Today I’m sharing our decorated fall front porch. I try to change our porch décor every fall.
October’s here and it’s been beautiful in NJ. The nights are getting nice and cool and a few leaves are beginning to change. The pups are so happy going outside to sniff the autumn air and finding leaves to play with, it’s quite adorable.
Here’s a look at last year’s fall porch.
Our porch doesn’t get much sun in the fall until late afternoon, therefore, mums don’t do well since they need five to six hours of sun.
Beginning the Porch
As a result, I opted for flowering Kale for our decorated fall front porch. I also used galvanized and a copper boiler bucket I found thrifting this summer. Since this summer was different my husband picked them up curbside.
Pretty Additions Being Used
You can see a few of these containers in my a colorful deck post. By the way, maybe you’ll see ideas for your deck or garden for next spring.
Flowering Kale as well as varieties of pumpkins are center stage on our decorated fall front porch this year. Also using flowering Kale is easy to take care of and it lasts until Thanksgiving in Northern NJ.
As a result of the containers being deep, purchasing straw bales from the garden center was necessary to take up extra room so the soil wasn’t wasted. Besides, the hay adds texture and it adds to the rustic nature of falls in NJ.
Keeping a bale of hay together gave height I needed to add a flowering Kale to a flowerpot I repainted that may give you some inspiration. A larger gourd looks at home next to the pot.
If you follow me on FB or Instagram you may remember, that I posted a picture of a pumpkin eaten. The picture on the porch shows a small patch where they started and this is the end result, squirrels 1, Cindy 0.
The lesson learned as a result of the pumpkin getting eaten, no matter how great the stem looks stick with the gourds normally used.
I enjoy adding lanterns to our porch also to add a bit of warmth and a soft glow in the evenings.
I’m also sharing a sign I made a few years back to sum up all things fall.
I also decided to use a wreath I had from Pottery Barn which received an update you may enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed seeing our porch dressed for fall. Do you enjoy decorating outdoors for the fall? I’d love for you to let me know in your comment.
25 thoughts on “Our Decorated Fall Front Porch”
LOVE your porch Cindy. Those urns are amazing and the galvanized pieces are beautiful filled with Kale and pumpkins. Have a great week and enjoy the weather!
Hmmm I have a pumpkin that looks just like yours from our Mr. Squirrel. I love the galvanized piece with your vignette. So cute. Your porch looks so great. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris
Thanks Kris, we never buy ral pumpkins either. Usually only the large gourds. Never again
Just beautiful!! I love the way your porch looks, it’s so charming and festive. My stoop is currently sporting a BOO sign and some leftover flowering pansies. I’m a bad blogger! I need to catch up to you….
This is so pretty! I went very minimal this year – just one big warty pumpkin on top of a stool with a lantern next to it. We are surrounded by trees and so I can tell you one thing for sure – my porch is decorated with thousands of leaves! 🙂
We had a mouse that would eat out pumpkin at night last year. The dogs would go nuts and we couldn’t figure out what it was. This year so far so good!
OMG! that is so funny! good that it is all good this year though.
Beautiful fall porch, Cindy!
Your porch looks beautiful! I went down the minimalist road this year with some lovely autumn flowers and one pumpkin and a lantern. Luckily the squirrels havent found the pumpkin yet!
Love your front porch, that wreath is beautiful. Hopefully no more eaten pumpkins.
Love the porch Cindy it all looks stunning.
Looks very pretty and inviting, Cindy. xo Laura
Cindy, your porch is absolutely gorgeous decorated for fall! You have so many pretty elements displayed, and I adore the lantern. I feel your pain about the pumpkins being eaten by unwelcome visitors. I battle the squirrels every year!
Wow, Cindy this Fall porch is stunning! I love, love, love all your painaed containers and how you layered in the pumpins, straw and kale. It’s all really beautiful. I love it so much! Hugs, CoCo
Your porch decor is sooo cute!!! That poor pumpkin, with the great stem…so glad we don’t have squirrels around here! Loving your fall porch so much!!!
Thanks Emily, my husband took the stem off for me
Your porch looks beautiful, Cindy and even though the squirrel ate that pumpkin, you still have a great stem to save for next year. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s
Your fall porch looks gorgeous! I will be featuring this post at AAH this week!
Thank you Amber. This was especially fun because with my new biologic I did so much it this year. It felt fantastic
Everything is picture perfect! Hmm our resident squirrels haven’t touched our pumpkins…crossing fingers they stay away!! Visiting from the Wonderful Wednesday link party. I’m #198 this week 😉
Your porch looks beautiful, I love it!
What a beautiful wreath! I really love the color against the black door! I can’t believe fall is around the corner already!