One of the best things about an outdoor space is being able to usher in a new season by switching out the decor. My outdoor spaces aren’t big or weather- proof…but I love to bring a bit of the indoors out, and cozy them up with fabrics, plants and accessories. I don’t worry if something gets wet, because eventually it dries out. Nothing has ever blown away or been stolen. I try to use what I already have for the most part, but sometimes I end up buying something new. (A handy source list is at the end of the post.)
Oh my gosh are they pricey.
So I decided to go with basic tubs and not only was it budget-friendly, but I think it was the right choice for my space. The tubs on the stands may have been too much. Even though I wish I lived in a farmhouse, the fact remains that I do not. These tubs add a bit of farmhouse without going over the top.
I’ll be back soon to show you exactly how I put them together. The plan is to keep them going (and alive) all the way through Christmas. I hope it works out. I figure even if the ivy dies, I can add some other sort of greenery later and all will be fine.
Here are the basic ways I add decor to my outdoor spaces. It may vary slightly with the season, but not very much. The first thing to start with is someplace to sit. A swing, rockers, chairs. Even if you have a tiny front porch, hopefully you have room to add a small bench or even a stool.
If you have room for even one chair or bench, add some softness with fabric. A throw, pillows or a seat cushion…or a combination of any of the three. These brown plaid throws were my new addition last year on the back porch. This year they have moved to the front. The colors of Autumn are, in my opinion, stunning. Include them in your fabric. Browns, golds, oranges, deep reds.
Next on the list is definitely pumpkins. A Fall porch would not be complete without at least one pumpkin. I have a few small real ones and a few Funkins. When it gets closer to Halloween, I’ll put the Funkins away and replace them with the real thing.
That’s basically how I do it with every season. Sometimes it takes a bit of planning and other times I just wing it. For this fall porch, I did plan the new tubs but everything else I already had. Once everything was gathered, it only took me about 30 minutes to put it all together. As always, my little helper was at my side.
I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not, but since her attack, we have become almost inseparable. I guess it’s a natural thing so I’m trying not to dwell on it or worry about it. As some would say, it is what it is.
I’ve put together as many sources as I could for things used on my porch. If there isn’t a source listed, it’s either vintage or no longer available. I’ll see you in a few days for my Fall Home Tour. I’m joining an amazing group of DIY/Decor bloggers so be prepared for tons of inspiration. Enjoy your day!
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