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Colorful Fall Porch Stoop

Tricks for decorating Fall porch steps + simple DIY projects you can do to cozy up your porch on a budget.

In the years since we’ve lived in this house, I’ve never done a BIG fall front porch filled with pumpkins and mums and all things cozy.

But this year… this year felt like it needed to be the year.

Colorful Fall Porch Stoop Decorated with Mums and Pumpkins with Limewashed Brick

Yes, I felt like a crazy lady with two wagons full of pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.

Yes, I have dirt in every nook and cranny of my car from those mums spilling all over my backseat.

And nope, I don’t have any regrets whatsoever.

Because this year, whatever you need to do to find joy, just do it. No judgement. Pumpkins = happiness, okay? 😉

Colorful Fall Porch Stoop Decorated with Mums and Pumpkins with Limewashed Brick

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DIY Windowpane Check Welcome Mat

Just for fun I decided to whip up a DIY Anthropologie-inspired windowpane check welcome mat dupe.

It’s the easiest little craft ever using just a $10 plain coir mat, some Frog Tape, and black acrylic paint. Done. (You can see the simple tutorial in my Instagram Stories, but you probably get the gist.)

1. Line up Frog Tape where you want it on the mat to create a grid pattern.

2. Pounce a paint brush (barely dipped in paint, not dripping) onto the exposed lines of coir.

3. Pull up tape, let dry, and you’re done.

And it looks so cute on top of my DIY stenciled porch floor which is still holding up great, by the way!

DIY Windowpane Check Welcome Mat and Stenciled Porch Floor

My DIY wreath made from recycled artificial stem leftovers is still holding on.

And I spray painted a few cheap, plastic planters to look like aged copper just to add a little metallic to the mix.

My Tricks for Decorating Fall Porch Steps:

1. The trick to styling it all together is buying pairs of everything (I did 2 large white mums, 2 medium orange mums, 2 medium red mums, 2 small white mums) and placing them opposite each other on the same step to look symmetrical.

2. Scatter and stack pumpkins to fill in the gaps between the potted mums, spacing out the different colors and sizes.

3. Add a couple pots of flowering kale in the front.

4. Top it off with a cute welcome mat and door wreath. Easy fall decorating-by-numbers.

Our cutie brick Colonial is looking extra cozy with all of those fall colors on her front steps!

limewashed brick colonial house decorated for fall with pumpkins and mums

There’s nowhere else I’d rather be on a chilly fall night than cuddled up with my little fam on the couch with a hot bowl of soup and a blanket… and eating Halloween candy too early but shhh! I didn’t say that. 😉

limewashed brick colonial house at night

By the way, on a semi-related note, you can see all of the info about our limewashed brick (along with FAQs) and DIY flower bed project here.

fall porch at night with pumpkins and mums and limewashed brick

Have you dressed up your porch for fall yet? Or carved pumpkins yet? Or killed your mums yet? I’m trying my hardest, but these flowers should be very afraid having me as their plant mama.

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  1. Lauren, this is beautiful. I love pumpkins of any size and shape. Do you mind
    me asking the paint color for your door and shutters? Thank you. Mary Beth

  2. Looks lovely..Love the look of the pumpkin s and mums..very pretty.. you and Robert have done good on your house.looks especially love the pic of house at night time. I never have that many lights on but I do understand why you did it.lol❤

    1. Took the picture and IMMEDIATELY went inside and turned them off. Although, if it were up to my 8 year-old, they would always be on. Haha!

  3. This is gorgeous! We just moved into a home with an awesome porch, so these tips are so helpful! Any tips on where/when to buy mums? I’ve looked a couple of spots in our city, but have had a hard time finding good matching ones in the large sizes. Maybe I’m late to the game!

    1. I just got mine at Home Depot but I had to really search in the garden department to find ones that had bloomed. Apparently, it’s better to buy ones that haven’t bloomed yet though.

  4. Lauren, the fall porch is absolutely lovely. But, as the granddaughter of a WWII veteran, would love to see our beautiful American flag out there as well! 🇺🇸

    1. Karen, as the granddaughter of a World War II combat veteran, niece of a Vietnam war combat veteran, and wife of an Iraq War combat veteran, never in my life have I used their sacrifices to tell a stranger on the internet what to do. You have no idea the amount of patriotism in this house. 🇺🇸 Attacking is no way to honor a legacy.