Come tour my purple, pink, and fuschia fall porch featuring purple aster, purple mums, red amaranth, and pink sedum! A mix of faux and fresh pumpkins tucked into the fall florals completes the look.
Fall Color Palette Options
I love to decorate my porch for fall and enjoy the challenge of coming up with different looks for the same space! Over the years, my fall porches have been featured in magazines, both in print and online. I highly recommend checking out my roundup of fall porches throughout the years here: Fall Porch Decor: Fall Porch Decorating Ideas Using Traditional and Non-Traditional Colors. I have all of my best fall porches linked for you in one space offering numerous color palettes, decorating tips, and clever design ideas! It’s important to remember that fall decor doesn’t always have to be orange, yellow, and red. Decorate with the colors you love and create a look that works for YOU!
This year I decided to use my fuschia rhododendron, rose creek abelia, and purple liriope as inspiration for my color palette. Why fight what you already have planted, right? I purchased all of my fall container planters at Lowe’s this year and used the same plants to decorate my barn/shed. You can see more of the barn shed here: Fall Barn Decorating with Purple Pink Fuschia Fall Flowers.
Tip: Many fall mums are perennials and will come back year after year once planted. Keep your mums well watered now and plant them in a sunny spot to enjoy your mums next year!
Add a DIY Fall Wreath
The beautiful wreath on the front door was a last minute addition that I created myself! I originally had a simple magnolia leaf wreath on the door and everything was falling a bit flat. The door definitely needed a pop of color to carry the colors throughout. I was in a hurry to finish the porch and photograph it while I still had good light, so unfortunately I didn’t film the wreath making process for you. However, I’ll try and create an easy tutorial for you later this week so stay tuned for that! I purchased the florals at Hobby Lobby and used two wreaths I already had on hand as the base of the wreath. Creating your own DIY wreath is an easy fall craft for beginners!
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Nobody Has to Know: Mix Faux and Real Pumpkins to Cut Costs
I’ve experienced quite a bit of sticker shock at the prices of heirloom pumpkins compared to what I was used to spending when I lived near Lancaster, PA. Maybe I just don’t know where to shop for them yet, but the prices of real pumpkins down here are more than I care to spend! Sometimes I am able to find some reasonably priced green, blue, and white pumpkins at my local Walmart if I hit it just right before they sell out. I’ve even tried growing my own to no avail! To cut costs, I highly recommend using a combination of faux and real pumpkins in your fall decor.
Faux pumpkins are mostly weather resistant but can become ruined if left out in the elements for too long. I typically place them on the covered porch during prolonged periods of rain to ensure that they don’t mold or warp. I’ve used my faux pumpkins for years now and even paint them to suite my needs! Check out my post on How to Paint Pumpkins for the tutorial.
I absolutely LOVE this year’s look and think it’s one of my favorite fall porches I’ve created on this porch so far! Thanks for stopping by today. If you’re looking to shop my porch, click on the product thumbnails below.