This season I decided to go with a pottery barn inspired fall porch. It’s no secret that one of my favorite things to do is decorate my front porch. This last weekend I decided to decorate my front porch for fall. Unfortunately I was coming up blank on how to decorate it so I turned to my Pottery Barn catalog for a little inspiration and found this photo that I thought was super pretty!
You know how much this pretty porch cost?? Almost $1,500.00, not including the bike and the greenery. I don’t know about you but I’m totally not spending $1,500.00 on fall decorations no matter how much I love fall or Pottery Barn.
Here’s the breakdown…
Leaf garland 5′ $29.00 x 3 = $87.oo
3 large pumpkins at $39.50 = $118.50
9 small at $19.50 = $175.00
3 small metal pumpkins tins at $16.50 = $49.50
2 large metal pumpkin tins at $29.50 = $59.00
2 sets of pumpkins ornaments at $16.00 = $32.00
2 metal owls hanging from porch at $59.50 = $119.00
2 large ceramic planters at $299.00 = $598.00
1 small ceramic planter at $149.00 = $149.00
GRAND TOTAL = $1,486.00
So keep in mind my porch doesn’t look exactly like the above photo that’s why I’ve used the word “inspired.” Also keep in mind I didn’t spend $1,500.
I shopped my house and had a few items for the porch like the planters and the grapevine wreath. I bought 3 strands of fall leaves from Big Lots.
The grapevine pumpkins light up with white lights and I put LED candles in the mercury owls and hanging pumpkins. They automatically go on when it gets dark outside.
The grapevine pumpkins were from Michaels. The orange and green pumpkins, mercury owls (one small and one large) and the fall blanket is from Target. I’ve had the pillow for years, the orange and black one is from Walmart and the other one has to be about 6-7 years old and I’m not even sure where it’s from.
Poor Cooper is teething (he has 4 teeth coming in at the same time) so we rocked for almost an hour wrapped up in the blanket.
I had my husband hang some iron pumpkin candles from the ceiling of the porch with rope. They were from Big Lots. The welcome mat also was from Big Lots.
I made this container early this summer. It came with the plant I bought. The white pumpkin (and the green and orange one) is from Target. I simply placed the pumpkin on the grass. I only planted grass in the front of the container, if you’re looking at the emptiness in the back of the container you’re looking too close! (:
The small multi colored acorns were on sale for 50% off at JoAnn’s, I bought 2 boxes of them. The orange pumpkin tin is super old bought from a vintage fair forever ago. I still love it.
I had an assistant help me take photos after I finished up.
I may be partial but I think he’s the sweetest and cutest pumpkin on the porch!
Oh and the total cost and breakdown for my Pottery Barn Inspired Front Porch….
Pumpkin Wreath $15.00
Grapevine Wreath $3.00
Pumpkin Garland x3 at $8.00 = $24.00
Autumn Mat = $10.00
Acorns on trees $3.49 x 2 = $6.99
Grapevine lighted pumpkins $14.50 x 2 = $29.00
Large Mercury Owl $9.00
Small Mercury Owl $4.50
Orange Pumpkin $20.00
Green Pumpkin $8.00
White Pumpkin $14.00
Flannel Blanket $19.00
GRAND TOTAL $155.50!!!
I did have a few items like the pillows, the pumpkin tin and plant stands but that’s what you need to do, try and use what you have.
Call me crazy but I think I can live with it not looking like the first photo!