Fall Home Decor: Your Front Porch

How Do You Decorate Your Front Porch For Fall?

fall front porch

I love fall.

I love the cooler weather, the changing leaves and all the new decorating options. You can do just about anything to jazz up your front porch; you do not need to be decorating diva or a crafty queen (although glue gun know-how does help). And, the best part, it’s cheap, sometimes even free. Who doesn’t love that?!

Hay Bales
Head to the farmer’s market and grab a couple of these to display near your front door. You could add more or you could go for the simple, minimalist look and just pile up 3 of them.

Pumpkins
Grab a bunch. Pile up full size orange pumpkins, let the miniature ones spill out of a decorative basket, spray a clay pot dark green and fill with white pumpkins. The possibilities are endless. And, don’t limit yourself to Halloween. Pumpkins (uncarved) can stay on your porch until Thanksgiving.

Produce
Think passed the pumpkins and fill baskets and wooden boxes with produce. Colorful corn and apples look simple yet stylish when displayed in overflowing containers. Yes, you may have to fend off the squirrels but they deserve a treat, too.

The Columns
If you are lucky enough to have a front porch with columns, you can decorate vertically. Wrap with grapevines, corn stalks, or even natural colored rope. Keep it plain or fill in with the bounties of the season.

Mums
The ubiquitous mum looks lonely in the white, plastic pot that it was purchased in. Re-plant 3 or 4 together in a nice ceramic pot. Fill your window boxes. The key to mums is overabundance. And, if you buy that at the hardware super store, they are fairly cheap.

Get Cozy
If you have a porch swing or a rocking chair, dress it up for fall. Throw an old quilt or camp blanket on it to encourage snuggling up on cold nights.

Kilim Rug
The colors in kilim rugs are so reminiscent of the colors creeping into the leaves overhead. A rug from your attic, a garage sale or an “import” store is an unexpected way to decorate your front porch.

Sunflowers
These gorgeous, statuesque beauties are everywhere. You can grab a bunch at a farmer’s market or the grocery store.

Topiaries
We are used to seeing topiary evergreen trees on the front porch for the winter holidays but they look great for fall, too. Cover a Styrofoam form with miniature pumpkins and gourds. This is where those glue gun skills come in handy. Wrap some natural twine or grapevine around the base and voila! Great fall décor for your front entrance.

Wreaths
This is such an easy project. Grab a grapevine wreath at the craft store and stick on some miniature pumpkins, gourds, wax leaves (remember dipping them in paraffin yourself?), seed pods, stones, pinecones, leaves from the dollar store. You can go on a nature walk or shop the stores at the end of each season to pick up some great deals (baby flip flops for next summer, anyone?).

How will you be decorating your front porch this season?  I’d love to know.