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5 Tips to Creating a Beautiful Fall Front Porch!!

Over the weekend I had a fun time finishing up our Halloween/Fall Porch.

5 steps to the perfect front porch

Here are 5 Tips to help you create a Striking Front Porch! 

halloween black and white felt wreath at tatertots and jello

1. A Fall Wreath or Door Hanging can add color to your door. I made this festive Halloween wreath with knit fabric, felt and vintage buttons. I will share the tutorial and a FREE template to make the flowers tomorrow! I also added paper medallions over the doorway for even more festivity!!

add a rug to the fall porch

2. A rug adds color and texture to your porch. I found this rug at Ikea. It was affordable and colorful. I love the polka dots too!!

fall planter layering at tatertots and jello

3. Add layers of greenery and texture to a planter. I found some mums, plus greenery with different textures to add some interest to my plain planter.

add a bench to your porch

4. Add a seating area. This is a bench I made out of a crib headboard that I found at the side of the road a few years ago. I’ve painted it a few different colors so far. I love the turquoise.

numbered pillows at tatertots and jello

5. Add some pillows to the seating area. They will soften the area up — and add color too! I add the Numbered PB knock-off pillows I made a few years ago. the “3″ and “1″ make a perfect Halloween “31″ for the season.

fall dots and stripes porch

How have YOU spiffed up YOUR porch or front door? Let me know in the comments. 

I would love to see YOUR ideas! !

5 steps to the perfect front porch

Happy FALL! 


PS – the Halloween Wreath tutorial is coming up tomorrow with a FREE template to help you make the felt flowers – YAY!!

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  1. Where to start? I just love everything on your porch! The pop of color and the pillows, wow!

  2. I have a funny question….do you spray your pillows with anything to keep them from ruining from the rain and such?

    • Hi Jenny! My porch is covered and pretty deep – so I don’t really get any moisture on my pillows. But you could use some Scotchgaurd on yours – I think that would work really well!


  3. That porch looks fantastic. I really like the pillows. I may steal that idea for a lot of holidays, not just Halloween.
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  4. Beautiful! I need to do a screen capture and take it to Michaels and Target so I can buy the items. I am TERRIBLE at coming up with anything like this – I need something to replicate. Thank you!!

  5. Emily Jones says:

    What hooks did you use to hag the paper medallions?

  6. I think its great that you use the front porch as an area to decorate for the holidays. Most people just do inside but your home now looks inviting.

  7. Jilleen Marchant says:

    The porch is darling! I drove by today and noticed it. Did you make the tissue medallions at the top of the door? Love them…

  8. What an amazing front door look, it’s so cute!
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  9. Porch is so cute..you’re black and orange paper hanging medallions are just what I’m looking for to spruce up my front door! Did you make these or are they store bought? I would love to make these. I’m sure I already know the concept on how to make one, but the 2 tone is throwing me off…if you made these, is there any way you could do a short tutorial? Thanks in advance!!

  10. Your porch is so beautiful Jen! Love, love, love the colours! You always have the most lovely decorating projects! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

  11. I’m DIY-ing my way through fall. Your porch looks amazing! I just posted my new sitting area on my porch as well. I love the idea of adding a rug! It takes the space to a whole new level!
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  12. I love the blue mixed in with the orange and black. And that orange polka-dot rug is awesome. I am inspired to add some bright colors to our porch for the season! THanks
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  13. I always love your porch updates. Awesome as usual!!

  14. Wow, I absolutely LOVE this front porch!! Looks incredible!

  15. This looks great! Wish I had more of a front porch!! Looks like I’ll have to get creative!!

  16. I am in love with that rug. Your decor is always the best. Your wreaths are my favorite, too! Thanks for sharing.


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  17. love all the layers! Did you buy or DIY the paper medallions?
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  18. Ooh I love these ideas! Great post :)
    xoxo Zoe

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  19. You are crazy talented. Love love love the site.

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  20. Will you be doing a tutorial on the black and orange flowers above your door? :)

  21. This looks great, I especially like the wooden crate with the mums and pumpkins! I made a Halloween wreath for our front door recently using an old Christmas swag and a few items from the dollar store. You can see it here: http://onemilehomestyle.blogspot.com/2013/09/spooky-halloween-wreath.html

  22. This is not my strong suit – so I’m delighted to have these tips! I’m working on my front porch RIGHT NOW!
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  23. Can’t wait to decorate my porch with a Halloween theme. Super excited!

  24. I love it all! I also really love your door color! What is it? My front door needs a repaint job badly!!

  25. OMG I am in love with the bench!!
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  26. What a cute and inviting porch! Unfortunately I did not get to start on mine but I hope to have it done by the end of the week. Yes, it will take me that long. :)

    I think my favorite piece of yours is the rug. The perfect pop to the whole area.

  27. Oh how fun- love the colors :) We just went out yesterday to pick up the final things I needed for the porch. Oh how I love decorating this time of year.
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  28. Amazing! Your porch looks fabulous. I need to get busy decorating our home for fall. ;o)


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