I am excited to share the changes we made to our Front Porch for Fall and for actually for everyday! You are in for a special post with Seasons of Home and 16 other bloggers! So much Fall inspiration. From designing their front porch to any outdoor space. In a small home our outdoor spaces become an extension of our home and we LOVE spending time outside in the Fall.
If you are new to Nesting with Grace, welcome! My name is Brooke we are a family of 5 living in 1100 square feet in a 1950’s Cape in Connecticut. We made some major changes to our front porch when we moved in, including painting the front steps white, changing out the railings and adding a pebble rock walk-up (you can read more about that HERE).
Our front door was painted in a navy paint last year and
we Kevin painted the front door black. We used Black Knight from Benjamin Moore. I have to say a black door makes decorating for the Fall a lot easier than navy!
This year I was really inspired by pumpkins and all the Fall colors. Green has been a a favorite color of the season so I used a lot of greens then added some pops of color with flowers and mums. I got THIS Magnolia Wreath for our front door and layered a blanket scarf behind it for a pop of color and to protect the door! All hung on the pineapple door knocker, original to the home (find similar HERE).
Design Tip- Decorate your front porch to match the colors and feel of the inside of your home. You want your earrings to match the outfit!
I started with the idea to paint the door black. So black was a strong color theme. I found THIS black and white outdoor rug and I felt it matched the look of our kitchen and front room. I love to layer. So I used THIS “Hello” door mat on the top. (Because several asked last time I wore my leopard shoes, you can find them HERE).
I have THESE metal planters and have had them for a few years. I still love them. I put one of my boxwood topiaries in the largest and used a black plastic bag (poked holes in it) to keep the dirt from falling out of the holes. Then I topped it with black mulch and a layer of pumpkins!
Lola helped me pick out the pumpkins this year. She let me “borrow” a couple of them that she put in her room (like the crook-neck squash:)). I love that she gets involved with me and decorating.
I have always loved the look of a pumpkin topiary! So I finally made one this year. Really made is not the right word….I stacked a pumpkin on top of another pumpkin and called myself amazing! We had THIS gold garden stool on our back deck and was the perfect base for the pumpkins!
Design Tip- If you like a lot on your front porch, balance out each side by leaving one side heavy and one side open.
Last year someone said that my front porch was “too cluttered” (I had to laugh because I think there is more this year). But we like it! We are not a store so not a lot of foot traffic, basically it is just the mailman who uses these steps, we typically use the back. And that is really beside the fact. Do what you love. I LOVE to see porches decked out to the max and also find beauty in a simple pumpkin on a stoop. Really all of it is beautiful.
All of these colors are sure making me excited for this season. Fall is really gorgeous in Connecticut and SO many Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches to keep us busy! (Gold metal planters HERE).
My favorite little stools that I have a couple of (find HERE) made their way to the front of the house- perfect size for the “Queen Pumpkin” if I do say so myself!
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We also added more black and changed a lot on our back patio! I have way to much to share so I will be posting about this tomorrow! Make sure to subscribe to see tomorrows post! (Subscribe below).
Until then we will see you tomorrow! Now I am off to read and pin images to Pinterest from the Fall Inspiration shared from these bloggers below and how they #DesignTheOutdoors with Joss & Main