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Front Porch Fall Fix-Up ~ Two Ways!

Welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge, friends! Our host Cindy of County Road 407 has picked a wonderful porch for us to use as our inspiration. Our photograph comes from Rachel and Kevin Quenzer at Sugar Maple Farmhouse…

Fall front porch decor and inspiration

Fall Front Porch Decor Inspiration

If you are just coming over from Laura’s at Everyday Edits, isn’t her porch pretty with all of its pumpkins?? Love it!! I personally have been sooo looking forward to this one (PC) as even though our front porch is small, it’s big on heart! And with the end-of-season sales, Mr. Ethereal and I picked up a new set of all-weather wicker including two chairs with back pillows and cushions in a soft teal, matching ottomans, plus a small table to set in between.

But first let’s talk about today’s challenge, shall we?

Taking a good look at our inspiration photo, Rachel and Kevin have several pieces of:

  • warm wood-toned furniture
  • throw rugs and pillows with stripes and nubby textures
  • shocks of corn stalks and potted fall flowers
  • and, of course, a massive amount of cream and orange pumpkins!

Here is how our front porch looked the first fall after we had moved in. I’ve been feeling pumpkin stacks for a couple of years now, but this year I think we will change things up a bit!

Look #1 – Our Fall Front Porch

I’ve made a big change to our front porch wrought iron chair since last fall by painting it! So this is Look #1, with just a simple pumpkin displayed on this chair. Striking all on its own!

Loving this!

Here in North Texas, pumpkins are just becoming available, so I used only a sprinkling of Baby Boo pumpkins and the one big Connecticut Field pumpkin on our front porch. Mr. Ethereal picked this big guy up at Costco for me. He’s a keeper! <3

Here’s our first look in full! The basket of little Baby Boos wasn’t in place yet but you will see them in just a couple of photos… πŸ™‚

These urns are planted with yellow lantana (2 plants this side, 3 in the other), blue lobelia (1 each planter) and three pink pentas in each. Loving this color combination!

The flowers I’ve used are both real and faux. From a YouTube gardener I follow, I learned a basic rule of thumb when gardening is to plant flowers, perennials and shrubs which bloom in blues, pinks, yellows and orange. I think I’ve ticked all the boxes here colorwise!

When I arrived home from work last Friday evening, a small Carpenter bee was hovering by my front door. Guess he liked this color combination, too!!

Look #2 – Our Fall Front Porch now

Just by changing out the chair, we have a whole new feel to the front porch! The teal of the pillow and cushion on the new all-weather wicker chairs brings out the blues in the two lobelias, making them much more visible now in the planters. We found this set of two wicker chairs (my Titanic chairs!), two matching ottomans and a small round table combination as a great end-of-season buy at Lowe’s! πŸ™‚

Simply changing out the chair really gives a whole new look to our front porch. Adding a soft throw brings a little more of a fall look as well as a bit of the soft carpet look from our inspiration photo. That’s my fall front porch two ways, friends!!

Now let’s check out Carol’s from Bluesky at Home. I know you are going to love how her porch turned out! Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will visit everyone on today’s tour. <3

Happy fall, y’all,

Barb πŸ™‚

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22 thoughts on “Front Porch Fall Fix-Up ~ Two Ways!”

    1. Thank you, Rachel! I found these cement urns at a local small garden shop over in Highland Village, actually not too far from Cindy’s in-town house. πŸ˜‰ They are shallow but I just pile up the plants and dirt!!

      Happy fall to you and thanks for stopping by,
      Barb πŸ™‚

  1. I love the added chair to the porch and your pumpkins looks amazing with your plants. Everything pops and I know your neighbors love seeing the porch as well. Thanks for joining in. pinned

    1. Thank you, Cindy!! You know, I think every time, “This is my favorite Pinterest Challenge,” then, the next one comes along and it becomes my favorite!! I really do love fall with its cooler but still warm weather and the turning of the light and the leaves… It’s magical!

      So glad you enjoyed our porch’s two looks!!
      Happy fall,
      Barb πŸ™‚

  2. There’s something so perfect about that bright potted blue with the pumpkin in your opening shot. I love your porch area and the throw on the chair (hard to pull that off here for any length of time!) and your beautiful blooms!

    1. Thank you, Jeanie! I’ll need to bring the chair around soon to protect it from rain, but it’s nice to enjoy the front yard while we can. Yep, time to prep for winter! Have a great week!! πŸπŸ‚

  3. The wicker chair is a real show stopper Barb, and I love the up to date look it gives the porch. We are so lucky in North Texas to be able to enjoy all the lovely flowers and greenery like yours into October.

    1. I’m so glad you like our chairs, MaryJo! The cement earns are from Henry and I found them at a local nursery two fall seasons ago. They really dress up the yard. Enjoy your weekend!!! πŸπŸ‚πŸβ˜ΊοΈ

    1. Thank you, Marty! The iron chair is on the porch most of the time. It’s fun to change things up for a time. I appreciate your thoughts! Enjoy your weekend!!! β˜ΊοΈπŸπŸ‚πŸ

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