Are you in a porch decorating rut? Many of us are! We do the same thing year after year. This fall, make your porch a real head-turner! Today I’m featuring easy-to-do ideas to transform your fall porch so it greets all those who come to your front door with a cheery fall welcome!
Today let’s talk about fall porch decorating ideas! These are ideas that will work no matter what size of porch you have. But I think small porches do have their share of special needs, so I’m sharing lots of ideas with a small porch in mind!
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While I’m up to my eyeballs in fall decorating, I thought you would like ideas and inspiration for your fall porch! This is last year’s porch, but this post is filled with so many easy and doable ideas you can use!
Look for a fall porch and patio tour later this month!
I’ve decorated our front porch for fall with lots of fall’s natural beauty! White pumpkins and mums are the stars of this year’s decor!
You don’t need a big front porch to make it attention-worthy!
Here are some tips that will help fall porch decorating a lot easier!
Dress Up Your Front Porch For Fall
One of the first things I do at the beginning of any season is to hang the biggest, fluffiest, and prettiest wreath on my front door!
This one thing will make your front porch looks so festive!
I dug out a burlap wreath I made a few years ago to hang on the front door. I like how the color of the door and the color of the wreath work together.
Here are 5 Easy Front Door Decorations you might want to make for your home.
Making your own wreath instead of buying one can save you lots of $$$, and you can coordinate it with your color palette.
See 7 FABULOUS FRONT DOOR WREATHS for lots of options for your front door.
Did you notice the “hello” decal on my front door? You can see this decal and other front door decals HERE. Also, I have step-by-step directions about how to apply it! SUPER EASY!
Layer A Pretty Fall Rug And Doormat
How cute is this doormat layered with a black and white striped rug?
Adding a new seasonal doormat is one of the best fall porch decorating ideas!
We probably don’t think about our doormat too often, but I bet most of us could use a new one!
I love to buy a doormat for different seasons. It is such an inexpensive investment and will create such a pretty welcome when paired with a rug under it!
You can see lots of fall doormats and pretty rugs to put under them in my post DRESSING UP A DOORMAT.
Add Seating To Your Fall Porch
Even though our front porch is small, I was able to add a black bench to it.
I think adding a bench or rocker or attractive chair to a front porch makes it just so welcoming!!!!
So if you have room on your porch, add a little seating!
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
Repeating color and elements is an interior design trick to create a cohesive room, so these tips will also work in your outdoor spaces.
Use Color To Pull It All Together
Because my front door is a light color, and so is quite a bit of the front of our home, I used black to ground it a bit.
A black bench is not only a great place to sit or have packages dropped off, it is a great decor choice!
So was a tall black self-watering planter placed opposite the black bench.
I filled the planter with white mums, ornamental peppers, flowering kale and cabbage, and other flowers that will do well when the weather gets cooler.
The other color you see repeated on the porch is white! I love black and white together! It creates a crisp look!
Use Other Fall Items
The best things you can use to create a cohesive-looking porch this time of the year are natural fall elements.
Repeating the same ones over and over on your porch will make your porch looks pulled together!
White pumpkins in various sizes dot my front porch this fall!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE pumpkins, and use them liberally!
White mums are another repeated element, and so are the leaves that the wind blew in!
Extend Decor Off Your Porch
Another great fall porch decorating idea, especially for a small-ish porch, is to extend fall decorations off the porch!
Instead of keeping all the fall decor on just the porch, I added a large round planter with the same kinds of flowers in the tall planter to our front garden. Actually, I put it right in the mulch!
And I added a grouping of white pumpkins in front of it.
You can see the DOT SELF-WATERING PLANTER HERE.
Also, white mums and pumpkins were added to the walk in front of the porch.
It gives the illusion of extending the porch!
Your front porch is prime decorating real estate!
No matter how big or small or in between your front porch is, all these porch decorating tips will work!
Let’s decorate our front door and porch for a beautiful fall!