Tips and inspirational pics to help you choose this year’s fall porch decor!
It’s hard to believe that September is already here! Although the fact that everything now either tastes or smells like pumpkin spice should solidify that fact.
Around the house, September is a time for transitioning. In the coming weeks many households will begin adjusting their thermostats, getting lawns and gardens ready for their long winter’s naps, and start begin incorporating décor items that pay homage to fall.
When it comes to adorning your home for fall, one of the most popular places to put on a seasonal show is the front porch. So we’ve compiled a few of our favourite fall front porch décor items to help you get inspired!
Both handmade and store-bought wooden decor signs are an especially welcoming sight when propped up or hung against a wall of a home’s front porch. Signs extolling the joys of hospitality, fall and seasonal holidays add both personality and fun that your family and guests are sure to love.
Whether they’re authentic vintage or vintage reproductions, items like wagon wheels, milk pails, wash bins, rusty, red trikes and other items help to create nostalgic vignettes that play nicely with a home’s farmhouse, shabby chic or cottage style interior.
The perennial classic. Adding natural touches in the form of traditional pumpkins, potted mums, twigs and straw bales will never go out of style. Groupings of these items will provide a traditional appeal and effortless charm to your front porch.
Benches, rockers and even vintage, wooden kitchen chairs make a fabulous addition to your autumnal porch decor. Whether you use them for sitting or just to set the scene, strategically chosen seating pieces can add a feeling of hospitality and warmth.
The key to creating an attractive and welcoming fall porch vignette lies in the way you group the different items together. Combine textures and heights, include personal touches and set a scene that brings a smile to your face.
Fall Porch Decor Tips and Tricks
Be weather wise – If the temperature has been especially high, you may want to hold back on putting any real pumpkins out till things cool down.
- Secure special items – If you have vintage pieces or any other items of value, find a way to secure them to the area so that they don’t go missing.
- Try Traditional with a twist – There are lots of different ways to do a traditional pumpkins and mums vignette without it feeling boring. Go monochromatic with all white mums and white pumpkins, stack decorator pumpkins and place them in an urn along with some leafy vines to create a topiary, or even dip white pumpkins in gold paint. It’s really just a matter of how creative you want to be.
- Don’t overcrowd – Remember, your guests still need space to traverse the walkway and get to your front door.
- Enjoy it while it lasts – Fall isn’t a particularly long season. Before you know it those softly falling leaves will make way for snow. So get out there while you can and spend some time taking in your decorator handiwork.