3 New Ways to Add Fall Style to Your Front Porch
Autumn is an especially popular time of year to do some outdoor decorating, as it instantly gets you into the rustic spirit of the season. While barrels of hay, dried cornstalks, and dried leaf garlands are classic decorative accents for front steps and porches, this year, try incorporating some new ideas into your fall décor for a sophisticated spin that will set you apart from your neighbours.
Add some mood lighting and sculptural interest to your front stoop by mixing in decorative lanterns of various sizes into your harvest-themed arrangement. Vary the heights of the lanterns and group in odd numbers for an intriguing set-up. Fill your lanterns with battery-operated candles to ensure they stay glowing, no matter the weather.
While orange and yellow will always be fall’s signature colours, this year try decorating with pumpkins and gourds in less typical hues, like white, green, and even grey. If you can’t find varieties in unusual colours, try painting some grocery store finds. This DIY tutorial makes it easy to get the look.
Take an unusual route with your urns and pots this season and fill them with unexpected plants and flowers. Check with your local nurseries for ideas on what’s in-season and which less-often-seen varieties pair well together.