Fall front porch ideas do NOT need to be an expensive ordeal. Learn tips and tricks for where to save and where to invest wisely to stay on budget.
Let’s employ the KISS method this year, shall we?
(That’s “Keep It Simple, Sweetheart”) 😉
Every year when Fall decor makes it’s appearance, I take long romantic walks down every aisle of Hobby Lobby with a hot coffee in hand. I tell ya, it’s all I can do to reign myself in and not end up being “that lady” who is pushing AND pulling two overloaded carts to the checkout. Because…#budget
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Fall front porch must-haves
Honestly, you don’t need a lot to create a cozy fall space that you’ll love outdoors. And thankfully, there is more than one way to bring in these elements.
- seasonal grasses/other organic elements (broom corn, cornstalks, ornamental grasses, etc.)
You’ll notice the items listed end up working together to create two main things. Layers and texture.
A lot of the same ideas that work for the inside of your home work for the outside, too. Layers, texture, and a few organic elements. It all works in harmony to create that “this feels like home” vibe.
Welcome to my front porch
Grab a chair, I’ll pour the coffee, and let’s talk about creating a space you’ll love.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you already know how much I love neutrals. However, fall is one of the times of year that I love to incorporate color.
Depending on your budget, you can buy fresh pumpkins at your local grocery store, farmer’s market or even at roadside stands.
I enjoy using a mix of real and faux – for everything. Pumpkins, branches, leaves, and more. While faux do cost a little more up front, if you find good ones, they’re really worth the initial investment because you’ll be able to save and use them year after year. Not to mention, they won’t rot. (I bought my faux ones from a small local shop and she had the best selection I’ve ever seen).
The only downside? You won’t have pumpkins stems to save to make velvet pumpkins. 😉
Use what you have
To keep things super budget-friendly, I suggest you purchase just one or two quality faux decor items each season. Whatever puts a smile on your face…pumpkins, branches/leaves, garlands, anything!
Fill in with real goodies and you’re all set.
1915 House Tip: Don’t overlook all the FREE elements that are available to you. Branches snipped off trees and bushes in your yard, along with collected acorns, leaves and berries make great additions. And they cost you nothing. 😉
By purchasing only a couple new things each season and filling in with free/cheap items, you’ll slowly build your Fall decor stash. Before you know it, you’ll have a lovely collection on hand that you can re-use year after year.
Here’s to creating a beautiful Fall front porch that you’ll love all season long…
I’ve so enjoyed our chat…are you ready for a refill on that coffee?
There’s lots more inspiration for you from a few of my blogger friends here…