Fall is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about your decor. As the Decor Specialist at The Landmark Group I am constantly thinking about seasonal designs, but my favourite time of year to decorate is in the fall! There are so many unique design concepts inspired by fall colours…Here are three different style tips to give you a little inspiration this season. These tips form the foundation for the decor we put together for our clients.
Make your entryway stand out by adding large fall decor like corn stocks and stacked hay bales. Using these items will give your space that country-harvest look.You can also go for the popular pumpkin option! Consider one big pumpkin or various sizes — including pumpkins in your decor is a classic fall style.
If you want something a bit more unique, consider using gourds! They come in so many shapes and sizes. Some are almost otherworldly looking… perfect for Halloween! Gourds add variations of size and colour to your fall decor, so try using some.
Large urns on either side of your door are a classic look that never goes out of style. They're sure to be big statement pieces when they're full of fall foliage. Here are the steps I take to create big and full fall urns.
Start with height (the thriller) — Thrillers are the centrepiece and add height to any arrangement. My favourite thrillers to use in fall urns are tall grasses like purple feather, big bluestem and tufted hair grass. Birch sticks, curly willow and corn stalk also add great height to urns.
Add filler — Some flowers bloom in late summer, like mums and aster flowers. You can add these beautiful late bloomers to fill your planters… but I typically prefer to use fillers like kale and cabbage for that fall harvest look.
Include trailing plants (spillers) — Trailing plants spill over the side of your planter and trail beautifully downwards. English ivy is my top pick for a beautiful plant that spills over urns. You can also use any existing trailers you may have had from summer planters, and simply update the filler and thriller for fall, for an easy transition!
Lastly, just a note: I tend to focus more on natural elements and use the dry plumage of leftover summer plants in fall urns.
Traditional fall colours like oranges, reds and yellows remind us of thanksgiving, the harvest season and sometimes Halloween! They’re classic colours that never go out of style around this time of year.
If you want a pop of colour, consider adding mums to your planters. You can go with the traditional hues of red and orange or punch up your planters with white mums. Adding flowering kale or asters can also include funky colours like purple and blue that give off a Halloween feel.
Want your decor to evoke the idea of “harvest” a bit more? I find it’s best to combine multiple styles and colours: straw bales, pumpkins, gourds and a planter with curly willow, cabbage, sweet potato vine and some flint corn nestled in will give you lots of colour.
When it comes to outdoor fall decor, there’s no shortage of great ideas!
If you'd rather leave the decorating up to the pros, we can help. The Landmark Groups current residential clients get exclusive access to our seasonal decor services. If you’re a current client you can schedule a consultation with us. I can't wait to hear your ideas and start designing!