Fall Porch Makeover

Fall Porch Makeover

How does a summer porch featuring purple wicker chairs, hot pink and white outdoor carpets, and pillows in shades of orange, lime, and grape transition into a lush retreat for fall? Fantastically!

Am I right?

Fall porch makeover

I’m still having a love affair with my purple porch furniture, so I’m keeping it purple through fall and winter. So how do you transition a summer porch featuring purple wicker chairs, hot pink and white chevron rugs, and pillows in shades of orange, lime, and magenta into a lush fall retreat?

Fall Porch Makeover

I began by switching out the bright summer pillows with these fun plaid pillows in shades of cranberry, eggplant, gold, and taupe.

Fall porch makeover

Then I layered on the texture with lumbar pillows covered in cranberry corduroy for extra comfort and warmth.

Fall porch makeover

I switched out the hot pink and white chevron rugs for these rich gem tone rugs. I couldn’t find outdoor rugs in the colors I desired so I settled on these bathroom rugs.

Yep, bathroom rugs!

Just because they’re called bathroom rugs doesn’t mean they have to be used in a bathroom. I’ve used bathroom rugs on my winter porch over the years. They wear like troopers, can be thrown in the washer and dryer, and the rubber backing keeps them in place on windy days.

Fall porch makeover

I couldn’t let go of my purple front door, either. Nope, not yet. So I switched out the brightly colored summer wreath with this fall arrangement in shades of rust, orange, and gold (another creation by my friend Tonya at TwoInspireYou).

Fall porch makeover

It looks amazing on a purple door, doesn’t it?

Fall porch makeover

And the burgundy welcome mat? You guessed it. It’s a bath mat.

Fall porch makeover

For extra color I added these fun flower arrangements in pumpkin containers that I picked up on sale at Michael’s Craft Store. The resin pumpkins (also from Michael’s) look real from the street and withstand the cold temperatures all season long. There will be no rotten pumpkins on my porch to clean up!

Fall porch makeover

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my front porch makeover. Weather permitting, I’ll be sipping pumpkin lattes here and planning my Christmas porch makeover which will feature this custom designed holiday wreath (also by my friend Tonya at TwoInspireYou).

Purple Christmas wreath for my front door

I can’t wait to bling out my porch for Christmas. Have a great day, everyone.

9 Comments on Fall Porch Makeover

    • afternoonartist
      November 24, 2013 at 2:41 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Beverly. I think my fall porch is a showstopper, too.

      Reply
  1. elenacaravela
    November 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I never say no to purple!

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    • afternoonartist
      November 24, 2013 at 2:42 am (4 years ago)

      I never say no to purple, either, Elena!

      Reply
  2. Boomdeeadda
    November 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Unexpected colour combo but works really well. Lime/rust and purple…wow.

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  3. Cindy D.
    November 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm (4 years ago)

    Those rugs really make it! And beautiful Fall flowers, too. Such wonderful, inspiring color. I feel like I should draw some Fall trees. :)

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    • afternoonartist
      November 24, 2013 at 2:44 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Cindy. I’ve always loved fall colors.

      Reply
  4. shreejacob
    November 24, 2013 at 10:40 am (4 years ago)

    I remember seeing some of these pictures during your make over series..and I still love this scheme now too! It’s fantastic!! :D

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