There’s a few basic guidelines I follow in my porch decorating that can really help you no matter the season, size of your porch, or style of decor! Below I’ve outlined 6 simple tips and tricks that will help you get started and decorate your porch like a pro! I also try to make it as easy on myself as possible to transition my porch quickly and easily from fall to Christmas and beyond- and these tips are perfect for that too! I’ve covered everything from materials, to placement, and styling without making it too fussy or complicated, so ANYONE can create a beautiful porch!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
September is here and it's time to decorate for the changing seasons! Without a doubt, my favorite area to decorate each year is my front porch and I'm always looking for new ideas and inspirations each year. Below I've rounded up my favorite ideas for decorating your porch, no matter the size. You'll find ideas for decking out small porches, medium porches, and large porches as well, and many ideas that can work for porches of any size. Let me know which ideas you'll be trying and which porches are your favorite!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!
Happy October! Yesterday Alex and I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary and took a little day trip to Louisville. We ventured out to Huber's orchard too which is right outside of Louisville in Stalight, Indiana. It is truly like an autumn wonderland with a winery, distillery, ice cream + cheese shop, marketplace, restaurants, and of course apples + pumpkins galore. They even make all kinds of delicious treats like apple cider and pumpkin donuts, fudge, fresh breads, pies, icecream, and more right on sight. Since it was a little chilly in the morning but very sunny in the afternoon, this Calypso sweater was the perfect piece to wear. It has the most perfect slouchy, oversized silhouette and is made of a super-thick and cozy chenille knit. Pair it with your favorite camisole or bralette (this one from Free People is to-die-for!) or layer it over a long-sleeve tee or light-weight turtleneck. It really is the perfect transitional piece to take you into fall!
I'm prepping for my fall decor and I've got all things autumn on the brain this week! I'm loving dark, moody, and unexpected color combinations for fall. Mixes of rust, indigo, olive green, and soft neutrals create a color palette that's super sophisticated, yet perfectly cozy for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Get inspired with my favorite inspirations of the week below!
This little vignette is all the inspiration I need for my fall decor. I love the colors, modern and clean feel, as well as the overall simplicity.
I'm loving this idea for dressing up your basic low pony, especially when paired with cozy laid-back sweaters and basics.
These metallic and chalk-painted pumpkins continue to be some of my favorite fall isnpirations each year. I love the unexpected colors and mix of matte and shiny finishes.
I'm loving these super modern, refined bedrooms lately overflowing with neutrals- especially with these metal canopy beds. This style is so cozy and perfect for fall and beyond.
This giveaway was my favorite to date and I hope to do many more of these soon! Thanks again to King's Gardens and Peddler's Mall Stores for collaborating with us on this fun project. Leslie who lives downtown in the North Limestone area of Lexington was our winner and I just loved the character and charm of her adorable house (that painted brick + trim!). It ended up being such a perfect porch for our giveaway and had plenty of room for all of the decor.
I began by nestling this fall sign in the corner and placed the hay bale in front of it at an angle. I topped the hay bale with one of our festival blankets, a brass lantern, and vintage planter overflowing with pumpkins and gourds. The larger vintage brass planter and mum fit perfectly in the little nook right in front of the hay bale.
I love how all these fall colors pop against the pale blue of the house! Below you can see the other side of the door where I placed the vintage vase with wheat, and a couple other pumpkins. Leslie already had this larger potted plant that blended in perfectly with the rest of our decor.
I also added the faux fern wreath to the cute, bright front door for an extra pop of color. The fodder shocks were the final touch which I was able to tie around this beautiful column on the porch. I had a few more mini pumpkins so I lined them up the stair ledges leading up to the porch too! I was thrilled that Leslie loved her porch makeover and shared a photo on Instagram as soon as she saw it! Thank you so much to all who participated in this giveaway and I can't wait to do more makeovers like this in the future!
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.