Easy Fall Porch Decor: A 5 Step Process

Inspiration for adding a welcoming touch with easy fall porch decor. Budget-friendly and fun ideas that are simple and quick!

2022 easy fall porch decor

Easy Fall Porch Decor: A 5 Step Process

A few years ago, I shared the five ways I refresh our front porch when a new season arrives. Like countless seasons before, I just did those same five things, and in no time at all, our porch was dressed for autumn. I’m a firm believer in NOT reinventing the wheel if I don’t have to. Inspiration comes from various places. Magazines, catalogs, Pinterest, or simply driving around my town. For this fall season, I knew I wanted to incorporate navy blue and orange/rust in my fall decor. There was no better place to try it out than the porch.

2022 fall wreath on blue front door

Step 1: A front door wreath

My starting point every time, no matter what the season, is the front door wreath…it sets the style and colors for the rest of the space. I usually lean towards a simple Farmhouse look, but this time I went with lots of color, and I have to admit that I really like it.

2022 fall mum planters in olive buckets on porch

Step 2: Planters

After the wreath comes the planters that flank the door. I found these coppery rust mums at Lowe’s, and felt incredibly lucky to find some in bloom. Around here, most of the mums are still in bud. You can see how I put together these olive bucket fall planters.

2022 fall olive bucket mums planter

Step 3: A New Doormat.

Next is a new doormat. I saw this navy one earlier in the summer as I was wandering through Lowe’s. It was so reasonably priced that I bought it not knowing when I would actually use it. I tried it out when I had the planters in place, and my vision of combining blue with rust came to life.

2022 fall mum planters flanking blue front door

When the door is all set, it’s time to focus adding easy fall porch decor to the sitting area. I keep the same chairs and table, but switch out the soft furnishings and accessories.

2022 fall decor on front porch with white rockers

Step 4: Pillows & Throws

I hit the jackpot with this set of pillows I got at TJMaxx for $19.99. I was pretty excited (I know…it doesn’t take much) that I found both blue and rust in the same fabric…and even though I don’t add piping to pillows I sew myself, I do love it. So…the perfect fabric AND rust piping? Definitely a lucky purchase.

rocker on front porch with throw blanket and pillow

I think Fall is the perfect time of year to add a throw blanket (or two) into the mix. It adds a cozy factor that the pillows can’t quite pull off on their own. I searched “rust throw blanket” online and up came these fleece throws. They were a little more than I usually spend, but the color was so perfect that I splurged. They are soft and thick too, so I wasn’t disappointed.

little mod podge lace pumpkin on porch table

Step 5: Accessories

The last thing to do to complete your easy fall porch decor is add some accessories to the table. I like to use real plants when possible. This asparagus fern was in my summer planters that were ready for retirement. I just transferred it to a different container with fresh dirt. The little lace pumpkin is from a few years ago, and it makes an appearance someplace in our decor every fall.

2022 white rockers on fall front porch

I love to use Indian corn in my fall decorating, but I’ve never been able to use it outside. The squirrels go to town and feast on it. I’m hoping the squirrels can’t figure out how to open the lantern, and that the corn will be safe! The pumpkins are not real…much too early for that. Probably in a month or so I will switch them out for the real thing.

2022 fall accessories on front porch1

So that’s it for easy fall porch decor. Take a look at my spring porch right HERE...and then compare it to this one. They are the same…yet very different. If throws and pillows aren’t in your budget, then start small. Just change out one thing. The one thing that everyone has, no matter what, is a door. Start there. You don’t have to make your own wreath. Most craft stores have darling wreaths, and if they are on sale, they are reasonably priced. It doesn’t have to be your front door either. If you always use your back door, then fluff that a little.

easy fall porch ideas mums pillows throw blankets

The most important thing is that when you walk up to your door, it welcomes you home. If you are reading this blog, and have made it to the end of this post, I know you care about that sort of thing. I do too, so we have that in common…among many other things I’m sure.

