Setting a Fall Transitional Fall Porch
Ask The Designer: One of the biggest questions I am asked this time of year is tips on Setting a Fall Transitional Fall Porch that will last throughout three seasonal changes.
Today I’m sharing this seasons tips on Setting a Fall Transitional Fall Porch. This year I have decided to work smarter not harder with my seasonal decor, and I wanted to pass some of my tips and tricks on to you.As you can see with my porch this year I have chosen a simple color of all white pumpkins. Yes I know this can be a very trendy choice, and I completely understand why you may or may not want to go this direction. However please note that my design tips can still possibly work with a basic orange pumpkin as well, in some cases.Since September is considered the beginning of football season, white pumpkins will work with most team colors. If you happen to have orange in your team colors, even better. This season I opted to add these beautiful bold red mums that I found at my local Tractor Supply. They works great for the Georgia Bulldogs color, however if you are a Georgia Tech fan a bright yellow would be just as easy to add in here as well.Honestly here in Georgia mums do not last all the way into November, so I always plan on buying at least two sets for the season. This always gives me two colors mash ups: a pre-Fall and a Thanksgiving set. The second set of mums can be more fall toned such as a harvest orange, rust or even those fun purple mums, to represent a fall Thanksgiving vibe.You may notice, and remember my metal pumpkins from previous years, that I have invested in; which have been Farmhouse Silver, Rustic Rose Gold and now this year are a Monsterly Moss Green.I chose this moss green as a neutral color that will look great with our Halloween decor theme. Plus it is an unexpected choice to offset the the red, black and white for the early fall football set. I do feel like it is a slight nod toward “the hedges” which the Dawgs are known for and football field greenish, however a brown could also work here as well.Adding height with hay bales is also a great way to set up a pretty vignette. I would recommend buying the bales of wheat straw at a local home improvement store, since they have the best prices and larger sizes. I have found that these work better for our porch. You can also use other themes like apples or apple picking for fall, which I found these cute pillow covers at our local Tractor Supply a few years ago. I do love the idea of adding in apples this time of year either in lieu of pumpkins or in addition to pumpkins.
However, they are a perfect match for these mums and my black and white Buffalo Check pillows that I picked up this past spring from Amazon with my matching layering front porch rug. My rocking chairs on the porch are also a great place to curl up with a warm Caramel Apple Toddy, which are a seasonal favorite around here. Be sure to check out my recipe link above to give your fall the perfect apple flavored kick; I promise they do not disappoint!
As you can see this red and white fall set is quite visually stunning against the all the green trees and lawn, since here in Georgia our fall color does not show up until the end of October to November. At which point I am pretty sure these lovely mums will be spent, and I can be on to my next color story for the season. It will just be a simple removal of the old mums and replacing with a new fresh color to make everything look new again.