Happy October my friends!
It's particularly beautiful here in Southern California
I have my front gardens fluffed
to enjoy the beautiful weather outside!
It just took a few quick changes and additions
to celebrated the season!
Especially since I have been busy this summer changing out seasonal plants
And boy how happy am I that I have!
With succulents not only planted in posts
in our courtyard ...
But in planters as well
October garden fluffing
was the absolute easiest and most enjoyable it's ever been!
Usually here at the end of a scorching September
my garden is in disrepair!
So I was just tickled how well the succulents are doing
with such little care!
For the front terrace
I grabbed a beautiful collection of pumpkins and squashes
just clustered them together
for a fresh and seasonal focal point!
It's still sunny and very warm here in SoCal
so the umbrella is still a welcomed terrace player!
I brought out my fall pillows and throws.
The planters were a dream to do this season!
Since I have been swapping out plants for drought tolerate succulents
my planters are still in tip top shape at the end of the summer!!
So all I had to do was add in
a few pops of fall color and presto
they were done!!
I just picked some burnished yellow mums
tucked them in around the very successful succulents!
I only need about 10 four inch
as I kept the color front ant center
for maximum focal point impact.
That wayI get the biggest bang for my buck!
With such specified color usage
your eyes travels further back
creating the illusion of more space
on the small terrace
as well as creating a calm and inviting visual.
Inside my front courtyard I have many artfully planted succulents.
When I edited the living room this spring
I ended up with a collection of iron urns
that have a new use in the courtyard now
giving homes to thriving succulents!
With days full of partial sun
all of the succulents in urns have done ever so well!
I freshened the furniture this weekend
with a fresh staining.
Inside the house I have simplified my decor
to a neutral palette
so my fall pillows have found a new home
in the courtyard this year!
By the time I realized my couch cushions need to be replaced
the cushion season was over
so I have simply draped them with soft cozy throws
I must say I am ever so happy with the results!
For more fall color impact in the courtyard
I simply covered the ottoman with a gorgeous handwoven rug
that I had always been using inside as a tablecloth.
I brought my collection of 6 hurricanes outside
to make sure candle light at the ready
is always an option.
I make candles at night even easier
by keeping a lighter in a metal box
on the tables bottom shelf.
We have market lights stung above
to further ensure
party or cozy ambiance
with the flick of a switch
a turn of the dimmer!
So there you have my
October front gardens decor!
My two biggest suggestions for
Easy October Decor
Assorted Pumpkins and Gourds!
They can be used inside or out!
So fast and easy
with so much fall impact!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life.