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My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

Remember when I said that hospitality and joy are not cancelled and that we should decorate our front porches? I’m reporting back in that I decorated mine! It’s simple but it makes us happy (and hopefully makes the neighbors happy, too). It’s amazing what a copper pot of bright mums and some pumpkins can do to lift your spirits, you know what I mean?

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

It was fun to create a mini-fall display in my porch lantern with a few small pumpkins, some wheat-like foliage called “bunny tails” and some copper wire string lights. (All sources are linked at the bottom of the post!)

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

Our porch is little so we don’t have much room for decorative elements, but I like to keep things simple and affordable anyway!

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

The color of these mums is GORGEOUS!

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

I even put together a little door basket with a few plants.

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern
My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

The lantern looks so cute at night, too, although I wasn’t able to get a good nighttime pic to show you yet.

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern
My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern
My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

Did you decorate your porch this year? I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to see it!

Tag me on Instagram @theinspiredroom (I love sharing posts sometimes when you tag me!)

Or share it in The Inspired Room Community Facebook group (it’s free!).

I’d love to see your lanterns, ideas and inspiration all year round.

Happy fall nesting!

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

Lantern Sources:

My exact lantern from here is sold out right now, but here are a few similar options below! Mine had a mechanism that allowed us to hang it directly to the house but you could hang any of these up with a lantern hook.

Brass Wide Neck Lantern (shown below, I love it filled with so many pumpkins with these recycled pumpkins mixed in!)

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

Square black lantern (shown below)

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

Curved black lantern (shown below)

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

I shared more styling ideas for lanterns in this post.

More Sources:

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

Door basket (we got the large)

Copper battery operated string lights with timer / remote

Copper planter

Similar doormat (yay you’re here)

Wheat / bunny tail fall foliage

Dutch door details and FAQ

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

My Simple Fall Porch + Lantern

Catch up on my 2020 Fall Nesting Series:

Tips to Decorate Your Fall Living Room

Fall Kitchen Accessories

Cozy Fall Throw Blankets

My Favorite Fall Decor in My Cozy Fall Shop

14 Ideas for a Cozy Fall Kitchen

Make Your Home the Coziest It Can Be (3 Take Away Tips)

Fall Puttering Music Playlist

Cozy Self-Care Corner Must-Haves

Four Essential Home Making Practices for Every Season

Fall Nesting and Doormats

How to Dwell Well This Fall

How to Decorate with Faux Fall Foliage

Timeless Pieces for Your Home

Hospitality and Joy are Not Cancelled (Decorate your Porch)

Inspired By: Built-In Bookcases

How to Make Your Home Smell Cozy and Inviting

How to Create a Memorable Fall Home + Cozy Diffuser Blends

The Best Gluten-Free Dutch Baby Recipe

The Most Regrettable Decorating Mistake You Can Make

Tour the 2020 Southern Living Idea House


  1. Diane

    Very pretty! But y’all are totally in another tax bracket than me if you can afford to spend $275 on copper planters….

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I know copper is expensive but note that you get three for that price so if you don’t need three maybe there’s an option to get one!

      • franki parde

        luv the copper planter!! I “just found one on Marketplace!” Filling it with dried hydrangea I just harvested. franki

  2. Kathleen A. Welch

    Very pretty ! I went with simple decorations this year as well.

  3. Diane

    I love the color of your door. What are your exterior paint colors now? Thank you.

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