As autumn weather ushers in a changing of the season, for many of us, fall also gives us the itch to change up our seasonal décor. Think pumpkins, plaids, fall foliage colors, and all the “Hello Fall” signs you can find.
One of the most visible decorating changes you can make to your home is to update your front porch for fall. “Fall is the perfect time to showcase pumpkin everything and those rich fall colors,” says designer Sophia Fain of Sophia Fain Interiors. “It’s amazing how a few small décor changes can refresh a front porch for fall.”
And the great news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to create a picture-worthy seasonal front porch. You can simply update a few inexpensive items to create a big impact. Fain recommends sourcing fall décor at budget-friendly retailers such as Target, HomeGoods, and Walmart.
Transform your front porch for fall with these five budget-friendly favorites:
Nothing screams fall like having a few festive pumpkins donning your front porch. Choose a few different sizes of the classic orange pumpkins, or change things up by displaying a variety of heirloom pumpkins in gray, green, and white hues.
Forever known as the go-to flower choice of fall, mums (or chrysanthemums) come in an array of beautiful fall colors that can give a big punch to your front porch. When many of the other flowers in your yard are dying, fall mums remain vibrant throughout the cooler autumn months. Look for mums in fall colors of yellow, orange, red, and burgundy-much the same as the changing leaves.
3. Fall Wreaths
A wreath is one of the first things visitors notice when they step up to your front porch. Visually, it hangs at eye level and is a welcoming nod to both your home and your life. “Wreaths add a lot of personality to a front door,” says Fain. “You can expect to spend around $25-$45 for a decent wreath.”
Target has a great selection of beautiful wreaths that are perfect for your front door. Fain recommends this Seeded Eucalyptus Wreath or this Rusted Eucalyptus Wreath, both $35. To customize a wreath to your personal style, tuck sprigs of berries, pinecones, and even faux flowers into it to create the perfect décor item for your front door.
4. Layered Rugs
One of the easiest ways to update your front porch for fall is to choose a decorative pair of rugs. “I love the layered rug look with a doormat on top of a more decorative rug that’s one size larger than the rug,” says Fain. “Target, TJMaxx, and HomeGoods have great outdoor mats that I like to layer with a cute one on the bottom and a more functional type on the top.” Look for bottom layering mats with fall patterns such as plaids (especially Buffalo Plaid), textured stripes, and checks. Fain recommends this inexpensive Double Layer Rug Set from TJMaxx for less than $20.
5. Throw Pillows
And if you love fall as much as I do, find out about fall festivals, date ideas, crafts, and recipes in and around Atlanta by checking out All Things Fall.
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