Every year, I’ve done little more than hang a wreath and put out a few pumpkins on the front porch when fall approaches. It looks nice, but I wanted to up the ante a lit bit this year. Like any other person seeking decor inspiration, I turned to Pinterest. When it comes to holiday decor, there are countless (and I mean countless) pictures.
While looking through all of this creativity, I noticed that I was leaning towards a certain kind of of look. I wanted my front porch to look real and authentic. I also wanted it to keep this same look from Halloween through Thanksgiving. So I gravitated toward a more natural look with pumpkins, mums, gourds, corn stalks, etc.
From these pictures, I decided on a few elements that would help me achieve the look I was going for.
I have some hydrangea bushes in my backyard that are at the end of their blooming season, so I borrowed this idea from Homestoriesatoz.com and placed them in a planter with pumpkins on top.
I’m really liked the non-traditional look of the muted grays, blues, and whites in this arrangement! Although I have a different color scheme, I like this so much that I may try it next year.
Oh.my.goodness. These antique crocks are so pretty. They’re authenic, non-kitschy, and most importantly, my mom had one that she wasn’t using, so I borrowed hers. Score!
Dried corn stalks just feel like fall to me. We are in corn country after all and because of that, these are super easy to come by. I got a couple for $5 a piece at our local farm market.
There’s just something about a collection of lanterns that makes you feel welcome and at home. I have a few that I placed on the front porch. I think I’m going to buy the battery-operated candles though. They’re so much easier and I don’t have to worry about a corn stalk catching fire, ha!
So, here we go…this is how my porch turned out with all of the above inspiration…
I love how this turned out and I think it will keep all season long. I’d love to hear your comments and see some pictures of your fall porches!