How to decorate your porch for the fall/winter seasons...

Did you know that you can reuse your pumpkins from Fall and incorporate them into your Halloween AND Christmas decorations!?

I'm going to show you how to decorate your porch for the fall/winter seasons while incorporating some of the same elements (so that you can get your moneys worth).

Fall porch 2020
This year I went in a whole other direction. I wanted to try something new than the traditional fall corn stalks and hay bales. I took my porch and turned it into a natural-bohemian fall space. 
I bought 2 of the red leaf garland and had it spiral up the ladder and over the top half of the door. I added a few other boho elements like a beaded tassel, macrame plant hanger (with a pumpkin in it), natural braided pumpkins (similar one here), wheat, and white birch logs. I also found a large jug vase, from At Home, and put a few pampas stems inside for some added height on the right side.

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Fall porch 2019
This is the porch that I created last year. I wanted it to be warm and festive, so I added a few hay bales and stacked multicolored pumpkins and white mums on top of them for different levels. I added corn stalk bunches and placed them in front of the side door windows for a symmetrical fall look.

'hello pumpkin' doormat {option 1, option 2, option 3} || black buffalo check rug

I bought a couple different sizes of hay bales to give the pumpkins and mums some added height.
I even bought some fruit buckets to put the mums in.

I love decorating my porch for fall! I enjoy visiting the local farms and produce stands to find the perfect pumpkins. I like to find pumpkins that are different colors, shades, and sizes. It helps to have a variety of pumpkins so that you can play around with placement.

I don't like to go too crazy for Halloween, because I only have decor up for about 2 weeks, and like to keep my Fall decorations up for as long as I can. So I incorporate a few Halloween elements to tie the two together. 

I first switched out the fall wreath for a Halloween themed one.
I had some old black gauze fabric from a few Halloweens ago, and reused that to hang on our porch lights to create a spooky edge.

I just want to mention that everything I bought was super inexpensive.
I found a huge bag of spider webs, that came with some plastic spider pieces, and draped it all over my fall decor.

I even found some peel and stick bats from Amazon and scattered them all over the exterior walls on the porch.

I then found this moveable skeleton decoration and had him sit on the hay bales.

I added a few pieces of black decorative branches and placed them next to the corn stalks and signs.

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Don't want to throw away your pumpkins just yet? There's an easy way to incorporate a few of the left overs from the fall season.
I ended up keeping all the white and blue/green heirloom pumpkins and created a little country Christmas space on my porch. I hung up our pre-lit garland and draped it over the entry way, added a tall faux pine tree, and a wicker reindeer decoration.
I kept the porch pretty simple, yet the pumpkins added just a little bit of uniqueness it!

pre-lit christmas garland

Not porch related, but I had a ton of extra blue/green/white heirloom pumpkins left over, so I moved a few indoors and place them around my house and some in front of of the fireplace. I created a cozy rustic area around my fireplace with the pumpkins, and took some artificial gold berry stems and stuck them between the stacking pumpkins.