Perfect Fall Staples for your Front Porch this Season
By: Megan Nelson, Co-Owner + Founder of Nest with the Nelsons

Fall is my favorite time of year. The crisp breeze is so refreshing, the scorching heat of summer is finally behind us, and you don’t have to look far to find pumpkins or pumpkin flavored anything. Not to mention, the leaves changing colors, the smell of the fall air, and beautiful colors and décor all around. It’s seriously THE BEST!

To make things even sweeter for you this time of year, grab a pumpkin spice latte, cuddle up with a chunky woven fall-colored blanket, and enjoy this season’s trends to crafting the perfect porch. In this week’s blog, we’ll cover all the necessities to transform your porch from boring to beautiful. You’re in for a true fall treat.

Pumpkin Perfection
Pumpkin season is upon us! Grab yourself a basket, or a wheelbarrow full of pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and hues, and have some fun. If you’re traditionally an orange pumpkin kind of pal, I dare you to get a fun-colored pumpkin instead. They’re just so fun!

Hay there!
While you’re grabbing those pumpkins (and those adorable little gourds are pretty awesome, too), be sure to grab a few bushels of barley, wheat, or a couple hay bales while you’re at it. They will really liven up your outdoor fall scape. Not something you would normally grab? Me either … until I learned how stinking cute a bushel of barley can be near your front door. Trust me on this one. Grab at least one.

Door Mats are a Must
Now is not the time to bail here on your beautiful fall décor. You’re so close to having a super cute and completely fall porch full of pumpkins. Grab at least two door mats. One that is a bit larger spread for your porch. I’m loving the black and white plaid look these days. Then layer another, smaller thatch rug on top of it to complete the look. I’m loving this one.

Don’t Forget Your Door …
Add a beautiful fall wreath or sign on your front door, and you’re nearly set for the perfect fall porch scape. I’m always a fan of inviting door signs and big punchy fall-inspired wreaths. I’m also a sucker for the magnolia leaf look that can take you well into the winter months.

… And an Entry Envy Sign, too!
To put the ultimate personalized touch on your home, you can’t go wrong with adding an Entry Envy sign. Entry Envy custom signs and subscription refill kits provide quick, convenient holiday and seasonal décor. Create an identifiable and stunning front entry without the hassle!

And, while you’re at it, be sure to enter to win our Front Porch Mini Makeover complete with a custom Entry Envy sign with a 3-month subscription and a 1-hour front porch virtual consultation with Nest with the Nelsons {a $378 value} – totally free!

Bring it All Together Now
Now is the time to bring all these touches together for a truly fall-inspired porch. Arrange those pumpkins in bunches of three or more. Mix in fun colors, shapes, and sizes. The more variety and contrast, the better. Attach a bushel or two to your hand railings leading up to your porch, a beam, and nestle taller stocks in the corners of your porch. Lay out those beautiful new mats. The larger, more graphic pattern goes down first, then layer that cute as a pumpkin smaller mat on top. Lastly, hang that cute new fall wreath on your front door, and take your decor game to a new level with a custom Entry Envy sign.

Then sit back with your pumpkin spice latte and enjoy your beautiful new fall porch. Good work, pumpkin—you did it!

Pssst. While you're sipping on that oh so sweet pumpkin spice latte, be sure to enter to win our Front Porch Mini Makeover today – the contest ends tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 7! 

Good luck + XOXO, 

Megan Nelson, Co-Owner + Founder
Nest with the Nelsons 

P.S. Feel free to check out our design questionnaire here. When you submit this quick questionnaire, we'll get your project scheduled and in the books!

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