Seasons of Home | Fall Porch

by | Sep 26, 2017 | All Things Home, Decorating, Holiday | 21 comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Joss & Main.  I shop from them regularly as a customer, so this was a natural sponsorship.  All words and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

One thing that excited me about our new home was the porch!  I only had a small stoop at our last house, but this house has a nice front porch with lots of potential for decorating for the seasons.

We still have some power washing and window cleaning to do, but the porch is coming along and looking cozy for fall.

Decorating for fall is easy, because you can put out some pumpkins and mums and hang a festive wreath on the door and call it a day.

I selected the boxwood and twig wreath, which is neutral and transitional.  I also saw potential to add things (and take them away) to make it suit specific seasons.  For fall, I added a few fall picks and faux mini-apples to give it more color.  I’ll just remove the picks when the season transitions to winter.

decorating fall porch wreath | missmustardseed.com

I also made some updates to the porch that went beyond season decor.

The old porch light was a little small and the frosted glass, especially when dirty, didn’t allow for much light to shine through.  I liked the lantern-style, though.  I upgraded it to the Colchester Lantern, which is a style similar to what was there, but was larger and looked more refined.

Lantern hanging light | decorating fall porch | missmustardseed.com

I already had the Ingrid bench, also from Joss & Main, and I painted it in a soft green to match the front door.

 

outdoor bench | decorating fall porch | missmustardseed.com

And, to cozy it up and tie into the black planters and lantern, I added some black stripe pillows and a monogram pillow.

outdoor pillows | decorating fall porch | missmustardseed.com

black stripe and monogram pillows | decorating fall porch | missmustardseed.com

All in all, it was a few small changes that spruced up the porch for fall and beyond.

If you would like a chance to win $500 from Joss & Main, share how you #designtheoutdoors on Instagram.  Use the hashtag #designtheoutdoors and tag @jossandmain to enter.  The contest ends October 26, 2017.  Good luck!

For more fall inspiration, check out these links…

Ella Claire | Rooms for Rent | Dear Lillie | Love Grows Wild

Nesting with Grace | Liz Marie Blog | Shades of Blue Interiors | My Sweet Savannah

Julie Blanner | City Farmhouse | French Country Cottage | Jeanne Oliver

Miss Mustard Seed | Craftberry Bush | Jennifer Rizzo | and our featured guest, Beneath My Heart

21 Comments

  1. Brooke Christen

    Love the simple fall touches and how it works so well with your blues!

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  2. Jen

    Beautiful Marian!! Happy fall!!!

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  3. Sheri

    It looks A+, Marian!! I’d love to have that front porch myself!!! As for the contest, Joss & Main have Wayfair here in Canada………. Is that contest open to us too?

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  4. Ann Harrison

    Hi Marion,

    I was perusing EBTH and saw this footbath and thought of you immediately. Only a few more hours on the auction.

    best,

    Ann

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  5. Kim

    Wow, I thought your bench was an antique…..good to know that we could actually buy it for ourselves!

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  6. Nancy Cox

    I have been reading your blog for a long time About a week ago, I stopped receiving them. I have been googling your blog to read it. I thought this would correct itself. Should I sign up again.

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  7. Sue from Indiana

    Sorry I don’t Instagram, but love the front porch! Haven’t gotten to mine too much yet!

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  8. Norma Rolader

    Love the way you have decorated and thank you for sharing with us God bless

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  9. Betty

    Can you tell me what color paint you used on the door and bench? It all looks so fresh and welcoming. Beautiful!

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    • sandi

      Marian provided all the door paint details about a month ago in a prior post when her parents were in town helping.

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  10. Kim

    I like the wreath from Joss and Main, but you made it look amazing with your creative touches!

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  11. Nancy

    Your porch is lovely. We miss the feeling of Fall in Florida, but we decorate anyway! Lots of pretending, or in our case reminiscing of all the more northern states where we have lived.
    I love Joss and Main too. Also Wayfair and some of the others I have been introduced to in blogs. My husband is not crazy about all the many pieces that come in some of them. After the last piece I had to keep bragging to him, but honey you built that chest from scratch and look at all the money we saved!😅
    I’m new to your blog and I’m enjoying it very much.

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  12. Paige

    I like the paint on the bench. I’m glad that is the bench you painted b/c I have a similar one that is teak and I was afraid one like THAT was what you painted. Whew!

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  13. Julie Blanner

    It’s so lovely! Love how the colors you brought in work with your front door color so beautifully.Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Tina Steinkopf

    I love the color of your front door. You said it was a soft green but do u have the code or name of the color ?

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  15. bloxorz

    I like this design style. things are in harmony with each other. mainstream lightness. It creates a sense of calm and reduces pressure

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  16. Arvind kumar

    thanks for the great article.

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  17. Vehav

    like the very much a great version launch.

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  18. airbnb clean

    Thanks for sharing this article, i really like it.

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  19. Sydney

    Terrific! Do you know where that black & white pillow is from by any chance? Has a very clean look!

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  20. Airbnb Clean

    Terrific! Do you know where that black & white pillow is from by any chance? Has a very clean look!

    Reply

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