Front Porch Fall Decor

Now that we have two new beautiful Limelight Hydrangea wreaths , I thought it was time to start adding some front porch fall decor. This year I wanted to keep a neutral palette using natural elements to complement with the wreaths.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

 

I started with some items that were already on the porch.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

Like these bright green mini hosta. I trimmed off the fading flowers and placed the whole pot inside some older brown ones that I had in the shed. This way I can allow the hosta to winter over in the blue pots and use them again next year.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

I left my large planter in place. The coleus, lamium and taro already looked great with the wreaths.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

There is one bare spot where I had planted a begonia that never thrived. So I placed a white pumpkin in its place. This pumpkin was part of a set of three faux pumpkins, that were originally bright orange, but I wanted to bring more light into the space, so I spray painted them white.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

Of course, then they were too white, so I used some watered down brown craft paint and painted in the creases, around the stem and wiped them with a damp cloth until I got the look I wanted.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

This black urn had some sad-looking annuals that were on their last legs, so I pulled them out and left the soil, to use as a base, to insert other plant material.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

I placed an old wreath on top which was made last year, from Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincelle Spirit.’ Here’s a pic if it from last year.  Then I stuck in cuttings of the seed heads from Penstemon ‘Husker’s Red.’

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

I also moved a little bird bath to the porch and filled it with some of the many, many acorns in our yard, and added a few old gourds and a coconut liner filled with some fall colored doodads.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

Some sprigs of dogwood berries and dried sedum flowers dress up the basket.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

More dogwood berries, an abandoned bird house and statuary decorate the shelf.

Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.

These decorations should last through Thanksgiving, and they cost me nothing but my time to create.

I hope you enjoyed my Fall Front Porch, and maybe it inspires you to see what you can create, with items  you already have at hand.

For even more fall inspiration, check out The 2015 Harvest Tour of Homes hosted by Stringtownehome.  I am joining more than 40 other bloggers who are sharing all of their fabulous fall ideas.  Click the button to view this amazing list.

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Learn how to easily decorate for fall by gathering natural elements and tweaking items you already have in your home.
About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Hi Patti – Visiting as a fellow contributor at the Harvest Home Tour. Love your door and porch decor! Happy fall to you! Hugs, Holly

    • Hi Holly,

      I set my post to go live at midnight but really I was set for 12 noon. lol Hopefully anyone who stopped to see my fall decor enjoyed my stuffed zucchini post. Have a great holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by.
      Patti

  2. So fun to visit you from the Fall Tour of Homes! I learned so much from you today! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous porch!

  3. Your front porch looks wonderful. I really like the wreaths. Hope you have a great weekend.
    Carole

  4. Hi Patti,
    I’m visiting as a fellow participant of the Harvest Tour of Homes. Your front porch looks so inviting!
    Lori from LL Farm

  5. What a beautiful porch and I love those wreaths! I am stopping by from the Harvest Home Tour.

  6. Hi Patti! Your porch looks great and I’m in love with the hydrangea wreaths, they are so pretty! Happy Fall!

  7. Hello, I’m visiting from the tour and am also participating! Love, love, love the wreaths and your porch! Blessings, Cecilia

  8. Very pretty porch! Those wreaths are beautiful,. I’m also participating in the Harvest Homes Tour and trying to stop by and see what everyone else is doing for fall! Cheers, shelley

  9. Your wreaths are gorgeous! Stopping by from the Harvest Home Tour where I am also a participant……hugs..

  10. My summer planters are looking tired! Your fall porch looks so clean and fresh. You are inspiring me to get mine done this weekend. Pinning!

  11. One of my very favorite things in the whole world is called HYDRANGEAS…any variety any form..I dry mine too so I can enjoy them year round..and both your choices on the wall /each side as we approach your door..love them…totally. I am FOLLOWING any place possible and will visit often as I can.

  12. I love that you didn’t spend any money. That is fantastic! Your porch looks so inviting. Hopefully you won’t mind extra guests that feel the warm pull. Visiting you from Harvest Home Tour

  13. Oh my! I love this space you’ve set. The colors pop (loving the unconventional bright greens against the traditional fall colors). It is really gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us on the Harvest Tour of Homes. I was honored to have you participate!

  14. Hi, Patti

    I love your plants so much. I am getting better at not killing my plants and I am so happy about. Hopefully I will have a bunch more soon. In the meantime I will enjoy your beautiful fall decor. Lovely! Stopping by from the Harvest home tour.

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