It’s fall! Well, I live in Miami, so it’s still pretty green around here. Miami has no idea that it’s fall! I want to share with you how I decorated my porch for fall, so that it would feel like we have in fact changed seasons, even if the coconut trees are none the wiser.
Fall porch decorating ideas 101: add pops of orange! This is an opportunity to mimic the colors that are naturally occurring somewhere else in the world. Let me take a moment to say how much I love this Martha Stewart swing that we purchased at Home Depot a few years ago. The only thing that could have made it better is if it came with a cold glass of sweet tea! We sit there all the time, especially during this time of the year, when the weather changes (in Miami language, that means less hot).
The pillows on the swing are from Target and I purchased the initial pumpkin from Kirklands, three years ago on a mega-after-thanksgiving-sale, those are the best times to splurge on these items.
I added a little pumpkin to the plants that were already in my planter. I considered buying mums or something more colorful but the little pumpkin infused enough color. I then surrounded the planter with some more pumpkins. These pumpkins are not real because pumpkins won’t be available for a couple more weeks over here, but the real ones are beautiful and I will probably switch them out later on. I usually use these to decorate inside the house.
Then the door. I have used these wreaths for years, and as long as they keep their color, I will continue to use them. I love how they pop with the existing brown door.
Then of course, a little rug. The finishing touch to any porch. This one was less than 6.00 at Ross…crazy!
One last look at the porch!
So Miami may not know that it is fall, but my neighbors sure do!
Do you decorate the porch? Are the trees already changing in your neck of the woods?
Elen Grey | Deep in B-ville Writing Over the Garage says
Love the “G” on that pumpkin! Beautiful.
Thank you Elen! It was a great clearance buy!
I live near Tampa and I also make sure my neighbors know its Fall, I have my hay and pumpkins, fall pillows on my Cracker Barrel rocking chairs . I wish they would build traditional style homes in this area of Florida. Now if only Mother Nature would catch on.
Haha! I love Cracker Barrel rocking chairs!
I am a new transplant from Ohio to Fort Myers, Fla, I understand totally what you are saying. I am not able to tell if it winter or summer, fall or spring yet . I love all seasons and decorate for each but it is strange to put Christmas decorations out and then watch them fade in the Florida sun. I chose to be here because the Ohio winters are horrible. I will adjust and make the best of decorating…. my dining room table…thanks to Maria.
Keep our creative juice flowing, Maria. Love your white and gold pumpkins!
Thank you for your sweet comment, Judith! I’m sure it’s an adjustment after being able to experience the seasons for so many years. I love road trips north where I can see all the beautiful fall colors and “feel” fall in the air – it would be nice to have that here. However, just like you, I don’t think that I could handle the harsh winters. It’s definitely a trade and whenever I find myself complaining about the heat, I tell myself that my fingers could be freezing off elsewhere! Haha! Again, thank you for your kind words!
I love your front porch and will be glad when we can purchase a home. For now I decorate with a wreath and a large pot of mums in the Florida sunshine
That will look beautiful too!