Fall Porch Decor in Deep Burgundy, Pale Pink, and Popping Coral Hues with bright white pumpkin accents.
For as long as my husband and I have discussed the things we want in a home, I always, always wanted a walk-off front porch (as in no railings). Our current house finally has that style porch and it’s something I love decorating for the holidays. In front of the house was a huge landscape bed that was quite overgrown so you couldn’t see the front porch, so last fall we spent every spare minute clearing it out so my long desired front porch was visible. Here it is early in the progress of removing the overgrown bushes.
And this is it once we had a lot of the landscaping cleared out.
So now that my pretty porch is visible, this was the first fall that I could really decorate my porch and feel that it was visible when passing by. We added a swinging bench to the porch that I have used so many times to rock my youngest for naptime while big sister rides her bike.
(as you can see I’m still deciding what to do with the fountain from before. We don’t want to keep it as a fountain since it just becomes a place for the girls to get wet every day and it requires daily filling or cleaning. So I am considering removing it completely or keeping just the bowl part to use as another spot to plant annuals. What would you do with it?)
This straw wreath hangs on the door with my all-season black and white striped bow. I tie this bow directly to the wreath hanger which also has the same ribbon glued onto it so that I can keep it up all season and just change my wreaths.
I hadn’t planned to do any orange on my porch this year, but these mums surprised me.
Here they are when I first bought them. They were the most perfect shade of coral. That perfect mix of orange and pink to go with the pink and burgundy mums I picked for my other locations.
And they matched my swinging bench’s accent pillow so perfectly, I thought it was meant to be.
Well in the time since I planted my mums in my urns we had several days of 80-degree weather still lingering so I was holding off on picking out our pumpkins. Since the pumpkins I use on our porch aren’t just for looks, they are also the pumpkins the kids will carve they had to last until October 31st. So while I waited for the weather to cool off my mums quickly turned from the perfect coral to rusty orange with yellow centers.
So while they may not have rounded out the pink color scheme I was planning, they sure do look beautiful. And since we now had orange on the porch my little toddler was very excited to pick out these little orange pumpkins to place next to them. One for her and one for her sister.
Each Fall that we have lived here I move these white urns that I fill with annuals for the back deck to the front porch once we are no longer sitting out back daily.
For fall I filled those white urns with purple fountain grass. The color and texture just exude fall to me, especially when the cattail like blooms fill out the ends.
These large urns on either side of the garage door are changed out seasonally also. (To see how I decorate them for winter/christmas, click here.)
This season I filled them with Pink Mums, Flowering Kale (which is so gorgeous with its deep green and purple hues) Snow White Cabbage, and these faux pumpkins I painted white.
To round out our fall plantings I put these burgundy mums in our hanging baskets on the deck. They give a beautiful pop of color when looking at the house from the backyard, or gazing out the dining room window.
What colors are you using to decorate this fall? Traditional Oranges and Yellows, or something different?