Fall Front Porch… with COLOR
It’s officially Fall – HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!
This might look more like a Spring porch than an entry decorated for Fall, but you know me…
I love color. When color-opportunity knocks… I quickly answer.
I’ve been wanting to spruce up the front porch for a while with a few new elements, but of course didn’t want to spend a lot of $$$.
With my newly painted coral wicker chairs + a newly spray painted vibrant turquoise table, our front porch has taken on a new life + a whole new look.
Our front porch is certainly not a big space, but it’s cozy & Oh So Inviting; The perfect welcoming into our home.
The front door is the center point of this quaint outdoor space. It took me a while to choose a color for the door, but I went with my tried & true favorite apple green hue, Valspar Crushed Oregano.
When the time came to paint the new front door this past Spring, I knew I wanted to introduce the color of coral, but the door wasn’t the right place – it was quite the dilemma choosing a color. In the end green was the right choice and I have loved it ever since + this door which is 3/4 glass allows so much light to filter into our foyer.
I’m not a big proponent of seasonal decorating (I don’t have a huge amount of extra time + money for it), but I do enjoy adding a few touches by layering in elements amongst my everyday decor. Layers are key!
For this revamped front porch for Fall, the main elements were adorned with simple seasonal favorites.
I added mums to the vertical pallet hanging on the siding.
I tied cornstalks to the face of the pillars.
I adorned my door with a festive wreath.
And I layered in pumpkins & gourds in varying shapes and sizes.
All of which I got at Lowe’s – not only my go to for building items, but seasonal needs.
That is pretty much it for specific decor for the season. But even just those easy + simple touches layered in have a created a festive setting.
Many of the other elements for the porch were either in the same place as before or repurposed from someplace else in my house. I also rotate items in and out throughout the year or season to keep things fresh and interesting. When I find something I love, and especially if it’s affordable, I snag it. I may use it immediately or hold on to it until the time comes when I have the ideal ‘home’.
Lanterns are a favorite to fill with Fall favorites…
Some (keyword is, some) plants I started growing in the Spring are still going strong – surprising, I know. This beauty is great for shaded spots and it actually ‘died’ soon after I got it. I never got around to throwing it away after all the leaves curled up and fell off. But guess what, it came back to life and has been doing great ever since.
Adding in a few pumpkins at it’s base has instantly brought it from Summer to Fall.
I love the burst of color that the pumpkins + gourds have brought to the porch. They mix in beautifully with the turquoise lutchens bench & other elements like the orange birdhouse & yellow planted fern.
This side of the porch got a revamp with 2 new chairs & a table. The cedar chairs from before had lived long enough. I wanted to bring in a splash of color to which 2 new chairs, specifically wicker, were the perfect spot.
It’s amazing that these 2 chairs were falling apart & completely different colors. Even though they are differing styles, they are unified by the vibrant coral hue.
Using the HomeRight Finish Max hand sprayer to paint them made my life so much easier (TUTORIAL FOR > PAINTING WICKER)
I adore how the turquoise table with the rustic wood planks that I added looks great with the coral. This table is the same turquoise as the lutchens bench so it’s the perfect extension of color.
Our family are definitely front porch sitters (versus back deck loungers) and we spend a lot of time here. From watching the kids ride bikes to enjoying a cup of coffee + book, many hours are spent enjoying this front porch.
Along with spots for sitting, I also needed a place to rest our drinks or play a card game. Along with the turquoise table, I repurposed the round wire spool as a “coffee table” in front of the chairs.
That wood spool for winding large wire + cable was found on the side of the road years ago. I still love it. What I do for ‘treasures’ would amaze you. Or freak you out…
The wood spool “table” is about 24″ round so it’s the perfect size for a pretty vignette of lanterns + gourds.
An overall view.
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front door color -Valspar Crushed Oregano 6000-6C, semi-gloss finish
wreath – DIY tutorial
white garden stool – Lowe’s
turquoise lutyens bench
vertical pallet garden – DIY tutorial
bird pillow – Lowe’s
blue / turquoise ceramic pot -Lowe’s
two toned blue planter (on step) – Lowe’s
coral chairs – DIY tutorial
chevron rug – Five Below
tall yellow lantern – Homegoods
turquoise lanterns – Target
white lanterns – Lowe’s
pumpkins + gourds + cornstalks + mums – Lowe’s
Lastly, I have to show a before & after of where this front porch started years ago and how it looks now…
The stone base that we added this past Summer has really “dressed” up the foundation of the house so much. Tutorial for > Adding Stone Veneer to a House Foundation
Thanks for stopping by and taking the tour of my Fall front porch! I wish you could stay a while…
DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A SPONSORED POST WITH LOWE’S. ALL WORDS + OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN. AFFILIATE LINKS ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS POST.