The front porch is the welcome center to your home. You see it every time you leave and it’s there, welcoming you, after a long day at work. Shouldn’t your front porch feel warm and friendly?
And, what better time to spruce up your front porch than when guests start arriving? After all, it’s that time of year. Fall gatherings. Football watch parties. Thanksgiving.
Before fall’s over (why does it happen so fast!?) I wanted to share my front porch all decked out for autumn. Dressed up with just a few fall essentials, my front porch is bright, happy and welcoming.
Add some fall mums
In pops of bright yellow and deep burgundy, fall mums add festive fall color to your front stoop. Pop the plants into unexpected containers, like woven baskets or my plastic pumpkin planters, and your plants will be anything but boring.
Bring on the pumpkins
No fall porch is complete without a display of pumpkins. Orange and white pumpkins keep it classic, but you could also add in green pumpkins or warty pumpkins.
A place to sit
If you have the space, a simple wooden bench makes the perfect spot to plop down, read a book, sip some coffee and enjoy the brisk fall weather. This bench was a side-of-the-road find that I gave new life with a lot of sanding and a few coats of modern, gray paint. Other seating options you could add include a porch swing or classic wicker chairs.
Whether on your porch or on your dining room table, any display looks better when your items are displayed at varying levels. Lifting up a pumpkin on a couple of wood stumps and placing one plastic pumpkin planter on a plant stand adds dimension to the entire front porch display.
The little extra touches make all the difference. Simple white mini lanterns add a little something extra and go with the fall theme.
Next on the list is to figure out how to transition fall porch décor to holiday décor without getting rid of everything. I feel so sad throwing out pumpkins every year after Thanksgiving when they’re still perfectly good. If you have any tips for ways to transition your porch décor into the holiday season, please share!
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