It's no secret that we're big fans of fall over here. From the cooler weather, to the decadent cinnamon-spiked treats, to all the colors of the season making their way into our seasonal decorations, it just doesn't get better than the autumn months. And let's be honest — is there any space more fun to decorate for fall than your front porch? We're talking way beyond that gorgeous wreath that adorns your front door (though that is a necessity!). Give us all the cozy throw blankets, jack-o-lanterns, and mums, please and thank you.
Whether you have a sprawling wrap-around porch (lucky you!) or a tiny townhome walk-up, there's always an opportunity to bring a little seasonal style to your front porch and give your guests a warm welcome. After all, it's only a matter of time before those little trick-or-treaters stop by! Below, we've rounded up a few of our favorite front porch fall decorating ideas that are suitable for just about any home out there.
Add Grain Sack Accents
A country classic—vintage French grain sacks—inspires a simple and rustic embellishment for fall pumpkin stacks. Display on the porch, maybe next to a bench with pillows covered in grain sacks, to create a warm fall welcome.
Go for a Clean, Modern Look
With a deep wraparound porch no doubt spacious enough to pack in all the fall decorating ideas on this list, these homeowners opted for a spare approach to the season. A pair of chartreuse plantings that echo the paint color of the front door flank the steps. Groups of comfortable seating, including a hammock, provide a place to linger and enjoy the crisp, fall weather.
For a Tiny Stoop, Less Is More
Because this 200-year-old restored New Hampshire farmhouse's exterior is so beautifully simple, just a tiny touch is all that's needed—a few pumpkins on the steps, a contrasting wreath, and an adorable row of white mini pumpkins sit on the door transom.
Switch It Up with a Neutral Palette
Crisp whites with pops of bright blue and muted oranges is a fresh, sophisticated color scheme for this time of year. Paper oak leaves glued to leafless branches create a dramatic window swag. Display white mums in bushel baskets and stack heirloom pumpkins on an array of colorful shaker boxes.
A Little Goes a Long Way
This cute little porch, with built-in benches, doesn't need much to make it festive. An oversize wreath hangs on the top portion of a charming Dutch door, while the benches get a soft accent from pillows.
Swap Mums for Cabbages
Add Rustic Accents
The orange paint on this log cabin's front door provides an easy jumping off point for other design decisions, like the matching pillows on the natural wood Adirondack chairs. An oversize tobacco basket between the windows and bright mums planted in galvanized buckets finish off the look.
Make a Tobacco Basket Door Hanger
Nothing says fall like orange, yellow, and hunter green. Add gourds and magnolia leaves to a tobacco basket for a seasonal wreath. A magnolia garland, accented with dried bittersweet berries, frames the window. Line the steps with tree stumps topped with classic pumpkins and vintage lanterns.
Decorate High and Low
If you are lucky enough to have a double-decker porch, be sure to add fall touches to both spaces. Grapevine wreaths with swaths of orange and yellow flowers adorn the doors. Cozy striped blankets are perfect for wrapping up with when rocking away on cool nights, while lanterns filled with candles offer soft, romantic light.
Pick from the Yard
No need to look any further that the backyard for pretty fall-colored foliage. Branches of colorful maple leaves and sprigs of dried flowers are all it takes to glam up the front porch.
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Add Accents to the Native Plants
Lush greenery grows all year long on this beautiful South Carolina porch, so all it takes to gussy up this scene for fall is a scattering of pumpkins and seasonal plants, like black-eyed Susans.
Pretty Up the Front Porch
No need to break the bank for this simple look—you probably already own most of these materials.
If you have a wooden ladder: Display a cozy blanket on each rung.
If you have a grapevine wreath: Dress it (or a pair) up by nesting nuts and apples in the lower half, then hang with 3-inch-wide burlap ribbon.
If you have a bushel basket: Repurpose it as a rustic planter, or use it to corral outdoor items.
Create a Rustic Cabin Welcome
With architecture like this, it doesn't take much to make the porch sing. Here, a trail of flower shop pumpkins and a few white mums do the trick.
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