While I would love someday to have a full size porch, for now we make the most of our front step area. In Chicago, we call that the “Fronch Schtoop” and older people go out and sit on it in the summer in an old webbed lawn chair, and watch cars drive by as they yell at kids to get the h*$& off of their lawns. Even though I am not quite there, some days that sounds like a lovely way to pass the time. I personally prefer the term “Porchette” since the other name makes me sound like George Wendt as Ditka as “Da Bears” guys when I say it. Since we don’t have a ton of space, I did more of a natural Halloween fall front porchette. I may out out a few more “Halloweeny” things closer to Halloween, but for the most part I prefer a more natural look while my flowers are still blooming. Here’s a little peek at our porchette stripped down before adding everything.
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It’s a pretty run-of-the-mill front porchette. It’s due for a bit of paint next spring. It’s a nice, blank canvas. A few years ago, I had fun decorating with real pumpkins on the vine grown in my own yard.
I also wanted to share with you an easy DIY for any decor that’s looking a little weary. I could tell my lanterns were really feeling 2020. They were looking exhausted and weathered, like the rest of us. A can of copper spray paint really perked them up so I could get another year or two out of them.
Does anyone else pour their pumpkins our of garbage bags to start fall decorating? No… only me? Okay then. I like to mix real and faux pumpkins. It save not only a ton of money, but it keeps the squirrels from eating all of my decorating. I did accidentally put a few real mini-pumpkins away with the fake ones a few years ago. Don’t do that; the results aren’t pretty. I now put a small “x” at the bottom of any of my real ones so there’s no questions when it’s time to put the fall decorating away.
On my porchette, I layered my real pumpkins, fake pumpkins, lanterns and mums. I also spray painted a few other pieces like the metal container below in the same copper paint.
The copper spray painted lanterns really added a nice metallic element. We swapped out our old porch light for a new one recently, and I love it. It makes such a huge difference!
A nice wreath on the door, and a few cute layered door mats, like this thankful one, and my fall Halloween porch was ready to go! I might add some of these fun pumpkin planters to the front closer to Halloween.
Off to the left side, I have these huge metal luminary pumpkins that look so good with a battery operated candle in them! I bought them a few years ago, but I recently saw you can find similar ones here. I love them because they look good all of the way through Thanksgiving!
While I am always sad to see summer go because I adore gardening and I love the HEAT, I do love all of the colors that fall brings.
Thank you so much for joining me here! Make sure to visit all of my friends showing their fall decor below.
More Halloween Front Porch Decor Ideas
Halloween on the Porch – Finding Lovely
A Halloween Front Porch with Giant Spiders – The Ginger Home
DIY Halloween Door Garland – Modern Glam
DIY Halloween Wreaths & Porch Ideas – My Sweet Savannah
DIY Dollar Store Witch Broom – Lolly Jane
We Painted Our Door India Yellow for Fall – Mosty Lovely Things
How to Make a Giant Spider Web Using Yarn – Happy Happy Nester
Natural Halloween and Fall Front Porchette – Jennifer Rizzo
Easy Halloween Porch Decor – A Blue Nest
Halloween Bat Porch Decor with Printable – Hallstrom Home
Welcoming Fall Front Porch – Lemon Grove Lane
Spooky Forest Halloween Porch – Tatertots and Jello
Minimal and Fun and Affordable Halloween Porch Ideas – Twelve on Main
Easy Halloween Front Porch Ideas! – Zevy Joy
Spooky Outdoor Halloween Ideas – Dreaming of Homemaking