It’s beginning to look a lot like FALL at the Yanta household! In fact there is currently a mix of 18 different gourds and pumpkins on my steps. There’s a Wolf Pumpkin, a Cinderella Pumpkin, a Fairytale Pumpkin, and a …. well, you all get the idea. I may have gone a little overboard. LOL! But with adorable names like those, who could resist?! (And, YES! Those are the real pumpkin variety names!)
The easiest way to give your home some autumn-inspired curb appeal is to take cues from mother nature. During the fall, leaves turn to deep, golden yellows, amber reds, olive and sage-y greens, and rustic browns. Remember to keep these colors in mind when looking for the right decor so the look is cohesive. For my front porch, I lined my steps with a variety of pumpkins and gourds, both large and small. To add some interest, fill in gaps, and add in some of fall’s beautiful burgundy and cream colors, I added in a few pots of mums. What a lot of people don’t know is that although mums will die down in the winter months, they will come back out in the spring. This means you could purchase them once and reuse them year after year! One of my favorite things about pumpkins and mums as decorations is that they will last beyond Halloween and into November… Heck, they may even make it until Thanksgiving if they rot out from the weather! Besides a few skull here and there, I kept my decor this year geared more towards the season and less towards the holiday. (I know, I know. It’s a little lazy, but also a little genius!! Hahaha! )
If your entry doesn’t have stairs, or the room, to add 18 pumpkins and 4 mums (haha!), you can get the EXACT same effect with strategically placed larger pumpkins. Try adding two large orange pumpkins on either side of your entry flanked by smaller, multi-colored gourds. If you prefer mums, use those as your large focal point, and place the smaller gourds around those. Oftentimes you can get an entire bag of gourds for under $10! Mums would also look fantastic placed in glavanized buckets with burlap ribbon tied around it. Chic. Affordable. Easy. Major curb-appeal.
You don’t have to have a large front porch, or even a front porch at all, to decorate for fall. Just grab a pumpkin or two ( or 18!) and I promise our space will feel more festive! What do you do to decorate for fall?