Easy And Simple Fall Front Porch {And Our New Front Door!}

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Remodeling and updating a house pretty much from top to bottom and trying to keep up with seasonal decorating is no laughing matter.  And having a front and back yard where you have purposely killed every. single. blade. of. grass. isn’t funny either.  #uglyyard  Yup – our neglected, twenty year old lawn, developed a fungus that wiped most of it out, so we’re starting from scratch and totally reseeding the yard this fall.  So that is why, when I show you my fall front porch and new door, you won’t see any photos of the whole front of the house.  Photos of brown and dead grass does not a good blog post make.  

 

Nobody wants to think about the word fungus – yuck and ew.  So in spite of my ugly yard, I’m pretty tickled to share my fall’ified front porch and our new front door!

 

Easy And Simple Fall Front Porch

 

Let’s talk about the decorations first and then I can show you the before and after door.

 

Because of the above mentioned time consuming remodel, I wanted to keep the fall decor on my front porch simple, fast and easy.  I started off with a wicker hanging door basket and filled it with floral bushes.  

 

Super easy to do fall front door hanging basket filled with floral bushes

 

To put this together, I placed three tall floral bushes toward the back of the basket and filled the front of the basket in with two shorter ones.

 

Super easy fall front door hanging basket

 

I love all of elements of these bushes – the showy sunflowers, faux leaves tinged with fall color, acorns and even some feathers – yum.

 

Super easy fall front door hanging basket

 

Next up were the black urns that flank my door.  Over the summer they were filled with beautiful, ginormous Boston ferns.  They were so pretty and I would have kept them there forever, but the seasons are a changin’ so it was time for something different.

 

Easy And Simple Fall Front Porch

 

I filled in some of the empty space around the urns with twine pumpkins and a lidded copper pumpkin container that I already had in my stash.  The pumpkins have orange lights on them and look really cool after dark.  The urns were another super easy to do project. Come back on Friday and I’ll show you exactly how I put them together.

 

Easy And Simple Fall Front Porch

 

In all, I probably spent about thirty minutes putting my fall front porch together.  Most of the time was spent fiddling with the fall garland that is wrapped around the pumpkins.

 

Easy And Simple Fall Front Porch

 

Easy fall urn

 

And now, back to the door.  There was nothing wrong with the door that was on this house when we bought it.  Nothing.  It just wasn’t the style that I was after.  Excuse the cleaning stuff on the floor.

 

Front door BEFORE

 

I was perfectly willing to live with it, but when Pookie offered to replace it with what I wanted for my birthday, well…how could I say no?!?

I tried out a quite a few colors on the door while trying to decide on a final color.  Neutral or something that pops?  Blue, aqua or bluish-aqua?  Those were the things I was considering.

 

 

It turned out that no matter what color I put on the door, they all looked gray from the street. Plus, I was a little concerned that any color, other than gray, would dictate how I decorate the door for the seasons.  So gray it was, Sherwin Williams Network Gray, to be specific (the sample in on the raised panel on the lower left of the door).  So far, I haven’t regretted my decision one bit!

 

Easy And Simple Fall Front Porch

 

Pssst!  If you need a little help creating a fall urn like the ones above, click HERE.  I’ll show you how I did it step-by-step.

 

I spent a little more time decorating the sideboard and changing up the gallery wall in our kitchen.  Click HERE if you’d like to take a look.

 

Fall Kitchen Sideboard And Gallery Wall

 

And click HERE if you’d like to take a look at my fall table centerpiece.

 

Farmhouse Fall Table Centerpiece

 

For more fall inspiration, click HERE to see my Fall Home Tour from our previous house.

 

Fall dining room table centerpiece

 

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33 Comments

  1. oh boy it all looks amazing. I love the color of the frond door!!!

    1. Thank you, Christie. I’m pretty happy with it.

  2. Anne@DesignDreams says:

    Beautiful! Love the new door and the lovely fall decor. I had my door replaced this year too, it looks spectacular and makes me very very happy!

