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A picture of our front porch decorated for fall.

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2020 Fall Front Porch

Our front porch might be small, but it sure does look good dressed up for fall! See how to recreate the look below! It’s time to share our fall front porch! We’ve been working so hard on our yard these past two years. Last year, we focused all of our energy on the front yard, […]

Our front porch might be small, but it sure does look good dressed up for fall! See how to recreate the look below! It’s time to share our fall front porch! We’ve been working so hard on our yard these past two years. Last year, we focused all of our energy on the front yard, […]

A picture of a front porch decorated for Halloween.

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Our Halloween Front Porch

Eeeek! I’m so excited to share our Halloween front porch with you! This is the first time I’ve ever really decorated for Halloween. I’m not into the gore, the blood or the scary, but bring on all the cute Halloween things! Now that we live in a subdivision, our neighbors have been warning us that […]

Eeeek! I’m so excited to share our Halloween front porch with you! This is the first time I’ve ever really decorated for Halloween. I’m not into the gore, the blood or the scary, but bring on all the cute Halloween things! Now that we live in a subdivision, our neighbors have been warning us that […]

Our Fall Front Porch by The Wood Gain Cottage

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2019 Fall Front Porch

What a happy day it is, when I get to share our fall front porch. I love decorating our porch. It’s one of my favorite ways to give our home an instant boost in curb appeal and it always gets my creativity rolling. Since I’ve never decorated the front porch of our Willow House, I […]

What a happy day it is, when I get to share our fall front porch. I love decorating our porch. It’s one of my favorite ways to give our home an instant boost in curb appeal and it always gets my creativity rolling. Since I’ve never decorated the front porch of our Willow House, I […]

Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas

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Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas

It’s that time of year again where we all start looking for new ways to decorate our home for fall. With that in mind, I thought I’d share some fall front porch decorating ideas! If you’ve followed me over the years, you know I love to switch out my porch decor and really embrace the […]

It’s that time of year again where we all start looking for new ways to decorate our home for fall. With that in mind, I thought I’d share some fall front porch decorating ideas! If you’ve followed me over the years, you know I love to switch out my porch decor and really embrace the […]

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Pumpkin Fall Front Porch

I think one of my favorite things about fall, is decorating the front porch. Not only does it make a lovely welcoming reception for guests, but it also gets to stay in place for a while! Plus, who doesn’t love pumpkins? My fall front porch this year was entirely inspired by my pumpkin patch. Early […]

I think one of my favorite things about fall, is decorating the front porch. Not only does it make a lovely welcoming reception for guests, but it also gets to stay in place for a while! Plus, who doesn’t love pumpkins? My fall front porch this year was entirely inspired by my pumpkin patch. Early […]

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

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2016 Christmas Front Porch

I’m finally getting around to sharing our Christmas front porch today! This year Anthony and I actually made time to hang up exterior lights, which seems to enhance all the Christmas spirit around our home. It’s been several years, like maybe 6 or so, since we’ve hung exterior Christmas lights and I forgot how much fun and magic […]

I’m finally getting around to sharing our Christmas front porch today! This year Anthony and I actually made time to hang up exterior lights, which seems to enhance all the Christmas spirit around our home. It’s been several years, like maybe 6 or so, since we’ve hung exterior Christmas lights and I forgot how much fun and magic […]

Fall Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

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3 Fall Front Porch’s: Three Ways- Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our Three Fall Front Porch’s: Three Ways! I hope you’re enjoying the series! So far, you’ve seen my front porch decorated for fall, and our Day 2 front porch, which is the home of my BFF Chelsea! Today, I’m bringing you our third and final front porch, which is my parents house, […]

Welcome to Day 3 of our Three Fall Front Porch’s: Three Ways! I hope you’re enjoying the series! So far, you’ve seen my front porch decorated for fall, and our Day 2 front porch, which is the home of my BFF Chelsea! Today, I’m bringing you our third and final front porch, which is my parents house, […]

Fall Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

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3 Fall Front Porch’s: Three Ways- Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Three Fall Front Porch’s: Three Ways! I hope you’re enjoying the series! You can see my front porch here, which kicked off the series earlier this week! Today, it’s all about Day 2, which is the largest front porch of the three… it also happens to be Chelsea’s home. You […]

