I am so thrilled to welcome fall here in North Carolina and my favorite way to kick off the season is getting our front porch decorated! While I always enjoy decorating our front porch with pumpkins and mums, I also wanted to add a bit more color this year. Also, several of our plants are still thriving from the spring and after talking with my friends over at Fairview Garden Center, I learned that many of our spring flowers will last until the first frost. David and I are both so proud of our flowers for hanging on and thriving and we are excited to keep them going through this next season, too! Keep scrolling for fall front porch decor ideas from Fairview Garden Center, which has the best pre-made planters and hanging baskets for the season in the area!
Fall Front Porch Decor with Fairview Garden Center
For our front steps, I alternated with pumpkins and plants on the stairs. I will always love stacking pumpkins and Fairview has a great selection so it is a one stop shop for all your fall decor needs. Inspired by Fairview’s Mum Pals post and sneak peeks at the plants from their Instagram Stories, I started brainstorming how to change up my traditional fall porch set up. I did pick up two gorgeous pink mums, which are such a unique color. I kept our asparagus fern and repotted it in a larger pot because it is thriving. Next, I planted two different ornamental peppers, including these purple and yellow as a nod to my alma mater. Another favorite plant of mine for fall is a sweet potato vine, so I paired it with the ornamental pepper. At the top of the stairs, I planted a celosia which has orange, yellow, and fuchsia blooms and pulls out other colors from our porch nicely! And I finished off the top of the stairs with a pre-made planter that features a small mum and this beautiful bloom!
I moved my lanterns (in a small and a medium) with battery operated candles by the front door. I also added a 6 inch Croton for some texture and color right by the door. You might notice on the porch, I use faux pumpkins. You live and you learn, and having faux pumpkins makes clean up a little easier after having some pumpkin explosions a couple of years ago. Michael’s and Home Goods always have a great selection if you’re in the market for something similar.
Under our double windows, I kept our ferns from the spring in the same spot and moved this impatien to the corner. Now that the temperatures are a bit cooler, it isn’t needing quite as much water and is still vibrantly blooming! I also repotted my coleus and moved it to compliment some of the colors that have started to creep in from the porch. My specialty begonia withstood the heat thanks to lots (and lots) of watering so I moved it in front of our rocking chairs since it’s not as hot or getting as much sun in that spot now.
Take a look at these ferns! These ferns were just wee ferns at the beginning of spring, and they are huge now! We moved them near the swings. Our English ivy is still doing really well, so that stayed over near our swing as well. I moved the other lanterns (in medium and large) over closer to the swing for more light at night. We finished this section with two pre-made hanging baskets.
Lastly, one of David’s recent home projects was building me this little walkway. Each spring, I pot a hydrangea, and then I plant it in the yard for the next season. I had a blushing bride hydrangea from Fairview for the spring, and I recently added it to the yard with the idea that this walkway will eventually be a hydrangea walk (think Nantucket style). I also planted this Confederate jasmine from Fairview at the beginning of spring, and it is in the perfect spot to smell those blooms when sitting on the swing. P.S. this set of ottomans and side table has been a great addition to our porch.
I am so excited with how our porch turned out and love all the color that we included this year! Head over to my friends at Fairview Garden Center to find the most unique pre-made planters for fall, gorgeous mums, and fun mum pals to make your porch or stoop stand out! And while you’re there, peruse their home decor section, especially their wreaths!
Photos by Glory Roze Photography
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This post is sponsored by Fairview Garden Center. As always, all opinions are my own.