Today I’ll be sharing some fun fall entryway decor ideas featuring our new side porch and mud room! Be sure to visit the other homes on the tour as well!
It’s fall home tour time again! I’ve joined some of my other Canadian blogger friends again this fall for the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour and it’s sure to be full of inspiring fall home decor ideas like always! A big special thanks to Shannon from Home Made Lovely and Christina from The DIY Mommy for organizing this tour for us! Be sure to visit all of the other homes on the tour by clicking on the links at the end of the post when you’re done visiting with me today! Since we’ve just finished up our new side porch, and I haven’t yet shared the completed project here on the blog, I thought I’d share some fall entryway decor ideas today and give you a little tour of the side porch at the same time!
Our New Side Porch
We built this new side porch this summer and it’s been amazing how much we’ve enjoyed having the extra space to enter comfortably into the new mud room. You wouldn’t think that a few extra square feet of space would make all that much difference, but they really have! You can see the less-than-ideal situation we used to have before this new porch in this post here. What a world of difference.
We went with wood decking for the surface of the deck and we stained it using BEHR Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain and Sealer in Cordovan Brown, which we were lucky to have BEHR provide for us for this project. Thanks, BEHR! 🙂 I absolutely love the color (not too warm, not too cool), but most of all I love watching how the water beads so nicely on the surface of the porch when it rains! We put a ton of work into this little space so I love knowing that it’s protected from the elements.
We used white aluminum railings all around the porch, but we also had quite a few wood elements that needed to be painted like the larger post, the stair risers, and the entire surround of the bottom of the porch.
We used BEHR Marquee Exterior Semi-Gloss (also, provided to us by BEHR) for all of our painted surfaces and we were so pleased when we found that the basic Ultra Pure White that the paint comes in matched perfectly with our siding and our new railings. It’s almost hard to tell that everything isn’t made out of the same material and it looks like the porch has always been there, which is exactly the look I was going for. 🙂
Here you can see what the cans of the paint and stain look like if you’d like to get the same look for your own porch!
Fall Entryway Decor Ideas for the Porch
We harvested the pumpkins from our garden about a week ago so we decided to take advantage of them, and other things found growing around here, for our porch’s first fall.
You can find our tips for growing your own pumpkin patch in this post here: How to Grow Pumpkins
I also used quite a few galvanized containers this year since I learned how to age cheapo galvanized containers earlier this year. Here’s the tutorial for that: How to Age Galvanized Containers.
I found this old chair at our local ReStore a few years ago for $1! It came out of one of our local funeral parlours many moons ago and I’m glad I finally found a little nook to use it in.
The tutorial for making the mini farmhouse ladder can be found here.
I loaded up on all-white mums this year too, but they aren’t quite ready to bloom fully yet, so I’m excited to see how everything looks together once they’re in full bloom!
I made this poof-tastic wreath last year and just switched out the garnishes on it for a whole new look this fall. You can see how to make one of these wreaths in this post here: How to Make a Fluffy, Puffy Burlap Wreath.
Let’s head inside!
Fall Entryway Decor: Our Mud Room
We finished up our mud room addition this spring, so this is its first fall season as well. It’s quite warm here still so the drawers are still holding water toys and gardening tools, but I’m pretty excited to get all of our hats and mittens in the drawers and cubbies when the cool weather arrives. For now, I’ve added in a few simple reminders of fall around the room.
I also cozied things up a bit with two new stencilled rugs. You can read about how I made those here: DIY Stencilled Rugs
It’s hard to tell because of all of the reflections, but the cute little window sign says “Happy Pumpkin Spice Season”. It’s OK, wall of windows, I still love you, even if you make it challenging to take decent photos! 🙂
I shared the tutorials for how to make the DIY cotton wreath and the cotton stems recently here on the blog and I haven’t changed things up too much since then if you caught those posts. I just changed my cupboard door chalkboard sign to say “FA-LL” and added in some wheat to my galvanized pitcher vase.
You can find those two tutorial posts here:
As you can see, our pets were very interested in what was going on when we were taking the photos for this little tour. 🙂
I shared quite a few other rooms in our home for last year’s fall home tour and I think I’m actually going to do things pretty similarly this year because I loved it. I may wait for it to get a little later in the season though because it was fairly over-the-top in all of its fallish delights. 🙂 You can see that tour here: Fall Home Tour 2017
And that’s how things are looking around here so far for fall this year! It was such a luxury to have two completely new spaces to play with for fall decor in our house this year and I couldn’t be happier with how these two new additions turned out!
Don’t miss out on all of the other fall inspiration that will be going on all week on all of the other blog-stops on our home tour! Follow the links below to check them all out!
Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Home Tour