As the seasons start to change, so should your porch decor. After all, guests will be lining up to attend your Halloween parties in no time, so you’ll want to make sure to greet them with festive decorations before they even ring your doorbell. While hay bales, corn stalks and dried leaves are classic, it’s time to incorporate some fresh new ideas for a sophisticated space that’ll be the envy of the block. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to reset your porch from a long summer with on-trend seating options, chic string lights and bold planters for the ultimate cozy-up-with-a-good-book outdoor living space. Scroll on to see how we’d style the porch for a boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC PORCH
While orange will always be fall’s go-to color, mix things up a little and try decorating your boho-chic porch in less typical hues, like green and gray. Throw down a stylish rug and create the perf lounging area with a comfy chair, a stump side table and a raccoon pillow. Bring in plants of all shapes and sizes with a gold plant wall, hanging planters and a wire basket full of pumpkins. Top it all off with a good dose of mood lighting in the form of scented candles and a unique take on fall leaves: wooden leaf lights!
H&M Canvas Cushion Cover ($6), H&M Soft Toy Cushion ($13), CB2 Glisan Grey Hanging Planter ($15), Target Phillips Halloween Wooden Leaf Lights ($8), H&M Metal Hook ($13), Ferm Living Curry Rectangle Plant Wall ($54), H&M Scented Candle in Glass Jar ($18), Lulu & Georgia Drishti Rug ($81+), ARTERIORS Home Subin Stump End Table ($1,005), H&M Stoneware Mug ($13), David Francis Furniture Marrakesh Outdoor Lounge Chair ($854)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST PORCH
Rock those minimalist vibes with a clean black and silver color palette with a few fall-inspired tones thrown in for good measure. Set up a cute reading/spiked cocoa sipping space with a colorful chair, a couple of throw pillows and a blanket. Add visual interest to your front stoop by mixing in planters of various sizes into your harvest-themed arrangement. Keep extra gardening goodies like a watering can within easy reach in a wooden box, and light it all up with a strand or two of vintage silver-dipped lights.
Light + Ladder Hex Spora ($90, set of three), H&M Cushion Cover With Text ($6), Smith & Hawken Vintage Clear Bulb String Lights ($25), H&M Scented Candle ($18), Surya Turner Throw ($30), Target Small Knit Cozy Planter ($30), Lulu & Georgia Bowie Rug ($105+), Moe’s Home Collection Bruno Accent Tables ($594, set of two), Menu Well Watering Can ($190), H&M Rectangular Wooden Box ($18), Flash Furniture Metal Stackable Chair ($107)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY PORCH
Nail the preppy porch look with a chic black chair and add plenty of gold accessories to complement geometric shapes and patterns. Skip the usual yellow and orange fall color palette and go for hot pink and orange instead. Take your potting game up a notch with varied heights and colors, and keep a mini table on hand for warm mugs of coffee and hot chocolate. Finish off the porch with the ultimate pièce de résistance: mini disco string lights. Let’s get this season started!
Dot & Bo Mod Saucer Planter ($23), CB2 Brass Watering Can ($45), Target Disco Ball String Light ($40, set of two), Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Spice Candle ($23), Safavieh Shenandoah Chair With Ottoman ($328), Safavieh Modern Hexagon Garden Stool ($139), Lulu & Georgia “Cute Shoes” Doormat ($45), Wise Egg Planter ($477+), H&M Cushion Cover With Tassels ($18), H&M Candle Tray ($18), Room Essentials Suede Pillows ($20, set of two)
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