It’s that time of year when pumpkins make an appearance just about everywhere: in your coffee, in a pie, and on the front porch. If you’re struggling to keep up with the trend and need some advice about decorating your home during fall, our expert Realtor Deb Sarsany of the Deb Sarsany Team at The Real Estate Group, has a few tips.
Perhaps the easiest place to position your collection of pumpkins, gourds, and other fall decorations, is on the front porch or doorway. If you are placing pumpkins in groups aim for three at a time, five, or seven, odd numbers always tend to work better when it comes to this sort of thing.
If you have time to make a fall wreath to hang on the door that’ll really help with the decoration. If you want to buy one there are plenty of stores still selling these at pretty reasonable prices. For inspiration, when it comes to design, there are lots of ideas on the internet. Make sure you use reds, oranges, yellows, and browns, of course.
Mums are the most common flower to add that hint of seasonal color outdoors and you’ll find these at most DIY stores and garden centers. If you’re planting these in containers try to ensure they have some sun during the day.
If you want to have a little fun with your young ones why not have them paint faces onto the pumpkins. It’s not the most glamorous approach to fall decoration, but this is a great activity to do with the children indoors as the weather cools. You could always place the children’s creations in the backyard and your own in the front. If you fancy getting creative, why not take some gold spray paint and make patterns, using stencils or netting, on the pumpkins?
With so many parks in Springfield you could also forage for decorative items. Fallen branches spray painted in fall colors with fall colored leaves attached, which you can pick up at most hobby stores, will look great and last year after year.
You could also go for a farm theme. There are lots of props available in stores, but you could also speak with a friendly farmer to see if you could borrow a few milk jugs to add to your display. Watering cans and baskets stuffed with corn, hay bales, and lanterns filled with gourds are all great – and colorful – ideas.
And last, but not least, you could add a little light at night by hanging string lights in your trees out front. You can even purchase orange lights.
If you’re struggling for ideas check out Pinterest and Etsy.