Hey there Dandelion Patina readers! Today I am so excited to share our front porch all decked out in the comforts of home!
The front porch is the first impression of what is to come once you open that door. I wanted the first impression of our home to be comfortable and cozy. Warm and inviting. Welcoming.
I incorporated 4 decorating must haves for a front porch.
COLOR: What is Fall without a bit of color? Yellows, oranges, reds.
NATURAL ELEMENTS: If you’ve been following along, I love to use natural elements in my spaces. I love to bring the outdoors indoors, so it was natural for me to have these elements right before you come in the door.
TEXTURE: Texture adds dimension to a space or vignette. Texture gives oomph to the palette.
LAYERS: Along with textures, layering gives added dimension and a finished look.
So with those must haves in mind, please, take a look around. Get comfortable with a mug of hot apple cider and enjoy the front porch tour! Any questions…please ask. Enjoy.
The front door is painted in ASCP Duck Egg Blue. I re-purposed old wooden garage doors for my apple cider signs.
An old wagon wheel hub was used to create the wooden pedestals. It was cut into three sizes to show off these beauties.
I love how the original paint had chipped and cracked. It gives the panels awesome texture and patina.
I picked up the ceramic pumpkins at a thrift store and gave them a facelift in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue. Some neat texture formed from painting these that was not really seen prior.
Parts of vintage horse reins were used as tiebacks for the corn stalks.
I love this shot. There is so much character and texture of the leather.
I love pops of yellow. It is like the sun came down and kissed each flower.
A perfectly imperfect orange pumpkin.
I found an old license plate from Wisconsin that had gorgeous patina.
And baby boo pumpkins are just the cutest!
I adore this little rustic chalkboard on my rustic hay bale lounger.
And what is Fall without a bit of indian corn? I went the non traditional route to display the corn.
A vase of hydrangeas and birch branches make me smile.
The petals are so delicate on these limelight hydrangeas.
A front porch wouldn’t feel like Fall without a lantern. The simply scrappy industrial pumpkins look right at home sheltered inside.
I went the simplistic route with my wreath this year. A few tissue paper oak leaves and chevron burlap on a grapevine wreath.
And there you have it, my comforts of home fall front porch! I hope I inspired you to bring all the comforts of home into your spaces this season and seasons to come.