Front Porch Appeal

Fall Porch Decorating Issue
Issue #81 September 2016

September - Friday night football games, school activities, fall construction projects, and cooler temps mean more porch time.

We know many of you like to decorate your porch for fall so our goal in this issue is to give you plenty of ideas.

adorable scarecrow couple on front porch for fall
Adorable scarecrow couple- photo courtesy of KYgirl
Whether you have a huge wrap-around porch or a small space to decorate, there are many easy things you can do to celebrate arrival of fall.

What's in This Issue

Bringing Back Our Autumn Decorating eBook

Mary and I put together fall decorating ideas from 40 creative and inspirational bloggers.

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Purchase our blogger-inspired fall decorating eBook
What's inside...
  • 251 attractive pages loaded with colorful photos
  • Autumn decorating ideas galore (oh, and a few fun Halloween decorating ideas, too)
  • How-to's - like a cute yarn fall wreath, a messy raffia wreath you'll love, a "31" pillow for Halloween...
  • Yummy fall recipes - like Mary Beth's pumpkin biscotti, Anita's pumpkin cheesecake and more, and
  • Pure inspiration all in one very attractive eBook
  • Enjoy our eBook on your computer, laptop or tablet!

Our "Autumn on the Porch" eBook is truly nice for someone you know who loves to decorate their porch.

Fall Decorating in Full Swing

So let's look at some stylish fall decorating ideas that add a touch of elegance without breaking the bank or taking up your porch sitting time.

And then we give you suggestions (with some product links) that will help you replicate the look of these pretty porches.

yellow mums and pumpkins with autumn door wreath on front porch
You could do this on your autumn porch!
Simply combine pretty mums and pumpkins on your porch steps. Leave room to walk. Instant autumn and charm. Then if you got hardy mums, you can plant them in your garden for color year after year (for most planting zones).

curb appealing fall porch decorations
Ooooh! That red retro mailbox and wicker chair. Create this look...

black front porch mailbox on stand We found a similar postal mailbox (at right) like the one in the porch above. And it could be painted red too.

The two of us also like the wicker chair (affiliate link); here's a similar one for your porch.

white wicker chair on porch

colorful autumn garland and front door wreath

How to get this look: Drape an attractive fall garland over your door and add a complementary wreath. Stencil "Welcome" on the front door for a most inviting touch.

garland laying over metal plant stand on front porch
Garland draped on your porch boosts seasonal charm
You can find beautiful fall garland and autumn wreaths similar to those shown here on Amazon (affiliate link).

monogram burlap fall wreath on front porch of porch
Add your family's initial to personalize your fall door
Purchase a wooden monogram with your initial and combine it with your autumn door hanging.

Want to Replicate This Fall Decorating Style?

beautifully decorated porch bench for fall
Quaint and charming autumn decorated porch
Drape two pieces of inexpensive fall fabric along with autumn berry garland on the back of a bench, add a bright red cushion, and hang outdoor artwork on your porch to create a most welcoming seasonal array.

Mary and I use an outdoor lamp and timer on our porch to create a sense of warmth for fall evenings. It's remarkable what a difference the soft lighting makes on our porch in the evenings.

We found similar items on Amazon (affiliate) so you can easily create this same curb appealing array as shown above:

wooden porch bench for fall Inexpensive porch bench (affiliate) to stain or paint if you wish.

red wooden porch bench cushion for fall Red porch bench cushion (affiliate) for striking color

red wooden porch bench cushion for fall Outdoor floor lamp (affiliate) for subtle light in the evenings

outdoor time for porch lights We use a timer on our outdoor lamps like the one at left so we never need to think about turning on / off our porch lamp.

metal pumpkin wall art for porch Wall hangings (affiliate) make for great porch appeal and you can pick art that speaks to you.

No hole hook for vinyl siding
Mary and I use these vinyl clips on our porch to hang wreaths, outdoor artwork, and more!

elegant metal pumpkin sculpture with colorful mums in front of porch
Whimsical metal pumpkin decoration

scarecrow and mum array at bottom of porch steps for fall decorations
A nice autumn array on the porch steps

pumpkin on crate with fall foliage on front porch steps
Enjoy decorating your porch this fall
Enjoy our Autumn Decorating Ideas Section that contains timeless decorating ideas and tips.

Are You an Amazon Prime Member?

Dave and I have been members of Amazon Prime for several years now.

We are able to sit on our porch and get our grandchildren's birthday gifts online and get free two day shipping with our membership.

We also like streaming prime videos and tv episodes for free, listening to prime music and getting free eBooks each month. We tell you because it's a membership we both like. For us, it's a no-brainer when it comes to renewing our membership each year.

This is our affiliate link for Amazon Prime (affiliate) but the cost is the same to you. We thank you much.

PS: Prime members get unlimited photo storage, too. That's pretty nice indeed.

Creative Autumn DIY Decorating Projects

Check out these fun DIY fall decorating projects you can use inside or out.

collage of diy fall decorating project for porch
Instructions and tutorials included

Football Fever on the Porch

football team running out onto playing field No matter whether you are a "Friday Nights Lights" or a "Sunday Game Day" (or both) sports fan, support your favorite team with these ideas for your porch and home.

Mary and I discovered some really fun football decorative items that show team spirit and will look fantastic on your porch this season - all from Amazon to make purchasing easy and delivery quick.

Photo above courtesy of both Creative Commons and Johann Schwarz

monogram football sign for front door Visit our Porch Market for more fun football decorative team and party ideas! There's something for every fan.

greenbay football door mat football table runner

owls on front door wreath for fall
Add a little fun with your porch decorating this fall

Fall Construction

We know many folks build porches, decks, sheds, and other projects in the fall. Here are a few items Mary and I know can help with your fall construction projects.

working alone construction book
Working Alone

Offers oodles of tips and techniques when working alone. (Comes in handy when working with a novice neighbor too!)

ultimate deck design and build book
Ultimate Deck Building Book

Great guide for designing and building a deck; quite useful for building porches too!

deck or porch board straightening tool
Deck Board Straightening Tool

I love this tool; makes quick work of straightening deck or porch boards. Pays for itself with the time you'll save during construction.

deck or porch board spacer and alignment tool
Deck Board Spacer and Alignment Guide
Another time saving device - space and ensure screw alignment across your porch or deck in one easy step.

Sneak Peek at Upcoming October Newsletter

3 autumn pillows painted in watercolor
Very colorful "watercolor" autumn pillow toppers

In our next newsletter coming out in early October, Mary shows you how she made these watercolor autumn pillow toppers and how she carried out that theme on our autumn porch.

And we're putting together Halloween decorating ideas, too!

an array of smiling pumpkins on the front stoop
See you in early October! Next newsletter is coming soon.
We hope you enjoy autumn and all its splendor. Always feel free to share our newsletter with friends and family.

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Mary and Dave Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave

Life is short. Enjoy your porch.

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