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  2. Marge Giberson says:

    Love these ideas . They are simple but unquie. I’m looking for something like these l I have a corner coming up the ramp to our door. I’m getting a stacked pumpkin. What could I use with it. It’s not a big corner. But something simple but attractive to the eye to greet the visitors. Any suggestions would help. And ,can ya overdo with pumpkins.marge. ❤️And my email is: Megbwg47@gmail.com.Blessings.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Marge! I suppose you can overdo with pumpkins but it would be fun to try! A pot or two of mums would look nice grouped with your stacked pumpkins. A lantern would look good too. Good luck!

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  6. Hello Ann, Your fall porch looks very pretty and welcoming. You are such a talented lady. I have been checking in occasionally to see what you’ve been up to and it’s all so beautiful. Hugs, Cindy

  7. Kristine Puzel says:

    All the colors work beautifully together; it is lovely, warm and inviting! Decorating my front porch has the same priority as decorating my living room, so I always enjoy your front porch posts. I am Pinning!

  8. Love the way the colors came together the blue and orange. Fall favorite season so always enjoy looking at how people celebrate it. Thanks.

  9. Jennifer Taylor says:

    Hi Ann,
    I very much enjoy your blog, and i relate to you more than many bloggers because we are similar in age. I especially love your porch through the seasons! Now a question about pillow inserts. I learned from you, and agree, that down is the best. Last year I bought your Christmas tree on a VW bug pillow (or you directed me to the source, i don’t remember). Still love it. I bought the same size insert but it seemed a little on the small size. So now as i buy another insert for a pumpkin pillow cover, wondering if i should buy an insert one size larger? And do you recommend a source? Or shall i just go to your sources on EBay!?! Sorry this is so long. If you publish it, feel free to edit it way down!!
    Jennifer

  10. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    Your fall porch looks wonderful. I love the color scheme.

  11. Linda Frasca says:

    I never really make any seasonal changes to my small area that is my front door. But that changes now. Thank-you for your inspirational and easy approach! I have been eyeing a few items that make me feel happy to welcome Fall, so why not add a few of these to hopefully make my front door entry speak a crisp, Welcome Fall vibe, to any visitors! Thanks again for the “push”.

    1. I’m excited that you found some Fall things that make you happy…have fun Linda!

  12. Love the colors you picked Ann, your porch is beautiful~

  13. I love your front porch. So inviting!
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Elizabeth Phillips says:

    Your porch is beautiful Ann! I always look forward to reading your Sunday blog!

  15. Marlene Stephenson says:

    It looks lovely as always Anne,looks like a great place to set and have coffee in the mornings or to set in the evenings.

  16. Crushin’ on the blue and rust. Gorgeous for fall! And the piping on the pillows is the finishing touch. Hope you get some time to enjoy those rockers.

  17. I adore porch decor and always look forward to seeing yours change with the seasons. So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration, Ann.

  18. Brenda Kula-Pruitt says:

    Your porch is so cozy, Ann! I so love the color you painted your door. Very elegant.
    Brenda

    1. Thanks for stopping by Brenda!

  19. I never thought of using navy and orange together until I bought a scarf that featured those two colors in the design. I think they make a striking combination and I love your porch. Your front door is such a pretty color and using the navy and orange together is really beautiful. The pillows were a great find.

    1. Funny what inspires us right? Sounds like a stunning scarf!

  20. Donna Marie says:

    I think the pumpkins look real, so I’d leave them!!! Everything else looks soooo nice. Like usual, you’ve done a wonderful job of making your porch look so inviting for fall!!!

  21. Hi Ann
    I look forward to your posts everyday and appreciate your decorating talents! I’ love to use blankets on my porch, too. Have you ever bought the $3.99 Polarvide throws from Ikea? The colors change over the years, but I have several; black, orange, red, Kelly green, and gray. They feel and look wonderful, and are a perfect size, I think. They, of course, are just as cute used in the house, as car/stadium blankets, or as great additions to gift baskets!

