Fall is quickly approaching and will be here before we know it! Who else is ready for cooler weather? I know I am! It has been a hot summer here in the south, so I cannot wait for my favorite time of the year to cool things off. What better way to get in the fall spirit than to start decorating! Let’s begin with your front porch.
Today, I am sharing with you five of my favorite tips to make styling it easier than ever!
1. Choose your theme
2. Invest in staples
3. Create your focal
4. Check your Symmetry
5. Layer layer layer
1. The staple of your home’s exterior is your front porch. It’s the first thing that everyone sees when looking at your home, so it’s always fun to use it and really make a statement! My first tip is to begin with choosing your color scheme. Do you want to use a traditional fall color scheme or change things up and use a nontraditional, more modern pallet? Are you creating a space that will last the whole season or do you want to tie in different themes? (For example, using a Halloween theme and later replacing those pieces to transition into Thanksgiving) The choice is yours! Making this decision first will give you a clear vision and keep you on track when decorating.
2. After choosing your style, you can now begin planning, prepping and creating your space to make your vision come to life. My second tip is to invest in staples. I recommend splurging in a few staple items that you can reuse and repurpose for many years to come! A few of my favorite things to splurge on are faux boxwood topiaries, faux pumpkins and containers for container gardening. Purchasing faux boxwoods and pumpkins ease the stress of having to replace them every year. They are maintenance free! These are items that you can use over and over again and refresh them where no one would ever know. Sure, you can always add to your collection.. but when you already own the big pieces, you don’t have to break the bank each time!
3. My third tip is to create your focal piece. After investing in good staples, it’s time to use them! I personally like to include a couple of focal points for my porch. Of course, my containers have to be over the top! I absolutely love showcasing gorgeous seasonal plants and florals in my container gardens. A really fabulous way to make them a focal point is to have one on each side of your door. This is where your stunning new containers and faux boxwoods can be used!
Another great focal that I love using is my front door wreath! Your eye is naturally drawn to this space and it’s a great way to show your creativity. I absolutely love creating DIY wreaths, you can follow along with one of my tutorials and create your own! Click here for a tutorial using dried florals from your garden or here for a gorgeous cornhusk wreath.