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Welcome Fall On My Front Porch

I am sharing with you some inspiration on how to decorate a front porch for fall!Fall front porch tour || Worthing Court

To a lot of people, a front porch is kind of like having a living room when you already have a family room.  You know what I mean – a space that you want to be pretty and polished, but not one that you really use.

Fall front porch rocker and throw

That isn’t the case for us.  Pookie and I really do spend quite a bit of quality time on our front porch once the summer temps cool down and the mosquitoes leave town.

Farmhouse style fall porch vignette || Worthing Court

We’re sort of isolated when we’re on our screen porch, which is located on the back of the house.  But on the front porch, Pookie and I love rocking away and being able to visit with our friendly neighbors!  Our two dogs love it when we sit on the front porch too.  That gives them lots of time to chase the squirrels – as if they’d ever be able to catch one.  😀

Farmhouse front entry with fall urns || Worthing Court

Our front porch is long and deep.  I haven’t completely finished with the overall decorating of it yet.  I’m undecided about whether or not I should add an area rug and another table to each side.

Farmhouse style fall front porch || Worthing Court


Farmhouse style fall front porch with wicker rockers and fall urns || Worthing Court

I normally keep two wicker rockers at each end of the porch, but that looks a little sparse since I haven’t finished with the overall decorating.  So I’ve pulled two of the chairs closer to the door to create some fall coziness.  Even though each side is slightly different, the overall look is symmetrical, which I think looks best on our fall front porch.

Farmhouse fall front porch || Worthing Court


Fall front porch with wicker rockers and fall urns || Worthing Court

I hope y’all know by now that I always, always want to inspire and encourage you!  Every single thing that I post is meant to help you affordably create a home that you and your family will love for years.  So with that being said, let me break a couple of things on the porch down a little.

Decorating Garden Urns

Let’s start with the urns.  The recipe for creating the look for each of the urns is: urn + birdcage or wire lantern of some sort + a tall candle + two twig wreaths (one of which is the spray kind) + four fall picks = one fall urn.  I used the exact same method for assembling these dramatic urns as I used on my fall front porch last year.  The only difference is that I tucked a few fall picks in between the stacked wreaths.  Click HERE to read the urn tutorial.

Fall urn with twig wreaths and fall picks || Worthing Court

The fall picks were stuck into the twig wreaths after the rest of the urn was assembled.  And yes, I had to mess and mess and reposition the picks over and over until I got them looking exactly the way that I wanted them to.  I didn’t bother with placing picks around the backside of the wreaths, but you certainly could if you wanted to.  See how a regular twig wreath is simply stacked on top of a spray twig wreath?  To elevate the lanterns to the height that I want them, I placed an empty plant container in the bottom of the urn (turned upside down).

Fall urn with a lantern, twig wreaths and fall picks || Worthing Court

The beautiful fall wreath on the front door is even easier!  I started out with a large 24″ twig wreath.  Our house sits back from the street a bit, so I like to make a big statement with a large wreath.

Fall twig wreath || Worthing Court

I literally just poked everything in between the twigs of the wreath.  No wiring, no tying and no hot gluing!  I used six long stems of pretty faux bittersweet, that I cut into shorter pieces and tucked in all the way around the wreath.  Once those were in place, I added two fall sunflower picks to the center of the bottom and then tucked another smaller berry spray behind each side of the sunflower picks.  All of the picks have wire stems, so once they were positioned in the right spots, I just bent and fluffed everything to make it look the way that I wanted it to.

Fall twig wreath picks || Worthing Court

My whole porch follows my KISS method of decorating.  Don’t know what that is?  You can read all about it HERE.  By using basic decor elements on my porch, I’m able to just tweak and add few things to the porch to get it ready for any season!



Farmhouse fall front porch tour || Worthing Court




The top of a vintage mantel becomes a shelf when the legs are cut off


Farmhouse breakfast area open shelves decorated for fall || Worthing Court


Fall vignette using an old planter's tray and candlesticks on a coffee table || Worthing Court


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25 Planter Ideas for Porches and Front Gardens

Give the front of your house a boost with these planter ideas. With photos from home gardens, there are lots of inexpensive ways to add colorful container plants to planters and window boxes.

For a creative, recycled project also see How to Make a Birdcage Planter.

