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Decked out for fall, my side porch is arrayed with mums, pumpkins, and plaid. Today I’m sharing some Fall Porch Decorating ideas and showing you around my space.
Yes, my friends, we’re taking a brief intermission from Fall Cookie Week (FCW) to focus on fall decorating. I hope you don’t mind. If you’re following along with FCW, today’s recipe can be found here. If you have no idea what FCW is, then start right here.
Cookies aside for a moment, this post is all about fall porch decorating.
Fall Porch Decorating Ideas:
In fact, I’m back with my friends from the Seasons of Home blogger series. So once you’ve checked out my porch, you can get more fall decorating ideas from the other bloggers participating in the series. You’ll find links to their sites at the end of this post. I hope you enjoy visiting everyone’s beautiful fall spaces!
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You might remember that a couple months ago, I furnished the side porch of my new home. It’s a wonderful place to relax, work, and entertain. I enjoyed it so much during the summer.
With fall upon us, I decided to make a few decorative changes to it to welcome the new season.
My first step was to switch up the textiles. My navy and blue pillows went into storage, and I pulled out these orange plaid and striped pillows I picked up at HomeGoods.
These pillows are not designed to be used outdoors, so I store them in an interior closet when I’m not hanging out on the porch or hosting guests out there.
If you’re curious about my outdoor furniture, you can find it here. I purchased it last year and it’s held up beautifully!
I’ve always been amazed at how changing throw pillows and blankets can alter the look of a space. My preference to switch things up seasonally is one of the reasons I chose this neutral furniture. It’s an excellent base for adding whatever colors fit the season or current decorating trends.
With new textiles in place, I also shifted the furniture. I’ve been really pleased with this outdoor furniture collection. It’s very cozy and the white outdoor material cleans up nicely. You may have noticed that my outdoor sofa is a bit longer. That’s because I added another section.
I found this adorable little bench at a local antique shop. Isn’t the detail fantastic? It’s the perfect size for a coffee table, so I placed it in the center and moved the wood drum tables to each side of the sofa.
More Fall Porch Decorating Ideas:
A lot of my summer plants are still doing well, so I didn’t need to replace them. Instead, I added a few mums and ornamental cabbages in various colors.
Rather than planting these in pots, I tucked them in decorative containers. I found these metal pails and vintage buckets at HomeGoods.
Here’s a quick tip for you that I shared on my Instagram Stories. These galvanized pails have colorful words and patterns printed on them that didn’t suit my overall look. Using 100% pure acetone applied with a paper towel, I was quickly able to remove the design, leaving the fronts clean. (You can find the Instagram story in the highlights section on my page if you want to see the removal in action.)
With all of that in place, I decided to tuck pumpkins all around. It is fall after all!
Every year I tell myself, “Don’t go crazy with pumpkins, Michael.” Then 10 minutes later I have a trunk full. How does this always happen? Tell me I’m not the only one who does this.
Because I love all pumpkins, I opted not to stick with a specific variety or color. I simply selected the ones I liked. I love that there are so many varieties and colors of pumpkins and gourds to choose from.
I was also inspired to style my bar cart. These “Forever Fall” mugs from Lily & Val served as my inspiration. (I believe they are currently sold out, but you should definitely check out their shop for other goodies. And I love these speckled vases I found in Target’s fall Threshold collection. They are the perfect blend of vintage and modern.
Since the sun sets earlier and earlier each day, I decided to add a little glow to the space by stringing inexpensive outdoor lights around the entire porch. Everything is better with string lights, right?
I also placed a few votive candles around and put pillar candles in these chic black lanterns.
I’m really digging this space in the evenings. In fact, I took some photos of the space at night. I’ll be sharing those in a separate post sometime soon. You’re going to love it!
And with that, I’d say my porch is ready for fall. Overall, I am so pleased with how it came together, and I will definitely be spending as much time out there as possible.
I had a side porch at my St. Marys house (You can see how I styled that for fall here.), but I have found that this one is even more fun to decorate.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my “fallified” porch and picked up a few ideas for decorating your own outdoor spaces for autumn.
