OK, I wouldn’t say that I’m exactly completely talentless when it comes to decorating, but I certainly feel like it sometimes. Especially in the presence of all these other fancy bloggers like the ones on this Fall Porch Tour that I’m a part of today! Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to get to the links to visit them all.
If you read home/DIY/decorating blogs very often, then you’ve probably heard a lot of us ranting and raving about how much we love Fall. Then you see all these amazing Fall displays that are showcased all across blogland and you spend the whole season thinking that everyone who has a blog must just be a really gifted decorator.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
We like Fall so much because it’s so darn easy! Fall makes us look good. If you’ve never tried setting up a fancy Fall porch for yourself then you may not know this, but you pretty much can’t screw it up.
It’s the best!
It’s almost formulaic: Lots of pumpkins, either real or fake….
Plus some bright mums, plus some corn stalks…
Plus some kind of wreath….
Minus any real effort…
You can add in a few other elements if you like, but the presence of the mums, and the pumpkins, and the corn really will make pretty much anything else look good.
These silly little newspaper and tape pumpkins that Kennedy and I made together look right at home here.
Of course you can get fancy and try something a little different, but you don’t have to. All you need to know is the simple “Fall porch formula” and you’ll be looking like you totally know what you’re doing every time!
And now you know!
If you love Fall porches, don’t forget to check out the rest of the tour!
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.