11 Charming Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

Looking for ways to spruce up your outdoor living spaces for fall? Wait until you see how I decorated the deck for fall. Here are some outdoor fall decorating ideas that you don’t want to miss.

Living in New Jersey, we get to experience the beauty of all seasons.

We watch our landscapes green up and bloom.

Enjoy our outdoor living spaces in the warmer months.

And get to see the foliage change before winter arrives.

Since I live in the northeast, it gets cold here pretty quickly in October.

So I want to enjoy our outdoor living spaces as much as possible before we go indoors for the winter.

Wait until you see these charming fall outdoor decorating ideas!

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Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

Thanks to my good friend Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction for hosting this mini blog hop to show you lots of outdoor fall decorating ideas and inspiration.

Be sure to check out all the outdoor decorating ideas for fall inspiration at the end of this post!

I’m so excited to be joining my good friends in the World of Octobers Outdoor Fall Tour.

If you stopped by from The Crowned Goat welcome to my home and garden. Isn’t her home amazing? And I love all of her DIYs!

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas for the Deck

One of my favorite outdoor living spaces to hang out is our deck.

We call it the outdoor oasis.

And this year, I decorated the deck for fall.

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

Because the season won’t last long out here, I spruced up some of my planters that were petering out with some mums, pansies, and millet and tucked in a few pumpkins.

Since we covered the dining area on our deck with this gazebo, I can create this centerpiece using faux plants, pumpkins, and greens.

I didn’t want to risk real pumpkins rotting on my farmhouse table, so I opted for faux everything here to keep it simple.

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

One of the things I get asked about all the time is this outdoor area rug.

I bought it last year and love it so much I bought a second one for the lower deck.

It’s held up really well and anchors the outdoor dining space.

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

Both these chairs and cushions are from Pier 1. Keep an eye on their online store – hopefully these will go back in before next season.

Outdoor Fall Deorating Ideas

I keep all of my houseplants out here until the first frost. They love the warmer months spent outdoors and thrive from the extra light.

Because late September/early October can get cold pretty quickly, I keep an eye on the weather to watch for thirty-degree temps.

When the nights start dipping to the mid-upper thirties, I will start moving my houseplants back inside for the winter.

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas
Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

In addition to the deck, have you seen the outdoor fall decor on my front porch? I love how that turned out.

And while I was working outside, I added a few pumpkins, garden mums, and pansies to my potting bench.

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Before it gets really cold here, I’ll plant all of the pansies in the borders.

Did you know that they overwinter and will bounce back again in spring?

Pansies are not fans of scorching summer temps, so they’ll get leggy and finish up next summer.

But I always plant them in the fall so I can enjoy them in both fall and spring.

And you might be thinking, why don’t you plant the garden mums too?

I don’t go out of my way to plant them because they don’t always come back so it’s not worth the effort to me.

For me, I use garden mums with intention. And my intention is not to incorporate them into my borders where they’ll take up extra space and potentially not come back.

I’d rather plant these plants that are high performers, easy-care, look gorgeous and give you more bang for your buck.

Thanks so much for stopping by my home today!

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Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas Blog Tour

I am really excited to team up with my talented friends to bring you more outdoor decorating ideas for fall.

Check out their beautiful homes below to see more outdoor fall decor inspiration.

Be sure and stop by my good friend Kelly’s at The Tattered Pew who is the next stop on the World of Octobers Tour!

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas


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Outside Fall Decor Ideas
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  1. Stacy, your NJ home and gardens are beautifully executed, and I can tell how you’ve planned it for each of the seasons by the show of the plantings. We downsized from a large home and garden last year (zone 7a) and, like you, I planted pansies in fall for an encore spring appearance. Likewise, the mums were just intentionally placed for decor (although I did plant in early years, only to come to that conclusion). Your deck and garden both look so lush, it’s really inviting and showstopping. Believe me when I say I know the work involved in keeping that landscape and hardscape looking so good! It was a pleasure joining you today on Cecilia’s hop. Happy Fall!

    1. Rita thank you SO MUCH! I really appreciate that! It’s a lot of work but so worth the effort right? I’m so glad we met through this mini blog hop – I love your blog! xoxoxo

  2. Stacy, your fall garden is beautiful! I love your charming deck and your centerpiece is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the World of Octobers hop today! Pinned, and I’ll be sharing on IG today. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. Stacy, you have the ultimate outdoor living area with that covered deck! You have it decorated so beautifully with those lights, plants and all your accessories. Of course, I am always in awe of your gardens as well! Great hopping with you and Happy October!

  4. Your outdoor spaces are always my favorite, Stacy! I just love all your plants and flowers and how you layer everything with so much love and detail. It’s all just gorgeous and I could spend hours out here sipping hot cider and hanging out. Hope your Fall season is a magical one, CoCo

  5. Just gorgoeus Stacy! I would love to sit on your covered deck while taking in all of your beautiful garden scenes. I could linger for hours!

    Your faux pumpkins are stunning and everything looks perfect for fall!

    So happy to join you for this hop. Happy October!

  6. Stacy! This is gorgeous! I love all the different elements you used to create such a beautiful space! Your outdoor space is breathtaking! XoXo Aliya

  7. Stacey,

    Your back looks as pretty as the front.

    I asked with your last post how you get your pansies to survive with squirrels and rabbits. I love them so much and wanted to plant Viola in the front but they eat them. Are pansies different?

    Can you help with information for this Jersey girl?


  8. I love this inviting outdoor space, Stacy! And that farm table; swoon:) I want to come over for a garden tour and meander around your beautiful yard. I’m letting my plants enjoy a few more Fall days outside, too, but I’ve got a lot of transplanting to do before our temps get too cold. Pinned and followed!

    1. Thank you Lora! You can come over ANYTIME and we can stroll the gardens! It’s one of my favorite things to do!! xoxo

  9. Greetings Stacy,
    Such a treat for us, for you to graciously share your beautifully decorated Autumn deck with us.
    So many stunning details incorporated into your grounds as well. Truly lovely.
    So nice to meet you and share in this fun Autumn blog hop too!

  10. Stacy – oh my goodness, this is quintessential fall decor. I just can’t get enough of your gardens and the way you decorated your outdoor table is stunning. I’m pinning away and going to try to copy some of your way with pumpkins! xo

  11. Stacy I always look forward to all of your garden tips! Your garden is so inspiring. I had no idea about the pansies. I need to try planting a few now. Your table is just beautiful! Pinning!

  12. Stacy-
    You outdoor dining room is gorgeous! I love the table and chairs-they are just beautiful! I live in the desert, zone 9, so we don’t get much lush vegetation. It’s so fun to look at your plants and dream!

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