I wasn’t really planning on refreshing my porch for fall aside from adding some pumpkins and mums.
But as I was placing my pumpkins around and watering my mums one day, I got inspired. A wave of creative energy ran through me, and I knew what my next focus was going to be (even though I was only halfway through multiple other projects).
I needed to give my porch a little facelift for the fall season!
This season, I’ve been really trying to focus on cozy vibes and decor. I want my home to feel warm and welcoming, like you receive a hug as soon as you walk in.
And while I felt like I was achieving that look inside my home, my porch was still very much dressed for spring with bright blues and greens.
So I began collecting cozy items from around my house, did a little low-budget online shopping, and compiled everything I found into a fun little flatlay mood board so I could get a sense of how all the items would work together. (Check out my 4 Step Flatlay Process here!)
Once I did that, I solidified my color scheme of creamy whites and flax along with dusty rose/warmed up blush tones.
The most important element, though, was to make sure I pulled in all the cozy vibes I was craving. I did that through lots of texture!
So now that you know how I began my process, let’s jump into the details!
HOW I STYLED MY PORCH FOR FALL ON A BUDGET
I already had furniture on the porch and a footprint that I liked, so it was really all about the styling!
PUMPKINS & MUMS
I started with the old tea cart I painted in the spring and used as a mini herb garden. My herbs were on their very last legs, so I decided to clean them up and plant my mums.
You can see a closeup here and read how I painted those pots to give them a vintage, distressed vibe (and they’re plastic!).
Once I added my pumpkins, I could tell the rest would be easy. It was all speaking to me!
TIME FOR PILLOWS!
All it needed was some fresh pillows and throws along with a new rug and a sign, and it would be done!
I searched for some pillow covers because that’s always the cheaper way to go (plus they’re easier to store). I found 4 light linen pillow covers on Amazon for a great price, so I was sold!
I wanted to go for more pillows than usual for all the cozy! The trick to making sure they look nice and expensive is the pillow insert. You insert can make or break how your pillow covers look.
These are my very favorites, but you can opt for any you like! Just make sure they’re full and manipulatable – you’ll want to be able to do the chop to create that “v” shape!
GRAB SOME COZY THROWS
I scattered my pillows around the couches and chairs, then grabbed some throws.
I wanted to use these throws as my pop of color in addition to the mums, so I opted for this 2-pack. I can’t say enough about them! So cost-effective for something so cute!
Plus I just love the color!
I draped a throw over the back of the couch and stuffed one in the swing. I made sure not to fold them or lay them just so, so that you could really get a cozy feel. When spaces look a little ‘used’ they certainly feel more cozy!
LET’S TALK RUGS
Once I had my blankets and pillows, I chose my rug. I knew I wanted to go neutral with lots of textures, so I opted for this jute rug with tassels. And I love it! It’s so cozy, thick, and perfect for fall!
This is the rug I chose. I think it’s just perfect for the space! A good rug can really brighten up a space and make it feel new!
I SAW THE SIGN
Last but certainly not least, I found the cutest little sign at Hobby Lobby and couldn’t pass it up!
“Come in the evening and come in the morning. Come when expected or come without warning. A thousand welcomes you’ll find here before you, and the more often you come the more we’ll adore you”
You can’t tell me that’s not perfect for a porch of any kind! We hung it on the exterior wall and called it a day.
TO WRAP IT UP
This refresh was just a fun and simple way to carry out the cozy vibes I had indoors outdoors as well. The textured neutrals pull in so much love and character, and the rose color adds just the perfect touch of personality!
And the best part? It didn’t break the bank!
What’s your favorite thing to do to refresh a space on a budget? Let me know in the comments!