Getting Your Porch Ready for Fall

Pumpkin spice. Hocus Pocus. Sweater Weather. These are a few of my favorite things. As basic as can be right here. 🙋‍♀️

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t LOVE fall. We all hate winter but fall – as fleeting as it is – is many peoples favorite season including mine. I’ve thought about why its my favorite and here is what I’ve came up with…

  1. Holidays are on the way. Once September hits you know its only matter of time till halloween, thanksgiving and Christmas come. Which means more time off work for many and much needed time with family. (Or much dreaded depending on who you are 😉 )
  2. Typical ‘perfect’ weather season. Which means I’m much less likely to stay inside during this time of year because bike trails, hiking and all the fun outdoor festivals and maker and flea markets. Because who doesn’t love something handmade and unique?!
  3. The Circleville Pumpkin show. Enough said. I love it and no one can ever take it away from me!!! I’ll be honest I’ve considered moving there just because of the 1 week a year the pumpkin show is happening. I think the main reason I love it is because my family always went when I was growing up and I have fond nostalgic memories about it. Plus the food, duh.
  4. Changing things up in my house during the fall. I don’t know why but fall always gives me motivation to do home projects and spruce things up with new accessories and cute fall details. This year has been a journey towards minimalism in my house (which will be another post for another day) so I will be doing less than what I’ve typically done in the past. One area I was most excited to spruce up for fall was my front porch.

My summer front porch was looking pretty tired. The summer plants that looked amazing at the beginning of spring/ summer were looking fried and crispy. And the red color on my front door that I painted when we moved in bums me out now.

So, I picked a new door color (with lots of friends voting on my Instagram stories- ya’ll had some serious opinions about my front door 😂) and I ended up choosing a millennial pink color. I love the change. (Behr pink elephant). My other options were a Golden yellow and black. I still think my door may end up being changed to the yellow color eventually but that’s the great thing about a front door refresh, it’s super quick and easy to change up.

I picked out some pretty pumpkins and mums for the porch!

We also made a new modern address plaque out of shims from Home Depot. It’s not quite attached to the house yet but it’s one of those Pinterest projects I’ve had on my ‘to do’ list forever and I just love it.

I still want to get a new fall wreath and probably add some string lights in there that can transition into winter. It’s kind of amazing how much more inviting a quick update to a front door can add to your homes curb appeal. Here is some amazing fall porch inspiration from @kindredvintage on instagram. Happy fall ya’ll!

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