Autumn is officially here — that means changing leaves, delicious comfort food, and turning your home into a memorable reflection of the season. Decorating your front porch is not only a celebration of your stunning Shea home, but it’s also a way to show your neighbors that you value everyone’s participation in your community. Choose one of these decor styles to make this fall oh-so-stylish and colorful.
Keep It Subtle with Traditional Touches
The delicate art of detail is too often overlooked — quiet displays can provide beauty without ever being boring. For instance, white pumpkins acknowledge the season as part of an understated color palette. Start by choosing an accent color that pulls in the tones of your charming Shea home — or the surrounding landscape.
Create neat and orderly gourd stacks to add height and vary the depth with different planters. Mix and match different shades or even pour a bit of metallic paint over one or two pumpkins for a bit of snazz. Finish with a toast to your hard work by pouring a glass of your favorite wine as you wait to accept the compliments your neighbors are sure to hand out like jumbo-sized candy bars.
Select Simple Seasonal Style
Sometimes simple is better. After all, the prime indicator of the season is the humble pumpkin! Stack them, decorate them with vinyl numbers, create piles of different sizes and heights. Wrap ribbons around them, paint curlicues, group them loosely all around your porch. Also, don’t overlook your door — the cheery hues of a wreath and welcome mat can pull out the natural autumnal colors to enhance (but not overpower) your lovely home.
Create a Cornucopia of Color
Just like a seasonal cornucopia, let your porch flow with brilliant colors, shapes, and textures. Mimic the riotous beauty of fall with a collection of deep reds, golds, browns, and purples. This decorative richness can set off your porch with an elegant nod to nature.
Be bold in your flower choices — chrysanthemums, calla lilies, and clematis contribute vibrant shades like crimson, bronze, and goldenrod. Consider throwing in a bit of jacquard or even a creamy muslin to provide additional texture. You're the artist and your porch is your canvas — we can't wait to see what you create!
Whoever your neighbors are, they’re sure to love what you do with your porch this autumn. After all, Shea Homes® is all about building community within our gorgeous spaces. Let us help you on your way to start meeting those neighbors and creating lasting friendships — contact us today to find your dream home!