Welcome to Day 2 of our Three Fall Front Porch’s: Three Ways! I hope you’re enjoying the series! You can see my front porch here, which kicked off the series earlier this week! Today, it’s all about Day 2, which is the largest front porch of the three… it also happens to be Chelsea’s home. You […]

Fall Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

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3 Fall Front Porch’s: 3 Ways- Day 1

Happy Monday friends! This week I have a fun series in store for you, and it’s all about front porch decorating! Welcome to Three Fall Front Porch’s: Three Ways! Since the fall season is such a perfect time to easily and beautifully decorate your home and front porch, I thought I’d give you an extra boost of […]

Happy Monday friends! This week I have a fun series in store for you, and it’s all about front porch decorating! Welcome to Three Fall Front Porch’s: Three Ways! Since the fall season is such a perfect time to easily and beautifully decorate your home and front porch, I thought I’d give you an extra boost of […]

Summer Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Summer Front Porch

It’s always so amazing to me how fast the seasons change. It seems like yesterday I was just hanging Christmas garland on our front porch, and today I’m sharing how I gave it a refresh for summer. Since decorating for Christmas, I hadn’t really done much to our porch… it felt a little bit depressed, […]

It’s always so amazing to me how fast the seasons change. It seems like yesterday I was just hanging Christmas garland on our front porch, and today I’m sharing how I gave it a refresh for summer. Since decorating for Christmas, I hadn’t really done much to our porch… it felt a little bit depressed, […]

Front Porch Decorating by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How To Make A Garland Frame Your Front Door

I absolutely love to decorate our front porch for the different seasons. It’s a great way to greet guests, but it also brings in the perfect amount of seasonal cheer! This year, I wanted to try my hand at a pretty garland framing our front door. It’s as lovely as ever…. I just love it! It creates […]

I absolutely love to decorate our front porch for the different seasons. It’s a great way to greet guests, but it also brings in the perfect amount of seasonal cheer! This year, I wanted to try my hand at a pretty garland framing our front door. It’s as lovely as ever…. I just love it! It creates […]

Simple Fall Front Porch Decorating by The Wood Grain Cottage

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2015 Fall Front Porch

This year my decorating seems to be on the simpler side of things. Each time I’ve started working on a new room/ area, my thoughts always go to “what will be simple?”. And ironically, this years decorating has been my very favorite to date. So today, I bring you a simple fall front porch, all […]

This year my decorating seems to be on the simpler side of things. Each time I’ve started working on a new room/ area, my thoughts always go to “what will be simple?”. And ironically, this years decorating has been my very favorite to date. So today, I bring you a simple fall front porch, all […]

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

If you’re looking to spruce up your front porch for Fall, here are some decorating ideas to get your creativity going. There’s no better way to make your home feel welcome, than by decorating your front porch. Big or small porch, these simple ideas will work in any size space. They are all very easy […]

If you’re looking to spruce up your front porch for Fall, here are some decorating ideas to get your creativity going. There’s no better way to make your home feel welcome, than by decorating your front porch. Big or small porch, these simple ideas will work in any size space. They are all very easy […]

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New Painted Front Door

Last week I shared our new front porch lantern light. Not only did it change the entire front porch, but the “vibe” of the porch changed as well. At first, with the palladian blue door and the satin nickel caged light, our entry way looked fun and energetic. And when I first painted the door, […]

Last week I shared our new front porch lantern light. Not only did it change the entire front porch, but the “vibe” of the porch changed as well. At first, with the palladian blue door and the satin nickel caged light, our entry way looked fun and energetic. And when I first painted the door, […]

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New Front Porch Lantern Light

Little by little, we’re updating all of our semi builder grade lighting around the house. When we built our home, almost three years ago (how can that be?), we definitely had to stick to our budget. And needless to say, we didn’t have a huge amount of money for lighting. Other things like real hardwood […]

Little by little, we’re updating all of our semi builder grade lighting around the house. When we built our home, almost three years ago (how can that be?), we definitely had to stick to our budget. And needless to say, we didn’t have a huge amount of money for lighting. Other things like real hardwood […]

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