Hello everyone, welcome to the Fall Porches and Patio Tours! I am so excited to be hosting the tours and to be joining 21 of my talented blogging friends as we celebrate the beauty of fall together. Fall is my favorite time of year! I get so excited to fix up all of our outdoor spaces for the season. I have been creating all the fall feels on our front and back porches by adding classic fall elements to each one. I hope this post gives you all the fall feels too!
I love all the traditional vibrant, rich and warm autumn colors, but I am also crazy about pale, muted, neutral, and green pumpkins. I especially love fall plants and flowers with cool and moody fall tones. It is nearly impossible for me to choose just one color scheme, so I decided to design two different fall looks for the front and back porches this year. Both spaces are giving me all the fall feels! Now if the weather would just cooperate!
Creating All The Fall Feels On The Front Porch
Welcome to the front porch! It’s hard to believe how fast this whole space came together at the last minute. I simply used some inexpensive new decorative accessories combined with things I already had (my tried and true design method!) Using warm and vivid fall colors mixed with vibrant greens has created a fresh new fall look on the front porch and I am loving it!
Between weeks of rain alternating with unseasonable hot temperatures and the late arrival of pretty pumpkins in our area, I was really late getting the front porch ready for fall. On Sunday I went to Walmart just to check out the mums, and I spotted some trendy outdoor fall throw pillows. I couldn’t believe how perfect the colors were for our porch! I have to admit that I rarely buy home decor at Walmart so finding the awesome fall pillows took me by surprise. For $5.00 I couldn’t resist picking up several. Lots of throw pillows make any space seem warm, comfy and welcoming.
All the fall feels: Enjoying the comforts of home in Autumn
There is just something about fall that beckons us home where good food, togetherness, gratitude, warmth, comfort, and coziness abound.
All The Fall Feels: Getting cozy with plaid
Draping a plaid scarf, blanket or throw over a chair instantly adds cozy fall style to any space.
All the fall feels: Stacked heirloom pumpkins
As it gets closer to Halloween, traditional carving pumpkins will line the porch steps, but all through fall heirloom pumpkins will remain on display on the porch. A stack of beautiful pumpkins on top of old crocks or vintage French garden urns certainly gives me all the fall feels!
All the fall feels: Autumn leaf collecting and crafting
Most everyone remembers elementary school days collecting leaves in the fall for art projects or science class, or simply collecting them during an autumn walk. It is still fun to forage for pretty leaves! I collected a few from the yard and pinned them to some twine to make a quick and easy, organic fall leaves garland for the porch.
All the fall feels: Dried bittersweet vine
I really love dried bittersweet, but it can be hard to find. I finally lucked into some this year and I am really enjoying using it in fall displays. For autumn I have added a bit of the bittersweet and some collected oak leaves to my “shabby farmhouse-vintage-loving-music-teacher” door decor.
All the fall feels: A harvest of fall garden treasures
For several years I have had a Gothic style planter on top of the vintage sewing machine by the front door. I started adding some fall picks to the planter but it just looked “meh.” I decided it was time for a change. I shopped my house and found a medium wicker laundry basket to fill full of a harvest of fall garden treasures.
I needed some type of greenery or filler for the basket but I was stumped. I didn’t really have anything in my stash that would work, so I started looking around the yard for something natural to use. A few cuttings from the jungle of volunteer pumpkin vines taking over our back yard was the perfect choice. Free and plentiful!
All the fall feels: Pumpkins and gourds and mums, oh my!
The colors of all the new fall porch pillows just so happened to coordinate beautifully with most of the free pumpkins and gourds from our own volunteer pumpkin patch. I did use one dark orange faux pumpkin on top of the fern so it wouldn’t damage it. I love how this particular fall color scheme coordinates with the yellow brick and our copper mail box too.
I decided to move the Gothic planter to the side of the porch for a while. I filled it with several of our fresh picked pumpkins and a few gourds from the pumpkin farm. Love it!
All the fall feels: Whimsical and interesting pumpkins and gourds
The Musquee De Provence (French pumpkin) is my absolute favorite variety. I purchased three from the pumpkin farm and they are giving me all the Frenchy fall feels! I love the mottled green and salmon orange coloring on this particular pumpkin.
I am really drawn to all shades of green gourds and pumpkins. This large pear shape gourd is really unique. Any ideas of the variety? I would love to dry it and make it into a birdhouse.
All the fall feels: A cozy fall gathering space for family and friends
The front porch is a wonderful place to relax or socialize with friends and family, especially in the fall. Our three 1920’s garden chairs are actually pretty comfortable with the addition of chair pads and pillows. The green chair pads are perfect for spring and summer, but a bit tricky to make work for fall and winter.
I was super excited to find these fall pillows since they have green in them, which meant I didn’t have to change the pads to a warmer fall color after all. I love the bright fall color combinations!
All the fall feels: Plaid throw pillows
Fall is definitely the time to go mad for plaid! In addition to plaid scarves, throws and blankets, plaid throw pillows are perfect for creating all the fall feels indoors and out. These plaid pillows have just enough subtle green in them to work with our chair pads. I think the mustard yellow in the pattern looks great with our yellow brick too. I also picked up a few coordinating orange pillows. (*If you are on Instagram, don’t forget to share all your fall plaids for #madforplaiddecor!)
The farmhouse fall script pillow is my favorite. Just reading it gives me all the fall feels! What is your favorite fall treat on the list? Mine is apple cider! I also love crisp apples, especially Honeycrisp!
A big bushel basket full of the pretty faux apples I used in my Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape really fool eye. I chose to use faux apples instead of real ones for the porch decor, since there are far too many forest creatures who might want to help themselves to a little fall snack when no one is looking!
All the fall feels: Copper!
