Easy outdoor fall decor inspiration for your porch. Includes sitting area ideas, plants, pillows, and the front door. Add a touch of autumn to your front porch in no time!
I am a firm believer in not reinventing the wheel. When something works, don’t mess with the formula! By using this approach with your seasonal decor, and reusing things you already have, the process is easy and takes hardly any time at all.
Here’s what I update with each new season:
- the door wreath
- the doormat
- something new in the planters
- pillow covers/throws
- simple seasonal accessories
Everything else stays the same.
I love seasonal decor. Adding it to your home is an excellent way to freshen things up a few times a year. Let your personal style lead you, and make the decor elaborate or simple, inexpensive or a splurge. Some years, I splurge more than others! There are times when I just can’t help myself, and that happened this year with the rug and mat in front of the door.
Outdoor Fall Decor Tip
If you want to use things you already have, the front door area is the perfect place to do that. Keep some existing elements, and simply add one or two seasonal items. Many times I reuse doormats, and I rarely change the actual planters.
I had ferns in the planters all summer, and replaced them with small boxwood bushes. I used ivy in smaller pots over the summer, and transferred that to compliment the boxwood. The ivy had grown quite full and long, so I wrapped it around the base of the boxwood. I plan to keep the planters through Christmas. (Hopefully the boxwood will survive!)
Author’s note: the boxwood did survive and our Christmas front porch looked great!
The color scheme of navy and copper began with the pillow covers. They are from one of my favorite sources and are downright cheap. I usually don’t like to use that word, but in this case, it definitely fits.
The print on the pillows features leaves with flowers that look a little like acorns…and they just seemed right for the space. Cozy blue chevron throws finish off the chairs. I recently used copper mums on our back patio, and the color they added is amazing…so I decided to carry that around to the front porch. Again, I reused the ivy and containers I already had, and simply changed the main flower. (I did dump some of the potting soil out, and refreshed the pots with new soil.) Another pot of mums in a basket of pumpkins is the final touch.
This past week, Ohio has been blessed with cooler temps. There have been a few days when, early in the morning, a definite fall chill has been in the air. One morning it actually made me catch my breath. As we wrap up this final weekend of the summer, and head into autumn, I hope you all can experience that feeling of renewed energy. There is just something about cool, fall air that restores the soul.
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*The round, white planters are no longer available…but you could make your own by spray painting small, metal trash cans. Make sure to drill holes for drainage in the bottom.
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