Fall is here and porch decorating is in full swing! Hit a home run with your porch ensemble with these 12 tips.
1. Create Dimension
Adding different heights and layers creates a display that is pleasing to the eye. Use a hay bail or chairs to display decorations, or stack small decorations in front of a sign. Layer a Halloween banner over a cute pom-pom garland for the perfect amount of pop.
2. Keep it Natural
Adding hay bales, Indian corn and cornhusks will give your porch a harvest-themed feel with an outdoorsy touch. And the best part is, these items make a huge statement without breaking the bank.
3. Go All Out
Bigger is better when decorating your porch. No need to hold back here. Be bold and go big. If you have wanted to do something out of the ordinary with your decorating, the front porch is just the place to do it.
4. Use Your Space
Incorporate you porch staples into your decorating scheme. If you have chairs on your porch, use them for placing smaller items that may get lost in the crowd. Put wreaths around garage lights, decorate pillars and use stairs as natural tiers.
5. Save Money
Save yourself from rotting pumpkins and decorate craft store pumpkins with vinyl cut outs. You can reuse these year after year, saving you time and money in the long run.
6. Be Versatile
Use “fall themed” décor for the bulk of your decorating rather than Halloween specific items. This way, you can use the majority of your decorations all fall long. Find some key players for both Halloween and Thanksgiving for an easy swap between holidays.
7. Get Personal
Use a fun monogrammed decal or your child’s personalized Halloween Treat Bag, for a fun fall flare. This creates a unique look that is personal to you.
Make the transition between fall holidays a breeze by using both sides of your décor. Turn Halloween pumpkins around to hide the Jack-o-lantern face. Create a double-sided banner with Halloween prints on one side and fall prints on the other. Also, find items around the house that can be incorporated into your décor. Filling a big jar with candy corns or small pumpkins is an easy, inexpensive way to create a unique décor piece.
9. Coordinate Colors
Stick with an autumn color palette that is complementary to your house colors. This creates an inviting backdrop that gives flattering emphasis to your decoration display. Instead of creating a negative contrast, you will get a big picture that is both Pinterest and Instagram worthy.
10. Make It Cozy
Fall is all about the cooler weather; bring that same look and feel to your porch with pillows and a throw. Create an inviting space with a warm welcome suitable for any guest.
11. Add Texture
Fall for trendy fabrics and bold patterns. Fall is the perfect time—and your porch is the perfect place—to try out those fun prints you haven’t been quite brave enough to try indoors. You can find some fun burlap or buffalo check pillow covers on Jane.com.
12. Freshen It Up
Adding a few vases of fresh flowers gives your fall porch the perfect amount of life! Head to your local farmers market for a bouquet of mums, or search your own garden for some of your favorite stems.