9 Easy Tips for Outdoor Decorating with Mums and Pumpkins

Fall is such a beautiful time of year! The leaves have changed, and the decorations bring so much color into our lives! In this post, I want to share 9 easy tips for outdoor decorating with mums and pumpkins. I want to also share some other cute ideas to transfer your courtyard or porch from summer to fall in only a couple of hours!

This post is about easy tips for outdoor decorating with mums and pumpkins.

Outdoor Fall Decorating

If you have been following me here on the blog or on my Instagram for a while, you may know that I absolutely love to decorate our home with a beautiful array of colors and textures every season.

I think fall is the most amazing opportunity to decorate and have fun with its beautiful flowers, pumpkins, and candles! There are so many colors to incorporate the warm fall feeling we love into our daily life.

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You can even add your touch to your designs and bring out your personality! Every room inside and outside of your home is an opportunity to celebrate this wonderful time of year! Outdoor decorating with mums and pumpkins is not that hard and it transform your porch or courtyard to a Fall sanctuary! Our courtyard displays a celebration of orange and pink fall harvest and details that add beauty and style to our space! I hope these tips will be helpful for you!

Outdoor Decorating with Mums and Pumpkins

Tip #1: Start with Colorful Mums

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Buying colorful mums is one of the first steps toward a fun fall display. You can honestly choose any kind of fall flowers for your outdoor fall decor. I bought these beautiful pink mums and yellow mums from Home Depot. Our local Home Depot has the nicest potted mums and many other great flowers that are my fall favorites.

Some of the other flowers to choose from for the harvest season are Black-Eyed Susan, Croton, Marigolds, and Million Bells. If you are a big fan of potted mums (like me) and want to bring color to your front porch, then you need some colorful mums and a few pumpkins. This is pretty much all you need to design the most elegant front porch or courtyard for Fall!

Don’t forget that pairing mums are also important if you are trying to create a nice harmony between your pumpkins and fall flowers. For example, some mum colors that go well together:

  • Pink mums and white mums
  • Orange mums and red mums
  • Yellow mums and orange mums
  • Orange mums and lavender mums
  • Lavender mums and white mums

Outdoor Decorating with Mums and Pumpkins

Tip #2: Use Orange Pumpkins

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Orange pumpkins are one of my fall favorites when it comes down to decorating the front porch or courtyard. However, you don’t have to only look for orange pumpkins. Some people prefer decorating with white pumpkins, or pink or simply choosing a pumpkin planter for their fall decorations.

If you choose a pumpkin planter, you can plant any of your favorite fall flowers. Or you can buy smaller potted mums and fit them into your pumpkin planters. To get even more into the fall spirit, your courtyard is the perfect place to add colorful real (or faux) pumpkins! I like to use real pumpkins for our outdoor décor!

Since pumpkins come in so many different colors and sizes, there are so many opportunities to add your own personal touch to your design! I like to use a variety of white and orange pumpkins, starting with larger ones in the back and the cutest tiny ones in the front.

Tip#3: Place Potted Mums in Hollowed-Out Pumpkins

Although I did not place potted mums in hollowed-out pumpkins for this year decorations, but I really love the idea!!! This is such a cute idea and a great way for outdoor decorating with mums and pumpkins. I will probably try it for our next year decorations. If you like to be more creative, you can mix and match your Halloween décor with these pumpkins.

You can place the potted mums in hollowed-out pumpkin in a few easy steps:

  • Pick the mum colors/combinations
  • Choose your pumpkin
  • Cut out the top part of the pumpkin
  • Remove the seeds and guts from your pumpkin
  • Remove the mum from its post
  • Add the soil
  • Place the mum into the pumpkin
  • Water the chrysanthemum
  • Decorate your pumpkin with bows or ribbons

If you prefer to choose a faux pumpkin or pumpkin planter, you need to follow the same steps except there is no seeds and guts inside the pumpkin to cleanup.

Tip #4: Decorate with Outdoor Fall Wreaths and Garlands

I love to celebrate fall with the best fall and thanksgiving outdoor wreaths – and the best part is the personalization you can have with them!

A wreath can be made from whatever materials you want. It can be store-bought or homemade. I like to incorporate the fall theme into our courtyard design, so I decorated it with an orange, white, black, and green color scheme.

Using pumpkins, black and white checkered ribbon, orange mesh, and green accent leaves, the wreath I have bought from Etsy is bright and perfect for the autumn months!

I love the sweet “fall-inspired” message in the center to expand on my style and better represent the beauty of this time of year! Next to my wreath, I put a beautiful garland of orange leaves and faux flowers.

