Hey my farmhouse peeps! Last week I shared my Neutral Farmhouse Fall Porch along with the promise that I’d share this more colorful part of my porch this week. It was received very well for the most part, with lots of likes and positive comments across social media. However, some people didn’t like it because it was not in traditional fall colors (and that’s okay).
I absolutely LOVE traditional fall colors. Fall colors are my favorite part of fall. So why didn’t I use traditional colors on my first fall porch post if I love Fall colors so darned much? Initially I wasn’t planning on using non-traditional fall colors. When I went to get mums at my local nursery, the only mums they had that were blooming were white. The mums in the usual fall colors still had tight little buds, so I knew it would be at least a good week until they opened up.
I was doing that first fall porch as part of a blog hop with other bloggers and I had already committed to posting my porch on a scheduled day. I had a tight window of opportunity to set up and photograph everything as the guys who lease our farm were planning on harvesting the almonds in the next few days. That meant I needed to get things set up and photographed before there was an inch of dust all over everything from the harvest.
Yes, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but as the old saying goes – you can’t please everyone. But because I was flexible by not sticking to what I thought it should be and just let myself create around what I had to work with, I was able to put together something was outside of the box for me and it ended up turning out better than what I expected.
Here’s where my neutral porch decor is in reference to my colorful porch decor. They both coincide very happily on one porch. Who knew that was even possible?
I’m joking – sorta. It is possible to like both neutral and colorful farmhouse decor. Some may like one and not the other; others may like one more than the other. There are no set rules when it comes to farmhouse decor, which allows for a lot of creativity and expression which I love!
Over the years of being a blogger I’ve learned to become VERY flexible when it comes to decor, especially when it comes to posts that have a set deadline. I always go into doing a project with some ideas in mind, but I’ve found that it’s a dangerous thing to have those ideas set in stone.
In the past, if I had encountered the same situation with the white mums, I would have wasted time, gas, and energy running around to every nursery I could find looking for colorful mums Maybe I’d find them, maybe not; but at the end of the day the results would have been the same – me being tired and frustrated. Instead, I bought the white mums and worked around them, and the results came out better than I expected.
But I gotta say, I really like how this turned out too. I just wish I had more steps up to the front door so I could cascade more pumpkins and mums down them!
I used vintage grape boxes with the mums and pumpkins to give the display besides the door some height.
I hope you enjoyed my colorful fall front porch! If you have any thoughts on my porch, please leave them in the comments section below – I always love hearing from my lovely readers!