Unlike retail stores, that had their Halloween decorations out since before Labor Day, I always try to hold out until the first week of October to start decorating. But this year I'm so excited to decorate our new front porch, that I started gathering some ideas early.
If you remember from when we closed on our house in March, this is what our front porch looks like. It's not very big, and doesn't really have much of an overhanging roof, but it does have some stairs and pretty brick that I can work with.
And I do want to try to use the Celestial Pumpkins and the candy wreath I made last year.
But other than that, I'm completely open to new ideas for this year! So I wanted to share some pretty autumn decoration ideas I've found so far. I'm leaning toward doing something more fall-inspired, than strictly Halloween, so I can use most of the decor for Thanksgiving as well.
Mums look great with brick steps, and bring in orange in a way other than with using pumpkins:
I like the idea of using what you've got around your yard for decor, in this case, fall leaves on branches:
Pretty autumn wreath, different than a lot I've seen:
The always cute address number pumpkins:
Definitely going to add some leaves and ribbon on our outdoor sconces:
And I really like the use of urns and baskets and bales of hay to give varying height to the porch decor:
A garland made of leaves around the door is a sweet touch. Maybe with some orange twinkle lights to light things up for the trick-or-treaters?
We don't have the room for it on our porch, but I'm loving the shabby-chic look of an old ladder to display pumpkins:
Candy corn bunting. I die.
Pumpkin planters are so cute!
I can't wait to start decorating for fall! Have you started decorating yet? Anyone else planning on doing something more autumn-inspired, instead of specifically Halloween-y? For the last few years we've mainly just done Halloween decorations, so this year I'm hoping to do something with a little more longevity, that will work through Thanksgiving too.