Welcome to my simple fall front porch! I’m a little late with my fall posts this year, but here I am with my first official fall decorating post. I shared my luxe fall tablescape the other day, so if you missed that one, you can see it here. I’m very happy I finally had the chance to get our porch pulled together for the season. So far, October has been such a beautiful month weather-wise, and I just wish I could bottle up this time of year with all of these gorgeous, rich colors. I always keep my porch decor very simple – I like things that are easy and efficient! As much as I love decorating our home from front to back, I have very little time to do it. Life is busy for all of us – so, here I am with my simple fall front porch in all it’s glory. All you need are some vibrant-hued mums in varying colors, a small bunch of pumpkins, a few lanterns and a gorgeous wreath. Come and take a look!
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SIMPLE FALL FRONT PORCH
I say bring on the color! This fall, I’m keeping my color palette inside the house more muted and neutral (stay tuned for my decorating posts coming soon!), but I wanted our front porch to be layered with rich, vibrant color. No better way to do that than to pile on the mums!
I knew I wanted to make a statement with large plants in specific colors, so I had to go to a few different nurseries to find what I had in mind. My wreath was the starting point for my color palette (I’ve had it for a few years), which dictated the combination of oranges and golds. I wanted to add in deep red for some depth and color variation. This is probably the brightest fall porch we’ve ever had and I’m loving all of the delicious hues!
First I found the deep red mums, which I put in my planters at the top of the steps to visually separate the colors between the wreath and the other plants below them. It breaks up all the orange tones and provides a little more punch and depth as I mentioned above. From there, I added the two different orange-hued mums. I love how the middle plants have a beautiful mix of different tones throughout, from yellow to a soft orangey-pink.
I’m still waiting for the orange mums on the bottom to fully bloom, but they’re the perfect color to coordinate with my pumpkins. I bought a bunch of smaller pumpkins in orange and white, all in various sizes, and tucked and nestled them in around the base of the plants. This really is so easy to create, once you know your color palette, you’re good to go! You can see some of the leaves in golden hues in the shot below, and I just love all of the rich colors working together. We have mostly pines around our house (hence all the needles on the grass!), but our maple, oak trees and other trees that we have, turn mostly yellow in our yard. Living in a wooded area we’re so lucky to live with all of the stunning foliage we get to see every day – it’s something to truly be thankful for! To get this look, it cost me about $100 for the plants and pumpkins, everything else, I already had. That’s a pretty great deal for a fall front porch that’s warm, inviting and makes a statement to welcome our guests. I hope the weather stays beautiful for the rest of October so we can hang on to all the gorgeous colors a little while longer – the leaves fall too soon all the way up here where we live!Thank you for reading with me, I hope you’re inspired to create a simple fall front porch of your own – the key to this look is finding mums that are large and full, and also as fully bloomed as possible. Cluster them closely together, sprinkle a few pumpkins around, finish with your lanterns and you’re done. So easy! I hope you’re getting gorgeous fall weather wherever you are! Happy Fall! xo