When the air turns crisp and leaves begin to fall, there are few things cozier than an inviting front porch. Whether it’s with pumpkins and gourds, bales of hay, or lanterns burning bright, a warm and welcoming entryway will immediately make guests feel at home.
We asked the fantastically talented Sarah from Our Vintage Farmhouse (and her absolutely-must-follow Instagram account) for some of her go-to tips and tricks for creating the perfect first impression for your home. With just a few simple additions to your space, you can turn an everyday porch into an autumnal show-stopper!
Tips and photos by Sarah of Our Vintage Farmhouse
Fall is here and we couldn’t be more excited! The rolling hills of Tennessee is full of color and so inspiring. It inspired me to incorporate as many fall colors on my front porch as possible this year. Fall is about family and spending time with the ones you love the most, so what better way to get ready for the fall season than to decorate your fall entrance! The entrance is everything and welcomes guests with open arms.
Choose a major statement piece to shine on your front door, like this incredible Brass Magnolia Wreath Wall Art. There are no words to even describe it. I am so in love with the gold, and the leaves are just brilliant. The best part is that this wreath can be used inside and out!! I plan on using it for Christmas and throughout the year in various places through the entire house. Once you have a gorgeous welcoming wreath, build your décor around it.
I just love using these giant Brittany Planters to stuff full of pumpkins!! I’ll transition back to plants after the season, but for now, the planters are so inviting and the color goes with everything (I think it contrasts well with the pumpkins). I chose odd and randomly-shaped pumpkins because I love to have an intriguing space; choose interesting pieces and tie it all together! That’s one of the reasons I chose squash to add on the hay bells: hay and pumpkins just scream fall.
I’m also filling some Pierced Bronze Metal Pumpkins with candles and letting them shine on the porch. Lighting is a great way to tie in any décor. Whether in real pumpkins or faux ones, candles glow so lovely in the evening (especially the worry-free Flicker Flameless Outdoor Pillar Candles).
Honestly, the wreath tells the entire story on this wrap around porch! It makes our farmhouse feel so homey and cozy, and the other pieces are just a huge bonus. Our kitten even made a little appearance! You could switch out the hay and add benches with a nice Buffalo Check Throw and stack pumpkins on the end! There really are so many ways you can do fall on your porch.
Wishing you all a beautiful fall season!