This post is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. As always all opinions are my own.

Over the past couple weeks I’ve shared two tours around my home. The first had an entertainment theme and was followed up with recipes for items featured on the tour. The second tour was a more traditional look at some of my spaces decked out for fall. The goal of both tours was to give you a peak at my place, but also inspire you in your own decorating.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

A space that you did not see on either tour was my deck. It’s one of the most recently refurbished areas of my home and one of my favorite spaces. Given that we weren’t too deep into this new season (In fact, the official of start of fall is next week.), I wasn’t quite ready to transition. With most of my summer flowers still in bloom, I just didn’t want to change them out yet. However, when I was at Lowe’s a couple days ago, inspiration struck as I walked through their beautiful selection of mums and fall goodies. In that moment, I knew I was ready.

Welcome to fall on the deck!

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

As you can see, I went a little mum-crazy. Every year I tell myself, “Michael, don’t buy more flowers.” Then, I get into the store and a half an hour later, I’m literally stuffing every nook of my vehicle with plants.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

However, they are beautiful, and they really do update the space for the season.

One thing I always like to do when changing flowers and plants for a new season is to keep a few from the previous one. In my planters, I use at least one plant that spills over the side. Things like sweet potato vine, creeping jenny, nasturtium, ferns, and even some herbs are great for this.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Since these plants were still looking great, I just carefully removed the dead or overgrown flowers around them and tucked in a few mums in their place. This gives me the best of both worlds. I still get that lush filled-in look, plus the colors and feeling of fall.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I also couldn’t resist a few ornamental cabbages. The color and texture of these guys gives you a great return on your investment. Plus, their color only gets more vibrant as the season progresses.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I even picked up a Japanese maple that was on clearance. I appreciate the height and dappled privacy it provides on the corner of the deck. Plus, the color helps with that fall feel.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Last year, I found this sectional in the allen + roth collection at Lowe’s. It’s been the best addition to the space. It’s ideal for entertaining a group or lounging alone. I swapped out a couple pillows to give it more of a seasonal vibe.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Recently I purchased this hour glass-shaped side table that I’m using as a coffee table. It’s the perfect pop of seasonal color, and the shape is contemporary and fresh.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

My Craigslist wicker chairs are holding up wonderfully, too. In case you don’t remember, these guys were in pretty bad shape when I spotted them online. However, I loved their design and thought they had great potential. With a coat of black paint, they add character and texture to the space. Between the two chairs, I tucked in the ottoman that matches my sectional. With a tray on top, it functions as a table or extra seating if needed.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Just like my interior spaces, I love that the furnishings on the deck don’t need to be matchy-matchy to look beautiful and cohesive.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I finished off the entire space and added a touch of quirkiness with a couple more nods to the season. These gourds, which have been dried, painted, and carved to resemble jack-o-lanterns, look wonderful above the sectional. (I found them at a local greenhouse.) They also nicely tie in the colors of the pillows, new coffee table, and my vintage fireplace.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Along with a few pumpkins scattered around, I picked up these two ghost lanterns, that will look even better when lit up at night with a candle.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

With that, I think my deck is ready for it’s autumnal debut!

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

As the days grow shorter and the nights start getting cooler, now I need to stock up on wood (and s’more supplies) for that fireplace. Paired with Apple Pie Sangria and the company of good friends or one of my devices, you’ll know exactly where to find me many evenings this fall.

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Fall Deck-orating Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

As always, I hope you enjoyed this look around my space and picked up an idea or two. Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!

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Comments

  • Gina at

    Love your deck! Can I come for s’mores sometime? Yum!

  • Reenie at

    LOVE…. gosh, I’d be out there anytime I had the chance to. So cozy…. xo

  • Annie at

    Love it. I am inspired.

  • jae at

    I so get the dont buy more flowers line! Haha! Guilty! Love your deck and how you managed to create such a feeling of private oasis despite close neighbors. Thanks for great ideas.

  • Pam at

    Love the ghost lanterns. Can you please share your source for these? BTW, I made your pumpkin donut balls last week and they were to die for, such intense flavor. Definitely going to make your apple sangria too, it sounds delish as well.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Of course, Pam! I found them at HomeGoods. 🙂 And yay! I’m so glad you tried and love them. They are SO good!

      xo Michael

  • Barb Rajchel at

    As always very inviting and creative?

  • beverly e at

    The first “squeal worthy” fall decor I’ve seen this season… so cozy and fun! Love it!

  • Kim R at

    I love EVERYTHING! the way you grouped the flowers, the ghost lanterns, the jack-o-lantern gourds (I thought they were ceramic) to name a few. I would spend every evening for the next 2-3 months here. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Carol Griffin at

    Absolutely love, love, love your outdoor space!

  • Linda at

    Very charming and colorful deck. Did you oil your pumpkins to give them such a nice finish? If so, what kind? Happy Autumn, Michael.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Nope. I never heard of such a thing. I just use them as they are.

      xo Michael

  • Kristen at

    Wow! The flowers and entire deck look great! The hanging gourds might be my favorite part 🙂

  • Jenna at

    Okay, I’m inspired! LOVE the ghost lantern, hope I can find one!! Your deck is fabulous, fall, yet different, not the same old cliche fall look-thanks Michael!

  • Pat at

    Your style sense is so, so good. Of all the decor blogs I follow, yours my favorite.

  • Ellen at

    The deck is fabulous! I don’t know what I like the best because all of the elements create such a cohesive and beautiful space. I’m very drawn to the hanging gourd pumpkins and the ghost lantern- what great finds! A bit of apple pie sangria while lounging on your deck would be heaven. Thank-you for this terrific post, always enjoy a visit with you.

  • Marji at

    Michael,
    Perfect charming outdoor spot for entertaining friends, or entertaining yourself!
    Can you describe how you have the light garland hung? I’m wondering how high they are? thanks for inviting us into your cozy deck!

  • Debbie at

    Just love your deck and those gourds put it over the top. You certainly have a flair.

  • Funky Junk Interiors - Donna at

    Michael, this tour is insanely gorgeous. And I have to say, the way you’ve layered the plants makes this look like a high end retreat! So, SO gorgeous! Now I can see why you go a little crazy with plants. I may have to get my ‘plant’ on next year after seeing how you seamlessly blended your summer yield with fall. Outstanding!

  • Jane at

    I am so in love with this space…..I wanna just live right there!!! It looks fabulous and totally inspires me to get out and work on my own outdoor spaces this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  • JeanR at

    Your deck looks amazing and comfortable! I can imagine sipping on a wonderful beverage and enjoying your company in that space.

  • C Winslow at

    where can one find these pumpkin gourds??

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I found them at a local gift shop so unfortunately I don’t have a source for you. Sorry about that.

      xo Michael

  • Charmaine Fuller at

    This whole space is to die for. Can you share the name of the local shop/Greenhouse you bought your awesome hanging gourds at? I cannot stand the cuteness. I have to have these. Love your site and awesome ideas.

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