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A Cozy Fall Porch

Welcome to my Cozy Fall Porch!  Adding simple touches to your porch like fall chrysanthemums, pumpkins and candles, makes for a cozy and inviting welcome. Hello fall!

I’m so happy that you are here today!  I’m participating in the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series hosted by my friend Krista of Happy Housie. Today we’re sharing our outdoor spaces decorated for fall, in hopes that you will feel inspired to decorate, so make sure to check out all of the beautiful spaces in the links at the bottom of this post! And if you missed my previous posts as part of this series, make sure to check out my DIY Fall Wreath here, my Simple Fall Mantel here, and my Fall Home Tour here. xo

I love to decorate my outdoor spaces for the different seasons…especially fall. Last year I shared my cozy fall patio (which I love love love), and this year I’m sharing our simple and Cozy Fall Front Porch.

a house porch decorated with orange and red chrysanthemums, mini orange pumpkins, candles, a blue grass and a wicker chair. on the black door hangs a large grapevine wreath with fall florals.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Sometimes I think, I can’t share that, it’s not perfect. But seriously, life isn’t.  I had hopes of painting our porch this summer but I don’t know where summer went and how it’s suddenly fall! Oh well, I guess this will have to be a project for next year and I’m just fine with that. So you’re getting my imperfect porch but that’s just life and it didn’t stop me from making this space one that makes me smile every time we come home. All this to say, don’t let imperfection stop you from making a beautiful home you love.

a set of brown wooden stairs decorated with orange chrysanthemums, blue grass and mini pumpkins

Transitioning from Summer to Fall

After a long, hot summer, by the time it was the end of August I was ready to compost my summer flowers and replace them with fall mums.  At this point in the season, I’m done with summer but still want to enjoy beautiful flowers so mums are the perfect solution. And because I’m in love with rich golds, oranges and reds this year, those are the colours of the mums I chose.

a set of brown wooden stairs decorated with orange chrysanthemums, blue grass and mini pumpkins

a set of brown wooden stairs decorated with orange and red chrysanthemums, mini pumpkins and a white birdhouse. in the background is a wicker chair with a yellow pillow and plaid blanket

All. The. Mums.

Mums are such a showstopper flower! I mean seriously, look at how big and luscious and beautiful they are! I also really like that they require very little care, they’re hearty, they come in many different colours and they’re inexpensive. All things that make them perfect for fall decorating.

a close up of orange and red chrysanthemums, mini pumpkins and a white birdhouse

a top down view of the top of an orange chrysanthemum sitting next to mini orange pumpkins

Pumpkins are the ultimate fall decor.

Is it even a fall porch without pumpkins? Haha! Not here. If I had my way, and it wasn’t so expensive and a little excessive, I would absolutely load up my porch steps with dozens and dozens of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. But I just can’t do that so instead I bought several small pumpkins that I hope to eventually turn into pumpkin pie.

an orange chrysanthemum sitting in an apple bucket. next to it sit mini orange pumpkins

I layered all the little bitty pumpkins in amongst the mums and I love how it looks. It’s just enough.

a set of brown wooden stairs decorated with orange and red chrysanthemums, mini pumpkins and a white birdhouse. in the background is a wicker chair with a yellow pillow and plaid blanket

a close up of an orange chrysanthemum. in the background is a wicker chair with a yellow pillow and plaid blanket

The finishing touches.

Then to finish things off I added a wicker chair that I bought for $15!!! at a garage sale this summer…it’s the perfect addition to my porch. And to make it look pretty for fall I tossed on some fall coloured pillows and a fall plaid blanket. Cozy. Then I hung my DIY Fall Wreath, and added a simple fall welcome mat.  Hello fall.

a house porch decorated with orange and red chrysanthemums, mini orange pumpkins, candles, a blue grass and a wicker chair. on the black door hangs a large grapevine wreath with fall florals.

a side view of fall florals on a grapevine wreath hanging on a black door. in the background is a brown wicker chair with a yellow pillow and plaid blanket

Tips for Creating a Fall Porch

  • Add chrysanthemums. Pots of this classic flower instantly turns a porch into fall!  Use an uneven number of pots for the best visual.
  • Layer in pumpkins! Scatter in some mini or large pumpkins around the mums.
  • Add a fall wreath to your door!  Here are some really pretty (and easy) DIY fall wreaths for inspiration.
  • Hang twinkly lights. Twinkle lights create such a pretty and inviting mood.
  • Add a fall doormat. Changing out doormats for the different seasons is such an easy way to decorate.
  • Make it cozy! Add simple cozy touches like a chair with fall pillows and blankets. Place out some candles.
  • Shop around your garden. If you have pots of herbs and grasses, they look lovely layered into a fall porch.

a house porch decorated with orange and red chrysanthemums, mini orange pumpkins, candles, a blue grass and a wicker chair. on the black door hangs a large grapevine wreath with fall florals.

a wicker chair with yellow and beige pillows, and a plaid blanket

an orange chrysanthemum sitting in an apple bucket. next to it sit mini orange pumpkins

Now come on in and see my fall home tour here!

Thank you for taking a little tour of my fall porch!  If you want to see more of my fall decorating, make sure to come on inside!

MY FALL PORCHES FROM PAST YEARS:

MORE FALL Outdoor Spaces:

Make sure to check out all of these outdoor spaces decorated for fall…I hope you’ll be inspired to decorate.  Happy fall y’all!

The Happy Housie

Life is Better at Home

Inspiration for Moms

Rambling Renovators

Finding Silver Pennies

She Gave it a Go

Grace in My Space

This is Our Bliss

Modern Glam Home

A Pretty Life

Life is a Party

Clean & Scentsible

My Sweet Savannah

Lemon Thistle

Craftberry Bush

Love Create Celebrate

Taryn Whiteaker Designs

Tatertots and Jello

Happy Fall!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Krista
    September 29, 2021 at 12:31 PM

    So pretty, Jo-Anna! I love the festive colourful Mums! That throw is beautiful and so is your wreath. Thanks for being part of this series!

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    Donna
    October 1, 2021 at 8:43 AM

    Jo-Anna, your home is lovely. Really puts you into the holiday mood. I look forward to following all your tips for all the upcoming seasons. Best of wishes…….

  • Reply
    Jenn
    October 1, 2021 at 9:05 PM

    I love all of your mums Jo-Anna and that plaid throw is so pretty!

  • Reply
    Lindi
    October 4, 2021 at 8:53 AM

    Such a vibrant front porch! I bet all of your neighbours stop and admire on their walks! So pretty 🙂

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