Front porch with black urn of vivid pink flowers.

Planter Ideas for the Front of Your House

These planter ideas for the front of the house come from home gardens I have visited. I like taking inspiration from simple, low-budget gardens so they are affordable and realistic and won’t break the bank.

While it’s not a favorite topic, when it comes to creating welcoming front yard and porch, one of the biggest obstacles can be theft.

We can put all sorts of creative decor, plants, garden art, and furnishings out, but, if thieves are going to remove them, it’s not worth it.

So, keep this in mind when making choices. It’s not always possible to stop it but super heavy items and affixing things to walls can slow down the bad guys.

That said, if you cannot stand the thought of losing it, don’t put it out front! Been there, done that.

On a brighter note, it’s fun to make the front garden welcoming. And neighbors tend to like it because it adds to the overall curb appeal.

Have a look at these ideas and see what you can to for your front yard.

1Welcoming Front Walkway with Garden

I started with this one because it’s simple and really pretty. I love the curved pathway, the surrounding garden beds and the pots on the porch.

Welcoming Front Walkway with Garden

2Porch with Flower Urn

If given a choice, I would always choose one giant spectacular flower pot or urn rather than a bunch of small ones. Go big or go home! The porch at this house is simple but grand. The black of the chair and urn look really good with the white and wood. And the red flowers steal the show.

Victorian front porch with pillars, wicker chair, and black urn filled with flowers.

Here’s a close-up of the flower planter. It follows the fill-spill-thrill formula, with a tall spiky plant, flowing baby’s breath, bold red impatiens, and spilling lobelia, vines, and more.

Black metal urn on front porch filled with colorful flowers and foliage.

Plant Ideas

  • Red impatiens with dark foliage (Infinity Dark Pink
  • New Guinea Impatiens by Proven Winners is a good example)
  • Superbells Yellow petunias
  • A variegated ivy
  • Blue lobelia
  • Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila) for tiny white flowers

17-inch Black Molded Plastic Garden Urn | Amazon

3Modern Urns

The choice of sleek, modern black urns filled with deep velvet red petunias, tall grasses, and flowing vines goes very nicely with the new house.

The hostas and hydrangeas fill the space beside the walkway with various green textures.

Front garden leading to door with tall planters, hydrangea and hostas.

Here’s a close-up of one of the planters.

Black urn filled with red flowers and tall grasses.

23-Inch Modern Garden Planter | Amazon

4Country Porch with Hanging Baskets

Repetition is powerful in a garden. Here the homeowners have lined the entire front porch with matching baskets of purple and white petunias. Sticking to one color scheme is an easy way to make a grand statement.

Front porch with hanging baskets of purple and white petunias.

5Planters on Porch Steps

Again, keeping with a select color palette and selection of plants makes this simple arrangement stand out much than it would with a bunch of random plants.

Front steps to house lined with planters.

6Hayrack Wall Planter with Coco Liner and Geraniums

You can’t really argue with the power of red geraniums (Pelargoniums). Surrounded by neutral colors, they make a lovely, eye-popping display.

Hayrack planter hanging on porch rails at front of house.

Related: How to Grow Geraniums From Cuttings

Hayrack planter box.

30-Inch Hayrack Planter | Amazon

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7Cone Planter with Blast of Color

Combining contrasting colors in one bold hanging basket is another way to declare summer officially under way. I love how it looks in relation to the simple covered porch on this old Victorian home.

Cone-shaped hanging wicker basket with brightly-colored flowers on front porch.

14-Inch Natural Cone Shaped Hanging Basket | Amazon

8Front Fence Garden

This row of flowering perennials is very pretty both in the yard and from the sidewalk. The figures sitting on the fence, painted to match, add whimsy.

Colorful flowering perennials along fence between front yard and sidewalk.

9Grand Entry Way

It’s not a front porch but this grand entry way is the equivalent at this house. The giant urns with red flowers and hostas, along with the big wooden archway and metal fixtures are most welcoming.

Large pots of flowers and hostas at entry to house.

Related:49 Hostas for Sunny Locations

10Hanging Baskets of Color

If theft is an issue, hanging baskets may be the answer. There are lots of ways to attach the hangers or chains to slow down nimble hands trying to remove them. The solid flower colors in these baskets look really pretty.

