Looking for some outdoor fall decorating ideas? This year, I’m going with a more traditional fall porch than I have in the past and I’m loving it. Heirloom pumpkins, simple green wreaths, and mums create a subtle but festive fall porch!
Well, as is typical of California during this time of year, we are in a full-on heat wave! It’s so hot in fact that as I was arranging pumpkins and photographing the porch, it was in the high 90’s! 😉
Nonetheless, I’m feeling very fall-ish and enjoying the decorating (and pumpkin spice drinking and candle burning!) And the porch is definitely a favorite area to decorate.
I love that it sets the tone for the season and for the interiors. And this year’s fall porch is much more traditional than anything I’ve done in the past! Frequently, I’m doing more muted tones, and last year I used richer tones of magenta and plum!
But this year, I really wanted to go with a more traditional feel. I’ve still put my spin on it, mixing in lots of white and green heirloom pumpkins and green wreaths to create a slightly subtle take on traditional autumn colors.
Hello and happy fall from Hudson!
Usually I choose more ‘seasonal’ type wreaths, but I wanted to go much simpler this year. I used an uncomplicated wreath made of eucalyptus. Then I added some rust colored ribbon and called it done! I actually love the green wreaths so much I’m wondering why I haven’t used them before?!
This wreath is gorgeous, affordable and oh-so versatile! I’ve used it indoors as fall decor in the past, as well as on the porch at Christmas.
Since I was using the more traditional rust colors in the mums and the ribbons, I didn’t want to use a lot of orange pumpkins. Instead, I focused on mostly white, with a few of the green Jarrahdale, and some of the muted fairytale ones.
A few mums in orange and white as well as my favorite lanterns added color and warmth.
In the large barrel on the left, I filled the planter with some natural grasses surrounded by mums.
I hope you’re all enjoying your fall (and hopefully getting more seasonal weather than we are!) and that this gives you some ideas for decorating your own porch! I think magazines and Pinterest tend to give us the impression we need corn stalks, hay bales and 101 pumpkins in order to decorate a fall porch but nothing could be further from the truth!
Simple wreaths, a few mums and some muted pumpkins make for a subtle but still festive porch – and it was super simple to put together!
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