Long, balmy nights with a refreshing nightcap might be your porch vibe, but just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t still make the most of that extra outdoor area.

In fact, fall was practically made for front porch decorating. And since summer flowers aren’t going to be in bloom much longer, it’s time to think about how to revamp your porch for fall.  Whether you go all out with pumpkins and bales of hay, you’re on the hunt for stylish door swag, or you simply want to give it a seasonal update, these front porch fall decor ideas will definitely steer you in the right direction. But before you place a carved pumpkin your stoop and call it a day, we’ve got a few ideas for how you can up your decor game this fall. 

 

Hang a Fall Wreath

Hanging up a wreath is the best way to give your front porch a little fall flair. And it’s super easy. Go all out with a harvest wreath or keep it understated with an elevated seasonal wreath like this one.

Add Color

Update your front porch in the most budget-friendly way possible: purchase awicker chairs from a thrift store & paint it bright red. Then add a ton of pumpkins (bonus points for using apple crates as a pedestal) and hang your fall wreath with a bright ribbon. 

Screen It In

Want to keep enjoying the outdoor living benefits of your porch during the fall? Consider screening it in so you can still lounge on the porch while admiring fall foliage with a blanket and a cup of tea as the seasons change.

Repaint the Front Door

If you want to give your front porch a seasonal refresh but don’t have a ton of space for pumpkins and all that glorious fall jazz, consider repainting the door.

Symmetry Is Key

Think beyond the stoop and line the front walk with pumpkins, mums, and stalks of corn. Don’t forget up top, either. Mini gourds on ledges put a seasonal spin on traditional window boxes. If you don’t have enough room on your porch for a big display, simply relocate it to the front yard. It creates a natural focal point and provides support for heavier elements.

Use Colorful Mums

 

Affordable mums are the ultimate fall plant. Use a mix of containers to set off the rainbow of blooms, and then mix in some pumpkins for a seasonal anchor.

Get Personal

Decorating a pumpkin with your house number guides both trick-or-treaters and Thanksgiving visitors alike—or mark the spot on the silhouette of your favorite state. So much more personalized than your average Jack-o-Lanter.

Try White Pumpkins

A soft gray and muted blue color palette is especially gorgeous in the fall, since it works with nearly all the hues of autumn. Here, ivory-hued pumpkins and white mums blend with the cool-toned exterior.

Set Up Seasonal Seating

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean we’re ready to head indoors just yet. Add a bench to your front yard, which offers a cheery spot to admire the autumnal foliage. And don’t be afraid to spread the decor to the front lawn if the porch isn’t spacious enough for all your fall decor.

Keep It Simple

 

 


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JUL 28, 2020Adapted from the article by Hadley Mendelsohn