The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are uncomfortable and the sky is getting gray - autumn is here! With our smart decoration ideas, you can bring some color back to your terrace.
The time that the sun tickles us awake in the morning is slowly over. We turn and turn in our bed and want to pull the covers over our heads. Exactly the same in the evening. We'd rather make ourselves comfortable on the couch with a cozy blanket and a hot cup of tea, instead of doing the gardening work. (Reading tip: make the garden winter-proof - small checklist) It's the same almost everywhere.
Especially in our latitudes, however, it is not the case that the sky is gray in gray at all times from October and it rains constantly. It's not for nothing that one speaks of the Golden October. Here, too, there are still nice sunny days when you can sit comfortably on the terrace and maybe enjoy the clear air, wrapped in a blanket. So that the ambience is autumnal and inviting, we have put together 5 smart decoration ideas for you today.
5 autumnal decoration ideas for the terrace
➤ Tip 1 - Pumpkins for color accents
Pumpkins are not just a decoration for Thanksgiving and Halloween. Pumpkins of various colors and shapes are popular throughout the fall season. They form splashes of color on tables or under blooming autumn flowers. They are also an absolute eye-catcher in decorative bowls.
Pumpkins last really long and ripen well even in the autumn sun. So you can still use the pumpkins after the decoration period. To prevent the pumpkins from rotting from below, you should wipe them occasionally from below or put them in a straw basket.
Of course, it is particularly appealing when the pumpkins have previously grown in your own garden. So you can use the bed as needed and the different types of pumpkin you are even spoiled for choice and are not only dependent on the supermarket next door. (Reading tip: planting pumpkins - 2 options)
➤ Tip 2 - Refill planters
Just because the summer flowers and plants have hung their heads does not mean that your terrace must now look drab and bland. There are all sorts of plants that you can still plant outdoors in autumn. The heath is very popular and especially known. The trade already has a few varieties here. Some with flowers and others with buds always closed. Both look extremely attractive due to the color intensity and give beautiful color accents. (Reading tip: planting heather - this is how it's done)
What you plant the heath in is also entirely up to you. There are several options here. On the one hand, you can of course place the plants in pots of all kinds. It looks very nice in autumn when you plant them in braided baskets or lifelike boxes, which you can then decorate wonderfully.
Plant pots with illuminated objects are a special highlight. The lighting creates a magical ambience during the evening hours and the blooming heather gives you the color accents.
I discovered such special planters at www.accentum.net, for example. See picture on the right. Not very cheap but a real eye-catcher.
➤ Tip 3 - tinker with chestnuts and acorns
Another very typical autumn decoration are chestnuts and acorns. With this you can tinker all sorts. Small animals are very popular with children. Chestnuts can also be easily made into small chains that you can hang anywhere. Even simple strands with chestnuts and acorns alternately can be wonderfully attached to the terrace covering.
Small wooden skewers with chestnuts and acorns can also be easily stuck into the soil of flower boxes or pots. I found many unique ideas for handicrafts with chestnuts at www.heimwerker.de. Just have a look and browse a bit.
" Tip: If you don't feel like collecting chestnuts during an autumn walk, you will definitely find some children in the neighborhood who, of course, like to collect for a small fee.
➤ Tip 4 - Fill vases with autumnal items
There is always a place on tables and benches to accommodate vases, candles or the like. You just always create a magical feel-good atmosphere.
Instead of fresh flowers, vases can also be used for other purposes. Fill them with simple things from nature. These can be chestnuts, leaves, small pumpkins, acorns, beech nuts, pine cones, small horse mugs or even bright apples. Arrange the individual materials nicely and decorate the vase with a nice autumnal bow. Then put it on a small colorful sea of leaves and you're done. So simple and yet an absolute eye-catcher.
➤ Tip 5 - leaves and autumn wreaths beautify entrance doors
In autumn the leaves fall slowly but surely from the trees. Before you all come together and dispose of it on the compost, you can choose the most beautiful ones and make a colorful autumn leaf wreath. Simply put a small hole in the middle with a needle and thread a ribbon through it. In the end, just make a small knot and the wreath is ready to hang.
You can also place chestnuts, rose hips or acorns between the individual leaves. This not only looks nice, but also creates a few extra accents. If individual leaves are not enough for you, you can also braid a real wreath from sticks and equip them with materials from nature. The picture on the right shows what this could look like.
You can find more creative ideas for autumn with detailed step-by-step instructions, for example, at www.kidsweb.de. Among them are also lots of figures to put out of corn, rose hips, chestnuts, etc.
Have fun crafting and decorating!