EASY FALL CURB APPEAL
We LOVE fall and everything that comes with it! Apple-picking, pumpkin patches, outdoor gatherings with family and friends, cooler temps, and of course… decorating! Looking for ways to spice up your front porch and celebrate autumn this year? Whether it's trick-or-treating, admiring the colorful leaves from a cozy chair or greeting family and friends, your front porch is a popular spot during fall. So as it takes center stage this season, here are a few porch-ready ideas to make your front stoop festive for guests or even passer-bys.
Pumpkins on the porch just say fall, and no porch is complete without them! Stack them in topiaries, paint them with faces or your initials to add a home-made touch or spray with metallic paint for a modern twist. Cluster small ones together and line larger ones up the steps to make a warm and welcoming entryway.
Mums in bright yellow, rustic red, deep orange, and even purple add a pop of color up steps or on your front porch. Pair with ornamental cabbage and grasses or succulents in your favorite containers and surround them with pumpkins and gourds to add interest.
Window boxes filled with the jeweled toned hues of the season make for a unique and interesting fall display. Add window boxes to one or more windows on the front of your home. Mix pumpkins and gourds in with mums and other fall blooms like ornamental cabbage and peppers, flowering kale or purple fountaingrass for a colorful and stunning fall display.
Classic metal or wooden lanterns are the perfect way to fill in those gaps on the porch during the day while providing a warm and inviting light source once the sun goes down. Remember to think outside the box when using lanterns. Fill them with flowers, gourds or petite pumpkins instead of a candle or light bulbs.
QUICK AND EASY TIP: Summer urns pull double-duty when filled with gourds, squash, and small pumpkins for a quick and easy front porch accent.
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