Decorating outdoor spaces, including porches, patios and more, is a great way to add a touch of seasonal flair to your home. Fall is a perfect time to showcase an abundance of rich, vibrant color in your outdoor decorating, with pumpkins, gourds, mums and other natural elements that are readily available during the autumn season. Today I’m sharing how my fall front porch came together. Let me give you the full tour!
My springboard for this entire display was a fantastic Talavera-style ceramic pumpkin that I found at H-E-B, a regional Texas grocery chain. I loved the way the bold colors in the painted details on the pumpkin were so fitting of fall, even though they weren’t the typical muted hues most often associated with the season. Some of my best decorating advice: Don’t feel like you always have to use the traditional color scheme for a season in order to “follow the rules.” If you prefer to use a different color scheme that the standard, I say go for it!
I love how the painted pumpkin, along with his little pig sidekick that I purchased at HomeGoods last year, adds such a whimsical touch to the entire scene!
Even if you don’t have an abundance of available outdoor space, wreaths are a terrific way to add a seasonal touch to a front door. This wreath, which was literally made in 10 minutes, utilized only four supplies, all of which I already had on hand. The full details for how this came together will be coming up soon, so stay tuned.
Without a doubt, my favorite element in my fall front porch this year is my stacked pumpkin planter, which is made with faux pumpkins and gorgeous seasonal flowers. You can find the complete how-to for this project in my Stacked Pumpkin Planter post.
Alongside the stacked planter is a smaller arrangement displayed in a cobalt blue pot. Blue might seem like an unusual addition to a fall display like this one, but because blue and orange are complementary colors on the color wheel, deep blues like this are a match made in heaven with bright orange pumpkins!
Inside the pot are a croton, an orange mum, and some miniature pumpkins and gourds, along with a bit of decorative moss for good measure. Instead of planting the croton and mum directly in the pot, I opted to leave them in their original containers to make it super easy to switch out the display later on.
On the opposite side of the door is my pumpkin topiary made with a garden obelisk and a galvanized bucket usually used for icing down beverages. (Mr. Splendid let me borrow it, even though tailgating season is in full swing–what a guy!) This display makes an impressive statement, yet it is so easy to do. To put it together, I turned the obelisk upside down to fill it with small pumpkins and gourds, and then I tightly squeezed two vine and twig pumpkins into the bottom to act as “stoppers” as I flipped the entire thing over to place into my bucket.
I rounded out the rest of the arrangement with a lovely red mum, more miniature gourds, twig pumpkins and decorative moss.
This entire scene makes my heart so happy!
Fall is my favorite time of the year, without a doubt.
For even more outdoor inspiration, be sure to check out my creative outdoor fall decor ideas from last year, including another version of my obelisk arrangement.
And before you go, don’t forget to read a special note I’ve written just for my phenomenal readers, plus find out my top two pieces of creative advice.
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.