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Fall on the Porch

Add instant curb appeal to your country home with festive autumn porch decor.

Autumn Colors
Amber Lyon Ferguson of Follow the Yellow Brick Home embraces the glory of the seasonís changing colors with a cup of hot apple cider on her cozy fall porch. Basking among comfy throw pillows, she enjoys taking in all the picturesque fall foliage in the forest across the street from her 1921 Kentucky home. To get a look similar to Amberís, balance traditional fall hues of yellow, orange and red with splashes of green, seen here in the chair cushions, green apples and verdant mums peppering Amberís porch. Plenty of mini pumpkins and other autumn favorites dazzlingly suggest the bounty of a splendid harvest ahead.

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Harvest Time
Kimberly of Serendipity Refined greets the harvest season on her farmhouse porch. The wooden Welcome sign was created from reclaimed paneling from her homeís fireplace. White and orange mums are planted in bushel baskets, along with ornamental kale that looks similar to a large blooming flower. But the statement piece of Kimberlyís porch decor is without a doubt her fall pumpkin urn planter. With live ivy, eucalyptus, sage and ferns planted in the urn, Kimberly added five orange mums, faux pumpkins and millet plants, dried lotus and jinga pods, brown and gold sticks, and a few small faux pumpkins that she painted gold for a dash of glitz.

To see more of Amberís porch, visit her blog or follow her on Instagram or Pinterest. To see more of Kimberlyís porch, visit her blog.
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  Photos courtesy of Follow the Yellow Brick Home and Serendipity Refined.
Wrapped in Texture
Bring the beautifully rustic texture of birch bark to your front door as a container for a spray of muted fall florals. Roll a large sheet of birch bark into a cone, and use painterís tape to secure the shape. Along the overlapped edge, mark placement for holes to create a series of wire Xs to join the layers.

At the tips of each X, drill small holes through both layers. Thread annealed wire through the holes diagonally to make each X. Repeat to double up the wires and then twist the ends together on the inside and clip the excess. Finish by wiring a loop of bark to the inside back edge for hanging. Choose an assortment of fall leaves, eucalyptus, berries, pinecones and pods to fill the cone, and then hang on your door.

Material Tip: Order sheets of natural birch bark online or look for them in the floral department of hobby and crafts stores.
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