Copper is beautiful year round, but it just literally shines in the fall! While I was looking around for mums at Walmart I also found some pretty faux copper pots. I thought they would be perfect on the front porch to tie in with the copper mail box.
I just love the mums in the copper pots!
The Moscow mules (copper mugs) are so pretty for fall, but they are actually designed for cold drinks. With these 90 degree October days, they will be filled with ice cold apple cider since it’s too hot for hot fall drinks. Cadia Organic Honeycrisp “Apple Juice” is actually cider, and it’s a family favorite. No sugar added, no sugar needed!
Sweater weather? Not quite, little critters! In the event that fall weather does finally arrive I have plenty of cute Rae Dunn mugs for serving up tasty and hot fall drinks.
All The Fall Feels: Woodland Elements
The front porch is a magical and quiet place to sit and sip coffee or hot tea while watching squirrel, deer, and birds in the forest. Autumn mornings are often misty and peaceful. In the fall there are several hoot owls calling in the evenings too and we can sometimes spot them close by. Taking cues from nature, I always incorporate woodland decorative elements on the front porch. If you look closely you might spy a few gnomes or garden fairies from time to time.
Our view from the front porch includes a lovely forest. We are surrounded by lush, green woodland plants and fall foliage, so the porch is a wonderful place to enjoy a vibrant autumn show of changing leaves.
Behind the porch privacy shutters are two large burning bushes. Right now they are still green, but soon they will start to turn pink, then burgundy.
This woodland gnome was an early summer yard sale find. I love the fall colors, leaves and acorn design in the base. He is admiring all of the whimsical pumpkins picked straight from our own patch!
This friendly woodland gnome is hand signed by the artist, Tom Clark. I was introduced to these wonderful figures by my aunt who collected them years ago. I have three, and I will never pass them up if I am out junkin’ . I guess I can add these happy gnomes to my ever growing list of “
Junk I can’t resist Things I collect!”
The front porch is definitely giving me all the fall feels now, and I can’t wait for the weather to cool down so I can enjoy it.
All the fall feels: Fun and friendly Halloween decor
Next week I will add some “Hauntingly Beautiful” Halloween decor to the porch in preparation for Trick-or-Treaters. If you love pretty and elegant Halloween decor, be sure to come over and party with us at the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party! The party lasts all October and a spooktacular time is guaranteed for all! You can find the party here.
Now let’s head on around to the back porch to take look at how things are coming along with the little fall decor refresh.
All The Fall Farmhouse Feels On The Back Porch
Welcome to the back porch and patio! This is the first time I have shown this space on the blog. We have just given the area a little redecorating refresh in time for fall. Actually the “refresh” was simply an act of repainting the vintage patio furniture and decluttering a lot of garden junk that was taking over and making the space look junky, (and not in a good way)! Today I am sharing some highlights from the back porch fall refresh. I will be sharing more of the porch and patio decorated for Halloween for the Halloween Home Tours on Monday!
All the fall feels: Farmhouse Fall Decor
Fall and farming go hand in hand, so farmhouse and vintage country decor works so well for the season. The back porch is actually part of an addition with vinyl siding. The white siding gives the porch a bit of a farmhouse look, so I decided to use farmhouse style elements in the refresh.
I snatched a couple of black ticking stripe farmhouse pillows from our breakfast nook and paired them with my new buffalo check outdoor pillows, also from Walmart! I love the cool and moody fall colors mixed with the farmhouse style black and white accents.
I created a quick and easy fall wreath for the porch window by attaching a eucalyptus garland to a grapevine wreath and adding some dried bitter sweet. A “welcome” cut out sign adds farmhouse flair.
For the door decor I filled a wooden wall pocket full of faux herbs, pumpkins, bittersweet, and a small autumn kale. The little farmhousey sage sign is a nod to the Thanksgiving feasts that are just around the corner.
All the fall feels: Cool and moody autumn plants and pumpkins
Oh how I love autumn kale, beautiful mums, and pumpkins and gourds in cool, moody fall tones!
I didn’t use any autumn kale or cabbage on the front porch, so incorporating it on the back porch and in the garden was a must! I think they are some of the most beautiful fall plants.
I enjoy the beauty of mixing several different kinds of plants with a variety of foliage and textures such as autumn sedum, kale, mums and ferns.
I find design inspiration in the small things. The numbers on the side of this antique tobacco basket gave me the inspiration to use buffalo check pillows on the porch. Oh… can you spot the “real life, tired blogger” design faux pas in the background? One of the pillows is turned sideways and I didn’t catch it until most of the photos were taken Oh well, it is what it is! Come back on Monday for my “Halloween Patio Party” Halloween tour and I will have it right side up!
All the fall feels: Giant heirloom pumpkins!
This huge Musquee De Provence is absolutely stunning! I only paid $6 for it since it had a bad spot. Even though I know it won’t make it through fall, I couldn’t resist enjoying it’s beauty for as long as possible.
All the fall feels: Vintage garden accents
Every farmhouse porch or garden needs a rusty rooster! A galvanized bucket of mums is also giving me all the fall feels!
Fall is a wonderful and busy time for gardeners as the harvest is gathered and new plants are set for the following year. All the plants, seed packets and vintage garden tools give me all the fall feels on the back porch too!
On Friday I will be sharing more of my back porch and patio refresh with a few Halloween touches. I hope you will stop back by for another visit! For now it’s “thyme” to ride along and tour all of the other beautiful fall porches and patios! ( I couldn’t resist!)
Next up is Christy of Our Southern Home. I simply can’t wait to see her classic southern front porch styled for fall and Halloween! You can find all of the rest of the amazing tours in the link up and tour schedule below. Enjoy!
Thanks for visiting today! Don’t forget to stop back by Friday to see more of the back porch. Happy fall!
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