If you’re looking for a few more ideas or just like perusing pretty spaces, be sure to visit all of the Seasons of Home bloggers below.
Seasons of Home Fall Porch Decor:
Ella Claire | Inspired by Charm | Zevy Joy | The Lilypad Cottage
Jeanne Oliver | Boxwood Avenue | Liz Marie Blog | Love Grows Wild
French Country Cottage | Home Stories A to Z | Nesting with Grace | Beneath my Heart
Shades of Blue Interiors | City Farmhouse | Jennifer Rizzo Design Company | Rooms for Rent
Lol! Don’t go crazy with the pumpkins..my words that I eat every year! Love them too! This is an absolutely gorgeous space. You filled every inch with inspiration! Thank you! Your blog is my tops!
Your porch is soooo cozy, Michael! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
I’m wondering, with your lovely white cushions and fun textiles do you leave them on the porch 24/7 or how do you keep them in great condition? TX!!
What a cozy and welcoming space, and said no one ever you have too many pumpkins! Love your blog you have the best ideas, decorating and recipes.
Do you have a source for the beautiful grey and orange throw that’s on the sofa?
You always do nice arrangements. I enjoy seeing your stuff! Spill the tea, though…. Where’s the chicken crate? I kept waiting to see the plants spilling through. It was so cute. Is there a particular reason it didn’t work on that wall or carry into this season? Is it repurposed somewhere else?
Kelly, this is my porch from last fall. 🙂 The chicken crate is still there. Unfortunately the plants didn’t do so well. They didn’t get enough sun and our weather this year was terrible. It was too wet and humid, so they basically just got moldy and died. Such a bummer, but it will give me a chance to try something new!
I am from Pennsylvania originally. So, I understand the weather not cooperating! When I moved back there after living in the south for many years, I left my plants out on an enclosed porch for one night too long, in early fall. Killed everything! I was pretty upset to lose them after moving them over a thousand miles…. Live and learn! Your home is beautiful. I love to see your progress.
Yes! Frost can be the worst! Thank you so much for your kind compliments, Kelly!
Well this is just freakin adorable!!! Great job!!!
Such a lovely place to,relax! Love the mums in the galvanized buckets. Thanks for the ideas!
Michael, i love this patio. It so warm and inviting. I think so many people are missing the mark on outdoor living and I think these beautiful photos illustrate how awesome outdoor living can be. Thanks for sharing and happy fall!!!
As always, beautiful,colorful and cozy. Thank you for giving us such pretty eye candy.
Your porch looks great and ready for fall! Love the orange checked pillows! Have you ever thought about making it a screened in porch? We use ours so much and it does give some protection from the weather so that I can use “not made for outdoor” fabrics too.
I’m not sure yet. I thought about it, but I sort of love that it’s open. We’ll see! Thank you!!
I think this is my favorite fall porch I have seen! All the great traditional fall colors, but not in your face. Beautiful job!
You are so sweet! Thank you!!
A lovely setting. You have given your readers such wonderful ideas for our backyard spaces. Thank you.
What a beautiful compliment! Thank you!!
Michael this is such a cozy space you have created… I love it! The colors are beautiful out there with all the greenery! Gorgeous as always!
Absolutely STUNNING! You nailed it right down to the smallest details!
How cozy and tasteful! Just love your style! Will be trying a bunch of your cookie recipes this weekend, too, so thanks for those!
This is the most cozy outdoor space! May I ask where you purchased your beautiful outdoor furniture? It’s exactly what I’m looking for to put on my outdoor patio.
How absolutely charming and inviting. I can’t stop looking at the pictures and wishing I was sitting on the sofa with a nice cup of tea and a book!
You are crazy talented- I love every single thing!!
Ha! Love it! “Don’t go crazy on the pumpkins”! That is impossible! Absolutely gorgeous!
Also love the little plants on your porch on the white bench- what are those called? I need some!!!
Aren’t they the cutest!? Pilea! They will have to go inside soon, but I couldn’t take them in just yet.
Simple yet elegant…….love these photos!
Thank you Karen!