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A simple fall front porch

Posted October 4, 2020 in Real Estate Trends

Front Porch, Clark County WA real estate agent

I have always been a rule follower. I’m the only girl with two brothers, so I think that comes with the territory. For those of you who know me, I don’t think this comes as a surprise.

But most years when it comes to fall decor, I just can’t bring myself to follow the rules. I know it’s supposed to be yellow and brown and red. I know the pumpkins are supposed to be orange. But for some reason the tiny, minuscule amount of rebellion that I have in me comes out and I can never seem to bring myself to do it.

So, this year, I chose pink for our porch instead. Mostly because I stumbled upon some pretty pink mums at the nursery down the road, and once I saw them, I couldn’t not buy them, so that decided it. A pink fall porch it would be.

As a tom-boy hobby farmer raised on an acreage, I typically am not drawn to pink. There is no pink in my interior décor and I have maybe one pink sweater in my wardrobe. Maybe my inner girly-ness must come out in places like my front porch. And since the porch area isn’t even IN the house, I figured I could get away with the pink out here.

Plus, as I mentioned, pink in the fall is a safe area for me to be kind of rebellious and unexpected.

For the front door I whipped up a DIY wreath using faux pink and cream-colored faux hydrangeas, little blush roses and I am a huge fan of eucalyptus, so I added some in as well.

On our steps, I decided to go with a mix of mostly white pumpkins with a few small orange pumpkins mixed it. A cute farmhouse sign and some lanterns. Our porch may be small, but it has been so fun to add a few simple touches to it for each season!

 

Do you like to decorate with traditional fall colors or are you rebellious like me? I’d love to hear from you or even see a photo of your fall decor at krista.cunningham@columbian.com.