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Fall Front Porch Tour

Today, we’re excited to welcome you to our fall front porch as we partner with some of our favorite bloggers for the Fall Porches & Patios Tour hosted by the sweet and fabulous, Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.

If you’re coming over from The Painted Hinge, welcome, we’re so happy to have you here. Michelle has a home that feels warm and inviting no matter what the season and her front porch is no exception!

No playing, you guys, if I could only decorate one space for the entire year it would without a doubt be the front porch for Fall. A few weeks ago, I pressure washed the porch, installing new rugs, repainting the wicker furniture and adding seasonal touches. It was a lot of work at the time, but the porch feels completely refreshed and ready to welcome all things Fall now.

We truly believe it doesn’t matter if you have a large front porch or a perfectly square front stoop, there’s nothing better than coming home after a long day to porch that is festively decorated for Fall.

I know sometimes it can feel overwhelming to decorate for the seasons both inside and out, but I promise, it doesn’t have to be stressful at all.

While we’re big supporters of decorating for Fall, we’re also big supporters of decorating with what you love. Your porch can be relaxed and low-key or as cheery and celebrated as you want it to be!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re ready to create a fall front porch tour of your own…

Find a Wreath You Love 

Set the tone for your fall front porch from the very beginning by decorating your front door. We picked up this one in late summer on sale at Joanns.

Determine Your Color Palette 

Once you have chosen your wreath, let it be your color guide. Our wreath features shades of orange, creams, browns, greens and blues which then further helped to determine our fabric choice for pillows and plants.

Don’t sweat it if you find a piece of seasonal fabric, pillows or throws you love first!

All you have to do in that case is to choose a wreath that complements the colors in the fabric you love.

Add Fall Foliage, Plants, Herbs and Flowers

I don’t even have to tell you how obsessed we are with Mums, especially during Fall. We love, love, love them!

We picked these up from both Lowes and Walmart.

You don’t have to necessarily use Mums on your Fall front porch to make it feel festive though. There are plenty of other things you can use to make your porch feel seasonal like magnolia leaves, thistles, sticks, goldenrod, dahlias, certain kinds of daisies, autumnal leaves, herbs, vegetables like kale, pumpkins, blooming branches, pinecones, coleus, acorns and deer sheds are usually plentiful this time of year.

Fall foliage, plants, herbs and flowers can help to add quick and easy pops of color.  This is an easy way to create a fall front porch on a budget for a festive feel. Keep in mind, you’ll want to vary the heights of your planters and plants to add visual interest.

Layer Texture with Pillows and Throws

While it might not feel like Fall in your neck of the woods just yet, you’ll likely have a few chilly nights or early mornings between now and Thanksgiving. Add a layer of cozy with textural elements such as cable knit, cashmere, wool, velvet and burlap.

Don’t forget about searching your favorite estate sales, thrift stores, charity shops and antique stores for vintage plaid blankets. They’re another great way to add a pretty pop of color and texture to chairs, benches, couches and outdoor settees at fairly reasonable prices.

Create a Place to Relax

If you have room on your porch for a seating area, consider adding a rug to help define the space. We divided our porch into zones a few years ago. It made a huge difference in the way we use the space.

We picked these rugs up at Home Depot in late July on clearance. They’re great for outdoor use because they can be easily cleaned and hosed down. If you need a lot of rugs at one time like we did, take advantage of end of the season sales to help stretch your budget.

After you have your seating area defined, make it comfortable!

You’ll want to have a place to put a pumpkin spice latte, a glass of apple cider or your favorite seasonal snacks.

Fall is a great time to kick up your feet with a good book or hang out with friends and relax.

The hustle and bustle of the holidays will be here before we know it. So, take the time to enjoy what you can, when you can, right now!

The next stop on the Fall Front Porch Tour is Lora Bloomquist and I hope you’ll check out all the creativity the other ladies on this blog hop have to share as well…

Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Our Southern Home | A Stroll Thru Life | Poofing The Pillows

 

Art and Sand | Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson | Itsy Bits and Pieces | Panoply

 

Decor To Adore  | Botanic Bleu  | Petite Haus  | Celebrate and Decorate

 

Belle Bleu Interiors | Virginia Sweet Pea | White Arrows Home | Thistle Key Lane

 

The Painted Hinge | The Crowned Goat | Lora Bloomquist | Beauty For Ashes Home

 

County Road  407 | My Thrift Store Addiction

See you guys back here tomorrow. We’re back with another quick and easy project – an heirloom pumpkin centerpiece! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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24 Comments

  1. Your porch is so cozy and inviting. Happy to be touring with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. Marty Oravetz says:

    Oh wow, this is amazing. I love your porch and the wicker seating areas are so inviting. Now as for those pies, I want some of everything. What an inviting porch.

