Southern Lady Magazine

Fall’s Favorite Veranda Views

When sweet autumn beckons you outdoors, take the opportunity to ready your porch for the coming autumn views. Morning coffee, impromptu visits with neighbors, and after-school fellowship—the porch is the place to entertain with ease.

Setting the Scene

Get into the seasonal frame of mind by embracing the month’s signature sunset shades. Red forms an excellent backdrop for cheery accents, and punchy pillows offer an easy way to introduce this color scheme. Try a mix of pretty patterns and vintage prints for a rustic feel with a bit of feminine flair. Bring out a coordinating throw blanket for an extra cozy touch. Baskets filled with vibrant apples continue the palette and reflect the splendor of the harvest, the vision for this seasonal scene.

Inspiration from meadow and forest meet in the form of decorative fungi and rain boots outfitted with an assortment of flowers and foliage plucked from the garden. A few bright blooms mingle with the deepening hues of fall for a jovial arrangement.

These simple additions go a long way toward creating a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the view. This display is sure to attract visitors of all kinds—from loved ones to friendly passers-by to beautiful butterflies.

Filling Station

Turn a luggage rack into a snack station by topping with a wooden tray in lieu of a suitcase. Use tea towels to line the bottom, and add no-fuss refreshments like peanuts and lemon water. A stack of disposable containers and outdoor glasses allows guests to serve themselves. Once this delightful setup is in place, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the return of the season’s refreshing days.

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