While summer season will always be my favorite to enjoy, I must say, decorating the house for fall sure is fun.
This year, I went for something a little more on the traditional side for the front porch and neutral for the entryway. That being said, the common theme for both? Simplicity.
Let’s start outside, shall we?
The fall colors here in Minnesota are in full swing and leaves are all starting to fall – which meant adding the authentic fall feeling was an easy job 🙂
As usual, our galvanized buckets grace the stairs and I managed to snag a few mums at Aldi for only $3.99 each!
For the corner of the porch, I started with the ornamental gourds that I snagged from my parent’s garden and staggered them throughout the galvanized tub, laying on top of the birch logs that are now also a staple for our front porch.
Then I added in a few faux painted pumpkins and stacked two of the larger hay bales off to the side. It still looked a little plain so I grabbed a fall garland and draped that around the hay. The perfect traditional touch for this simple fall porch!
To add a touch of fall charm to the front door, I hung the neutral DIY wreath – it seemed to be a good tie-in between the colorful garland and the neutral throw pillows.
Sliding over to the seating area, I grabbed the pillows from our entryway and the blankets that were draped over the blanket ladder and brought them out. I imagined coming out here on a cool evening and who doesn’t love wrapping up with a blanket?
For the side table, I kept the top simple with a white pitcher and faux wheat stems. The washboard from the summer decor stayed with us, except I swapped in a faux pumpkin and vase filled with pine cones.
It’s the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the changing of the seasons – hot cup of coffee option but highly encouraged 🙂
Moving inside – it’s all about the neutrals.
I started with the lumbar pillow that I picked up at a local antique shop. It’s a beautiful blend of pinks, oranges and creams.
Then I moved over to my favorite decorating spot – the DIY farmhouse table and barn wood wall.
I decided to add in the blanket ladder in the hopes that maybe we can enjoy a night or two out on the front porch. It seemed a little too plain so I grabbed another galvanized bucket (good thing we have one or two of those around) and filled it with faux pumpkins. Decor trick – throw in a small blanket first to make it look full and it uses less pumpkins 🙂
For the table top, I kept things simple with the focal point on the vase of dried hydrangeas. The original plan was to bring out the dahlias from my garden but thanks to an early hard frost, nothing survived – wah,wah.
To add a little height, I kept the old window and hung a small DIY fall wreath from the top. And because you can’t have too many pumpkins, I plopped a few more on the table and on top of the gray vases on the floor.
On to the built ins (hello, Gunner!).
Neutral pillows, a neutral blanket and a very festive fall scarf are all that I added to main bench. After all, we need enough space for the pups to relax and keep watch 🙂
Happy decorating, friends!
All our best,