Today I’m sharing a new space on my home tour that I usually don’t deck out for the holidays. We spend so much time on our side porch in the fall so I decided to add a few autumn touches this year! I kept it pretty simple, just adding a few cute pumpkins here and there in colors that would match the existing fabrics and colors out here. I also added a fall wreath to the tobacco basket, some pinecone garland on the blanket ladder, and updated the stems in the jar on my ottoman to something more fallish. One of my favorite touches was adding the pumpkins to the macrame plant holders! Such an easy way to continue to use these into fall, even when it may be too chilly outside for your plants! You can shop my decor and similar pieces linked for you below!Read More
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.Read More
Porches are my favorite part of seasonal decorating every year, especially in the fall! I love making the space extra cozy and adding lots of natural touches like pumpkins, gourds, foddershocks, and plants. This year I decided to go for a more neutral color palette on the porch. I chose lots of white, light green, and peachy toned pumpkins and all white mums. I used foddershocks again on the columns in front and lots of dried hydrangeas to fill in some of my planters. I love to use a mix of vintage baskets, wooden crates, and metal buckets for planters that have a little extra character. On the chairs, I added a mix of patterned pillows and a vintage brown plaid blanket. Many of my porch decorations are thrifted or vintage but I've linked lots of similar options below for you to shop! Happy Fall!
One of my favorite part of the new house is our giant front porch! Even though the old floor boards need a little work (hopefully will get to this next spring/summer), it is such a wonderful space to have and fun area to decorate! Right now we have one side set up with a small table and chairs and the other with a bench. We eventually want to definitely get a hanging porch swing for here. The center of the porch is where our front door is and there are a double set of stairs leading up to the porch from the circular driveway in front of our house.
We lucked out on finding this cute little IKEA dining set a garage sale and it's the perfect size for the porch. I created a simple centerpiece on the middle of the table with a few different colored pumpkins + wooden candlesticks. I also found the hanging gold planters at a garage sale and filled them with my favorite fall plants: cabbages + kale!
Near the front door I have some more pumpkins and old distressed baskets filled with ferns (also garage sale finds). This gold wreath on the front door is one of my favorite wreaths and I pretty much use it year round. I layered it on top of a dried fall floral wreath that I found while thrifting. Layering wreaths is my favorite way to create a one-of-a-kind statement piece for the front door.
Foddershocks have become one of my traditional decorations every year and I couldn't wait to decorate these columns with them! This year I found these giant ones just down the road at the Woodford Feed Co. and they go all the way from the ground to the roof!
Since this area is protected from the rain I was able to pile my bench full of pillows + a cute plaid blanket. The floral pillows are vintage barkcloth that I found at an estate sale, while the gingham + "Hello Fall" pillow were steals from the Target Dollar Spot. The wool blanket is also a vintage find and a perfect pop of color.
No southern porch is complete without some mums and I love the pop of color they add especially in these vintage brass planters. This little area by the door is probably my favorite little vignette on the porch. I used an old piece of barnwood to make this vertical sign a couple years back. It says "FALL" on one side and "JOY" on the other so I can use it for both fall and Christmas decorating. In front of it I used an old wooden trough to hold some pumpkins, gourds, plant, sticks, and dried hydrangeas. I also used a vintage basket beside it to hold a cluster of some more dried hydrangeas (I can't ever get enough!) and cornstalks.
Here you can see the full layout of the porch. Future plans include replacing all the floorboards with black reclaimed wood and hopefully replacing that lattice at the bottom of the porch with something more solid and finished looking (maybe some kind of stonework or solid wood). I'd also love to make some simple, real wood shutters like they use on Fixer Upper quite often. For now though I'm enjoying having this extra outdoor space and just one more area for me to decorate! While most of the items I used on this porch are thrifted or vintage, I've linked some similar options at the end of this post for you to shop.
Every year I look forward to spending a day decorating my porch for the fall. I love all the colors and textures of fall plants, pumpkins, and produce and like to incorporate as much as I can. Just like I discussed in my fall living room tour, I collect many of the items I use throughout the year and save them for the fall, and I also have staple pieces that I use every year. The distressed pair of baskets that I put the mums in were scooped up at a garage sale for a couple of dollars. They aren't in the best shape, but I like having the matching baskets on each side, and they work perfect as an outdoor planter! I also got the large wreath on my front door at a garage sale, again for just $1! It's the perfect size and really brings together all the different autumn colors I have around the front porch. Every year I always have cornstalks attached to the white pillars, planters on the front steps, and my barnwood side on the left side of the porch. I got the large barnwood "fall" sign last summer during a trip to Nashville. It was outside of Imogene and Willie's, where they just happened to be selling some store displays that day. I painted "fall" on the front side and "joy" on the back so that I can just flip it for my Christmas porch! Home Depot and Lowe's both have a good selection of mums, kale and cabbage plants, ornamental grasses, and corn stalks starting around September. This year I got pretty much all my plants and my cornstalks at Home Depot. I got many of my pumpkins at the farmer's market and the Hillenmeyer flower shop (in front of the Fresh Market in Landsdowne)- they have an AMAZING selection and I got my cornstalks there too last year. Trader Joe's also sells these unique looking pumpkins (they call them Cinderella pumpkins), or you can usually find them at a local farm or orchard. I love coming home to a burst of fall at my front door everyday- enjoy my fall porch tour!