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How To Make Your Front Porch Festive This Fall

If you’ve already started drinking pumpkin spice lattes and wearing sweaters, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most people can’t wait to trade in the heat of the summer for cool, crisp days and cozy nights, and want their home to embody the spirit of fall. While there is so much you can do inside your home in terms of fall decorations (plaid table runners, plastic pumpkin centerpieces and apple pie candles—yes, please!), your front porch is really the place to make the biggest, boldest autumnal statement. Here’s how:

 

Pumpkin to talk about

If you’re all about fall, you’ll surely be carving pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns in a few weeks, but it’s never too early to get your gourd on. Grab a few of all sizes at your local garden shop and watch your porch transform into the perfect mini pumpkin patch. Pro tip: You can even hollow out a pumpkin and use it as a planter for seasonal mums!

 

Wreath Thief

No, we’re not saying you should run off with your neighbor’s wreath, we’re merely suggesting you co-opt Christmas’ most classic door décor for fall! And whereas Christmas wreaths are typically circular and typically made of pine boughs, you have way more creative license when it comes to fall wreaths. Get inspired here.

 

Get Corny

…in the best way possible. Nothing says autumn like a pair of towering corn stalks framing your doorway or front steps. (For an extra bit of fall flair, tie a festive bow around the stalks.) You can also incorporate ears of Indian corn into the rest of your patio design—mix them in among your pumpkins, or make an entire corn cob wreath!

 

Go Big

There’s no such thing as too festive when it comes to decorating your front stoop. So buy that scarecrow, lean that wooden ladder, twinkle those lights, and bring in the hay bales! The only limit is your own imagination.