FALL FRONT PORCH

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September 9, 2021

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September always brings feelings of fall…

I’m not sure if it is the cooler nights, shorter days, or the kids going back to school, but September marks the start of all things autumn. I love to celebrate the changing of seasons by decorating my front porch. It’s a great way to dress up the entry to your home and bring in the warmer seasonal colors.

PLAYING ON NEUTRALS

This year I styled my front porch with neutral tones using boxwoods planted in faux stone planters to brighten up the area and create a base for decorations that are sure to follow come October and December. Using evergreens as a constant decor keeps the cost down because they are long-lasting through summer’s heat and winter’s chill.

Here are a few budget-friendly planters that bring texture while remaining neutral

SEASONAL TOUCHES

A splash of seasonal color and faux pumpkins add just enough harvest vibe without being overdone. I love using Chrisanthmums this time of year. These fall flowering shrubs come in a variety of colors from deep red, purple, vibrant orange, to yellow. This year I am displaying Fire Red to tie in my Thunderstruck Crape Myrtle in my front flower bed. I picked up my mums at my local nursery.

What is a fall front porch without pumpkins? Each autumn we go pumpkin picking as a family, but this early in the season will only lead to rotting decor. So I keep my pumpkins looking pristine by investing in a few faux pumpkins. These come in a variety of lifelike colors and shapes as well as cost. I grabbed mine from my local hardware store and they’ve held up nicely since last year!

Incorporate warm fall colors into your porch decor. Explore more faux pumpkins…

LAYERING RUGS

A great way to add cozy fall vibes to your front porch is to layer doormats. I love the use of patterned rugs underneath a sisal doormat stamped with a seasonal greeting. This year I layered a southwestern grey rug under my welcome mat. In years past I’ve styled everything from plaids to stripes. The play on patterns brings another element of texture to such a small area.

You can find sisal rugs with seasonal sayings, graphics, or simply a “welcome” greeting in just about any home decor store. These rugs can range in price, but I tend to replace mine each year so I look for those on the less expensive side. If you’re feeling crafty you can purchase the doormat blank and stencil your own saying onto it using craft paint!

Mix and match to layer on the cozy vibes. Shop rugs and doormats.

WREATHS

Wreaths are the perfect way to add a bit of autumn to your front porch. They are the jewelry to the front door. You could only add a fall wreath to your door and your entry would instantly feel decorated for the cozy season!

This year I repurposed my grapevine wreath using floral picks in golden yellow tones and mixed in a few faux olive tree sprigs I snipped off my Hearth & Hand garland. I just love how the wreath pops against my moody front door.

There are so many lovely styles of wreaths that fit every decor style. The wheat wreaths and dried floral harp wreaths are very popular right now. I can’t resist the dark autumn leaf wreaths as well. Whether you adorn your front door with layers of harvest time details or strictly prefer the simplicity of an all wheat wreath you’re sure to celebrate the season as you greet your guests!

Complete your fall front porch with a decorative wreath.

Enjoy this time of year. It always seems to go by so fast.

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