Our Fall Front Porch Featuring Pottery Barn


After tackling a fall tablescape last week, we're back with part 2 of our Pottery Barn Fall Collaboration and this time we're focusing our attention on the front door. 

The front door is one of the most important parts of your home because it's the first thing people see when they come over. As they say, first impressions are everything, and that couldn't be more true in this case. We believe your front door should say "Welcome! Come in and stay a while, we're glad you're here." With the holidays coming up, it's even more important to turn your focus to this part of your home, and now that it's officially October, it's the perfect time to begin decorating.

The first step is to add your biggest items first, and branch out from there. In this case, we started with the urns and branches and put them on either side of the door. We're all about symmetry over here, especially when trying to highlight a focal point (the door). Visually, it's a lot more appealing and you can honestly never go wrong with two pots/vases/urns flanking your front door. We then added some faux leaf garland around the door which really ties the whole thing together.


Next we brought it the mums, which are an absolute fall must-have for any front porch. We chose them in orange but we also think yellow or maroon would look amazing too. We then began bringing in the pumpkins which is always so much fun because there are so many different ways you can go with this. Pumpkins come in a lot of different shapes and sizes so this is the part where you can really play around and go crazy.


The faux pumpkins are so beautiful that it's really hard to tell they're not real, even right next to the actual real ones. We also used a few pretty ceramic ones to really get a good mix in there and switch it up a bit. We love how it's kind of a smorgasbord of pumpkins all clustered together to make up one big, colorful entryway #diversity.

One important thing to take into consideration is the height of your objects that you're styling with. It's always best to put your larger items in the back and place your smaller items in the front. This will give you a nice layered, intentional look.


We added lanterns with faux candles (that actually flicker) in them for a sophisticated, classic look that not only looks great against the fun colors of the pumpkins, but also provide really nice ambiance at night. This is when it all started to come together.


The faux beaded spiders are such a fun touch because they're so real looking and will definitely have guests looking twice to make sure they're not. We had them "climbing" up the branches for a spooky, Halloween feel that you can take off once it gets closer to Thanksgiving.


The final touch, for which no fall front door would be complete without, is the wreath. Pottery Barn's harvest pumpkin wreath goes perfectly with the garland around the door and truly completes the fall look. Nothing says "come on in" more than a festive wreath greeting folks walking up to your front door. It's really the icing on the pumpkin spice cake that completes your fall look.

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That concludes part 2 of our fall decorating series with Pottery Barn. Stay tuned for part 3 where we will be decorating our fireplace mantle using these same items. Have we mentioned how much we love fall?

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