Summer’s flowers are fading and that means it’s time to add color to the front porch with fun pumpkins and pillows. Our days here in Illinois are still warm but the evenings are cooler and enjoyable. Hubby and I want to take advantage of the mild weather and enjoy dining al fresco when we can. My fall front porch is arranged to maximize enjoyment outdoors before the temperature gets too nippy. I’m joining a group of bloggers today to share our porches … and you can visit all the Fall Ideas Tour participants from earlier this week. All the links are at the end of the post.
A pair of adorable owl mugs became the inspiration when decorating my porch for fall. These are now my go-to mugs for morning coffee. They put on a smile on my face, which is good for starting the day.
I loved the bright color of the mugs when I saw them on the shelf at Target, and remembered I had pillows that matched the colors.
Eat Drink and Be Cozy melamine plates are perfect for outdoor dining. If you drop them, they won’t break.
Comfy pillows create a soft backdrop when dining outdoors. This is a perfect spot for a cozy tete-a-tete for two.
My fall front porch enjoys a collection of orange, white, and gray pumpkins. We have lots of local farmers who sell pumpkins for dirt cheap, which is lucky for me.
I like the pumpkins that still have leaves clinging to them.
My zinnias are still in bloom and fortunately I had a few orange blossoms out in the garden.
You can’t have a fall front porch without at least one flowering mum.
And a basket of fall flowers adorns the front door, in lieu of a fall wreath.
Now it’s time to whip up a casual dinner to enjoy al fresco on the porch.
Do you like dining outside?
Be sure to visit some of my blogging friends below for more fall decorating inspiration! Today is all about porches, but you’ll see from the links below that other decorating themes occurred throughout the week. Enjoy!
MONDAY – MANTELS
WEDNESDAY – WREATHS
THURSDAY – PRINTABLES
FRIDAY – PORCHES