It’s been a while since I’ve shared a room for my “Our House” series, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one post and show you our front porch while it’s decked out for fall!
I’m loving this bright, colorful image from Pinterest (I think this is the original source), and am inspired to keep things fun this fall.
We haven’t actually gotten our pumpkins yet (am I the only one who holds out till October?), but the Mums and the wreaths bring that autumn feel to the space.
The front porch has always been one of my least favorite spaces in our house, and because of that I’ve never decorated it. I’ll throw up a couple of wreaths or some potted plants, but it’s such a small spot, and those wrought iron railings are such an eye sore, I typically choose to ignore it.
But, we recently discovered that the castors on those cane chairs were gouging holes in the travertine on our new back porch, so they had to move. I had upholstered them in outdoor fabric, so this was the perfect place for them. And they’re small enough to fit in this narrow space. I pulled out an old outdoor rug and picked up some Mums to complete the space.
It’s like the builders circa 1968 wanted to imply there was a porch, but were too cheap to build a real one. It’s too narrow to really enjoy. When those front windows are open, they swing out into the space and essentially cut off access.
When we (eventually) take down those wrought iron railings, I’m thinking we’ll just replace the columns with wooden ones and not put in a railing. The porch is low enough that code doesn’t require a one, so no railings would make it easier to move around.
The wreaths I made years ago, and the bright fall colors always make me smile.
Surprisingly, I’ve found myself sitting out here each evening, reading and watching EB play with her neighborhood friend.
In the summer the sun setting made this space too hot, but it’s downright pleasant with these cool fall temps!
Does anyone else have a “fake” porch on their house? Have you ever discovered a spot in your home that you thought you hated, but ended out loving?
Linking up at Thrifty Decor Chick.