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    Cozy Autumn Inspiration: Fun Fall Home Decorating Ideas

    Hello_Fall.jpgHello_Fall_1.jpgIt’s hard not to catch fall fever. The weather is perfect, neighbors are cheerfully chatting over warm cups of coffee, and the kids are frolicking in piles of leaves.

    These fuzzy feelings will make even the most reluctant seasonal decorator want to add a little festive flair to their homes and yards. 

    So why not take it up a notch this year?

    Fun Fall Home Decorating Ideas

    Fun Fall Home Decorating

    Your Fall Yard

    Instead of plopping the sad, raggedy, $5 scarecrow on a stick in the middle of the yard…

    Cozy autumn inspiration.

    Update him a little. Buy the poor guy a family and make a statement to scale!

    Cozy autumn inspiration.

    Go a step further and tuck in some more pumpkins and mums. In large spaces, you need a little more umph to make the décor appealing.

    Cozy autumn inspiration.

     

    A Welcoming Porch

    The same goes for the porch. This pumpkin is a sad statement of loneliness. Although the water hose matches somewhat, the jail-like concrete hardly makes this a welcoming front door. Can we add a mum or something, anything?

    Cozy autumn inspiration.

    Look how lovely simple gourds in a window box appear. They’re not expensive or hard to complete, but really embrace the season. Adding a few pinecones as November passes will add even more longevity to the look. These arrangements will last until Thanksgiving and will welcome turkey dinner guests.

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    Trick...or Treat?

    Oh candy corn, how polarizing you are. Half of the population adores your artificial marshmallowness, and the other half tosses the Halloween treats straight into the trash. 

    bag_of_candy_corn.jpgvia Flickr Corey Balazowich

    Instead of handing out packages of the hit or miss treats, use them as decoration throughout the house. They are cheap to buy in bulk and fill up any glass jar or vase quickly. Try arranging a few of various shapes, sizes and heights for a centerpiece on the dining room table.  Votive candles nestle nicely inside, too.

    Candy Corn in a Jar

     

    The Great Pumpkin

    Instead of risking your kid’s fingers and getting annoyed how quickly your cheap pumpkin carving tool snaps mid-saw…

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    Try painting a pumpkin this year. There are no limits. Polka dots, stripes, monograms, and cartoon characters all have tons of personality and don’t require the possibility of stitches.  

    polka_dot_pumpkin.jpgvia Flickr Ben Miller

    It’s not hard to join the neighborhood fun and put a few cornstalks and hay bales on the porch. Move out of your comfort zone this year and add a few new touches. 

    Stay away from the candy corn, though. It’ll give you debilitating case of rot gut in a matter of pieces!

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    Dawn M. Smith

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    Dawn M. Smith

    Dawn is a real estate and military life writer who has a serious HGTV habit. When she is not writing, her teen daughter, Army husband, and golden retriever keep her busy through chauffeur duties, travel planning, and long dog walks. Dawn is pleased to share her experiences with MilitaryByOwner readers who are hoping to simplify military family journeys of all kinds. Follow Dawn on Pinterest for more ideas and resources and visit her site at Dawn M. Smith Custom Content Creation.

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