It’s no big surprise that fall is my favorite season, but showcasing that on my front porch can add up! Today I’m sharing a few steps to create a fab fall front porch without breaking the bank.
Step 1//Start with a rug (s)
Since layering floor mats is so trendy right now, I used an outdoor rug from Rugs USA first, and then layered a door mat on top. Finding good layering rugs can be tricky, so I explored Rugs USA’s great selection of outdoor rugs to find the perfect size for layering.
I like to use two large planters to flank the door, usually with ferns to make the most of them before they die–I’ve had these ferns since early May, so I wasn’t about to let them go too easily. Next, I fill in a few smaller ones with seasonal plants/florals like mums.
Step 3// Add in the Pumpkins
This year I invested in 8 pumpkins total: 2 specialty pumpkins, 2 standard large pumpkins, and then 4 sugar pumpkins. I had actually planned on painting the orange pumpkins, and then when I tested everything out, it felt pretty magical as it was—so I kept them natural.
This, my friends, is a good lesson in being flexible.
Step 4// Ambiance
I added in some small and large lanterns with battery operated pillar candles to add some ambiance at night. I love that they have an option to be on a timer, so they automatically turn on at dusk. When we had our siding done, we changed out our sconces to these and used these light bulbs for a vintage look.
Step 5// The Door
Lastly, add a festive wreath! I opted for live mums in a hanging basket that I found while thrifting—I love how it came out.
And just for the heck of it, let’s flashback to what it looked like about a year ago:
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What are some of your favorite ways to create an easy festive front porch?