Hi everyone! We are moving our son into his dorm this weekend in Ohio. He has been home since St. Patrick’s Day on an extended Spring Break with mom, dad, Chloe and Elliott. Elliott begrudgingly shared his chaise with Evan during midterms and finals. And, now? Five months later and I am spending the early hours search for fall porch inspiration on Pinterest.
Sadly, my favorite rug on the planet did not survive the pandemic with two dogs at home and an excess of bones during Zoom calls and online classes.
My plans , following our return to Colorado, are to get my front porch and back patio ready for fall.
I will need something to keep me busy this fall.
I stocked up on this decor staple and can’t wait to share what I plan to do with it.
The last photo in this fall porch lineup is a hint of what I plan to do on my back patio.
Fall Porch Inspiration
I love searching for fall porch inspiration on Pinterest, but it always raises questions for me. Like, how do those perfectly stacked pumpkins stay upright? How do those mums stay so fresh?
Seriously. I want to see some porches at the end of September. #wink
This year I plan to once again add fall mums to my porch.
My goal is to keep them alive.
I plan to include real and fake pumpkins on my porch to bulk things up without the squirrels eating their way through a pumpkin breakfast buffet line on the front steps.
Fall Porch Inspiration #1
I found this front porch on Pinterest and loved the pumpkins on the steps and the unexpected pop of purple.
And then with a last-minute search for fall porches I found …
the other half of the front porch.
This porch makes me want to add stone to my steps.
This next fall front porch is what I call my fall porch basic. This porch looks the most like my porch. It is my throw up a strand of garland, add a wreath and stack a few pumpkins.
And, call it good for the season.
No shame in a fall porch basic.
But this year, with my baby off to college I want to step up my fall porch decor.
It’s a little matchy-matchy now that I see it on Mama’s porch, but again, I get it. I tend toward balance and matchy.
This is a great fall starter porch for newbies or homeowners (or renters) who do not scroll through Pinterest on a Saturday morning. I love her front door and her wreath reminds me of this one.
I love this next porch. It is similar to the one above, but adding a lantern and mismatched pumpkins made it warm and welcoming.
There are those bricks again on her front steps.
My husband does not love a cornstalk. I think I have the remains of cornstalks in the back of his car from last year. But I love them! My cornstalks rarely stand up with the afternoon winds rolling off from the mountains. I like how she added ribbon to keep them bundled.
I love, love, love the addition of a strand of lights in this next fall porch. With the fall mums and the pumpkins, it is so pretty.
With the nights getting shorter and cooler this is a great time of year to add additional, warm lighting to a front porch.
Tip: If you are selling your home in the fall/winter add a strand of lights to add a warm welcome to the porch for those end of day showings.
Evan is ready and is my husband.
Thank you for stopping by for a little inspiration! Which front porch describes your style best?
PS If you are looking for an extra $100 to spruce up your front porch enter the Happy Day giveaway here.