Hello all! If you are looking for a new twist to your fall porch decor, or you just don’t love fall colors and are looking for another way to welcome the changing season, then you are in the right place! I don’t know about you, but Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I am lucky enough to live in an area where we are able to enjoy four seasons, fall is so beautiful here! What’s not to like about fall (unless you don’t like all things pumpkin spice ?)?? As soon as the mornings start to feel crisp, I look to the mountains above my house to check for signs of the changing leaves. We’ve been enjoying fall colors in the mountains for a few weeks now, but it takes a bit of time for the leaves to change on the bench where we are and in the valley. It makes for an awkward few weeks when we’re wanting to decorate with pumpkins and fall leaves but they are no where to be found. So this year I decided to go with what I am calling a fresh approach to fall porch decor, it’s perfect for early fall!
I used to absolutely love fall colors (I still do), when we were in our last home the colors were much warmer inside and out. The warmth of golds and reds complimented my home perfectly. Then we built this home a few years ago and I really struggled to embrace the colors I once loved to use everywhere. This year I had envisioned white mums all over. Mums are as much of a staple for fall decorating as pumpkins!
I was a little disappointed when the large white mums and the heirloom pumpkins I was looking for were nowhere to be found. Then I found these gorgeous purples and deep burgundy colors and I knew it would be prettier than what I originally had envisioned. When you are decorating for fall, nature doesn’t always cooperate (heirloom pumpkins won’t be around for a few more weeks here), you just have to get creative and go with what you can find.
My tip would be to go to your local nursery and see what you can find before you have a set plan. Then, rather than buying one of every color, choose your palette and stick to maybe three colors.
Mums will continue to thrive here when the leaves finally start to change in my yard, and things are starting to brown. Which means most of the plants I normally use in these planters will start to wither as well. I opted to plant some ground cover that is evergreen so it will stay beautiful until it’s time to transition into winter at which point I can plant it in my yard.
Another reason I call this “early fall” is due to the “wreath” I used on my front door. I tried a fall-ish wreath on my door and I just wasn’t feeling it. I found this topiary and added buffalo check ribbon. I’ll switch it out for Halloween in a few weeks (if I can hold my son off a bit longer, he begs me to decorate for Halloween).
I also picked up these Buffalo check pillows and this gather pillow (links are similar to actual items). I am excited to decorate for Halloween this year! I think the purples with the black and white check with transition really well into my Halloween decor.
I am planning on adding more heirloom pumpkins and white pumpkins once they are available, and as you can see I still have some of my favorite flowers growing in my planters to the right of the entry. I’m feeling good about the transition into fall now with the purples and whites though! Especially since I still have so many things blooming in my yard, including deep pink roses. What is your approach to fall? Do you use traditional colors? Do you decorate for Halloween and fall? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below! While you’re here be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a post (social media is so unreliable these days ?)!
You will find links to items shown in the post below, along with a few of my favorite fall wreaths! Thanks for stopping by! I have a ton of posts coming up, including what I’ll be packing for our upcoming trip to Europe! I can’t wait!