I was more excited than usual to decorate our front porch this year because we just completed a much overdue renovation of the porch which now has all new supports, stairs, and lumber all around. We have not gotten to stain the wood yet, but who knows when we’ll have time to do that, so I just went ahead and started decking it out for fall! This is a project we had on our list since moving in, as many of the boards had major cracking or holes in them, but somehow or another it always got pushed to the side. Now it’s as good as new and completely structurally sound as well.
This year for my fall porch decor I decided to go with neutrals and greens with pops of plum. I used lots of mums throughout in both plum and white shades and I also mixed in some small cabbages and autumn sedum plants too. I placed all different shades of green, peachy and white pumpkins throughout the space as well. I used a variety of vintage and reclaimed pieces for planters including metal buckets, baskets, and brass pots, most of which were thrifted or from garage sales.
My favorite part of the porch this year is these autumn trees that I bought for each side of the door. I love having something a little taller here and they add that perfect dose of plum color and extra texture as well. I used the same wreath I have for the past several years on my front door which is actually two wreaths layered together (the gold one from Homegoods and the back one from the Peddler Mall). I also updated my doormat and went for the layered look with this bright plaid Target rug underneath this graphic leaf print doormat.
I was thrilled to be able to decorate the stairs a bit too now that we don’t have a railing blocking the space all the way down! I usually hang a wreath on the railing on the top of our stairs but this year I used this hanging basket from Target instead and filled it with a mix of faux stems and some branches cut from our trees. I know I will be using this hanging basket inside and out all year round, so it is one of my favorite new additions.
I always love to use clusters of lanterns on my porches too and the ones above from TJMaxx were perfect because the metal was a little darker so it stands out against all the neutrals. I also grabbed a few smaller glass + copper lanterns from the Target dollar spot to mix in so I had a good variety of sizes. As usual I used dried hydrangeas too as filler in my planters and throughout the porch (see below). Overall I’m loving the more muted colors out here with the pops of jeweltones out here! You can scroll through more photos of my fall porch below, and as always, if you have any questions about details or items used, just ask in the comments below!
See all the rooms I’ve shared on my fall home tour this year by clicking here.
You can also check out fall home tours of year’s past by clicking here.