As the earthy tones, cool nights, and crisp breeze of Autumn fill the air, it brings new opportunity to transform your front porch decor. From watching the kids play in the front yard to staying up late enthralled in good conversation with friends, your front porch can become your favorite fall retreat. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you want to deck out your front porch this season.
There’s no shortage of festive items you can use to decorate your front porch this fall. Start with pumpkins and gourds, then try some pinecones and corn husks. Add some seasonal curb appeal to your home by creating a corn husk wreath for your front door. Accent your stairs and walkway with festive pumpkins and gourds in all different colors, shapes and sizes. Have some space in the front garden? Why not spice it up by adding a couple hay bales topped with your favorite seasonal decor.
Transform your front porch into the perfect spot for evening visits by adding a hint of autumnal color to your seating arrangement. Try adding outdoor cushions to your classic rocking chairs to provide added comfort during those late night chats. Spice up your porch swing by covering the seat with a festive quilt and pillows. Keep a basket of soft blankets and seasonal treats on hand when anticipating guests.
If you’re looking to add a splash of color to the front of your home, look no further than the beautiful flowers of fall. Topping out the list of popular plants for fall colors are mums, marigolds, million bells, and pansies. These flowers can easily be potted or planted in your flower bed to add warm seasonal tones to your home.
Equally, with late night sitting in mind, make sure to accent your front porch with adequate and festive lighting. From string lights to lanterns to candles, there are plenty of options to choose from. To create your own luminaries the whole family will enjoy, consider carving some pumpkins with the kids. Place a candle or LED pumpkin light inside for a glow that will last well into the night.
Fall is Beautiful
From comfortable seating to festive autumnal flowers and decor, there’s no shortage of ways for you to add a burst of color and personality to your home this fall. Whatever you choose, make sure that when you’re decorating your front porch you focus on what truly makes your house feel like home. Here in the South, front porch sitting is a perennial tradition, and the fall season is no exception. images: Oakhurst and Adams Vineyard