Fall Front Porch Decorating Inspiration
It’s fall front porch reveal time! I always love transitioning from my summer porch to my fall porch. Let’s take a look at the changeover, shall we?Below is our somewhat simple summer porch.
I pulled out my tubs of fall decor and made a plan. I really liked what I did last year, so I knew I mostly wanted to mimic that.
Over the summer we got the exterior of our house painted a creamy white (SW Oyster White) and the trim went black (SW Iron Ore). I was excited to decorate a house in a completely new color (I get very easily amused as you can see.) 🙂
I started decorating the front porch.
After stacking up 3 medium sized hay bales, I went to my trusty stash of faux pumpkins to start the pumpkin stacking.
I’ve been collecting faux pumpkins ( more options) for the last 10 years, so the stash is quite large at this point – I really need to stop adding to it. My favorites are the luminary drill holes ones I made a couple years ago. They look fabulous at night.
Once the pumpkins were placed I added in my potted mums and ornamental cabbage.
After the pumpkins were placed, I draped in a soft throw I scored in the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago. I like how it cozies up the whole area.
A few pillows were tossed on top of the blanket.
The DIY wood cladding wall is a super affordable project we did this summer in case you’re interested.
And on the garden stool table I added one of my DIY floral pumpkins. I like how it softened up the hard lines of the table and added an element of surprise.
I added another floral pumpkin to the grouping on the hay bales too.
One of my favorite fall front porch touches is adding indoor/outdoor plug in fairy lights to the pumpkins. I have them all over our house inside and out, and they offer them in 33′ and 66′ lengths.
In the evening the lights put off the most beautiful, unexpected glow. I use them in all our window boxes too. Big fan!
To finish off the porch I hung my DIY pumpkin wreath. What do you think?
Next up it was time to decorate the three DIY window boxes.
I started with Boston Ferns. When the pan-damnit (as I like to call it) started awhile back I wasn’t able to go to stores to buy my real ferns, so I decided I would use faux ferns in this large window box. I’ve been using them ever since.
I stuck in some faux fall floral springs in orange and yellow (similar) throughout the box.
Next, I added in about 15 pumpkins in carious sizes, colors, and shapes.
Not pictured (oops): I added a 66′ strand of outdoor fairy lights for a night time glow.
Another big oops….I forgot to take a night time photo of the fall window boxes before I switched over to Halloween. Here’s a peek of last year’s window boxes at night. they look the same, just on a white house with black trim. 🙂
I wish these windows were accessible from the inside windows, but no such luck. Each season I pull out the extension ladder to change out the decor.
I added more of my faux pumpkins and fall floral springs to my faux sweet grass bush and cedar bush greenery. I always use faux in these boxes since they’re so hard to water from below.
Finally, I fished some fairy lights through a small cutout in the window screen and plugged them in inside.
I repeated the same steps on the other window box.
Once again, I failed to take photos of these two smaller window boxes at night, but here they are last year when our house was gray.
And finally, here’s a zoomed out look at our fall front porch at night!
What do you think? I always have so much fun decorating our fall front porch. It only stays up for two to three weeks before I start adding all the Halloween decorations to it though.
I’ll share or Halloween decor as soon as I can get it on the blog.
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- Faux pumpkins (amazon)
- Affordable throw blanket (target dollar spot)
- Outdoor pillows (amazon)
- 2 hay bales (lowe's)
- Faux floral stems (amazon)
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