Ah, autumn. It’s that truly wonderful time of year where you can really get cozy at home and break out the pumpkin spice everything – so why not celebrate the season with some truly fun fall porch decor ideas? From personalized DIY signs to stylish ways to add pumpkins to your porch for Halloween (and all season long!), we’ve rounded up 10 festive front porch decorating ideas for fall.
Announce Autumn With a Sign
Don’t be afraid to be bold with your front porch fall decorating ideas – shout out the season with a fun sign. Paired with a few fall flowers and a seasonal wreath, it’s an easy and effective shortcut to fall vibes. Want to make your own custom fall porch sign? It’s surprisingly simple to do. Check out this DIY for the step-by-step details.
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Boo-tiful Halloween Themes
When it comes to front porch Halloween decoration ideas, don’t be afraid to have a little fun. Create a scary-cute scene to welcome trick-or-treaters to your door. Pick a neutral colour as your base (like lights, ghosts, pumpkins and toy skeletons in shades of white) and then add in a couple of pops of orange for a stylishly spooky design.
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Shine Bright With Halloween Lights
Who says twinkling exterior lights are only for winter holidays? Delicate strings of lights in white, yellow or orange are a chic way to illuminate your front porch for Halloween. Paired with a few pumpkins and straw-like pampas here, outdoor lights make a surprisingly sophisticated fall porch decor idea.
Mums the Word
Potted plants are one of the easiest ways to brighten your front porch and entryway all year long – even in the fall. Garden mums, which generally bloom from late-August through November, are perfect for transitioning your outdoor space from summer to winter. We love how they add lush pops of green to this pumpkin-adorned front staircase.
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If you have a porch setup that you really love, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to front porch fall decorating ideas. Small seasonal decor items – like the array of mini pumpkins on the table and window ledge here – can be layered into your design for a fresh fall update that still fits with your year-round style.
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Double Up on Fall Fun
Here’s a simple small porch fall decorating idea to maximize your space: go for two of everything. Twin autumnal wreaths, a pair of potted garden mums and a duo of carved pumpkins create eye-pleasing symmetry for a fully festive look – without taking up much space.
A row of unadorned pumpkins makes for a delightfully rustic autumn display, but adding in a few other items – like a bale or two of hay for an ode to the pumpkin patch – takes your front porch decor to the next level. Bonus tip? If you have a bevy of fresh, uncarved pumpkins on your porch, you’ll be stocked up and ready should any fall pumpkin recipe cravings hit.
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Lots of Lanterns
No hay in sight? No problem. Decorate your front porch or outdoor space for fall with rows of pumpkins mixed with a few elegant glass-and-metal lanterns (you can even fill them with safe-for-outdoors faux candles for a little glow) for a sophisticated look.
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Vessels like glass lanterns are also a great way to create a touch of customized fall porch decor. Here, we love how two sizes of lanterns are filled with a mix of pine cones, mini gourds and other pretty autumn items for a pop of seasonal charm on the porch.
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Fall for a Seasonal Wreath
Whether you buy one pre-made you want to DIY your own (if so: here are 15 ideas you can make for under $50), an autumn wreath is a simple and sweet small porch fall decorating ideas. A charming fall wreath made of leaves, gords or another autumn-inspired materials works on any front door, but it’s an especially clever way to bring a festive feel to a compact front porch space.
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