Today’s post, simple fall porch and entryway ideas, is all about decorating with pumpkins and flowers. Pretty simple, right?! I’m also giving tips on small porch decorating, and my approach to using larger accessories in the entryway.
I’m so happy to be participating in the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour, hosted by my friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew. This is a five day tour with a new group of bloggers joining in each day. If you are stopping by from Lora’s Create and Ponder, welcome to Thistle Key Lane!
30 Amazing Fall Home Tours
All the blog links for each day are at the end of this post.
Simple Fall Porch And Entryway Ideas
Picking out pumpkins makes me feel like a big kid. It’s the anticipation of what I’ll find when hunting through huge piles of pumpkins that gets me so excited. Never mind how back breaking it is, because once I see those pumpkin on display I know it’s worth the trouble.
In truth I love all colors and varieties of pumpkins, so it’s always interesting to see what I will end up bringing home. Last year’s porch was full of color, which you can view by clicking on Fall Decorating Ideas For A Small Porch. This years porch is mostly green and white, but it still says fall to me.
I used to think that I couldn’t decorate our porch, because the space is so limited. After experimenting with different looks for several years that’s no longer the case. Now I have a kind of formula that works for me, and I’m sharing three easy tips with you.
Tips For Decorating A Small Porch For Fall
- eye catching wreath or door basket
- creating height with fall displays
- coordinating colors
Eye catching fall door basket
Before addressing the porch I like to concentrate on the front door first. For the last couple of years I’ve been using a door basket. It’s by far the easiest way to I’ve found to add seasonal decor to our front door.
For this fall basket I’m using two greenery picks from my Christmas stash to fill in the back. I’m also using two small picks for a pop of yellow, one large pick that looks a lot like tall grass and a purple thistle pick. You know I love thistles!
For a bit of frill, I’m adding ticking ribbon to the basket and finishing it off with a bow. So simple to make, but it makes a big impact.
Creating Height to Your Porch Displays
One of my best tips for a small porch is creating a stair stepping display with fall decor. To add some height I’m using a wood crate on the right side of the door to elevate one of the white mums plus a few gourds. Then I can nestle in another white mum and a short green pumpkin to finish the look.
A tall planter with coleus and ivy adds height and lush greenery to the left side of the door. The planter takes up a lot of space, so I’m extending the porch by displaying pumpkins on the flower bed’s bordering rocks and the walkway.
Need more ways to add height for flowers or pumpkins? Step stools, wood boxes, buckets and decorative hay bales are easy solutions.
Something to consider when decorating a porch is choosing colors to coordinate with the house exterior. This year I’m really loving how the white mums and green pumpkins look with our dark red brick and gray door. The same green and white colors in the door basket helps to tie the whole look together.
Simple Fall Entryway Ideas
I always look forward to decorating the entry table, because it’s the first thing I see when I come in the door. This year I’m using some large accessories and I’m loving this look so far.
Fresh flowers in a large basket take up one end of the table with a mix of camomile, safflowers and greenery. The trick is finding the right size container to fit inside the basket for the flowers. I’m using a simple bucket, although a wide mouth vase is a good option too.
My favorite addition to the entry table is a large vintage zinc bowl. Don’t you just love a bowl of white pumpkins? To cushion the pumpkins, I have a little bit of excelsior in the base, and to finish the arrangement I stuck in a few dried wheat stems.
Did you spot my little photo bomber? I love it when my sweet Sandy girl sneaks into photos.
In contrast to the larger accessories, a little fall grouping sits next to the lamp. Bright zinnias from the garden and a tiny oil painting are the finishing touches to the entry table.
Inside the front door I have a couple of picnic baskets that were begging for attention. Dried gourds and a plaid throw make a super easy arrangement.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration you can use right now!
Thank you so much for stopping by for my simple fall porch and entryway ideas. Next up on our Bloggers Best Home Tour is Cindy of Cloches and Lavender sharing her natural fall decor.
Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours
This week I’m joining my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.