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Here are some of my favorite fall wreaths from Etsy

Here are some of my favorite fall garlands from Etsy

I also added three faux flower wreaths to our courtyard gates (one on each gate). This creates such a great fall look on the outside of our house! I bought some dark pink (fuchsia) and yellow fresh fall harvest flowers to add to the side of our doorframe.

Small additions like these can wrap your whole design together and add more inspiration than they would without them! Etsy has so many great sellers that they design the best fall wreaths and garlands which add style to your holiday décor! This is why I love shopping on Etsy!

Tip #5: Decorate your Pumpkins with Flameless Battery-Operated Candles

The best part of using pumpkins is how much they incorporate a fall theme, and a beautiful color scheme – all in one design! When you do have your pumpkins set up, use some flameless battery-operated candles!

These help you light your porch up and really get into the spooky spirit while keeping them safe for your kids! I never have to worry about Valentina and Alina getting hurt on any open flames and that is so important to me!

I honestly think a great option to create a candle-lit porch is to use stylish outdoor candle lanterns with a flameless battery-operated candle inside of them!

I like to wrap and black and white checkered ribbon around the top of them to tie them to the rest of the design. Outdoor candle lanterns are a perfect tribute to the fall and will make a cute and chic addition to your courtyard!

Here are some stylish outdoor candle lanterns to consider:

Outdoor Decorating with Mums and Pumpkins

Tip #6: Use Harvest Entrance Doormats

There is nothing quite as festive and welcoming as a doormat that celebrates the wonderful season! Pairing your orange and pink fall harvest theme with autumn themed welcome mat will add a homey feeling to your courtyard design as well as tie the color scheme together!

There are so many options of doormats available that let you incorporate your own unique style! I like to go for a classic tan look that goes well with my color scheme – but there are countless other colors and patterns you could use for yours.

Here are some cute doormats to consider:

Tip #7: Create a Charming Hay Bale Seating Area

This is something that I am planning to create next year! Honestly, with all the candles, flowers, and pumpkins, I did not have enough room to create a charming hay bale seating area! I need to come up with a different design next year (haha) and create a charming hay bale seating area! 

They are a defining aspect of the autumn season, and they are a perfect addition to your fall courtyard design! Adding a couple of hay bales to your porch will both look amazing and make for a charming seating area. Bringing everything you love about fall and turning it into a beautiful courtyard is the best part of the design, and it’s why I love it!

Tip #8: Create a Charming Hay Bale Seating Area

This is something that I am planning to create next year! Honestly, with all the candles, flowers, and pumpkins, I did not have enough room to create a charming hay bale seating area! I need to come up with a different design next year (haha) and create a charming hay bale seating area!  

They are a defining aspect of the autumn season, and they are a perfect addition to your fall courtyard design! Adding a couple of hay bales to your porch will both look amazing and make for a charming seating area. Bringing everything you love about fall and turning it into a beautiful courtyard is the best part of the design, and it’s why I love it!

Tip #9: Fill a Pumpkin with Funky Foliage

Another great way to decorate your courtyard is by using a pumpkin as a fun and festive pot for your favorite foliage! If you have an orange and pink fall harvest theme, you can incorporate the same color scheme by adding a bouquet of the flowers you use in your wreath or garland inside of a hollowed pumpkin!

You could even go for a more earthy look and add some pinecones and leafy foliage! Whatever you decide, having it fall out of a pumpkin will look amazing and is an inspired way to uniquely design the perfect fall courtyard!

Outdoor Fall Decorations

There are many great fall decorations ideas for outdoors (or indoor). However, you need to choose your decorations based on your taste and style. For example, some people enjoy a minimalist fall décor, while some others, enjoy a big elaborate fall decoration!

Regardless of your style, and if you like more of a modern fall design, vs. minimalist fall décor or traditional fall decorations, you can use these easy tips and idea to decorate your porch or courtyard for fall.

Bottom Line for Outdoor Decorating with Mums and Pumpkins

Outdoor decorating with mums and pumpkins is one of the easiest ways to bring the fall feeling to your house! Once you have added all these design elements to your courtyard, the fall theme you have been looking for will have arrived!

I love the way these decorations complement each other, and I hope you do, too! Remember, your style is a reflection of you! Incorporating your personality into your fall courtyard design is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. And if you need some inspiration to wear to go along with your home decor, check out my post on Cute Pumpkin Patch Outfit Ideas!

The most important part of creating your courtyard design is that you find joy in the outcome, so do not hesitate to go for whatever style you want! When I walk into our courtyard, I love to see something that I made for myself and my family. I want you to love your courtyard the same way!

I hope these courtyard design ideas with pumpkin have inspired you and you have an amazing and happy fall season!

Love,

Sherry

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Sherry, xoxo

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