My New Front Door Color & Cheery Fall Small Front Porch Decor
I tend to keep my porch and steps pretty minimally decorated because it’s such a small space, but when fall arrives, bring on the pumpkins and mums and just watch where you step, OK? In addition to pumpkins, mums and my DIY pumpkin planters, this year I was feeling in need of even more happy and decided to repaint my front door. To be perfectly frank, I still love the pink that it was, but with 2020 being what it is, I was feeling the itch for a cheerful change and decided to just go for it. It’s just paint after all. Those little less than a day projects are so easy to accomplish, yet so rewarding. My friend Krista is hosting an outdoor space fall decor hop today, and I thought it was the perfect time to share both the porch decor and the new front door color. At the end of this post you will find several other bloggers sharing their inspiring seasonal outdoor spaces as well, so be sure to check those out. And now, I am excited to present to you my new fall inspired front door and pumpkin filled porch! (I use affiliate links and I am an Amazon associate. I earn a small income from qualifying purchases and truly appreciate your support.)
OK, so before I get into what I did to decorate the porch for the season, I want to talk about that front door. I hemmed and hawed between a soft terra cotta type of color, a mustard yellow, and a more saturated terra cotta. I also even considered just a deeper earthy shade of pink. In the end, after looking at almost every color related to those on my Sherwin Williams fan deck, I selected Windswept Canyon. I wanted a color that was warm and earthy, but still soft, and I admit that I am a sucker for a name that brings me emotions. Windswept Canyon felt soft and earthy to me, thus it won!
I think it works well with the brick though I am not sure it is as perfect as the pink. Felt cute, might repaint later.
Ultimately, I would love to paint the brick of this house a warm white, remove the shutters, and have a colorful door pop. That would just feel so fresh and happy to me. (By the way, see that tall green plant? It’s a tomato we got from a neighbor… our back yard is not ready for a garden so we just plopped it here and it is like Jack’s beanstalk!).
Now let’s talk more about the actual decor. Ironically, I painted these plastic pumpkin planters to complement the pink door that was. Ha! I actually used the leftover pink paint from the door to paint their stripes. The good news is that I have always been a fan of pink and orange together as well. Looking back, do you remember the Wuzzles? I had a stuffed Eleroo and he was purple, pink, and orange, and I loved that thing. That might be where my love of that color combination started. Or perhaps I loved Eleroo because of his colors… who knows. Chicken. Egg.
Anyhow, the point is I like the pink and white pumpkin planters no matter if the door is pink or more orange. When I bought those plastic pumpkin buckets, they were bright purple, but a little spray paint and detail paint gave them a makeover that suited my vibe.
In addition to the pumpkin planters, I added various mums in orange and yellow, and reused the fern that had been on our porch all summer. I also maintained the colorful foliage plant that had been there as well because it was still full of live and shades of greens, reds, and pinks.
After adding all of the plants, the last step was sprinkling in pumpkins from our local farmers market. I am a huge fan of the Cinderalla pumpkins so I gathered a few of those as well as a couple smaller brighter pumpkins I let Wilder select. I just love how the orange seems to start at the door and then spill out from the sides. It feels so warm and inviting to me! If only I could actually invite people in.
Some of the other items you see were already in place before I put this porch together. I created the wall hanging and painted it myself. You can read about that and how to make your own here.
The door mats have also been in place for over a year, but you know, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That chilewich striped mat is one of the most durable I have ever come across and I don’t plan on replacing it…. ever! (By the way, they are pricier, but obviously worth it because they last). And the coir mat is from Target and still going strong as well. I would love a fun seasonal one at some point, but for now, this one is totally fine.
Well, my friends, there you have it… our festive orange, black, and white (with a dash of pink and yellow) small fall front porch. I really appreciate you visiting today, and I hope that it’s inspired you in some way, perhaps to create your own fall decor, or just add pumpkins, or maybe even paint your own front door. If you enjoyed this post, I would love it if you would pin it.
Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to visit all of the links below for loads fo fall inspiration.
And today I’ve joined some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their outdoor spaces decked out for fall. You can hop around and check out their posts by clicking on the links below their image.