    1. Thank you, Anne. Replacing the door has totally changed the look of this house. I bet yours did too!

  3. Your front door fall entry is simply beautiful! Love your pumpkin topiary.

    1. Thank you so much, Meeka!

  4. Love that grey door and how the fall decor just pops against it!

    1. Thank you, Jenna. That’s one of the main reasons that I chose that color, plus I won’t have to fight with it at Christmas.

  5. So pretty! You always do such a beautiful job with your décor! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

  6. Hey, stopping by from Diana Rambles! LOVE this transformation!! Especially the new door paint! I would like to invite you to link up at my new party! Every Thursday at 7pm EST. Hope to see you there!

  7. This is great! I love how the look can carry for Halloween as well as through Thanksgiving…oh and that door color is awesome! Love it…thanks so much for coming by and sharing your before and after with us at Turn It UpTuesday 🙂

  8. Your porch looks fabulous. Thank you for linking with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to see you again next week.

  9. Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. Love your new door. It really makes a difference in the overall appearance. And I truly love the easy to do Fall display. I think I can do this at my front door. Thanks for sharing. Found you featured over at Totally Terrific Tuesday.

  11. I love all your projects and this one caught my eye. I have some urns very similar to yours and I was wondering what to do with the. Perfect idea for fall. I am just getting ready to make some pumpkins and this will work for me. Thanks. Visiting from The Scoop #236

    1. Hi Kim. So glad you found some inspiration for your urns! Thank you for stopping by!

  12. Love the front door basket! Will be giving that a try. Also want to win the Magnolia Farms Giveaway!

  13. Dina Bradshaw says:

    Where did you find your urns?

  14. I was on a mission a while back to find the basket you used on your door. I happened to go into a thrift store and found one for 2.00 !!!

  15. Love the new door and the simplicity of the decor!

  16. Your front door looks great. I know what a chore it is to pick out a color because I did that last fall. Your urns are also beautiful with the pumpkins. What a wonderful time of the year to decorate.

  17. Becky Grant says:

    Love the color of your front door! The fall decorations are beautiful as well!

  18. michele gaydos says:

    your porch is beautiful…very fall!

  19. Everything is just lovely! It appears that the pumpkins on the urns are artificial. How do you keep them from blowing away? I even tried a dowel rod to hold it in place, but, alas, it still blew over. (the pumpkin) Thanks! I love your blog!

    1. Hi Mandy. You’re right – the pumpkins are artificial. They have a little bit of weight to them because of their size, but I’m sure they could still get blown over by a strong gust of wind. I guess the reason that I haven’t had a problem with that is because they’re located up under the room of my front porch and against the house. I’m assuming you inserted the dowel rod into the bottom of your pumpkin??? If so, have you also tried inserting the dowel into a piece of foam wedged into the bottom of your planter? Not sure if that would solve your problem or not…..

      1. Thanks, I’ll try it! Our porch has nothing to break the wind.

  20. I’m so so jealous of your new front door. I have been begging for a new one for 13 years but Mr Practical can’t replace something that ain’t broke. Grrrr. I have chosen one almost identical but the glass goes all the way down. The color is perfect for your house as is the decor. Everything you do is perfect. ❤️❤️❤️

  21. What a great idea for the urns! I have two at my front door and really don’t want to do mums because I will forget to water them consistently. The pumpkin/wreath (I’m guessing) idea is so clever. I’m going to follow your lead. Thank you so much!

  22. Laurie Orlando says:

    Love the new front door and the simple elegance of the way you decorated your front porch!

  23. I love your front door. The other one was pretty but I personally like your new one better. The fall decorations on your porch are great and it’s so neat that it only took about 30 minutes to decorate.

  24. Liz Horton says:

    I love your style and the black urns look amazing! Would you mind sharing how tall they are? The scale is perfect with the house. Thanks