Why not celebrate the start of fall by taking advantage of the glorious colours, shapes, and textures of the autumn harvest? There's no need to leave all that beauty outside, with just the right flowers and incorporating elements of the harvest theme, you can achieve it in your own garden and home decor.
Tip 1: Welcome autumn arrangements
Transition your summer gardens with mixed arrangements like outdoor fall mums, kale and asters. These traditional fall flowering plants make a great addition and add a splash of colour while refreshing your garden's look.
Tip 2: Use colourful details
Outdoor fall mums with grass are the perfect accent for any open spaces in a garden or to simply drop into a planter on the deck or patio. Or use coneflowers, which are multi-stemmed plants with bushy, upright growth and large flower stalks that come in a variety of colours.
Tip 3: Freshen up with fall planters
Add to the aesthetic of your patio, deck or porch, by using visually appealing planters with a variety of traditional fall colours. For example, try a larger planter that comtains eye-catching wild flowers and a mix of different coloured mums.
Tip 4: Bring the outdoors in
Extend the outdoor fall theme inside by gathering seasonal fruits or decorations, and displaying them in a basket, fruit bowl or hearthside arrangement. Combine different shapes on a mantel or bookshelf for an extra pop of colour.
Gourds and pumpkins can add a warm fall glow to any room as well. Make your own stunning candle holder by hollowing out a harvest favourite. Or showcase gourds, winter squash, Indian corn and small pumpkins on the dinner table as a beautiful centre piece.
Adapted from article on: www.newscanada.com