No need to go overboard when doing your seasonal decorating! Check out these simple ideas for adding just enough fall decor to your front porch.
I have been known to decorate up to the rafters out on our front porch, One Christmas, my neighbors went gah-gah over my decorations so much that they were even bringing their kids over to take pictures on our porch! It’s fun, but it’s also a TON of work – dragging everything out of the attic and then putting it all away again. Well….I’ve moved away from the “let’s bring out ALL the things!” philosophy and have migrated to simpler times. 😀
We’ve been slowly working on the curb appeal of our home ever since we had the red brick painted a couple of years ago. One of my favorites additions to the porch are four wonderful wooden Adirondack gliders! Our front porch is made for sitting and we love, love, love to enjoy a cup of coffee out here on cool fall afternoons.
The fun braided tassel, striped pillows were a happy find a few weeks ago! Paired with a fall plaid blanket scarf and pumpkin pillow covers, my front porch is an introduction to all the colors to be found on the inside of my home this season.
In keeping with my K-I-S-S decorating philosophy, have two baskets, that I turned into planters, that always flank my front door. The baskets were originally white, but I spray painted them black for a classic look. To keep the baskets from rotting, I added a large plastic container inside each basket that holds the actual dirt and plants. So far, they’ve held up great!
The ivy spilling over the sides stays put year round and I simply change out the other plants, depending upon the season. This fall, I added colorful coleus and tucked a few pumpkins into the ivy.
My symmetry loving self has two gliders, a small table and a bench on each end of the porch. We’ve managed to stain two of the gliders, but still have two more left to do. Hopefully, that will happen this fall!
Here’s a money saving tip: instead of purchasing actual tables, use a large basket turned upside down! The basket makes a super table and you can even add a round wooden topper, from your local home improvement store, to make the surface completely flat.
The wreath on the front door is a new one that I made using faux eucalyptus and some tiny pumpkins. I’ll be back later this week to show you how I made it!
Happy fall – from my front porch to yours!