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Create a Stunning Outdoor Display This Fall

Showstopping fall decor with a modern twist…
canoe with garden inside with pumpkins

Fall decor isn’t just about pumpkins and hay bales. It’s about choosing gorgeous textures and bold, rich colours to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that adds to the joy and excitement of the season. It’s also an opportunity for you to express your personal style and creativity. 

“Traditional” fall decor doesn’t resonate with everyone, and certainly doesn’t suit every design aesthetic. By adding a modern twist to your fall decor, you can decorate your home for fall in a way that feels elegant and sophisticated, while still capturing the essence of the season.

Focus on modern elements with bold designs 

By combining modern elements with bold designs in your outdoor fall display, you can create a unique and striking space that captures the essence of the season.

  • Incorporate geometric shapes, such as hexagonal lanterns or geometric planters, to add a contemporary touch to traditional fall decor.

  • Use oversized outdoor sculptures to create a bold and eye-catching focal point. Choose pieces with modern shapes and materials such as metal or glass that complement your home’s aesthetics.

  • Contemporary lighting fixtures such as sleek outdoor sconces or lanterns add a modern touch to your fall display. Look for fixtures in bold colours or with unique shapes to make a statement.

planters with flowers and tall grasses

Use bamboo poles and textural grasses 

If you’re looking for a change from the traditional cornstalks, why not try adding bamboo poles and textural grasses to your outdoor decor? These elements will add height to your display and make it feel sophisticated and elegant.

  • One of our favourites is King Tut grass, which can be used as a backdrop for other fall decorations. When placed behind a group of pumpkins, the bright green foliage will provide a striking contrast to the warm fall tones.

  • Bamboo poles can be used to create a structure for your outdoor fall display, such as a pergola or a trellis.

  • Use textural grasses in containers or urns to create a focal point in your outdoor fall display. Choose grasses in warm fall colours such as bronze or rust to create a cohesive and elegant look. You can also use textural grasses to make a wreath for your front door or to hang from columns.

  • Eucalyptus leaves are long-lasting and can remain fresh and fragrant for weeks or even months. Their unique, natural look and texture can add interest and depth to your outdoor fall display throughout the entire season.

long planter with garden and pumpkins

Now for some finishing touches…

This is where you can let your personality shine! Adding small personal touches can help make your display unique and memorable. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use non-traditional pumpkins in hues of white, blue and grey… or jazz them up by painting them in metallics!

  • Squash come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, making them a versatile addition to your fall decor.

  • Twigs, branches and berries can be added to urns, leaves and sprays, adding visual interest and tiny pops of colour. Birch twigs and branches are especially popular.

  • Woven baskets, lanterns or any other decor pieces you love can be added to the display to make it truly unique. Metallic accents, such as gold or silver vases or decorative bowls, add a touch of luxury and elegance to your space.

When it comes to outdoor fall decor, there’s no shortage of great ideas!

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to decorate for fall — whether you embrace traditional items like pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and hay bales or you want something that offers a unique and personal twist to your outdoor decor.

If you'd like help to spruce up your outdoors — spring, summer, winter or fall — our decor team can help! At The Landmark Group, current residential clients enjoy exclusive access to our seasonal decor services. Simply schedule a consultation with us.

And if you’re not currently a client — and you’d like to be — we’d love to hear from you too!

Written by: Richelle