Autumn garden design – 6 quick to implement decoration ideas

You want to spice up your garden in autumn, but have no ideas? How about these 6 fast and really sophisticated decoration ideas?

Autumn garden design - 6 sophisticated and quickly implementable decoration ideas
Many natural materials can be used for decoration in autumn

The summer flowers wither, the days become shorter, the foliage falls from the trees and before you know it, autumn is just around the corner. Anyone who still thinks that the cooler season is only dreary and grey in grey is mistaken. Because autumn also has its own special charm. Autumn does not lose any of its colour in particular.

The red and yellow leaves that fall from the trees, the colourful pumpkins that flash in front of the front doors and also chrysanthemums and asters shine in the most beautiful colours – autumn is really colourful and colourful.

This is a spectacle not to be missed. Of course, it is especially nice when the own garden looks autumnal, so that one can sit down on nice days and enjoy the view. Decoration ideas for the terrace or balcony are quickly found, but what can you do in the garden? Do you lack the ideas or just a few impulses to develop creatively? Here we have put together 6 sophisticated decoration ideas for you, which can be copied in a few steps and are still expandable. See for yourself.

6 easy to implement decoration ideas

Decorative tip 1: Redesign the bench in the front garden

Design your garden bench in autumn

In many front gardens there is still the bench of the summer. On warm summer evenings, people sat outside, enjoyed the peace and quiet and let the day end. Why ignore the bank now on cooler days? Just decorate them a little bit. So you have created an eye-catcher in the twinkling of an eye, without much effort to operate.

Summer heather and chrysanthemums are among the most popular autumn plants. In this example, the pots were simply wrapped with a little jute and then draped on the bench. The lanterns provide an atmospheric glow of light in the evening hours. Here and there another pumpkin in between and you’re done.

Decorative tip 2: Decorate a rustic wagon wheel with natural autumn materials

Add rustic items to Autumn Decoration

Old objects such as wooden wheels, jugs or forks are particularly suitable for autumn decoration, as they radiate a rustic atmosphere. It’s just perfect for autumn.

A small corner with various old objects can be placed in any garden. It looks really quaint, of course, if you set this place up in front of an old barn or a barn gate. But also under trees, bushes or in front of old windows or doors this corner looks wonderfully autumnal. As a decoration material you can use everything that autumn has to offer. Here are a few examples:

  • pumpkins
  • sunflowers
  • berries
  • corncobs
  • Wild Wine
  • Branches and horse mackerel
  • Coloured foliage

Decorative tip 3: Wind chimes – not just a spectacle for children

Autumnal garden design - Setting up wind turbines

If you have small children in your household, you often have to do one thing with garden decorations – a classic wind chime. Very popular are the windmills, which shine in the most colourful colours. Whether the children are blowing themselves or holding the stick in the wind – it is simply fascinating how the colours merge into each other. Especially in autumn, when it is more windy outside, you can watch the spectacle often enough. Did you know that you can build these wind turbines yourself? Have a look at, there are not only instructions for the classic models, but also for flowers, windshields and radiation wind turbines.

Windmills enchant not only children. Even adults sometimes can’t get past it. No wonder, because somehow such a wind turbine also has a calming effect. While children are allowed to be colourful and gaudy, adults are fascinated by simple models. Windmills made of wood, which fit perfectly into the autumn due to their appearance, are very popular. I discovered very nice models on They are a little more expensive, but hand carved and with small special motives. So no 08/15 wind chimes, which every third person has to stand in the garden.

Deco Tip 4: Carving and setting up animals from wood

Design your garden in autumn - making animals out of wood

The special thing about autumn is that nature has all kinds of handicraft material ready. Not only chestnuts, acorns, berries and corn can be used for handicrafts, but also wood.

You will often find the wood while walking through nature. Just take it with you and be a little creative. Those who prefer to work according to a manual will find two books with a whole series of illustrated manuals at All you have to do is collect the materials quickly.

Decorative tip 5: Equipping old suitcases with plants

Autumn garden design - plant suitcases

This old suitcase is another example that rustic objects radiate a very special charm and yet somehow belong to it in autumn. A few succulents were simply inserted into this old suitcase. The advantage of these plants is that they get by with little soil and do not need much care.

In addition some stones also put in, perhaps still the one or other branch with red berries and already a new Deko element is finished, which draws guaranteed or other view on itself.

Decorative tip 6: Great variety of plants

Autumn garden design - Plants

Most potted plants are no longer beautiful to look at at the beginning of autumn. Time to plant new flowers. Autumn offers a wide selection, such as:

All plants are individually a great eye-catcher, but also together form a magical picture. In the example above, the plants were planted individually in pots and placed on a gravel bed. Around it a little bit of colorful autumn leaves and ready. Looks great, doesn’t it?

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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