If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know that we are building a pool and we have been for months. Basically, our front yard and back yard look pretty scary which means that I can skip decorating for Halloween…it’s scary enough.
I actually considered not decorating for fall either. I mean with everything else looking so bad, (my apologies if you are my neighbor) why bother? But sometimes you have to create beauty where the eye can’t find it, right? And the “why bother” attitude doesn’t suit me. So last weekend while my husband was bringing down a large canning pot from one of the top garage cabinets, a pumpkin literally fell from one of the boxes onto the garage floor. Of course I took this as a sign, and so did he – I thought it was confirmation that I should decorate this fall and guess what the hubs thought? That it was a sign that the fall decorations needed to be pushed back even further in the cabinet and that I should’ve closed the bin’s lid last year when I put it away. What a silly interpreration. Of course, it meant that I had to break out the pumpkins! My sweet husband obliged and brought down all the fall boxes.
I am still in the process of decorating the house and I shared my fall table with you last week, and this week I concentrated on the porch. Here is the view of the porch as you exit my front door. I won’t show you a view of my front yard because I love ya and want you to enjoy your day.
If you remember last year I shared images from my front porch during fall and you will notice that I changed the positioning of the bench. I think I like it better this way since I can place a wreath right above it. What do you think?
All those big wreaths can be expensive and I buy them when they go on sale right after the season is over. You just have to get to the stores right away because the pretty items run out the fastest. I also check online for clearance wreaths. One of my favorite stores to buy wreaths online is Kirkland’s and of course Target has beautiful ones as well.
Since I live in Florida we pretty much have to “inject” fall colors into the outdoor spaces because it is green and sunny here year-round. I found this orange-stripe throw online and on clearance at Crate and Barrel. It’s not meant for outdoors so I won’t be leaving it there during the day, but it’s nice if we sit on the porch at night. Of course, in Florida we aren’t keeping the chill at bay, it’s the mosquitos that we shield ourselves from.
The green pillow is meant for outdoors and I have had this one outside for over 8 months and it still looks new. I splurged on this one pillow because I was tired of throwing away others that kept getting yucky from being outdoors. I love green because it works for summer, spring, fall and even winter decorating.
I am using all these faux pumpkins to decorate because there is no pumpkin patch open this time of year by my home. Also, I love how feather-lite they are and how long they last. This white one is sitting on a beverage dispenser stand. Of course it adds height but it also makes it easier for me when it comes to cleaning the porch, since I avoid getting the pumpkins wet.
This urn stays here year round because I love it and because it weighs more than I do. I added this monogrammed pumpkin that I purchased a few years ago in Kirklands.
And that’s the porch! Next I will share my fall mantel, but first I have to decorate it and empty it of miniature race cars.
Are you decorating this year for fall? What are your favorite colors to decorate with – white pumpkins and neutrals or warm orange tones?
That looks great! I love the bold stripes on the throw…. it is all too cute! 🙂
Thank you! I liked the pop of color that it added to the bench.
Flavia Andrews says
Maria this is so beautiful! I love your double doors. I will be perusing your blog, as I too have a passion for organization!
Organizers Unite! Thank you, Flavia!
Your porch looks festive and inviting! I live in Florida too, so I know what you mean about everything still being green. Your white pumpkins are pretty.
Thank you! I love Florida weather but I definitely miss the colors of fall.
I love all the beautiful colors. Your porch looks great! I simply cannot choose which ones I want to use yet. But I went with hay bales and orange last year!!
Thank you so much, Zan! I love the look of hay bales mixed with orange touches.