  3. What an inviting porch! I love how you layered various fall colored textiles. The sweet little tarts look yummy too!

  4. Splitting your porch into zones is genius! I love that idea and hope to incorporate that soon. Everything looks beautiful and I wish I could taste those apples! My gosh they look good. And I’m headed to Home Depot! Fingers crossed there are some clearance rugs left! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Your porch looks absolutely beautiful! I love the mums and pumpkins that surround your front door and the pretty seating areas on either side of the door. I hope you get to spend many happy moments on this porch this fall.

  6. Hey CoCo! I love all the pumpkins and mums on your porch. Like pumpkins, you can never have too many mums. I adore that wild wreath on your front door! When I got to the picture of your pies, I could almost swear that I could smell them, but then I realized my husband was baking in our oven, but it was a nice coincedence. I love that you stuck to traditional fall colors, but kept them to the warm neutral side. Happy to be on this tour with you!

  7. I just wanted to add that my husband was baking a dump cake in the oven; I wasn’t baking my husband in the oven. Just wanted to clear that up.

  8. Your porch is so pretty! I love the beautiful throw and the color palette you chose. Most of all, I have my eye on those mouth-watering treats you have set out! Pies and caramel apple slices, oh my!

  9. Your porch is just beautiful. Loving the way you arranged everything. Lovely combo of color and texture.

    Visiting you from Panoply 🙂

  10. CoCo, wow! This is my favorite of all the porches & patios. There’s so much to love – the standard pumpkin & throw fare, yes, but it’s the vintage pieces that make my heart go pitter patter. Love the slop bucket for the apples! Your styling is perfect, and I know the thrill of having just cleaned the porch and setting it for the season. It’s such a good feeling! Oh, and your wreath is fab! I’m happy to make your acquaintance through this blog tour, and look forward to reading more of your posts! Happy Fall!

  11. This is seriously so soft and beautifully and totally perfect for fall! I love all of your tips. Your textiles and color choices are just amazing too! Your treats make the porch seem like a storybook fall setting. I love all your beautiful mums and pumpkins of course!

    Thanks so much for joining the tour! Happy fall!

  12. Jann Olson says:

    Your porch is so welcoming! Love all of your fun stations. Those apples have made my mouth water!! 🙂 Pumpkins and mums just make me happy as well!!
    hugs,
    Jann

  13. Coco, I want to come over and eat some of your scrumptious treats you’ve got out; you got me drooling! Powerwasher…that’s what I should have used to get all my squished crabapples off my deck and patio! Loved your tour. Thanks for sending folks my way!

  14. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    CoCo, your porch looks absolutely gorgeous adorned for fall! Oh, how I would enjoy spending an autumn afternoon in such a pretty place. The pies look scrumptious, too! It has been so much fun being on this tour with you! Happy Fall!!!

  15. CoCo,
    I thoroughly enjoyed touring your gorgeous porch and reading your great tips. My favorite… the natural rectangular basket of mums on the table… just spoke FALL to me. I had to stop and look at it for a while before continuing to read. Lovely porch and styling!

    Happy Fall,

    Judith

  16. CoCo – you do a Fall front porch like no other! This is drop.dead.gorgeous! Love your attention to detail and design. Vintage goodness galore and then delectable delights. Don’t be surprised to come home and find us sitting on this lovely porch! Well done. Much love!

  17. I am over the top in love with all of your mums – the rust are my favorite. I was only able to find a big yellow mum plant.

  18. Oh my goodness!!!! I am so inspired!! I love your layers of mums and your two sitting areas I would have to go back and forth between! The pies on a silver tray and those carmel apple slices on the wood! I was pinning away!! Absolutely wonderful!!

  19. CoCo, your porch is absolutely stunning!!! I love all of your fall touches. All of the layers and textures make it feel so cozy and inviting! So fun to join you on this tour!

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