Late summer early fall front porch ideas! Multiple bloggers share creative ways to transition from summer to fall with ease!
Once the kids start back to school and after Labor Day, I'm all in for fall. The south may still be in full on summer temps, but I love making our home have all the cozy feels. I even enjoy adding fall colors to my wardrobe to warm things up even if it is just with jewelry, shoes, makeup and nail polish.
I actually enjoy the time change with shorter days…more time for evening candlelight.
Of course, the start of September wouldn't be the southeast without the threat of a hurricane. We are still on serious watch for Hurricane Dorian to reach our beach cottage on Caswell Beach which is just below Wilmington, NC on Oak Island. We were just up there over the weekend and were able to prep the house somewhat by moving all of the outdoor furniture in the house and closing up the shutters. After that…..it's in God's hands.
While I'm totally glued to the Weather Channel, I'm starting to add fall touches here and there. Real pumpkins are a ways off around here, but I'm going to share with you how I added a Late Summer Early Fall look to our front porch.
I'd like to give a huge thank you to my friend, Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home for organizing our Late Summer Tour! Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post for links to the others on the tour. I'm sharing late summer, early fall front porch ideas! Multiple bloggers share creative ways to transition from summer to fall with ease!
If you are visiting from Common Ground…..WELCOME! I adore Debra's beautiful French country style.
I am a big believer in trying to use what I have when at all possible. Wreath making is one of those things that are perfect candidates.
I have had this wreath form for so many years! It's the perfect size and oval for our front door. I removed all of the old spring items from it that were quite worn looking.
Notice that I removed everything with the exception of the burlap. I love to layer ribbons on a wreath. It's great for adding even more texture. This wreath is just so simple! Be sure to PRINT the instructions. Within the instructions, you will find a list of materials linked for you. (contains affiliate links)
This wreath would work year around! Change it through the seasons by adding a few seasonal flowers within the eucalyptus. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This wreath would work year around! Change it through the seasons by adding a few seasonal flowers within the eucalyptus.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Full tutorial above in the How-To Card along with links to supplies!
Layered 2 ribbons for cozy texture! Yes, it's about time to refinish the stain on the front door!
This is really a great look for all year long! Just tuck in different florals and berries for the seasons!
Black and white ticking stripe is a classic option. Navy would also work well!
Let's break down the rest of the look. I always say with decorating….if it's not broken, don't fix it! I believe that this is the 3rd year using this amazing striped rug!! It's classic and has held up so well being that it is intended for outdoor use. Workers have even tracked red clay mud on it. I scrubbed it with a little soap and water and it came right out. I've even pressure washed it!
Anchoring the front porch with a larger rug with my pattern would allow me to change out my door mats with the seasons! So yes, I'm on the hunt for a new fun mat to go with the stripes.
I've had the urns for years, but the topiaries are faux! They look fabulous and look so real. I got them for Mother's Day and they look like the real deal. They are not silk, but plastic. Up close you can tell, but the impact and not having to water them makes them an A+ in my book!
For fall, all I'll do is add a few faux pumpkins around the lanterns on each side.
You can read all about how I “planted” the faux urns in these pots to secure them and make them look real.
Get the Look!
Rug | Similar Hello Mat | Similar Urns and HERE | Boxwood Faux Topiary | Similar Lanterns and HERE | Outdoor Faux Candles
Links to wreath supplies are within the instructions!
Up next on the tour is Decor to Adore!
Laura has beautiful vintage style with a gorgeous home to showcase it!