15 Outdoor decorations to transform your yard for fall

Celebrate autumn this year by decorating your yard with these colorful and elegant tributes to the harvest season.

Beautiful decorations for the outdoors abound with stunning wreaths and garland, decorative gourds, rustic signs, whimsical scarecrows and even a fairy lantern that can make your friends and neighbors more at home outdoors this season.

1. Autumn acorn topiaries

Autumn acorn topiaries
Image: Balsam Hill

Bursting with bright fall colors, these autumn acorn topiaries are resplendent with decorative acorns, pinecones, berries and vibrant foliage embellished with real twigs. (Balsam Hill, $239)

2. Harvest pumpkin wreath

Harvest pumpkin wreath
Image: Pottery Barn

Hang this gorgeous harvest pumpkin wreath filled with faux gourds and oak leaves on your front door for a warm autumn welcome. (Pottery Barn, $99)

3. Fall scarecrow

Fall scarecrow
Image: TheWheelPrespective/Etsy

Whimsical and cute, this unusual scarecrow made from reclaimed wood might not scare away crows but it will attract admiring neighbors. (Etsy, $25)

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4. Fall abundance wreath

Fall abundance wreath
Image: Williams-Sonoma

Arranged by hand by a group of artisans at a California farm, this stunning wreath — made from bay leaves, wheat, preserved leaves, cherry peppers, Japanese lanterns, broom corn and safflower — celebrates the bounty and vibrance of autumn. (Williams-Sonoma, $72)

5. Fall outdoor decorative pumpkins

Fall outdoor decorative pumpkins
Image: Balsam Hill

This set of two weather-resistant decorative pumpkins are inscribed with “Autumn” and “Blessings” for an attractive way to bring seasonal tidings to your neighbors and passersby. (Balsam Hill, $159)

6. Fairy lantern

Fairy lantern
Image: KellysCreativeOutlet/Etsy

Radiant and sparkling during the day, these fairy lanterns are just as enchanting at night while the daylight sun continues to power their beautiful, mysterious glow. (Etsy, $16)

7. Pre-lit twig pumpkins

Pre-lit twig pumpkins
Image: Balsam Hill

These charming handcrafted pumpkins are made with natural vine twigs and laced with LED lights for a festive but refined autumn decoration. (Balsam Hill, $39-$85)

8. Corn husk wreath

Corn husk wreath
Image: Pottery Barn

This delicate and willowy corn husk wreath eschews the traditional bold colors of fall for an understated and softer seasonal tiding. (Pottery Barn, $149)

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9. Rustic Mason jars

Rustic mason jars
Image: ASplendidThing/Etsy

A set of four hand-painted and hand-distressed Mason jars in barn red, navy, mustard and olive will lend your fall decorations a colorful bit of rustic elegance. (Etsy, $40)

10. Harvest stake scarecrows

Harvest stake scarecrows
Image: LTD Commodities

Have some fun this fall with this pair of colorful and light-hearted metal scarecrows or playful owls. (LTD Commodities, $11)

11. Leaf garland and wreath

Leaf garland and wreath
Image: Plow & Hearth

Enjoy autumn in all its splendor with this cheerful fabric leaf garland and wreath without having to borrow from the Christmas fund. (Plow & Hearth, $20)

12. Indian corn wreath

Indian corn wreath
Image: EdwardsFarm/Etsy

Handmade from home-grown Indian corn, each Indian corn wreath is made from 10 to 14 pieces of multicolored corn for a truly authentic and original autumn piece. (Etsy, $25)

13. Staked arrow sign

Staked arrow sign
Image: RusticLuvDecor/Etsy

Made to order, these quaint and amusing arrow signs are all original and can even be customized with your choice of color wash.

14. Fall pumpkin coco mat

Fall pumpkin coco mat
Image: Balsam Hill

Welcome guests to your home with this lively, handcrafted mat made from natural coconut fibers that’s both beautiful and functional. (Balsam Hill, $49)

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15. Happy fall y’all pallet decor sign

Happy fall y'all pallet decor sign
Image: TheWheelPrespective

Hand-painted on reclaimed pallet wood, this casual seasonal greeting sign will look terrific on your porch or fodder shock. (Etsy, $19)

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