Colorful hanging baskets of begonias on front porch.

11Two Levels of Flowermania

This is the front of business residence in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. I believe they successfully follow my motto: you can never have enough flowers.

Upper and lower front porches with flowering annuals in baskets.

12Matching Wall Hangers and Urns

This one is a sidewalk cafe. Whenever something catches my eye and looks good, I snap a picture. Here, the repetition of the same petunias throughout the baskets makes a pretty, unified display defining the space.

Sidewalk cafe with beautiful containers of flowering annuals.

13Window Box with Pink Petunias

I didn’t realize so many of these planters have petunias until I started writing this. But, they are a good reliable planter annual with blooms lasting from spring to fall.

I love a big window box that can be enjoyed both from the outside and inside of the house.

Windowbox filled with cascading pink and white flowers.

14Wood Window Boxes

Geranium power strikes again. Here, red and pink Pelargoniums stand out next to the buttery shed color. The same thing works at the front of the house: if you want something eye catching, choose flower colors that stand out from the rest of your paint and decor.

Window box with pink and red geraniums on front of shed.

15Deck with Lots of Containers

More can be more! This back deck is lined with a window box, hanging baskets on shepherd hooks, and lots of colorful containers. Having everything grouped together not only looks great but makes it easier to water.

Backyard patio with a collection of flower pots filled with colorful annuals.

16Beautiful Blue Hydrangea

Sometimes the choice is, do I want the plants to be focal point, or the containers? Or both? Here, the blue hydrangea is flower perfection. The plain planter is a good choice to let the plant have all the glory.

Blue flowering hydrangea in container on patio.

Related:How to Change Hydrangea Colors

17Hanging Basket at Garage

In this sea of white by the garage, you cannot help but fall in love with this colorful planter. I try to use this same approach in my garden, placing each plant or group of plants where they can best be seen and enjoyed, letting colors play off each other.

Hanging basket on side of garage featuring puriple and pink flowers and green foliage.

18Hanging Baskets with Orange Theme

In recent years there are many more options for those of us who love unusual plant colors. Here the mini orange petunias are combined with red foliage and it’s just lovely.

Hanging cone-shaped baskets filled with orange flowers on front porch of house.

19Shed Window Box with Big Simple Blooms

This shed is in a garden with mostly green plants. And that’s why those yellow flowers look so right: there is not competition. As someone who grows many (some would say too many) different colored flowers, I appreciate this artful restraint.

White garden shed with window box showing yellow flowers and trailing ivy vine.

20Welcome Planter on Gate

Adding plants to unexpected places is another way to make an entrance welcoming. Here a quirky wood planter with a Welcome sign is attached to a metal garden gate.

Wood branch planter hanging on metal gate at entry to side garden. A sign says welcome.

21Blue Door with Hayrack Planter

This one is from my garden. Sometimes when it’s not ideal to attach garden decor to the main building, it can work to use a substitute. Here I took an old farmhouse door we found at the side of the road and added other items also found at the curb. I leave the petunias to self-seed each year and they have provided flowers for several years now.

Old blue farmhouse door decorated with garden junk and a hayrack planter filled with purple petunias.

Related:Farmhouse Door Garden Art Makeover

22Grouping of Odd Pots

These four different pots with different plants go so nicely together. I think the varying heights are key plus the plant selections follow the fill-thrill-spill formula. Nicely done.

Collection of potted plants near the back door of house.

Plant Ideas:

  • The tall, dramatic purple-ish leaves are elephant ears. They are tropical plants and available in various colors and sizes.
  • Pink impatiens (or begonias, if you prefer) set off the purple.

23Window Box Up High

There’s always room for window box! Here it’s installed up above the door and looks really sweet with the half window above it. So long as you have a long-handled watering wand, you’re all set.

Window box below a half circle window in the eaves of a house.

24Romantic Wall-Mounted Hayrack

The curvy shape of this hayrack planter plus the choice of plants go so nicely together. A series of these would look lovely at a garden wedding.

Window box on shed featuring purple flowers.

25A Place to Relax

And, finally, the most important part of the garden is the place you want to spend time in. So, make that front porch pretty but keep the comfy chairs for your favorite spot.

Seating area in garden with two Adirondack chairs with striped cushions, a birdhouse, and bright red flowers in planters.

