It’s here. My favorite season: fall. I love the crispness in the air and the crunch of leaves under my boots. I love sweaters and warm drinks and snuggling up next to the fire on rainy days. And I love fall decor. Nothing says it’s a new season like readying your entry for guests with a new look. Setting up my porch at the Stagg Reno for fall is something I look forward to each year.
This year I decided to use a simple leaf wreath I found at Trader Joe’s as a launching point. I had been looking at so many more expensive options so when I found this $13 beauty, I snatched it up. It guided my color choices, down to the foliage in our flower pots. In years past, I’ve filled the large planters with mums. And they’ve promptly died, thanks to early freezes. This year I finally wised up and decided to go with ornamental cabbages, fall flowers, some grasses, and ornamental peppers. The combinations were colorful and hearty and if that’s not enough reason to love them: they will hold up through the whacky weather here this time of year that alternates between sunny and warm and freezing with snow.
I did incorporate some small pots of rusty orange mums (I just love them so!) then went with muted tones in the pumpkins. I wanted them to feel soft with peachy pinks, pale oranges, and muted greens. Trust me when I tell you Trader Joe’s has the best prices for pretty pumpkins. I did my homework and was shocked at the price differences.
Speaking of pumpkins, this little pumpkin photo bombed my porch shoot.
Please note the fairy garden gems she snuck in there.
This darling door mat is from a company I found on Etsy a couple years ago, Nickel Designs and loved their antler mat (of course I did!). This year they asked to send me one for fall and I picked the Hey, Pumpkin mat. That’s what I call the girls and it felt so perfect. Vivie thinks so too.
Nicole, the sweet owner of Nickel Designs, offered Stagg Design followers a discount code if you’d like to get a cute mat to dress up your own front porch! Use STAGG15 at checkout for 15% off.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without our buddy, Mr. Bones, who decided to hang out on our bench. Our girls are still pretty scared of all things creepy so a porch skeleton was a big deal last year. This year they think he is hilarious and Anna talks to him as if he’s a real dude sitting on our porch.
The leaves changing on the mountain behind our home is so spectacular. Even though I grew up at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, their beauty never ceases to take my breath away.
There you have it! Fall inspiration coming atcha. And the best thing about this setup? Take out Mr. Bones and we’re all ready for Thanksgiving. Love it when decor is simple and easily transitions from holiday to holiday.