In today’s post I’ll be sharing my neutral farmhouse fall porch decor for this year that I’ve put together on the side porch!
I’m definitely a neutral-loving girl when it comes to home design in general. The only exception to that rule is when it comes to fall (and sometimes holiday) decor. I’m a sucker for a classic orange pumpkin, as you can probably tell if you saw how our side porch looked last fall. I had no intentions of straying from my beloved orange pumpkins this year, but then we ended up planting our pumpkin patch a little late in the season so we don’t yet have wheelbarrows full of our own pumpkins to work with. Also, earlier this summer, I finally figured out how to really get my hydrangeas to thrive, so I have tons of beautiful green dried hydrangea blooms to work with. Since I had to go buy pumpkins anyway, I decided to just go with it and do something a little more neutral on the porch, just for fun. That brings us to today’s neutral farmhouse fall porch mini tour!
Our pumpkin patch is coming along nicely now, so we should have plenty of classic orange pumpkins to display all around once we get closer to Halloween.
Neutral Farmhouse Fall Porch Ideas
I started out with a few basics to anchor the design, which ended up being the same things that I use on my porch for pretty much any season.
I maintained my giant upcycled shutter, my mini farmhouse ladder, as well as my upside-down crate “riser” that I always have up there. It really pays to have a few decorating “staples” like these that you can use over and over again, both because you save money and it just makes the whole process easier and more enjoyable.
I brought in a few of my DIY aged galvanized metal containers too. The only new thing that I added for this season was these two fun paint-dipped baskets to hold the mums. I just found those at my local grocery store. 🙂
Then I started to fill everything up with natural fall-ish items in neutral colours.
I chose white mums and white pumpkins this year.
Since I knew I wanted to use some of my dried hydrangea blooms, I went ahead and picked up some green pumpkins too, to reinforce the green component of my design. I also kept a few of my summer plants, which are still green, along with some green sumac branches that I clipped from our little sumac grove on our property.
The Rest of the Neutral Fall Porch Decor
The corn stalks came from our garden and the wheat was saved from last year’s fall decor.
The wreath is just a recycled grape vine wreath with a few dried hydrangeas tucked in.
I love how simple all of this was to put together, but how impactful everything is when it comes together because of the interesting color scheme I used. Fall doesn’t always have to be bright oranges and yellows, and sometimes when you tend to decorate as early as I do, a neutral color palette seems to make a little more sense, seasonally-speaking. 🙂
Have you started to decorate your porch for fall yet? What types of colors are you using this year?
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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.