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Perfect Fall Porch Vibes

Must Have Décor Items for a Versatile Front Porch

Summer in Tennessee can be brutal, but it definitely helps you appreciate the three other seasons. Fall is especially a crowd favorite. As soon as the weather has the slightest crisp to the air, Southerners start making the transition to fall décor. When working on your front porch aesthetic, Lauren of Moss’ Flower Shop recommends building a layered look, which will increase the longevity of your outdoor embellishments from the start of Autumn through Thanksgiving. 

Moss suggests starting with staple items for the base. This would incorporate traditional items such as pumpkins and mums. Both come in a wide variety of colors which can really enhance your curb appeal. Changing out your planters can also add some vibrancy to the entrance of your home. To add volume, use other natural elements such as corn stalks and wheat. For even more depth, consider using dried pampas grass, sunflowers, and cattail stems. With the shorter days upon us, lanterns or fairy lights are also a fun touch that can bring some ambiance to your home! 

Once you are happy with your base layer, it’s time to expand the look and mix in some novelty items. For a general fall theme, you can incorporate silk leaves and flowers as well as an autumn-themed garden flag. To decorate for Halloween, consider popular choices like cats, spiders, witch’s legs, or skeletons that can be easily swapped out with gourds, turkeys, or scarecrows for Thanksgiving. Additional front porch decor could include festive wooden or metal signs or maybe a small dinette with a cornucopia centerpiece, themed pillows, and ceramics.

Even if you have limited space, an entry mat and door wreath combo is a fantastic starter option that can be used year-round by swapping out the various elements. In addition to their fresh flower bouquets, Moss’ Flower Shop is known for their permanent botanicals collection which can help you keep your wreath looking fresh and new each season. 

Whether you are just starting out with a seasonal wreath or need a full front porch makeover, Moss’s has several home displays for inspiration and many of the items mentioned above are available for purchase in their retail store. A loyal customer shares, “It’s one of my absolute favorite places to shop. Love the people who work there and the gift shop! It’s so tastefully done.” Moss’ Flower Shop is a third-generation, family-owned business that has been a valuable asset in the Mount Juliet community for over 70 years! 

A study by Rutgers University showed that flowers have both an immediate and long-term effect on emotions, mood, social behaviors, and even memory for both men and women. In fact, there are positive health benefits for both giving and receiving a floral bouquet. This month, Moss’ Flower Shop will be participating in a nationwide goodwill initiative called “Petal it Forward.” The goal is to increase awareness of the powerful effects of fresh flowers by surprising 20+ local businesses with the simple purpose of spreading joy.