Welcome to the very first time I’ve shared the exterior of my home. It’s funny, I didn’t notice things like all those weeds and the much-needed upkeep until I took this photo. Now that I’ve started at it for hours, I guess I have another project on my hands, thanks to Cherished Bliss’ Seasonal Design Series. I’m presently sitting here, wondering, “When was the last time the landscaping guys were here?” I’m also silently judging the outdoor lighting, and the choice of pink on the front door is doing nothing for me…as well as the door itself. Ya, the entire outdoor space needs some added charm and curb appeal.
Today’s the last installment of this fall home decor series, and we’re focusing on the outdoors. Because I have some serious work to do, I’ll be sharing fall porch decor ideas that are inspiring me to zhush my own space…and maybe yours too! Be sure to check out the other bloggers sharing their fall porch decor ideas. Each talented lady is linked at the end of this post, and if you missed the first three fall home decor posts from the series you can check them out here:
When I look at my front porch decor and compare it to what I put together below…oh child, we’re gonna make this happen. To begin with, the path lights are crooked, the pavers have weeds in the cracks, and the hedges need trimming. I’m starting to think there’s some sort of maintenance that needs to be done to those shake shingles (must Google after posting). And what are those long stalks? We were going for maintained without the look of being maintained, but I think we’ve gotten a bit lax. Here are a few inspo designs I put together. You’ll have to tell me if you have a favorite in the comments.
I know topiaries lean towards the traditional side of design, but I love their simple modern look. The stacked ball is a classic design. And those little lanterns are just too cute…I also love these with the moss inside. Maybe add in a few in different sizes along with some LED candles to add ambiance. When I showed The Boy all the porch designs, this is the one he chose…which is funny because it’s the last one I threw together. Isn’t that the way it goes? At first, I was unsure of the rectangular lantern lighting paired with the windowpane doors, but I really dig the simplicity of this look.
1 – Front Door
2 – Outdoor Lantern Lighting
3 – Faux Snowball Plants
4 – Exterior Door Hardware
5 – Large Outdoor Planters
6 – Faux White Pumpkins
7 – Woven Doormat /// Woven Doormat Wide
8 – Olive and Billy Button Wreath
9 – Olive and Eucalyptus Leaf Wreath
10 – Wild Blooms Wreath
This last look was trying to be a bit funkier yet it still has a few classic pieces. I’m pretty much obsessed with the door. The windowpane design is modern but still fits with the house. For comparison’s sake, here’s an up-close and personal shot of my existing porch decor. I’ve never been a fan of the ornate glass door, but the light it lets in is fabulous. When we first moved in, my daughter would scream, “rainbow”. When the afternoon light hits, the sun hits the different cuts in the glass. The rainbows still make me smile when I see them.
My front porch is by no means hideous, but I think we can all agree that those topiary balls have seen better days. The yellow urns feel kinda like a fruit bowl with the blue, pink, and greenery. The welcome mat is 6 years old, and it srsly needs to be replaced…although it makes every guest laugh. I also think adding a fun tile to the cement stoop might add a bit of oooh la la and interest as well. But first things first, I’m painting those rust marks on the columns. Yikes! So tell me, what design do you like best?