Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Our Fall Porch Decor

After working hard to get other people’s porches looking photo-ready for the pumpkins and porches shoot I styled last week, I figured it was time to at least attempt to get mine up to par. Although it’s not necessarily magazine-worthy, I thought it was worth sharing since I love seeing how other people decorate their space for different holidays. The nice thing about fall décor is that if you do it right, it looks natural and can go from the beginning of October until you’re ready to put up Christmas decorations. Although, if you haven’t bought any pumpkins yet, it’s better to do that sooner rather than later since it seems like stores like to take those away right around Halloween. 

The house my roommate and I rent has a massive deck in the back that sometimes makes me forget that our front porch exists. I don’t spend nearly as much time there as I do on the back deck, but now that it is decorated, I am more tempted to. Our decorations started with the pumpkins and caused a domino effect of wanting to make it all look good from there. If you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s, I feel for you since I think they have some of the very best pumpkins around. The large stacked pumpkins are what they call their “Fantasy Pumpkins,” and no matter the size or color will cost you $7.99. Not too bad compared to some places! Since I like a variety of colored pumpkins, it was easy to get exactly what I wanted there and add in some brighter ones through the use of little pumpkins as well. I definitely had a “the more, the merrier” outlook for our house, but I didn’t use nearly as many there as I did on the porches I decorated for work. 

Now that our pumpkins were stacked, I looked down to realize that our doormat was a little too springy with flowers on it and went to Target to see if they had one I had liked online in person. Luckily they did, and I like that even though it works for fall, it’s pretty much seasonless and will likely remain out there year-round. The wreath on our front door was pretty much the last step when it came to making our house look festive and is from The Magnolia Company. They make the prettiest dried wreaths that can be used multiple years in a row, and despite the fact that we had this one hung up for Christmas last year, I think it looks perfect for fall too! 

The last things I added were a neutral-colored pillow and blanket to make the bench in front of our dining room a bit more inviting to encourage me to use this space more. Now that the temperatures are semi-consistently cooling down, I think that will make the perfect spot to get some fresh air and work outside on days I don’t have to go into the office! While I don’t have a close shot of the blanket, it deserves acknowledgment as my favorite blanket for indoors or out! If you are trying to come up with a creative gift to give or receive, I can’t recommend Chappy Wrap blankets enough. They are so cozy!

Before I sign off and share some fall outdoor decor I wanted to mention this fun dress. I found it at Target while taking a detour on the way to get the things I actually needed and took it home to give it a try. As soon as I put it on I knew there was no hope in considering returning it given the colors, pattern, and length (I'm 5'7" for reference). Lately I've been wearing it to work with these cute blush tennis shoes, but I suspect it will look equally as cute with tan suede booties too! 

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