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Autumn decorating on our porch + giveaway winners

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I spent last weekend working on our laundry room and adding fun autumn elements to our covered porch. We only have a couple more weeks until it starts to get really cold here but in the meantime, I still hang out on our porch. I decided to add mums and gourds around the furniture as well as a few comfy autumn pillows.

autumn decorating on our porch

I enjoy sitting out here during the day after school while my son plays.

autumn decorating on our porch

Isn’t it amazing how a few seasonal items can change the look of a space? Here is our covered porch just a few weeks ago during summer.

autumn decorating on our porch

Gourds, pumpkins, kale and squash are perfect for adding around potted mums.

autumn decorating on our porch

autumn decorating on our porch

You can achieve this simple look very easily. Find a comfy chair, stool or bench and add mums, ornamental gourds and pumpkins. I like to keep stay within the same color family. In this case, I wanted a warm and inviting feel. My furniture was already brown (warm toned) so I decided to go with red mums. Yellow mums would have worked as well.

autumn decorating on our porch

In the next couple weeks, we will be putting away the outdoor furniture and moving it to the shed in preparation for winter. I will be enjoying the fall weather while it’s here! If you are looking for more autumn inspiration, check out our Fall Home Tour as well as our mini-foyer harvest update.

Home Tour

PS. the winners for the Kirkland’s gift cards were announced! Go to our “Kirkland’s mini makeover” post to see if it was you. Scroll down the post to the rafflecopter widget where the names are shown.

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  1. Your porch is awesome, Jessica! If I had a porch I would be inspired to get it decorated for fall. Very natural colors and so nicely coordinated. Enjoy! Yes, we won’t think about the winter just yet. Time enough for that.

  2. I love the way your porch is decorated. So pretty.

  3. Beautiful. Love the pillows. Where are they from?

  4. Katie Hill says:

    Hello! I’m new to your blog. Can you tell me where you patio furniture set is from?

  5. Your autumn porch is beautiful! Can you tell me where you purchased the rug? Thank you.

  6. Love, love, love the autumn porch transformation! Where are the beautiful cushions and outdoor rug from?

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