Take Your Outdoor Space From Summer to Fall in Just a Few Hours

Prep your entry for seasonal guests with these quick tips.

With summer fading away and fall on the horizon, it's time to get your home ready for the season — both inside and out. Autumn is the perfect time to show some love to your home's exterior and mark off those lingering items on your to-do list. And just think, once you've planted that final fall bulb, you can celebrate with our honey bourbon cocktail.

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Spruce Up Your Trim

Exterior Trim in Muted Beach Tones and Faded Aqua

Exterior Trim in Muted Beach Tones and Faded Aqua

Bring a tranquil look to your exterior by adding muted color to your trim and shutters. Washed-out, glassy beach tones such as faint blue-gray and faded aqua work well with dark and light exteriors. Colors Shown: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt and TradeWind

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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Freshen Your Front Door

DIY a Fall-Inspired Wreath

Craft Your Own Welcome Mat

Greet Your Guests With a Fall-Friendly Doormat

Greet Guests With a Fall-Friendly DIY Doormat

Guests will appreciate a clever greeting on a fall-friendly doormat. We made this one with some craft paint and stencils!

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Flynnside Out Productions

Looking for even more fall-perfect ideas? Head over to HGTV Fall House for seasonal makeovers, tips, DIYs and recipes.

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Fall Webworms

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