When Emily Rebar and her husband Bryan sold their dreamy, white Farmhouse in Lauderdale County where Emily began her home-decor and lifestyle blog Growing Up Underwood, they knew they wanted to make a move to downtown Florence, Alabama where they could be in the heart of the hustle and bustle, walk to nearby shops and restaurants, and create an inviting space for friends and neighbors to easily drop by and relax. And this community-minded approach is evident from the inside-out, beginning with their front porch.
Emily has strived to make every inch of her home inviting, including their traditional, Southern front porch at their historical cottage on Tuscaloosa. What she has created is a livable space to have long conversations over coffee in cozy chairs and lively dinners with friends at the outdoor dining table on their wide, wrap around porch. Each season the outdoor space is transformed into a beautiful, magical scene of seasonal decor, and this Fall Emily has put together an affordable display that everyone can model at their own home. Here’s a list of easy ways to mimic her Fall Front Porch Decor:
– Bunch together the mums and pumpkins. The more the merrier! Collect an array of colors and sizes to put together a visually unique display on your steps or next to your front door.
-Pick out a fall wreath or make your own! There’s a variety of beautiful options at Target or Hobby Lobby for different price points. Mustard yellow is a fun color that can coordinate with Halloween or Thanksgiving, but choose the style that best fits your home!
-Emily picked out a Hello Fall sign from Kirkland’s as a welcoming display and fun detail to accent the season. This is an easy way to add a bit of your personality for guests to see as they stop by.
-Pillows and blankets on the front porch chairs can easily be switched out every season for a cozier place to sip hot chocolate or cider.
-Don’t forget the little details, including seasonal candles to light at night for a warm and welcoming effect!
With Emily’s passion for home decor, her space is an ever-changing entity. She’s constantly finding ways to create a cozier, inviting home with decor inspired by some of her favorite designers, including Joanna Gaines. Stay tuned this winter for a full home tour of the inside and outside of her welcoming cottage featuring Christmas decor, but in the mean-time keep up with her daily decor ideas on her Instagram account @growingupunderwood.