    1. Hi Cheryl! I get to IKEA once or twice a year if I’m lucky. I bought red throws there last Christmas and love them. I hope to get back again this year and see what they have!

  22. BEAUTIFUL! I love your pillows!

  23. Hi Ann,

    Without a doubt this is the most beautiful porch decorating I have seen. It is magazine worthy such as on the cover of BH&G! I have a very small townhouse with just a front stoop but I still try to make it fall looking. Loved seeing this post.

    1. What a lovely thing to say Marjorie…it made my day. Thank you so much!

  24. Pamela @ FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com says:

    I can’t wait until this fire is over, I have such plans for my front porch and my back deck too. The garden centers here so far only have the mums in bud but I am getting them at such a great price and know whey will open up soon. The ones I planted in the garden from last year are blooming. I love that you have such simple affordable touches that can be switched out easily. I am going to get edible pumpkins this year as I plan on canning some so I can make one of my Grandmothers signature dishes, fried pumpkin.

    1. I hope the fire thing is over soon too…what a worry. Stay safe.

  25. Rust and blue-gorgeous, Ann! The pillows and throws look cozy and inviting. blessings, karen

  26. Very warm and welcoming.
    Love the richness of the burnt oranges.
    Come sit and stay awhile!

  27. So pretty Ann I agree you can make the same changes over and over again and get a new and fresh look every time. It’s cold here so it feels like fall but for some reason my mums have already died.

  28. I so look forward to your Sunday morning posts! There is one problem with your front porch…. If I was walking by I would cozy up in one of those chairs and not leave!!!! Thanks for all the inspiration Ann. Have a wonderful day!

    Edie

    1. Edie I would not call that a problem!

  29. Love the porch. You always have great ideas. I will be starting today on my fall decor-you using some of your ideas.

  30. Megan Shepardson says:

    Beautiful fall porch! Thank you for adding simplicity to your design and advice! Sometimes it gets overwhelming to decorate for each season with all the massive displays out there for inspiration and breaking it down to 5 basic elements and just adding a touch of seasonal color makes it less daunting (and less expen$ive!). Thanks for the inspiration!

  31. I love what you did! It inspired me to get going on mine! Thank you for great ideas. Happy fall!

  32. KittyLuvr says:

    I started using your formula soon as you posted it…i splurged on pillows each season and now have 4 sets that I love and switch out as needed. I used teal and orange for my colors and it makes me happy every time I drive up and see my teal front door. I use a burlap wreath from my daughter’s wedding and switch out the accessories by season on the wreath. I already had 2 beautiful rockers and a small table. Now I am going to add the lace pumpkin this week..it’s a great touch and will finish off my table display.

    1. Oh my gosh this is so great…thank you for sharing what you did. The best thing is that it makes you happy. Have fun making the pumpkin!

  33. Beautiful ideas, Ann. This porch screams “Welcome Home”! What a clever idea of putting the corn in the lantern embraced by the berry and sunflower vine. I love the lace pumpkin. I deffinitaly have to make one! I just wish the weather would cool down in Florida, so I could decorate my porch. That won’t happen for a couple of months yet! Fall is my favorite season. Right now, I’m wishing I still lived in Ohio!

    1. I know it’s wicked hot in Florida Nancie…I have heard from a few friends how bad it is. Hang in there! When it’s below zero here this winter you will be glad you are in Florida!

  34. Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters says:

    Your fall porch looks beautiful Ann. I too have an issue with the squirrels feasting on any Indian corn I try to decorate outside with, so I have given up using it. I love how you creatively put yours inside the lantern and I hope it successfully keeps it safe from the uninvited dinner guests. The lace pumpkin is charming too, and looks like an easy craft. Thanks for sharing the view of your cozy and welcoming porch.

  35. Heather B. says:

    Beautiful and welcoming as always! Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. Ann love your doily pumpkin. Can’t believe those pumpkins are fake.i made a wreath spurred on by your post. Your porch looks so inviting.