Have you started adding some fall decor to your home? My favorite place to decorate for fall is our front porch. I have slowly been gathering ideas and thinking what I want to do. And Lola, my mini me keeps asking me when we are going to do it. Maybe this weekend we will start. For Friday Favorite today it is about porches and doormats- because let’s be honest those are a BIG part of the front porch. Agree?
We just got THIS black awning below for our back porch and love it! I always thought we were going to have to build something and was planning on it. Until I saw Young House Love post about this new awning they were installing and where they got it. I swiped up on Instagram and bought it. It took a couple weeks to get in.
When Kevin saw it sitting on our porch he got right to it that night. I don’t even have to ask that guy. He did have some issues with the screws they sent that are supposed to attach to the house and hook the awning on. They were too small and slipped right through the hole. Odd. Thankfully we had screws with a really large head to keep them in. So keep that in mind if you order this too.
Also saw it HERE for cheaper! After the fact. But now I can share it with you I guess!
- I am still looking for a keyless door knob. I found THIS one on Amazon I liked but I got some feedback from some of you that said that the type I picked out could show finger prints and patterns over time since it was a flat key pad. That was such great feedback. I found one that is modern that I like HERE but now I am wondering about getting a keyless lock system with our security system. We do have a security system that is ok, but I would like it to do more. I have heard a lot about Vivint. Any feedback?
- Also trying to decide if we would rather have a screen door rather than the glass storm door. I found some wood screen doors HERE. What do you have? Do you prefer one over the other?
You avid readers (who I love) might notice I moved the rugs from our front porch to our back door! We didn’t have a very nice one back here and I want to switch out the rugs on our front porch. I have been searching for something fun for the front and thought I would share some favorite outdoor rug and doormats with you for fall! Figured you might be on the hunt too!
Fall Outdoor Rugs and Doormats-
I do want to say that investing in a nice base for your front porch is KEY! I love a nice 3×5 rug that if I feel like switching up the top doormat another time in the year it works! Below I have the Black 3×5 Rug with THIS 2×3 Hello doormat.
And I have also had THIS smaller 1’5″x2.5″ doormat and it didn’t bother me because the rug underneath was the right size.
Above is one that a reader shared that I inspired her to try (posted it HERE) and below also!
And I shared the below photo on THIS blog post when talking about making sure to get the right size rug! On that situation I would so something similar to the above door and even a bigger doormat.
I just encourage you to wait and save to get the right thing! I get asked often well where should I start? If your front door needs to be painted then do that first! And I would personally choose getting the right size rug over a seasonal wreath or any seasonal decor. Invest in timeless pieces first.
Hope that helps!
Quick Friday Favorites today. I am working on a bedroom makeover that I am giving to a friend that I will be sharing next week! I hope you have a great weekend.