And, that’s a wrap.

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Front porch with black urn of vivid pink flowers.
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Front Porch Throughout the Seasons and Why Ferns in Urns are the Way to Go

Throughout spring and summer, I have seen several people ask what flowers/plants they should put in front porch urns. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen some gorgeous multi-tiered displays that truly do make a front porch statement. Super wow-factor levels that would put some of the most meticulous Charleston window boxes to shame. If you have a green thumb, go for it. Go for the varieties, the trailers, the height… but if you don’t, keep it simple and go for easy longevity. For the majority of the year, I have one tried and true go-to and it hasn’t failed me yet. If you’re looking for simple, proven ideas, I’m sharing a look back of my front porch throughout the seasons and why ferns in urns are the way to go.

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This past week on my Insta-stories, I was sharing how I cut snippets of my fern fronds for easy greenery indoors and I suppose my healthy, green front porch twins stole the show 😉 I do NOT have a green thumb. That is one trait Mama Nan did not pass down. But, true to my southern roots, I have always opted for ferns in urns, flanking either side of my front door. Once it seems there’s little chance of a late frost, I purchase a pair in late March. I swear by Costco- they are always big, inexpensive, and quality (like most everything they carry – PS: we are Costco super-fans 😉 ). Our front porch fern spot primarily sees indirect sunlight and my urns are only lightweight fiberglass (and due for a paint job before year’s end). I have bricks stacked in the base to give the perfect height for literally unwrapping my fern from the plastic, plopping it (still in it’s container) in the urn, and snipping the plastic hanging part. I give them each a full pitcher every other morning. That’s it. They are super low maintenance, super hard to mess up, and make a super big statement. We actually end up rotating them out in the fall before they’ve expired. Long, rambling moral of the story- ferns on front porches are classic. You can’t go wrong. Flowers can be beautiful once they are sumptuous and if they survive but two urns situated to make a statement, only to have a few barely-hanging-in-there petunias is not the happiest way to enter your home.

huge front porch ferns in black urns on either side of door

The above picture is how they look, literally today. Below from a few weeks ago over the Fourth of July. Here’s a little look back at my front porch over this past year. Some of the changes are gradual and subtle, others a bit more elaborate, but one thing that doesn’t change are those urns. I love our front door so dressing her well (typically with a seasonal wreath) and framing her (like with the ferns in urns) is where I always start.

Fourth of July porch with ferns and flags

In her most recent glory, this is the look she sees most of the year. I have used the green hydrangea wreath I made for several years and seasons now and it’s still my warm weather fav. (You can see the simple DIY tutorial HERE). I don’t have to worry about the green clashing with nearby blooms, our American flag (it’s out the majority of summer). It just a good natural neutral.

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Shades of Summer Home Tour with Neutrals and Naturals- craftsman style home with brick and stacked stone and ferns on either side of door

Spring is the most pared down of any season – and not all that different from summer. The front door saw a simple faux fern wreath (almost identical HERE) and this is when the ferns were brand new. No fresh growth and a little straggly. They’ve come a long way over the past few months 😉

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spring porch with fern wreath

I’ve used “classic” a lot in this post to describe my angle for our front porch and it’s no different for Christmas. greenery, berries, red bows and simple white lights 😉 I have sees some gorgeous topiaries dressed for Christmas in urns flanking the front doors of others but my method is so simple, I don’t know that I foresee changing it any time soon. Lowe’s keeps a huge bin of Christmas tree clippings (I imagine others do, also), free for the taking. I lay down plastic and fill up the back of my car. Once I get home and stuff it in my urns, I use a few extra faux berry picks and branches. I even use a super cheap garland, wrapped around inside the base, just to fill any gaps and make it appear more full before putting the branches inside.

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Another tried and true, the urns may get ferns during warm weather months but when fall hits, mums it is! Costco is our go-to for these, also. And, I use the same method. With bricks inside, I plop them in, still in the container and cut the hanging plastic part. These also thrive and get huge. The below is soon after I got them so  you can only see little maroon buds 😉

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And for good measure, and because it was a totally different direction, I’m throwing in a shot from fall 2015, also. 😉

Do you have a go-to front porch move or are you always switching it up? Are you a big believer in ferns or do you want to be now? Let me know your style in the comment section below.

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