Fall weather is here! In today’s post we’ll share how we’ve decorated our classic farmhouse fall front porch this year with brightly coloured mums and cheerful orange pumpkins.
This will be our front porch’s first fall and we decided to keep things really traditional and homey as far as our fall decor goes this year. One of the things that I’ve always loved about our little town, even before we moved here, is that everyone does such a great job of decorating their homes for fall. I’m so happy to be able to contribute a little to our home town’s charm now that we have our two porches to decorate for the season. 🙂 We’re in a very rural area and there are farmstands just about everywhere selling corn stalks and pumpkins and mums and straw bales, so everything you need for a classic farmhouse fall porch is really right there at your fingertips. It makes fall an extra fun season around here for people like me who appreciate a beautifully-decorated house!
Our Classic Farmhouse Fall Front Porch
We added the front porch onto our house last summer and finally put the finishing touches on it pretty late in the season last fall. You can see how our house used to look without the new porch here: Our Front Porch: Before and After.
We ended up getting it all set up for Christmas as soon as it was done last year, so this is really our first chance at seeing it all lovely and cozy and fall-ified.
We really just followed local traditions as far as what we put out there, so I really have nothing too surprising to report here. We think it looks pretty great though in all its fall finery. 🙂
What We Used for Our Fall Front Porch
We used pumpkins from our own little garden pumpkin patch, but we didn’t have quite enough, so we picked up a bunch more from one of our great local farmers here in Chatham-Kent, Snobelen Homestead. They’re growing more than 16 varieties of pumpkins this year, including these big classic orange ones. 🙂
I cleaned out our summer annuals and filled the porch planters with mums, then added a few cornstalks here and there.
After almost a full year with this porch, I’ve realized that fall is one of my favourite times to be out here, so I cozied things up a bit to hopefully entice me to get out here a little more often. This is definitely my most colourful porch ever and I have to say that I’m really enjoying it.
And that’s our fall front porch for this year! Hopefully it will make for a cheerful view for all of those driving or biking past our house this fall.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.