How to Decorate your Porch for Fall (on a Budget)
Sometimes opening Pinterest or Instagram to get inspiration can be very overwhelming. While there are so many ideas out there, sometimes it’s easier to just do your own thing.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel paralyzed when I see too many ideas from others. I prefer to just start with things I like and try to make it all come together on my own.
For my fall porch this year, I started by looking for some inspiration and quickly found that the porches I loved had 30+ pumpkins. Holy moly. They looked sooo cute, but that requires quite a bit of two things: time and money. Two things of which I don’t have an over abundance of right now.
So, you’re probably asking yourself… “Are you going to tell me how I can decorate my fall porch on a budget?” And the answer is “You bet!” Here we go.
What you’ll need:
- Mums – I picked up several mums for anywhere from $2-5 a pot from Lowe’s. To keep it affordable, you don’t want to grab the huge one that are already potted for you. Those get expensive. Make sure to grab the small ones from the garden section. I grabbed some small and some more medium sized mums. I spent $13 total on flowers for my porch.
- Pots – I like the terra cotta pots. They look cute and sturdy, but also are pretty inexpensive from Home Depot or Lowe’s. They also can go from one season to the next, so you don’t have to buy new ones until you want to. I usually just switch the flowers that are in them as I decorate for the next season.
- Baskets – You can put your mums in orchard baskets, normal baskets, etc. It adds a level of coziness and also provides function to your flowers.
- Firewood – Even if you have no way or intention of burning it, it just adds something really welcoming to your porch (and it’s usually pretty easy to find for free)
- A Welcome Mat – Do I need to elaborate on this one? 😉
- A Wreath (or a wicker bag/basket with things in it) – This just draws your attention to the door, and feels extra welcoming. Definitely a “must”.
- Pumpkins/gourds – Pumpkins and gourds can be really affordable, depending on where you get them. They quickly add a subtle and natural-feeling nod to fall. I ordered white pumpkins and they were out of stock. So I actually spray painted my orange ones (don’t look too closely).
If you’re looking to decorate your porch for fall, but don’t want to spend a ton of money, try these tips! If nothing else, pay attention to nature. Whether you create a wreath with leaves you find and supplies you already have, collect aspen branches (or any branches) for your firewood, or maybe you even grew pumpkins this year that you can put on your porch. Don’t be afraid to get creative and use things that maybe aren’t the most conventional. As long as you like it, nothing else matters.
I’m really happy with how my porch turned out this year. It was simple and affordable (which is always my goal). I hope this encouraged you to give decorating your porch a try. Whatever you do, make sure to post a picture and tag me, I’d love to see what you come up with 🙂
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