Happy Wednesday! Can you believe how fast this month is flying by? Seriously, I feel like every time I blink it’s a new week. The only good thing about it being later in the month is that fall weather has finally arrived. Last week we went from highs in the almost 90s to highs in the mid to upper 60s. Last Thursday it dropped from 88 degrees during the day to 42 degrees at night. Talk about a weather shift! Since we have had such an insane year of weather, most of our local pumpkin farms had to replant late spring causing a later picking season. Brad, Henry, and I were finally able to go pumpkin picking this past weekend. It was so much fun! Last year when we went, Henry was 2 months old and now he’s almost 15 months. He’s so much fun to take places. I just love watching his excitement! Since we were finally able to get pumpkins, I’m finally able to share our fall front porch. This post is full of 5 fall front porch decorating tips to create a warm, welcoming front porch. By following these tips, you’re sure to have the front porch guests will be talking about for days.
Fall Front Porch Decorating Tips:
Mix Up Symmetry & Asymmetry //
When it comes to symmetry vs asymmetry, I love to mix it up and do both. I love the creating a symmetrical first impression to our front porch. The way I achieve a symmetrical first impression is by using my pumpkin and mums. I make sure that both sides are the same because, surprisingly, a lot of people are bothered by items not being symmetrical.
The rest of my porch is decorated asymmetrical. I’ve added a black bench with a sign, in addition to the remainder of pumpkins. Since it’s hard to find identical pumpkins, it’s up to you to find whatever pumpkins you can, or that you like. Next step is to arrange them in a order that brings you happiness and makes your porch feel like fall. In my opinion, the more pumpkins the better.
Update Your Wreath //
Now that it’s fall, switching up your wreath to a seasonal wreath is the next tip to create the perfect fall front porch. I love to use a cotton wreath. Other ideas are switching to a fall magnolia leaf wreath or wreaths that include fall elements such as pumpkins, leaves, harvest berries, antlers, sunflowers, mums, etc. It’s important to update your wreath seasonally so that the wreath matches seasonal flowers or decor items. For example, you won’t find bright, beautiful hydrangeas in the middle of fall.
Create A Warm Welcoming //
This might be the most important fall front porch decorating tip I can give you. Your front porch should create a warm welcoming to all guests, and even strangers. This is your first impression of your home and guests should feel invited. I added a large ‘Stay Awhile’ sign to my front porch to allow guests to feel encouraged to stop and, of course, stay awhile.
Christie from Front Porch by Christie gifted me her adorable ‘Stay Awhile‘ sign. Not only is this sign adorable, but it is made wonderfully. The stained frame with the black paint and white words is the perfect touch to any home. It gives the perfect farmhouse feel to our modern farmhouse. In addition to her ‘Stay Awhile’ sign, Christie offers framed family name signs. This would be perfect in an entry way, especially above a gallery wall.
Add Seasonal Foliage //
A fall front porch isn’t complete without fall foliage. Mums are my favorite to add to my front porch. Not only are they hearty for the changing season, but they come in a wide variety of colors. I typically gravitate towards the rust colored mums. I love that they pull the changing colors- orange, red, gold, and yellow. No matter what your color preference is, make sure that the color of your mums flow with your decor. If you are wanting other fall foliage, add corn stalks, garlands, and leaves to your front porch.
Set Up A Cozy, Seasonal Sitting Area //
Lastly, to truly nail your fall front porch, create a functional, cozy sitting area. What better way to enjoy the changing season than by sitting outdoors on a crisp morning enjoying a hot cup of coffee. I found a black bench this summer that I just loved. To update it with the fall season, I added a throw blanket and seasonal throw pillows. Throw blankets and pillows are such a fun seasonal touch to your front porch.
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Do you decorate your front porch seasonally?