Welcome guests to your home this fall by creating an autumnal wonderland on your front porch. Mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, bales of hay—there’s so much to work with when it comes to decorating during fall. Here’s some inspiration to get you started on your own front porch masterpiece.
1. Bring in the harvest
Fall is all about bringing the harvest into your home—or at least a little closer to it. From hay bails, corn stalks and dried corn to gourds of all shapes, sizes and colors, nothing says fall like the fruits of the harvest. Vary the height and color of items to create a more interesting layout.
2. Stencil some burlap
By choosing your own stencil and paint color, burlap can be used to tie together any festive porch. Choose a themed design like leaves or crows and then fill it in with your favorite fall colors. Don’t limit yourself to just a doormat, either. Burlap can be used for pillows, door hangers or perhaps a unique outdoor banner welcoming the season.
3. Add fall-focused colors
There are several ways to add a pop of color without overwhelming your outdoor space. Look for a throw blanket or some pillows to place on a bench or chair. Door hangers are also an awesome way to add some autumn flare. Or, you may consider simply draping a few pieces of decor with some dried branches, leaves or grapevines.
4. Frame your door
Anyone can put up a seasonal door hanger. (Although, we must admit we really love this one. Seriously, the little chalkboard attached to the basket? LOVE!) However, if you want to take your entry to a new level, try out a garland. It can draw out the door hanger’s color scheme or can add a depth by highlighting with neutral tones.
5. Use rustic planters
There are so many possibilities for planters. We love the look of apple baskets as they tie in with one of the most delicious foods of the season. Some alternative options are wicker baskets, metal basins, wooden crates or any other container that fits your plants.
6. Make a statement
Choose a fun phrase or a word or two that represents the spirit of autumn. Then reclaim any old piece of wood you have hanging around and stencil the phrase onto it. These rustic signs will add a personal touch to your outdoor space and are a simple way of inserting a splash of color.
7. Incorporate antiques
A few appropriately placed antiques will result in a unique and memorable front porch. The different pieces will add some personality where otherwise things may fall flat. Try a wooden crate placed up on its side or an old window frame. Calleen over at Craft Critters was able to get her hands on an old-fashioned milk jug that worked perfectly in her space. Don’t be afraid to try something different—it may become your next favorite treasure.