my attempt at getting that perfect american-style autumnal display outside my door seems to double in it’s extra-ness
“Each year, my love of porch styling grows and grows and my attempt at getting that perfect american-style autumnal display outside my door seems to double in it’s extra-ness. This year, I contacted a friendly local farm (Tulleys in West Sussex) and asked them if I could have a few hay bales and bundles of cut corn, of which they very kindly let me have (along with a mountain of pumpkins). I was also given this perfect door mat from a friend, and whipped out my huge autumn wreath that I purchased from Homesense years ago to pop on the door. Not only is it so fun to get creative and get your style on, it’s always hugely appreciated by your local delivery people and every evening you come home, it just puts the biggest smile on your face!” – Zoe
Changing up your home décor seasonally is a quick and easy way to reinvent your space. You can add plenty of autumnal touches throughout your home with cosy textures, warm tones, dried florals and spice scented candles.
We’re kicking off the Autumn makeover with the outside space because where we’re coming from, there’s no better way to wow your guests and neighbours than with a perfectly styled porch.
Seasonal wreaths, a cute gang of gourds and a celebration of colour will go a long way and set the tone for your Autumn abode, right before your friends and family have even walked through the front door.
Gone are the days when wreaths were left firmly in the Christmas department, dusted off for the month of December and boxed away again until the following year. Now, every season brings with it a new opportunity to style the front of your house and we are here for it. Spring, Easter, Summer, you name it!
There’s plenty of independent floral creatives and florists running wreath workshops out there if you fancy trying your hand at making your own. Creating something unique and handmade for your home makes it extra special and working with nature is always good for the soul.
rustic and undone is often the best way to go when it comes to wreaths
You don’t have to be a master of flowers to get crafty, just let your imagination run wild. It really doesn’t have to look perfectly uniform – rustic and undone is often the best way to go when it comes to wreaths. Go all out maximalism with bold colours and texture or keep it understated Scandi with a refined creation.
There’s a whole wealth of online resources if you want to go all-out DIY and make your wreath from the comfort of your own kitchen table with mugs of tea on tap.
Even if you’re not that crazy about all the orange and brown hues, you can always buck the trend and go for bright statement colours over the earthy palette for your porch décor instead.
If low key is more your style, opt for pared-back neutral accessories with white ghost pumpkins, fluffy dried reeds or corn stalks and gold accents for something that feels classic and grown-up but still undeniably Autumn.
Go big or go home!
Metallic spray paint is also a quick and easy way to glam up your ‘kins and foliage or you can paint them with chalkboard paint and write a message on them. For extra Pinterest-worthy oomph, you can even add in bales of hay and a slogan doormat, too. Go big or go home!
There’s no shortage of ways to style up your doorstep décor, so have fun with it. Just in the same way as you’d style a living room shelf, you can faff around with your display to your heart’s content, swapping and shifting items around until you’re happy with the arrangement.
Our top tip? Symmetry, symmetry, symmetry. Whether you arrange your pumpkins together in mini bundles, line them up singularly either side of the steps or dot them around at various heights, creating a balanced display is sure to make your porch look put together.
We hope you’re feeling suitably pumped to style your porch for Autumn after that. Let us know how you like to decorate your home for Autumn in the comments below!