Happy Fall Y’all. Pumpkins, plaid, and porches…oh my! My favorite thing about this season is hands-down the colors! Where better to add a little fall flair and personality than your front porch? There are a couple of key pieces I like to add to create the perfect fall porch masterpiece. Let’s get started, preferably with a pumpkin spice latte in hand.
- Welcome Sign
- Fall Wreath
- Rocking Chairs (optional)
Mums are the staple piece of the fall. Right now, you can find them in all kinds of colors. I bought a big mum at Costco, and I selected a color that would pop against the color of my house. I also purchased smaller mums to plant in different planters and layer on the porch.
Another essential fall staple is a welcome sign. I made my welcome sign by taking an old piece of barn wood and painting WELCOME on it. If you don’t have the time or patience to make your own, Hobby Lobby has charming ones that won’t bust the bank.
No fall front porch would be complete without pumpkins. I added a combination of real, artificial, and cloth pumpkins. You cannot have too many pumpkins.
I love rocking chairs on porches. Although they are an investment initially, they are worth it.
Personalizing your space is very important. Select monogram pieces to make your space your own. Don’t be afraid to add pieces that your kids make or customized carved pumpkins as well.
A fall wreath on the front door is a must. There are so many colors and styles you can purchase, or if you’re feeling creative, make your own.
The fun part is laying everything out for display. Move all the pieces around while layering and mixing the different shapes and sizes. Throw a couple flannels on the rocking chairs, or add baskets to put your mums in.
The most important part of decorating your porch is to have fun and show your personality. Go grab your pumpkins (and fall-flavored lattes) and enjoy this beautiful season in Montana. Let the change in seasons and colors inspire you.
article and photos by Jessica Robbins
Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2018 issue.
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