Hello lovelies! I hope you are enjoying this week so far. I’m curious to know who is having fall weather yet? We certainly aren’t in Louisiana. I’m so ready for some boot and sweater weather! We’ll just pretend that it feels like fall in Louisiana and go sit out on my front porch, sipping our PSLs, m’kay. Today, I’m joining some of my blogging friends for a fall porch tour, so get ready to be inspired by lots of fall goodness!
If you are hopping over from Lora B., welcome! I’m so excited to have you on my front porch! For my friends that have been around for a while, this could very well be your first visit to my porch as well because it’s not an area that I share often.
When planning out my decor for my fall porch, I knew there were 4 items that I couldn’t do without. Today, I’m going to share those 4 items with you and talk about how I used each of them.
4 Things Needed to Create a Beautiful Fall Porch
I must admit, Walmart has really been stepping up their game lately. I love the look of heirloom pumpkins, but in the past I’ve only found them at nursery’s for around $15. That’s a bit more than I’m willing to spend on a pumpkin. In the past, I’ve only been able to find traditional orange pumpkins at Walmart – with an occasional white pumpkin here and there. But this year was different! Walmart has such a great selection of heirloom pumpkins in all sorts of colors for only $5!
A little tip that I’ve learned this year is to wash your pumpkins in Clorox. This helps to keep them from rotting, especially in this heat. I filled the sink up with water, poured in about 1 cup of Clorox and used a scrub brush to clean the pumpkins. This washes all of the dirt and mold off of them that could cause them to start to rot. I’ve had my pumpkins on my porch for about 3 weeks now and they are still as fresh as the day I bought them.
Mums add such beautiful fall colors. Inside, I went with neutral fall colors, but for the outside, I wanted all the traditional fall colors. I love the burnt orange and yellow mums. The cheapest place I’ve found to buy mums is Costco. The large mums were only $10 and they had all sorts of colors to choose from! They didn’t have any of the smaller sized mums at Costco, so I picked those up at Walmart.
3. Corn Stalks
I love the texture and height that corn stalks add to a front porch. Honestly though, I can’t even believe I spent money on corn stalks. If you haven’t noticed already, I am a very budget friendly decorator. I DIY or thrift most of my decor. I shared some of my tips for shopping on a budget [HERE], if you’d like to check them out.
Anyway, there are corn fields everywhere I look in the area that I live. I’m sure they wouldn’t have missed 4-5 corn stalks, right? But I knew that wouldn’t be right. So instead I spent $7 on some dried cornstalks. I really wanted them on both sides of my door, but I was too cheap to buy 2. So there ya go. Now you know the truth. 😉
4. Hay bales
Hay bales are great for giving some height to things and for adding more texture. My door is offset to one side of the porch, so it’s hard to decorate it with symmetry because there just isn’t enough space on one side of it. I added a hay bale to the side with more space, then stacked some pumpkins and plants on top. I added a few more pumpkins in the front just to add a little color and more textures.
One thing that I love to do is incorporate vintage goods into every area that I style. I feel like it adds so much more character to spaces. I added the vintage galvanized bucket and bushel basket that I placed some mums in. You may have also noticed on the other side of the door, I placed mums in an old wooden tool caddy and a larger bushel basket.
I added a throw and a cute pumpkin pillow on my rocker to add some coziness to the space. The adorable ticking stripe pumpkin pillow is from my sweet friend Faith at Faith & Chloe Etsy shop. I love the light weight stonewashed throw from Kasentex. It is perfect for those cool fall nights – if they would ever get here!
I hope you all enjoyed your visit to my fall porch and found lots of inspiration. You’ll definitely want to head over to Cindy at County Road 407 next and see her beautiful fall porch.
I’m so thankful that you stopped by today! Have a blessed day friends!! xoxo