Today I’m going to show you how to create a beautiful front stoop for fall using mums, pumpkins, gourds and a few accessories. There is something incredible about this time of year. As I write, the leaves haven’t fully changed but we are in full-on fall mood in our house. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know I have a love affair with summer. However, this pocket of time between now and the end of the year is actually my favorite time of the year to decorate. Not only do we have all things fall, but also Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I only wish it lasted a little longer.
If you remember my post from a couple years ago, I chose purple as the main color with pops of orange in the pumpkins. This year, I’ve teamed up with my friends at Fleet Farm to share how to create a beautiful front stoop for fall with a different color scheme. It’s always fun to switch things up! No matter what kind of space you’re working with, you can make it beautiful – promise! Insert my love for mums and pumpkins. There’s a quote from one of my favorite movies (You’ve Got Mail) where Meg Ryan’s character says, “I love daisies. They’re so friendly. Don’t you think they are the friendliest flower?” I might have to disagree with her on that one and go with mums. They also make a big impact and can change the look of a space by simply changing up the color of the mum.
*Thank you Fleet Farm for sponsoring this post!*
When I set out to refresh this space for fall, I originally wanted a more muted color palate. I love funky pumpkins of all colors and purchased several early in the season in muted tones. But, it just wasn’t working in my space with all the gray, so I added in a few pops of orange and yellow, which really brought the space to life. My goal with a space like this is to have some symmetry but not be exactly the same on both sides. I like balance but not matchy-matchy. You will notice I have done that here with the white mums in baskets. Then I switch up each side by layering in pumpkins, gourds, a lantern, the skeleton, etc.
And there you have it: how to create a beautiful front stoop for fall. Thanks so much for tuning in. See ya on the next post!
-The Chic(ish) Chick