Cozy traditional fall porch decorated with corn stalks, orange, green and white pumpkins, orange mums, and white daisy mums.
It’s finally and officially fall, so bring on the pumpkin spice and all things nice! Nevermind the fact that today was 93º.😅 South Carolina hasn’t quite received the fall memo yet, but I’m hopeful the temps will begin to drop soon. Today I’m joining an amazing group of bloggers for the Seasons of Home Fall Porch Tour hosted by Kristen from Ella Claire! Everyone on the tour is ridiculously talented, so be sure to visit all of the porches linked at the bottom of the post. I know you’ll come away feeling inspired!
I’m a little shocked to announce that this year’s fall porch is TRADITIONAL! I’m yelling this at you because I literally have not styled a traditional fall porch since the FIRST year I began blogging back in 2008! My 12 yr old, Zephan, loves traditional everything and asked me to do a traditional fall porch this year and how could I say no?! He was almost two when I created the last traditional porch pictured below.
My Last Traditional Fall Porch from 2008:
And hey, for 2008 that was pretty darn cute if I do say so myself! Back then I loved numbering everything, from my pumpkins, to my staircase, to my mason jar chandelier! This year, the photography is a little more sophisticated, and I ditched the numbers but brought back the cornstalks and cozy colors!
Home Stories A to Z Fall Porch 2019
I have two cute and fluffy Pomeranians, but only one who enjoys posing for the camera. Pippin is so funny and will often come over and sit for a shoot whenever he sees me set up the camera on the tripod. Even if I don’t want him in the picture, he assumes I must and will sit and pose!😂 We call him our little Pumpkin Spice Pom, so it seemed only appropriate to have him pop in for a shot!
Layering your rugs is a fantastic way to add more interest and texture to your threshold. I layered my $13 blanket scarf (that I’ve had for years and years) underneath my cute hello rug. I’m not at all concerned about it getting dirty, and it provides the perfect punch of color and texture I was craving for this spot.
If you’re a long-term reader of mine, then you know I always include rain boots amongst my porch decor—and have since 2008! I actually wrote a post back in 2010 entitled: Rain Boots: The Essential Home Accessory! My Hunter boots are brand new, and I snagged them on sale for 40% off here! My last name happens to be Hunter, so it was time to finally invest in the real deal!
Fresh pumpkins can get pricey, especially around where I live. And this year, I bought a LOT of pumpkins.😬 I was thrilled to find what I was looking for at great prices at Walmart! Search around before buying because these same pumpkins were twice as expensive at Lowe’s. Each year, I mix faux and real pumpkins together to create a lush look for less.
Speaking of expensive, seasonal wreaths can also be spendy! Save yourself money by doubling up your wreaths. I paired a $10 fall wreath from Walmart with a magnolia wreath I had on hand. I stuck a few white pumpkin pics into the wreath to tie in the whites an voila! I have the look I wanted for less.
I was excited to find these perennial daisy mums that I can later plant in my flower beds! However, once I placed them on the porch they looked a little flat and way too summery. I spruced them up a bit with some feather pics I had on hand and a few baking pumpkins from the grocery store. I placed a skewer in the bottom of the pumpkin and stuck it into the center of the planter. These two little additions gave my planters the little pop of something special that they were previously lacking!
My wraparound porch is an odd shape making it difficult to capture in one shot, but here is one side of it for you! I love this view!
And pictured below is the other side! Funny story: This morning I was excited to have my first official fall cup of coffee on my fall porch. I moved that blanket you see draped over the rocking chair and underneath it, on the seat, sat a creepy green lizard. I guess he was chilly this morning and decided to get cozy under the blankie on my rocking chair! Good thing I decided to move the blanket before plopping down!😳
Flanking the porch, I placed two beautiful pumpkin topiaries. Pumpkin topiaries are a simple and cute way to add fall to your outdoor spaces! To make your own, simply take a butter knife and carefully remove the stems on the bottom pumpkins. This makes for easy and stable stacking. Stack your pumpkins from largest to smallest and top with a jack-be-little or baby boo.
I’m so glad you stopped by today to check out this year’s fall porch! I hope you enjoyed it. And if you didn’t, I am SURE that I have a color scheme more suited to you taste here in my fall archives!
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