Happy first day of autumn! Today I am joining the fall tour hosted by Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling Co. I just had the privilege of seeing Lindsay at a BHG event in NYC last week. Her home is as lovely as she is, so be sure to check out her fall photos. If you are stopping by from my friend Melissa’s at The Inspired Room, welcome!
I shared my fall home tour last week, so today I thought I would give you some fall porch decorating ideas. I adore fall porches and was so excited to decorate ours this year. Our porch used to be painted red and green, and this year was the first time I was able to decorate it in its new gray and blue color palette.
When decorating my outdoor spaces, sometimes I like to create a completely different look and feel than what I have going on inside the home. I’ll often do this at Christmastime. However, this year I really wanted the front porch to feel like a cohesive extension of the interior. I kept the fall colors and textures the same out here but simply added more blues to accentuate the blue on my front door and porch ceiling.
Although I love traditional fall colors, I like to vary my decorating from year to year. Dried limelight hydrangeas and pumpkins in shades of blues and creams are a great way to add non-traditional fall colors to your space.
I used a combination of real blue cinderella pumpkins, a few real but painted pumpkins, and a few painted but faux pumpkins. Don’t be afraid to mix your real pumpkins with your faux.
My grapevine hydrangea wreath took around 5 minutes to create! Simply stick the woody stems of your dried hydrangeas into the grapevine and continue until satisfied. I deliberately created a smile of hydrangeas, leaving some of the grapevine wreath exposed. I just liked the way it looked. Above my door, I placed faux painted pumpkins and attached them to the ledge with some painter’s tape. I love the tiny but mighty details of decorating!
White mums are fluffy and beautiful! I think they make an excellent complement to dried hydrangeas.
I haven’t decorated with corn shocks in several years and am so glad that I splurged on them this year! They add so much texture and interest to a fall porch. I’m not going to lie though. Those cute dried corncobs are going to have to come off the stalks. I give it a day before squirrels are attacking my decorations! Our city squirrels are like the Rats of NIMH. I swear they are possessed. You don’t want anything that might further attract them to your home!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting! Your next stop on your tour is the home of Charming in Charlotte.
Want to see more of my home dressed for fall? Click here to see my fall entryway and mudroom.
And you can click here to see the rest of the first level gussied up for fall!