FALL DECORATING : AN ELEGANT AND SIMPLE FRONT PORCH

Do you like to decorate your porch for the different seasons? I usually do, but I always keep it pretty simple. Today I’m sharing my front porch decorated for fall and I’m so happy to be joining in with a very talented group of ladies for this blog tour! Please be sure to visit everyone touring with me today, all listed at the end of my post – you’ll be amazed by everyone’s talent!

If you’re coming here from Rebekah of A Blissful Nest and her gorgeous home, welcome! I’m thrilled to have you here, and I’m sure you loved everything over on Rebekah’s porch! Looking back at my porch, this past spring, I went with a little more decor than I usually do, and added lots of layers and bold hues of blue. You can see it all here. I really loved the look and having such an inviting space.

For summer, it was minimal and clean with only my ferns, and I even removed the throw pillows from our chairs. You can have a look at it here. This fall, I’m somewhere in between, I created a neutral and cozy sitting nook and put the focus on the steps and front door with rich, autumn hues. Come and have a look and let me know what you think!

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ELEGANT FALL FRONT PORCHA simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.

Get ready, I’m sharing a lot of pictures today. I just photographed this the other night after dinner and I tried to capture as may shots as I could, while I still had good light. I really need a lesson in editing, I’ m the worst when it comes to narrowing down my own shots!A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.

Taking a little bit of a closer look, you’ll recognize the chairs are from our back patio. We just recently did an entire makeover in our backyard this summer, and if you haven’t seen it before, you really should (click here) – we’re still completely in love with that space! A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.

I kept the rest of the porch so simple, I did’t even use planters for the mums. These are just the simple containers I bought them in, and although some people may cringe at that thought, it really doesn’t bother me! The plants are so full, you hardly see them, and the black coordinates with our front porch.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.



FALL WREATH IN DEEP, RICH  HUES

I wanted the color focus on the steps to play off of my new wreath, which was a serious score at t HomeSense. I just love the rich colors, fullness, depth and layers of this gorgeous, lush wreath.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.

It’s quite large in scale about 24″ and fits the proportion of the door perfectly.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.The deep plums and burnt oranges paired with the gold tones are just beautiful, and while I normally stick with more neutral tones, I just fell in love with this and had to have it!A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.



 

OUR POTTED PLANTS – KEEPING IT SIMPLE!

I replaced my ferns from spring and summer with my some of my favorite red ornamental grass. Since these were still quite small from the nursery, I clustered three together in each planter for fullness. I think I could have used four, for an even fuller look. I used a different type of grass last year (you can see it here), and I much prefer the deep burgundy of these ones.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.
I usually keep my colors to a minimum when it comes to florals and plants, but this fall I felt like going for a little more pop than usual – our wreath was my jumping off point for creating the focus.
A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.I’m still waiting for the mums to fully bloom and I can’t wait to see how saturated the colors will look once they do!
A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.The colors from the street are so pretty and welcoming, and I love how they pop off of all the green foliage surrounding our home.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door. A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.

A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.



CREATE A WELCOMING SEATING AREA

On the left of the steps and front door is our seating nook where we often have our morning coffee, or sit for a quiet evening in the summer.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.

I decided to borrow our wingback chairs from the back patio to create a more welcoming feeling out here. I absolutely love these wingback style chairs, and I think I may need to get myself another set of them! Create a cozy seating nook on your front porch this Fall, layered with blankets, fresh hydrangeas and lanterns.

I clipped some of my hydrangeas from the garden – and they’ve turned the prettiest shade of green. Can you believe how full they are? They get absolutely huge by the end of the summer!
Create a cozy seating nook on your front porch this Fall, layered with blankets, fresh hydrangeas and lanterns.

Create a cozy seating nook on your front porch this Fall, layered with blankets, fresh hydrangeas and lanterns.Create a cozy seating nook on your front porch this Fall, layered with blankets, fresh hydrangeas and lanterns.

I love this view, where you can get a glimpse of all of the colors working together…so prettyCreate a cozy seating nook on your front porch this Fall, layered with blankets, fresh hydrangeas and lanterns.

We see many passersby from this view – we have nature and horse trails right next to our home, and it’s a real treat when horses come down the street.
A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.



FRONT PORCH DECORATED FOR FALLA simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.

It’s really simple to create a look like this, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. I bought inexpensive plants and used lanterns from the patio tie this look together.
A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.The most important part for me was to create a front porch decorated for fall that is welcoming and speaks to the season through colors and textures and a luxurious, welcoming seating area to take it all in.
A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.A simple and elegant front porch decorated for Fall with seasonal flowers in autumnal colors, and a sophisticated overscale wreath for the front door.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog – as always! I hope you enjoyed our front porch decorated for fall! I love to have you here and I’d love for you to stick around if you’re new to my blog! You can sign up for my newslestter to always have the latest sent right to youI hope you enjoyed the tour today.

