Fall is my favorite time of the year! The weather is crisp, the leaves are vibrant and pumpkins are everywhere! Decorating for fall warms up a home with rich colors, cozy blankets and yummy apple pumpkin candles. Some of the best days are spent outside enjoying the cooler weather and sitting on your porch. Here is some fall touches I love to add to our porch.
Fall porch decorating can be easy with a few key items to make your entrance welcoming! For starters, I wanted to fill my large pots with a variety of plants of different colors and height. For the centerpiece, I chose an Italian Cypress. The surrounding plants are Super Blue Liriope, Kong Series Coleus and Starcluster White Pentas. Combining different flowers and greenery will create interest, beauty and color.
Every fall front porch needs pumpkins! I purchased a variety of traditional and heirloom. I also love mixing different colors such as green, pale orange and whites. You can mix it up or do a monochromatic look. Make sure you purchase pumpkins in an assortment different sizes too, that way you can create a balance on either side of your door.
Mums, short for Chrysanthemums are a must for a fall porch. The blooms last for weeks and are covered in gorgeous flowers. I was lucky and purchased a couple of gorgeous ones from a local nursery. They were already potted in the adorable basket containers. Mums love full sun and need plenty of water. Give them a good soak every other day. Make sure you pinch off older blooms to encourage new growth.
Every front door needs a welcome mat! I found this beautiful one at my favorite store, Target. Because I have double doors I needed an oversized door mat. This one measures 22”x47”. It is made out of coir fibers and it’s super easy to clean, just shake off the dirt and rinse. This mat will keep your front porch so stylish! This design can easily be used throughout the year.
The perfect accent to any door is a wreath. I went with a classic southern magnolia wreath. Magnolias large two toned leaves are absolutely gorgeous. It adds that perfect pop of greenery and interest to your entrance. The one I used is artificial so I’m guaranteed years of use. It’s simple to add different color ribbons according to the season. This one is 24” in diameter. I purchased from HomeGoods, my other favorite store!
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