Oooooh my GOURD – I love fall! 🧡And here in Cleveland after MANY 90′ temps (even in October) our summer is finally ch-ch-ch-ch-changing into the fall season. Crisp air, turning leaves, and an opportunity to finally wear a chunky sweater. Also, decorating the front porch with fall decor is a new obsession of mine and of many others. Because, pumpkins. But before we add 100 pumpkins to the front steps let’s think about a few foundational ways to 🎀”glam” 🎀up your fall decor to keep it in your style but a little more elevated.
🧡Give ’em PUMPKIN to Talk About!🧡
Team Pumpkin or Team Gourd? Because you need to go BIG or GOURD home, apparently. Pumpkins are a no-brainer for the front porch, especially on the steps. Here are a few ways to use pumpkins as chic decor. #SquashGoals
Stack your steps with pumpkins – just be sure guests (and you) have enough room to walk up to your door without tripping on your pumpkin-palooza. Mix and match… or monochromatic? Will you mix orange pumpkins with white ones with pink-ish gourds? Or will you stick with all orange or all white pumpkins? Layer pumpkins by stacking some on a pile of hay or an apple crate! Light up your pumpkins by carving and adding battery/LED tea lights OR buy a decorative luminary pumpkin to use year after year! Toss a handful of decorative plush pumpkins (how chic are these PINK ones?!) in a rustic wire basket!
Farmhouse decor is always “WELCOME” (wink) at my house! Yes, the large signs are a thing. And they are owning their new decor status in a chic way. If you’re wondering what kind of sign to get, where to put it, how to style it or glam it up a bit – follow these tips:
Lean a WELCOME sign next to your door or snuggled in the corner. Add a few decorative items to partner with the sign, such as an outdoor lantern, pumpkins or greenery. Commitment issues with 1 type of sign? Get a chalkboard easel to change up your message daily, weekly or seasonally! Perch it against a wall or secure it on the wall. Use an adjustable wreath stand to hang a smaller horizontal sign
The fall flower with the most decor power has GOT to be mums. Bright, bold and beautiful plants that are bursting with color! If you don’t have a few mums on your front porch yet I’m curious what you are waiting for.
Large urns for your mums are an easy way to upgrade the vibe of the mums. Be bold with colorful mums – especially if you have a white-colored house. The blooms will really pop against that backdrop. Use gold trash cans for a “glam” way to upgrade your plant stands!
Think s’mores and fall fire pits. Now transfer that outdoor vibe to your front porch in a soft, welcoming, and cozy way.
Toss some outdoor throw pillows to your seating. Already have pillows and blankets on your porch? Time to trade those summery ones out for ones that feel more fall-like. Add a wool or chunky blanket over a chair for staying warm when the temps drop. Toss in some floor pillows for your dog or to just add to the cozy vibe! Layer the welcome mats with a larger rug, like THIS one. Keeps your main mat in place while adding that extra bit of hospitality right before guests enter your home.
Probs the easiest way to upgrade your front porch is with a wreath. Just hang it on the door and all of a sudden you have achieved an elevated look. Simple.
Celebrate the season with fall colors in your wreath. Dried florals create all those farmhouse feels but in a more chic way. Keep it simple (but still in season) with a sophisticated monochromatic option. Peel a sticker onto your front door (easily removeable, by the way!) to enhance your wreath! How fabulous is THIS “Hello” sticker?
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