A Lush Front Porch Decorated for Fall
My front porch is decorated for Fall. Our weather is cooler than it has been, but certainly not “cool” by the standards of most of the United States. For us in Florida, however, we are enjoying a break from the unbearable heat. It is nice to sit out on the porch again, and I am really enjoying my front porch decorated for Fall.
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I didn’t bother to take my pots of Sansevieria out of my urns for Fall, I just added Fall leaves and floral picks and some wheat to the pots to give them a touch of Autumn and some color for the season.
I have tried to keep pretty chrysanthemums on the steps, but alas, the combination of the heat and the yucky soil they pot them in, I have lost too many of them in just a few short days, so I decided to take advantage of the great sales at Michael’s and filled a couple of galvanized tubs with an array of faux Fall florals and leaves. Each side of the front steps displays an array of faux pumpkins topped with the tubs of Fall florals. I strung together Sycamore leaves to make garlands for the railings. Adding some Fall floral picks to your collection of pumpkins is an easy way to add a little more interest to a Fall display. The cornucopia on my wreath is overflowing with the fruits of the harvest. For a detailed tutorial on how to create this wreath, you can see it at: Cornucopia Fall Wreath. A Fall leaf garland is easy to make stringing fallen leaves on yarn or string. This was the first time I tried this, and was happy with how they turned out. They would probably be really beautiful up North with pretty colored leaves! Here is how the garlands looked as I was working on them. I thought perhaps they would crumble and fall off the yarn, but they have held up very well in both the rain and the wind.I added a wash to some of my pumpkins to make them look a little more realistic. I was happy with how they turned out!Lots of Sycamore leaves have decided they are going to join the decor on the front porch, even if I sweep them off, they seem to re-appear! The final addition is a plaid Fall throw, just in case those nights get cool enough that I need a wrap! One can dream!
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Hi Chloe- your front porch looks so cute. I really love the planters and how you embellished them. I especially like the leaf garlands- what a great look. Im staring at oodles of leaves outside but feel too lazy to try and string some together! The new faux pumpkins are wonderful aren’t they. Your porch is very welcoming!
Have a great weekend!
Thank you Liz! I love decorating with the faux pumpkins, but I am not sure where to store them all, too bad they don’t deflate for storage!
What a striking fall display on your porch. I want to sit on your rocker bench and chat a while. I love fall even though it warms up in the afternoon in the south. The cooler mornings and more moderate temps are not bad these days. That’s why we have fans on our porches in the south!
Your fall decorations are pretty.
OH, thank you Bonnie, I would love to have you sit on the porch with me! We don’t have fans…yet! I hear they also help keep the mosquitos away!
Chloe, your porch is dressed beautifully for fall…the leaf gardland adds so much texture. Was that project time consuming? Happy weekend!
Thank you Pam. The leaf garland didn’t take too long at all. My mom and I sat and chatted. We would just stack 4 or 5 leaves and stick a plastic needle with yarn on it through the stack. Maybe an hour for each one.
Chloe, your front porch is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the pretty Fall color. What a wonderful idea making those leaf garlands. I will have to try that if Fall ever gets here. It has been unseasonably warm here in Oklahoma. Our leaves still look like Summer! I hope that you have a great weekend!
Thank you Shannon! Isn’t it interesting, we still have 80 degree weather here, but the sycamores are losing their leaves like crazy. I just wish they had a little color to them!
Chloe, your porch is fabulous! I might try stringing some of the sweet gum leaves from our yard. They are a pretty yellow and I could add red maple leaves also. Love the cornucopia you added to the wreath. I pinned the instructions so I’ll know where they are when I need them,,,ha!
Oh, Donna, thank you for your kind compliment! I would love to see pictures of your garland. I wish we had pretty colored leaves down here in Florida!
Lush and cozy! I’ve always wanted a porch big enough for a rocker and no doubt I would need a throw. Where did you find your faux pumpkins? I haven’t seen a large variety around here and add the wash to them makes a big difference. This beautiful set-up could easily take you through to Thanksgiving.
Gorgeous Chloe! Your leaf swags are so clever!
Thank you Jenna! I wish I had colorful leaves!
Your front porch looks so festive, Chloe. Love, love, love your garland leaves. If it ever quits raining in Seattle, I will definitely try making one. Thanks for sharing! Cynthia
Thank you Cynthia, I would really like to get some beautiful colored leaves to make a garland out of!
Your porch is beautiful and I love that leaf garland. I always enjoy your posts. You are so creative!
Thank you Bonnie!
this looks beautiful! i wish i could keep snake plants as outdoor plants, they’re like the only thing i can keep alive!
Oh, thank you! Funny, they are about the only thing I can keep alive, but they do well here in Florida.
Chloe this is beautiful! I love the leaf garland! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Thank you Sherry!