No matter the size of your porch, you can decorate it with style. Today we’ll discuss easy ways to embrace fall on your front porch. Most of the porches everyone loves are loaded with pumpkins. Sometimes it looks like there is little room to walk into the home because of the amount of decorations. I personally prefer a simple approach, but we all can pick and choose what ideas we use. Just a reminder that it isn’t safe to put pumpkins and flowers in front of the door or filling most of the steps. That’s a trip hazard. The goal is for a welcoming entry with easy access. Now, let’s explore some beautiful ideas.
Make the Front Door Center Stage
First make the front door the center of attention. Choose a beautiful wreath and add a garland. You can use natural elements from your yard for a rustic look that costs pennies. Your wreath can be a natural grapevine wreath, a colorful ribbon wreath, or even a mix of fall elements. It all depends on your style and theme. For Halloween lovers, all kinds of spooky wreaths are available. If you want to make a real statement, use a wide piece of ribbon to suspend a wreath from the front door. I really love the rustic beauty of this entry below.
Add a Bench or Chair
Benches in all the styles are available for your porch. If your porch is small, add a chair or stool. Now sit and watch the sunset this fall and relax.
Photo Birch Lane
Use Natural-hued or Warm-colored Outdoor Rug Beneath The Bench
The secret to a rich look is layers and comfort. A place to sit with a rug makes it cozy.
Place Decorative Fall-hued Pillows & Cushions on Seating
You can buy or make pillows for the season. I personally like to buy zippered pillow covers and sometimes make my own cover with thrift store fabric. You get a great look and again it’s penny wise.
Photo Chapman Place
Switch Out Your Door Mat
Many of us like to choose a neutral door mat and use it year round. I have friends who love to change the door mat with the seasons. So many styles and so much fun! Don’t have a large budget? Buy a small rug remant and paint it. It is an inexpensive way to change the look of your entry.
Photo The DIY Playbook
Make Your Porch Cozy
By just adding a few simple things like colorful mums, baby pumpkins, and a throw blanket, you can give an inviting and cozy feel to your space. I would take the pumpkin out of the chair and put it to the right of the chair. You’re not inviting anyone to sit when you fill the only seat. Of course, if you have a vintage chair that isn’t sturdy but looks good, put the pumpkins in the chair.
Photo The Vintage Road
Even if your entry is small, you can add a dimension by adding vertical decor that fools the eye and makes the area look larger. Garlands, cornstalks, ghosts and spiders going around the front door will all draw the eye up. Below this fun entry say “BOO” to me.
Photo Cassie Reeder
Add A Fall Sign
A great way to add fall curb appeal on a budget is with a fall sign. You can store it in the closet and pull it out again next autumn. Many signs I’ve seen are a vintage piece of wood with painted words. One of the least expensive DIY signs is probably a chalkboard sign and you change the greeting for the season. I just love the simplicity of the old ladder with added letters to make a Halloween sign. Now, how do I find a ladder like that?
Photo Prudent Penny Pincher
Decorate The Steps
Whether your porch is large or almost non-existent, if the stairs are wide enough, add an element to each side. Continue the decorations on the ground to the sides. It again draws the eyes and makes the space visually larger. Below First Day of Home has a deep entry with little width. Both walls are lined with pumpkins and flowers . The combination presents an inviting fall entry.
Photo First Day of Home
If your steps are not big enough for decorations, add pumpkins or other decorations on the ground beside both sides of the bottom step. You’ve just expanded the steps visually.
Photo Inspiration for Moms
Add A String Of Lights
Lighting makes us so happy at Christmas, and I believe it adds another dimension to most outside decorating. Even if you have no porch, go ahead and hang a string of lights. It is as beautiful for fall pumpkins as it is for the holidays.
Final Thought . . .
Whether you decorate your porch with pumpkins, pinecones, corn stalks, hay bales or even spiders and ghosts, I hope I’ve provided inspiration. Sending you warm thoughts of flickering fires in the fall evenings and good company.
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13 thoughts to “Fall Porch Ideas”
…festive and inviting.
Wow, so many beautiful ideas to get your porch looking festive for autumn x #mmbc
Great porch ideas. I love the one with the giant spiders. Thank you for sharing.
I wish I had a very large front porch. These are all beautiful. Pinned & Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at #aclwcc.
I know how you feel as I love the beautiful big porches with center steps – maybe a swing would by my choice to the side.
My wife decorated 4 pumpkins and place them near the lights outside on the ground. I like the idea of the pillows that said ” Trick or Treat “.
the pumpkins sound cute – you can bet pillow covers on Amazon and they zip on. Bet they have one that says trick or treat – I checked and here is a page of pillow covers at Amazon!
I enjoyed all these lovely photos and ideas. Thank you Carol 🙂 and Happy Fall!
Have a great day Denise!
All such CUTE ideas! Thank you for sharing!
So many wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.
Now I have wonderful ideas! All I need now is the porch!
That I can’t give you!