With utility bills on the rise for millions of Americans, home awnings can be a potent way to beat the heat and save money every month. Comfort, savings, and convenience: sounds good to us.
Worried about rain, snow, wind, or hail ruining the party this fall? Awnings can prevent nasty weather from spoiling a good time.
Awnings look great, and they can protect your family’s health by lessening your exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays while you enjoy time outside.
You can leave some awnings up year round to get these benefits, or you can choose cantilevered retractable awnings to close up shop when the fall season winds down. Until then, check out these fall decoration ideas to keep the party going!
Creative Fall Decoration Ideas for Awning Owners
One of the best ways you can celebrate the coming of fall is by lining up gourds, squashes, and pumpkins along your walkway and under your home awning to give your house a seasonal, festive flare.
Use Autumn Leaf Colors and Plan Ahead for Halloween
Remember, the first day of fall isn’t long before Halloween, so anything that incorporates pumpkins or draws on autumn leaf colors like orange, beige, light brown, and some black sprinkled in is going to serve you well.
You might try lining your walkway with gourds and even some fallen leaves, then lining your awning with ivy to draw your visitors’ eyes up and create a complex color pattern.
Maybe the best part about this idea is that you can easily modify everything a month after fall hits when Halloween rolls around. For example, you can mix fake spider webs into your ivy. It might not be enough to scare your guests, but it will definitely make a great impression!
Add Hanging Accessories for Color and Feathery Friends
One way to add a splash of fall color to your retractable home awning is by hanging dried corn from the corners. This is a great way to add maroon, yellow, orange, and magenta tones to your outdoor decor and set off your other fall decoration efforts.
If you choose to add gourds to your outdoor decor for fall, you might also consider slicing your favorite gourd in half, hanging it up by your awning, and turning it into a bird feeder.
If your outdoor setup needs a little more brown, you might try using a few pinecones as bird feeders as well. Just hang these up with brown twine, grab some bird feed and a touch of peanut butter, and the feeders will be ready to go!
Match Your Furniture to Your Awning’s Fabric Design
You might be surprised by how much colored outdoor couch cushions (orange? beige? orange and black?) can make your outdoor decor pop.
Durable home awning fabric sporting beiges, oranges, and yellows pairs beautifully with red cushions and gets everyone in the mood for a round of pumpkin spice lattes!
Wreaths laced with tiny synthetic pumpkins on your back door are a great touch for Thanksgiving, while a little scarecrow companion sitting in a seat under your home awning is a great way to get in the mood for Halloween.
Just remember to use autumn leaf colors when in doubt, incorporate a few gourds, and contact Dorchester Awning right away to get started.