Cozy Fall Front Porch

It may be fall according to the calendar but it still feels like summer here. That’s ok though, because I’m in full fall mode decorating the house. I shared the rustic wheelbarrow that I made for my fall front porch last week, but didn’t show you the whole porch, so I thought we’d take a look today and I’d share a little bit of the house history.

A simple fall front porch tour at a beautiful stone cottage.

Our house is a one level, stone cottage and it was built in 1946 (you can read the strange but true story about how we found her, here). The original structure is stone, from the basement to chimney, and is solidly built with super thick walls. There was a small room added onto the back of the house about 15 years ago that is stick-built with siding.

A simple fall front porch tour with mums and pumpkins.

From some of the info we’ve gathered from our new neighbors, the porch and roof are both original to the house, although the posts don’t look original. We are going to have to do some work on it in the near future to fix all of rotted wood, but we love that we have a covered space.

A simple fall front porch tour with rustic wheelbarrow, mums and pumpkins.

Our last house, in Illinois, only had a teeny, tiny uncovered stoop. Decorating it was a real challenge because I could only fit a few pumpkins and mums, but this house has a nice covered porch that I can dress up and have fun with.

A simple fall front porch tour with rustic, industrial wheelbarrow, mums and pumpkins.

I really had to restrain myself when it came to decor because it could have quickly gotten out of hand. All I added was a few faux pumpkins, some mums, a purple fountain grass and a couple of lanterns, from The Home Depot.

A simple fall front porch tour with rustic wheelbarrow, lanterns, mums and pumpkins.

A simple fall front porch tour with a cozy throw and pillows.

I thought that I’d have my “new” front door all painted and installed by now but it’s been shoved to the bottom of the list. I’m hoping that it’ll be done before Christmas but we’ll have to see. Are you reading this dear hubs? 😉

A simple fall front porch tour with mums, a cozy throw and pillows.

The fall front door basket is a DIY from our last house (you can check out the easy tutorial, here) and it’s so big that I had to hang it on the storm door. Luckily, the porch is covered so it doesn’t have to sit out in the rain.

Take a tour of this pretty fall front porch with a cozy seating area.

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This is one of our favorite spots to hang out and talk about our day after we’ve had dinner. The chairs are from Wayfair (*affiliate link) and the cream pillow covers are from H&M.

A fall front porch tour with a cozy seating area.

Of course we already have plans for this space. A lot of the wood and the posts are rotting out, and it will all have to be taken care of sooner rather than later. The hubs would also like to extend the roof and porch down to the guest bedroom, but the front of the house doesn’t get a lot of sun and it would make the bedroom dark. That is no bueno.

A fall front porch tour with mums, a cozy throw and pillows.

For now though, it’s enough to keep us dry and we are truly enjoying it.

So much is going on inside the house too, and the rooms are coming together. We’ve got a long way to go but I’m excited to share how far it’s come. I also need to fill you in on the DIY garden cabinet I did for the front porch.

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

You can also check out my rustic wheelbarrow

An easy to follow tutorial for a cool, rustic wheelbarrow all dressed up for fall.DIY Rustic Wheelbarrow for Fall

And my dollar store plaid pumpkin DIY

DIY dollar store plaid pumpkin. A fun and easy tutorial. Dollar Store Plaid Pumpkin DIY


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  1. Friday,September 23, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Kristi, your fall porch looks fabulous. Love the seating and all the layers!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 24, 2016 / 2:53 am

      Thanks so much, Kim. It’s our favorite place to be, especially with the weather cooling off.

  2. Friday,September 23, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Were you a decorator before a blogger? What a welcoming porch. When I first saw the cabinet I wanted to ask where you got it but now I know you created it. Looking forward to that post. Have a fabulous weekend. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 24, 2016 / 2:57 am

      No, just a “wannabe” Debbie. LOL I’ve always wanted a covered porch that we can really use and I’m having fun decorating it. 😉

      Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Brenda (Florida)
    Friday,September 23, 2016 / 9:54 am

    Kristie: The porch looks so pretty and relaxing. Apparently your little dog thinks so too!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 24, 2016 / 2:58 am

      Thanks Brenda. Finn absolutely loves it out there. He’ll sit by the door and look at you until you take him out. 🙂

      Have a great weekend!

  4. Rhonda
    Friday,September 23, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Wow, you did a good job decorating the porch. Thanks for sharing.?

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 24, 2016 / 2:58 am

      Thanks so much Rhonda. We really love the space.

  5. Friday,September 23, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Your decoration is Fall -perfect, but the best part of it all, you seem to have lived here forever! Amazing!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 24, 2016 / 2:59 am

      Awww, thanks so much for the sweet comment, Vel. We are really loving our new house. 🙂

  6. Friday,September 23, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    This looks fabulous! The perfect spot to sit in the evenings (with blankets, if it’s chilly!) and some cider or cocoa something and just…enjoy! So cozy and welcoming! 😀

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 24, 2016 / 3:00 am

      Thanks so much, Jessica, I appreciate it. I’m looking forward to enjoying a cup of tea on a cool fall night. Not too cool, but just cool enough for tea. 😉

  7. The Hubs
    Friday,September 23, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    I think Christmas of 2017 is a good date to have the front door done!!!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 24, 2016 / 3:01 am

      No dear, you misunderstand. I meant this Christmas…2016. xo

  8. Friday,September 23, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I am just crazy over the plaid pumpkin. What a great idea and I look forward to going back and reading the post about how to make them. Your porch looks great and very welcoming. Take Care !

    • Kristi
      Saturday,September 24, 2016 / 3:03 am

      Thanks so much, Leigh. The plaid pumpkins were so fun to make and super easy. I had to stop myself so that they didn’t overtake the house. 😉

      Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 28, 2016 / 4:42 am

      Thanks so much, Pamela! I’ve always wanted a “real” covered porch so I had a lot of fun dressing it up. 🙂

  9. Tuesday,September 27, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I love the porch decorations, especially the plaid pumpkin. It looks so warm and welcoming.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 28, 2016 / 4:43 am

      Thanks Debra! I think the plaid pumpkins are my favorite thing this year. 😉

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