What if the colors in your year-round decorating don’t look great with red and green? No worries: It’s easy to find holiday baubles and more in virtually every color of the rainbow—even ones that work beautifully with the great room’s western-inspired shades of terracotta and taupe. Also, don’t feel constrained by “traditional” décor choices. Add personality with off-beat and fun elements, like a cowboy hat tree topper.
Surrounding the stone court, formal masses of pachysandra, crimson barberry, azalea, and oak leaf hydrangea flow among sculpted boxwood hedges, sugar maples, and spruce offer a full range of color, texture, and seasonal interest to the home's landscape.
The swing bed underneath the pergola provides views of the resort-style backyard. Annual planters offer seasonal color nearby. Lighting around the yard ties the space together to create an at-home resort getaway.
When meadows are planted for seasonal color, every month brings new interest to the scene. Terrific plants for fall color in a meadow include native goldenrod and bee balm. Ornamental grasses also bring strong interest to autumn meadows.
Chartreuse, Gold & White
We love this combination for its versatility. The white and gold are seasonal classics, so chances are you already have décor to work with in these hues. The chartreuse is a clever addition that gives it a fresh, perky vibe.
Clusters of kangaroo paw plants and ornamental grasses fill the garden with seasonal colors. Thanks to their short stature, these plants also allow the owners to enjoy views of the Santa Monica mountains.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
Drought-tolerant aloe plants in antique pots and palm trees bring a canopy of greenery to the dark door of a south Florida home. Ground cover orchids also will bring seasonal color to the entryway. The project by Nievera Williams Design was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Give a quick and easy holiday update to your dining chairs by simply draping a colorful throw blanket over the back. Not only is this a great way to add seasonal color during the holidays, but the same look can be achieved with pastels in the spring and earth tones in the fall.
NYC-based designer Patrick gives this reading nook a sophisticated, seasonal update with fall-color accessories. Pumpkin-orange roses, a richly-colored tapestry pillow and cranberry-colored drapes warm up the space but can easily be swapped for icy winter tones or bright hues for spring.
The raised beds were used to solve drainage problems the lot had. Stone walls allowed for screen plantings along the fence and have room to plant seasonal color in front of them to add some appeal to them. A dry creek bed with oversized gravel meanders throughout the backyard to catch all water runoff from the patio and surrounding beds.
A small pond is tucked in a corner adjacent to a flagstone patio with an arbor providing shade when it's hot outside. Landscaping is designed for little pockets of seasonal color to move the eye throughout the space. Arkansas fieldstone is used to raise the pond side 18 inches to allow the homeowner a place to sit and watch the koi.
Cranberry sauce is one of the most popular culinary elements of Thanksgiving. Put a decorative spin on cranberry tones by using them as accents for your porch's fall decor through seasonal flowers and plants.