Making a striking statement by sticking to one unexpected color.
Line your stoop or walkway with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds in a variety of sizes. Try layering and interlacing them with ivy and other greens to get a natural pumpkin-patch look.
Mums come in a variety of colors and sizes. Choose one or two colors for a uniform look or go wild and get as many colors as you can find. Display your mums in different ways like in a wagon, bushel basket, wheelbarrow or an old caldron.
Indian corn adds color and texture to any setting. Tie a few cobs together for a simple arrangement to hang on your door or porch railing.
Haybales are an easy way to stagger the height of your display. When winter comes along, throw the hay (and pumpkins) on your compost pile, then fertile your garden with it come springtime.
These burlap and leaf wraps are a fast, easy, inexpensive way to dress up any entry for fall. Here, they work great to dress up exterior columns, but the idea could also translate to a mailbox or to architectural features indoors.
You don't have to like the taste of it to decorate with it. Flowering cabbage and kale will bring bright hues to your autumn landscape. Try combining these eye-catching plants with sweet alyssum, viola, nemesia, and garden mums. Best of all, flowering cabbage and kale stand up to temps as low as 5°F and light snows. In areas where frost comes early, buy these plants in the largest size you can find, because once the cold air hits, they'll stop growing.
Wreaths aren't just for Christmas. A floral display in rich autumn colors will make your entry warm and welcoming.