Next in our lineup is Mysha from Remington Avenue, you’ll love Mysha’s porch, she is always so creative! Please take a minute to stop by everyone listed below on our tour, you’ll absolutely love what everyone has to offer! Enjoy and happy decorating! xo

HERE’S OUR FABULOUS LINEUP :

REMINGTON AVENUE | BOXWOOD AVENUE | THE DIY MOMMY | A BLISSFUL NEST 

GET THE LOOK OF OUR PORCH HERE :

SHOP WINGBACK CHAIRS HERE :

SHOP FALL WREATHS HERE : 

SHOP CABLE KNIT THROWS HERE :

SHOP STRIPED PILLOWS HERE :

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24 Comments on FALL DECORATING : AN ELEGANT AND SIMPLE FRONT PORCH

  1. mysha
    September 14, 2017 at 9:11 AM (3 years ago)

    Tam I love your front porch. The addition of the harvest wreath against the black door is so beautiful.

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    • tamaraanka
      September 14, 2017 at 9:24 AM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Mysha! I loved your porch too with all of those gorgeous tones mixed together!

      Reply
  2. Bree
    September 14, 2017 at 10:07 AM (3 years ago)

    So beautiful, Tamara!!! I love the pops of orange and red and can’t get enough of those cute lanterns! Happy fall sweet friend!!! xoxo

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    • tamaraanka
      September 14, 2017 at 10:32 AM (3 years ago)

      Bree you are the best and always so good to me! Thank you so much for hopping by!! Can’t wait to check out your tour today too! xo

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    • tamaraanka
      September 14, 2017 at 10:32 AM (3 years ago)

      Rebekah thank you so much my friend! I love your porch and all that gorgeous layering!!

      Reply
  3. Tracey
    September 14, 2017 at 11:53 AM (3 years ago)

    Tam
    Your front porch colors and warmth make me excited for those beautiful autumn days/evenings and make it so cozy…I do love the transitional to this season. I love the plum tones you’ve placed here and there, that is like the icing on the cake! Beautiful!

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    • tamaraanka
      September 14, 2017 at 12:33 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks Trace! Nw you just need to come over to take it all in! Love you!xo

      Reply
  4. Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy
    September 14, 2017 at 1:24 PM (3 years ago)

    This truly is so elegant! Love all the Autumn colours and textures.

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    • tamaraanka
      September 14, 2017 at 1:33 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much, I’m very happy you like it :)

      Reply
  5. [email protected]
    September 14, 2017 at 3:59 PM (3 years ago)

    Tamara, your porch is beautiful for fall! I love the mums in every color and I could definitely get cozy on one of those chairs with a blanket. Happy fall!

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    • tamaraanka
      September 14, 2017 at 4:32 PM (3 years ago)

      Brenna thank you so much! The funny thing is I was never really a fan of mums, but I love them now! So happy you like them too! Happy Fall & thanks for popping by!

      Reply
  6. Diane
    September 14, 2017 at 4:26 PM (3 years ago)

    Your house is lovely and the porch is tastefully decorated! The setting makes me nostalgic for Michigan in the Fall.

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    • tamaraanka
      September 14, 2017 at 5:43 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Diane! There’s nothing quite like a crisp beautiful Fall, is there? I’m sure you have the most wonderful memories!! Thank you for stopping by!

      Reply
  7. Erica
    September 16, 2017 at 11:39 AM (3 years ago)

    Love your Fall decorations for the front porch – elegant and not overdone.

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    • tamaraanka
      May 12, 2020 at 7:14 AM (2 months ago)

      Thank you so much I really appreciate it!! So sorry my reply is this late!

      Reply
  8. Kathryn Griffin
    September 18, 2017 at 7:31 AM (3 years ago)

    Tamara, your porch is so welcoming! And, that wreath! Seriously, what a great score!! My Fall wreath is looking so worn and sad, I may need to replace it. Thanks for sharing. Happy week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    • tamaraanka
      May 12, 2020 at 7:15 AM (2 months ago)

      Thank you for reading along with me, so glad you like it all! xox

      Reply
  9. Sonya
    April 20, 2020 at 9:30 PM (3 months ago)

    Where did you get those chairs?! It looks super cozy!

    Reply
  10. Allison Sterner
    April 21, 2020 at 1:20 PM (3 months ago)

    I am interested in the white washed lantern you have in the fall pics. Are they the black ones feom Amazon that you whitewashed yourself. What kind of paint did you use on the black plastic, if so.

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    • tamaraanka
      May 1, 2020 at 2:36 PM (2 months ago)

      Hi Allison! These are many years old from HomeSense! I didn’t whitewash these :) I’m sorry I’m not much more help! Thanks for visiting! xo

      Reply
  11. Ashley R
    May 7, 2020 at 9:53 AM (2 months ago)

    I love your wingback chairs! I cannot find any that a cushion comes all the way up like these. Do you mind sharing where you got them? The potterybarn one the cushion isnt this high.

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    • tamaraanka
      May 12, 2020 at 7:11 AM (2 months ago)

      Thank you so much! Theses are from Canadian Tire, I believe they still sell them!

      Reply

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