Somebody please tell me how we got to the end of this week already?! I don’t know about you, but time has literally been flying by over here. Probably has something to do with the fact that I have been busier than a squirrel gathering acorns in the fall!
It was my son’s 5th birthday this week and we threw him a big family party, along with a preschool kid one to follow over the weekend. I have literally been knee-deep in dinosaur-themed everything! Details from those fun parties will be coming soon, so stay tuned.
But back to fall….seriously, can you believe it’s October? This week I wanted to share with you some ideas for decorating your front porch & entryway for fall. I always enjoy re-styling these areas of my home each season. After all, these are the first spots that people encounter when visiting your home and it’s important to make them feel welcome!
The front porch of our home is rather small – unfortunately not quite big enough for sitting out on a swing enjoying the evening sunset – but it’s just the right size for a few items that are still welcoming.
I own a few different vintage wooden chairs – which I’ve collected over the years – that I like to swap out in this space.
I found these cute red apple baskets at Goodwill for $1 a piece! Place a pretty $3 mum plant from Aldi inside and it’s an adorable fall decoration for less than $5. These faux fall leaves are from the Dollar Store & really help add some character, especially to our neighborhood which lacks the more mature trees that actually show such pretty colors this time of year.
I added a red lantern & some gourd pumpkins – also from Aldi’s produce section – and an old washtub flipped upside down to help add some dimension to this area. The Indian corn & mini hay bale are both items I have had for a while now and I just try to find ways new ways to reuse them each year.
I have to be really careful what type of items I set out here since we live in a part of the country that can get really windy! Our house sits at the bottom of a valley and so on really blustery days it acts like a wind tunnel sucking stuff off my front porch steps. I’ve had to go chasing after things down the street on more than one occasion!
It will probably be a couple more weeks until we add some big orange pumpkins to this space. We typically get some for the kids to carve a silly jack-o-lantern face in the week leading up to Halloween.
And hopefully these pretty garden mums that come back every year, will stick around a while longer and keep blooming their vibrant fall colors.
Now that I’ve shown you the front porch outside, it’s time to go inside and take a look at the entryway. Don’t worry, Annie may bark ferociously, but under all that scruffy black fur, she’s really got a heart of gold!
Our front entryway is really more like a front corridor – meaning it extends down a long hallway that spills out into our family room & kitchen. I like to restyle this narrow hallway table a bit differently each season. 5 points extra credit if you can spy the black dog’s snout in the picture! 🙂
I think this year October really spoke to me. I had recently pulled out some of my favorite old novels to read this fall, and Anne of Green Gables was one of them. I love this quote from the book by L.M. Montgomery, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
It fit perfectly in the center of this vintage window that came out of a garage on a property up north that my grandfather owns. I bleach cleaned it up really well and let it dry in the sun. Then it became the perfect prop for this spot!
I’ve had this grapevine wreath forever and love adding things to it each year to make it different. I found the big sprig of faux maple leaves at Shopko this year. Don’t you just love the color combo of orange and blue? It really works well for autumn decor!
Thanks for stopping by today to check out these welcoming fall ideas for your front porch & entryway! Next week I’ll be sharing all about how I brought some fall vibes into the kitchen, as well as a fun up-cycled DIY project for you guys and a Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap giveaway!
Until then, this squirrel is going to scurry back to work!