Late Summer Front Porch

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Late Summer Front Porch ideas to transition from late summer into early fall! Simple color changes are all you need.

fall mantel

This week, I posted my first fall post of the upcoming season. You can view that HERE.

Late Summer Front Porch

Late August and even September are tough here in the south! Fall decor is all around us, but it can still feel like sweltering summer.

I long to wear sweaters and drink pumpkin spice lattes, but we are typically still in flip flops in October.

I say do what makes you happy! Decorate now if you'd like or wait! Regardless, I hope you leave today's hop with fabulous ideas to inspire your fall season.

I am starting to pull out fall decor from the attic and leisurely decorating here and there.

One area that I like to give a late summer refresh to is our front door area. By this time, I've grown tired of the pink flowers on our wreath.

I'm not ready to go full-on pumpkins to the porch, but I can update my wreath a bit to give a little nod to early fall.


I'd like to give a big shoutout to my friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for organizing this fun summer tour with great ideas to transition your home from late summer to early fall.

Be sure to follow to the end of this post to get the list of all the fabulous projects for early fall!

You'll also find shopping lists throughout and at the bottom of the post.

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If you are stopping by from Debra over at Common Ground, welcome. I love her 10 tips for getting ready for fall!

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Our spring and summer porch features pink flowers. Pink has always been my color of choice for summer flowers on the porch.

The front door mat is new this week! The previous one was really showing its wear. I wanted something simple to not compete with the blue rug. I'm really liking the combination.

wreath with yellow flowers

For a late summer to early fall look, I love using golden yellow. It's such a happy look for a welcoming entrance.

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Faux Topiaries | Similar Planters | Similar Lanterns | Fall Wreath | Door Mat | Similar Blue Rug

These topiaries are faux!!! They are absolute, hands down our favorite Amazon purchase to date…..or at least mine! They are a little over 2 years old now. You can read more details on them HERE and a one-year update.

In a couple of weeks, I'll be adding faux pumpkins around the urns.

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Faux Topiaries | Similar Planters | Similar Lanterns | Fall Wreath | Door Mat | Similar Blue Rug

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Faux Topiaries | Similar Planters | Similar Lanterns | Fall Wreath | Door Mat | Similar Blue Rug

I'm looking forward to fall days to start enjoying the porches again. It's just been too hot and humid to enjoy porch sitting these days.

fall porch

We will be enjoying our macho ferns for a couple of more months. I usually pull up our summer annuals around the 3rd week of September and replace them with pansies.

For now, I'll enjoy the simplicity before it's a pumpkin explosion.

fall porch
front door

Faux Topiaries | Similar Planters | Similar Lanterns | Fall Wreath | Door Mat | Similar Blue Rug

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Up next on the tour is my friend CoCo from The Crowned Goat. She's sharing a great idea for early fall craft and decorating tips.

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Early Fall Decorating Ideas

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Ideas for welcoming in the fall season!


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  1. Your porch and lawn look so beautiful! I love the yellow you used on the wreath. I agree that it is the perfect color for this transitional time of year. I still can’t believe those topiaries are faux. They are just perfect!

    I also know what you mean about the heat. It is still very hot here in Kentucky in September and sometimes into October too. Hopefully this year we will both have some cooler fall weather to enjoy!

    Thanks so much for joining the hop!

  2. You are too sweet, CoCo! Thanks so much. So appreciate your friendship in this blogging world through the years!

  3. Thanks, Debra! You are such a sweetie. Your blog is one of the first that I started following all those years ago when I discovered the world of blogging! Thanks for inspiring.

  4. Thanks so much!! I am thankful that our house is not seen from the road. I usually start Christmas right after Halloween! LOL!

  5. Thanks so much, Michelle! I am so ready for late September/October! My dogwoods are starting to change color. They are always the first.

  6. Thanks so very much, Carol! I love a maintenance-free entrance. Watering used to be so messy by the door.

  7. Love your early fall wreath, Christy. The little pop of yellow flowers is perfect for this time of year. The wreath and topiaries do bring your eye on to the beautiful front door and porch.

  8. Love the blue accents on your porch with that little pop of yellow on the wreath. Such a pretty combination. I know what you mean about the heat in the south, but before you know it you’ll be enjoying your porch again. Pinning!

  9. Such good advice to do what makes us happy! I always wait to decorate our porch for fear of what the neighbors will think seeing fall decor in early September. Maybe I’ll get up the nerve and not wait. We’ll see. But your porch is always beautiful Christy and this late summer season is no different. The wreath really pops with the surrounding blues and greens. Always love hopping with you. Enjoy the great indoors!

  10. Your home and porch decor is perfect for that late summer transition. I understand about being so warm outside when all we want to do is to have a pumpkin latte and wear a sweater without dying of heat stroke! Gorgeous color combination of gold and gray! I always love coming to visit your beautiful home, Christy!

  11. Such a beautiful way to celebrate all the good things about late summer in the south, Christy! It’s definitely crazy hot down here so I love that you used so many pretty pops of bright yellow and blue. Your grapevine wreaths constantly inspire me. I swear I don’t know how you come up with all the different ideas but they are so creative. Hugs, CoCo

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