Have you noticed that I tend to lean towards the softer side of autumn?
Those chalky muted orange and blue /gray pumpkins speak to me.
And so does simple softer color greenery.
And on the porch-
it is no different that the look that you will find just inside the door.
This year on the porch- it is all about simplicity
and I am excited to be sharing a fall look and kicking off a 2 day hop with Balsam Hill.
And this years simple elegant autumn look
Can I let you in on a secret?
I have a huge crush on magnolia clippings.
Those two toned leaves just make my heart flutter a bit
I have used these garlands on the table as a centerpiece…
and when thinking non-traditional color on the porch for autumn
magnolia is perfect as well.
I draped a couple of garlands around the door to frame it a bit
and then placed a wreath in the center.
The best thing about magnolia for autumn?
Well, there are several- but one of the best might be that
it is perfect for Thanksgiving and for Christmas as well.
So with just a few changes- such as changing the pumpkins to potted tree’s
you can get a new look with very little work or expense.
I love that the muted tones of the pumpkins pick up on the
brown sides of the leaves in the garland.
A simple porch decorating tip:
Fill existing pots and planters with greens and pumpkins for a charming look.
These cast iron planters were already flanking the front door
I just layered them with eucalyptus and placed a chunky pumpkin on top.
On the landing and on the layers of steps we have
several of my favorite lanterns mingle with potted cabbage.
These cast iron Candela lanterns always speak to me.
On the table, on the rock steps in the back yard, and on the porch.
They are heavy cast metal and absolutely beautiful- so as always-
you will see them popping up often over here.
And for safety and ease- I like to use the outdoor Miracle Flame LED candles inside of them.
They flicker like a real candle and add ambiance- but without any worry about leaving them unattended.
And a little bit of a colorful surprise…
I did a quick 5 minute swap on the porch to show a different look
with changing just 2 things.
That will be coming your way tomorrow.
I am joining several friends in sharing a sprinkling of autumn
with Balsam Hill.
Click on over to see Kim’s porch– which is looking so gorgeous!
and then pop on over to Danielle’s house to see what she used to dress her charming
east coast front porch
(and more of her adorable dog.)
Happy first day of autumn everyone!!
I work with Balsam Hill as their ambassador but all opinions, styling and crazy big love of those metal lanterns, magnolia leaves and all things Christmas~ are my own.