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40 Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas to Step Up Your Seasonal Display

Autumn is in the air which means it's time for a seasonal decor swap. Dress up your porch, patio, fire pit and more with these festive fall decorating ideas fit for any outdoor space.

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Freshen Up Your Outdoor Decor for Fall

Update your home’s exterior just in time for the new season with our best outdoor fall decorating ideas. Start by swapping out your warm-weather accessories with cozy throw pillows, a plush rug or doormat, and a new wreath in autumnal hues. If your summer blooms are spent, refresh your container gardens with mums and other fall flowers.

And nothing welcomes fall quite like pumpkins, of course. Try your hand at our pumpkin-carving templates for beginners and experts, plus no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. Browse our gallery for more fall decorating ideas for yards, porches, patios and other outdoor spaces.

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Photo: Cassidy Garcia, Styling by Jill Tennant Design

Over-the-Top Archway

Anchor your front stoop with a show-stopping seasonal display with our festive DIY floral pumpkin arch. The texture-rich design infuses autumn appeal into any outdoor space with rich dimension, understated earth tones and faux white pumpkins galore. Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own floral pumpkin arch in the link below.

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Photo: Flynnside Out. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Layered Textiles

One failproof way to get your outdoor space fit for fall? Layer up your textiles. Here, cranberry and emerald tones elevate this outdoor gathering space. Petite Persian rugs drape across the gray Adirondack chair backs for a burst of color, and a mix of orange, red and yellow accent throws are incorporated throughout for comfortable conversation.

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Photo: Evin Photography. From: Jenny Reimold.

More Is More

Pumpkins, gourds and mums-a-plenty pile the steps of this home with autumnal hues, while two life-sized scarecrows flank the front door to greet guests and passersby with a stitched smile.

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