Happy October! My front porch is ready for Fall and I’m so excited to share it with you all today!
I decided to mix it up a little this year and create more of a Fall themed porch instead of my usual Halloween look and I’m loving the change!
I couldn’t pass up these beautiful purple and white mums. Aren’t they stunning!? They still have so many blossoms that haven’t opened up yet so I’m excited to watch them grow with even more beautiful flowers. That is if I can keep them alive! Please send all of your mum tips! The last few I bought didn’t last and I clearly watered them too much or not enough or gave them too much sun or not enough sun.. SOS! I’m hoping I can get these to last through Halloween.. that’s not too much to ask is it? Usually when it comes to me and real plants one month is WAY too much to ask.
I stacked a couple of wooden crates on each side of my porch to add some height. Then I just played around with the flowers and pumpkins until I was happy with the arrangement. SO easy.
The wheat was a fun addition this year too! I picked the plants and a few of the pumpkins up at Home Depot this morning and had it put together in no time. My porch is a little deceiving because it’s larger than it looks in pictures. This was so much stuff my car was loaded! But it takes a lot to fill in the sides of my porch.
Sorry kids.. no room for you and your friends today. ;)
I had two rolling crates filled with items and the lady at Home Depot was like “oh are you decorating for an event!?” “Um sure..! A Fall event on my porch. Come on over.” Ha ha.. no doubt she thought I was crazy.
I didn’t end up using the bales of hay. When I’m decorating something I always buy anything I love and might use and then play with things and return items if needed.
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My favorite part of this look is the new rug and mat. I wanted a change from my usual black and white stripe rug but I wasn’t quite ready to give up the stripes. (See.. I’m all about change! When it’s safe and small and similar to my tried and true. Ha.) I went on an on-line rug hunt a couple of weeks ago and was so happy when I found this cute tan and white stripe jute rug. It comes in so many fun sizes. Score! I seriously LOVE it for Fall.
The mat is from this cute Etsy shop. I reached out to Christina and she was so sweet to send it my way! She has so many fun styles of Fall mats to choose from! I looked at a lot of Fall door mats on-line and this style of Hey There Pumpkin was my favorite. :)
I kept our rocking chair area really simple because it’s narrow and my husband loves sitting on these chairs after he runs to cool off. I kept one empty for him and just added a long time favorite pillow and a simple orange throw on the other chair. (Just got the orange throw in the mail and it’s a perfect red/orange color for Fall.. I’m getting one for my entry too!)
Just for fun because I have similar pictures I thought I’d compare this year’s Fall porch to last years. So here’s the left side of my porch NOW..
Right side NOW..
Kind of fun to see the difference isn’t it!? Which look do you prefer?
I’m loving the soft, pretty colors this year, but one thing I like better about last year’s porch is that I have more height with the taller trees and the banner above my door.
I feel like this year’s look needs a wreath on the door! I tried a few wreaths I have but none of them were the right fit. I’d love to have something with dark green leaves and a purple ribbon. Wouldn’t that be pretty!? If you see something like that let me know. If I can’t find one I might have to get crafty. Almost as dangerous for me as keeping real plants alive. ;)
I hope your October is off to a good start! Full of beautiful weather, changing leaves, boots, sweaters, pumpkin everything and healthy mums.
That last at least a month. :)