a coat of Mod Podge, allow it to dry, and paint with your favorite paints. Adding a little baking soda to the paint will help give the paint a clay-like matte finish.

Next, fill with soil blend. Carefully repot the succulents into the planter. (Note: If they can’t all fit, you can cut off the tops of some succulents to make a smaller version and stick them in the soil.) To conceal the cut edge of the planter, use hot glue on the edge of the pumpkin to stick decorative moss along the rim. Fill in any other bare or sparse areas with more decorative moss.

Prefer to use live pumpkins for your planter? Try one of these ideas for live pumpkin succulent planters!


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