This Year’s Beautiful Fall Front Porch & Decorating Ideas

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Beautiful fall front porch decorating ideas with traditional fall colors and home decor accents to create a welcoming entrance.

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Before we take a tour of my entire front porch, I want to welcome you to the Fall Ideas Tour, where 21 bloggers are sharing all things fall related to front porches and decks, mantels, tablescapes, diy projects and tiered trays. My friend, Angie from Postcards On The Ridge, is our fabulous hostess for the tour today. Be sure to scroll all the way, to the bottom where you’ll find links to everyone’s inspiring ideas!

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No matter what part of my home I’m decorating, I need inspiration of some sort. It doesn’t matter if it’s just plain ole everyday decorating or decorating for a specific season or holiday.

My fall front porch was no different this year. Often times, I already have an idea of what I’m going to do, but not this year. But – I’ve learned that if I just allow my mind to calm down, inspiration will usually show up somewhere and that’s exactly what happened when I made a new fall wreath for my front door. By the way, you’ll find links to may of the items on my porch and links to the supplies that I used by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the post.

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I’ve had a gorgeous Pottery Barn wreath (you can see it HERE) saved on my Pinterest fall decorating ideas board for ages. I love the simplicity of it and was just waiting for the right opportunity to come along to duplicate it!

The Pottery Barn wreath rings up for $149, but I was able to recreate the look for less than $20, by purchasing supplies when they were on sale! I used a 24″ grapevine wreath, one large-leaf faux ivy garland and a few small pumpkins, pinecones and fall colored berries. You can purchase the ready-made wreath from Pottery Barn or find links to all of the supplies that I used by scrolling to the very bottom of the blog post, after everyone’s projects.

The wreath was so simple to put together that it really wasn’t worthy of a blog post, but I did make a video of the entire process. You can view it by visiting my Instagram profile and clicking on the highlight button called “FallWreath”.

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The rest of my inspiration came from the colors in the same rug that I used on my fall front porch last year  (which was one of my favorites ever btw). I just adore the mix of rich rust, gold and green.

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Once the wreath was hung on the door and the layered rugs were in place, the next item on the agenda was to put together my matching urns that flank the front door. I’ll be honest and tell you that trying to come up with something a little different year after year can be hard, but digging through my stash of fall foliage saved the day when I ran across a few bundles of wheat that I purchased on clearance last year!

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Assembly of the urns is another process that I made a video of. which you can find in the highlight called “Fall Urns” on my Instagram profile.

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When the door area was completed I moved on to decorating the ends of the porch. Since our porch is so wide, I typically decorate each end pretty much the same with just a couple of very minor differences, which is a slightly different bench on each end as well as what is hanging above each of them.

The left side of the porch has a large metal medallion above the bench, which I really don’t do anything to, but I did add a pretty throw for fall to the area.

front porch with Adirondack gliders decorated for fallPin
front porch with Adirondack gliders decorated for fallPin

On the right side, I added my favorite throw in the history of throws ever to the back of one of the Adirondack gliders and tucked a few fall eucalyptus sprigs into the wall planter above the bench.

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I used to worry what my neighbors would think about the fact that I’ve had pumpkins on my front porch for two weeks, but by now they’re used to the crazy blogger lady that lives here! Now I just need the weather to cooperate by giving us some gorgeous fall weather!

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I hope you’ll enjoy what everyone else has to share today!


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  1. Dana Hammon says:

    Where did you purchase the large rust colored rug (bottom layer)?