Easy-to-do examples of fall porch decor ideas that are quick and budget-friendly. Includes a fun and unique fall planter.
*Originally published in 2014, this post has been updated with more information, re-edited images, and fresh source links.
One of the best things about an outdoor space is being able to usher in a new season by changing the decor. My outdoor spaces aren’t big or weather- proof…but I love to bring a bit of the indoors out, and cozy them up with fabrics, plants, and accessories. I don’t worry if something gets wet, because eventually it dries out. Nothing has ever blown away, or been stolen. I try to use what I already have for the most part, but sometimes I end up buying something new. (A handy source list is at the end of the post.)
Vintage Galvanized Tubs
This fall my new additions are these vintage galvanized tubs. I looked long and hard for two that were still on their wash stands, but never found a pair that I could afford. Oh my gosh…they are pricey!
So I decided to go with basic tubs, and not only was it budget-friendly, but it was the right choice for my space. The tubs on the stands would have been too large. Even though I wish I lived in a farmhouse, the fact remains that I do not. These tubs add a bit of farmhouse without going over the top. Here are easy directions for assembling the planters.
The Sitting Area
Here are the basic ways I add decor to my outdoor spaces. It may vary slightly with the season, but not very much. The first thing to start with is someplace to sit. A swing, rockers, or chairs. Even if you have a tiny front porch, hopefully you have room to add a small bench or even a stool.
If you have room for even one chair or bench, add some softness with fabric. A throw blanket, pillows, or a seat cushion…or a combination of any of the three. These brown plaid throw blankets are a great way to bring in the colors of the season.
Add a natural element. A pot of mums, or something green, like ivy. Depending on the size of your space, sprinkle the natural elements around. Something by your door…something in your sitting area.
Next on the list is definitely pumpkins. A fall porch would not be complete without at least one pumpkin. I have a few small real ones, and a few faux pumpkins. When it gets closer to Halloween, I’ll put the faux pumpkins away, and replace them with the real thing.
That’s basically how I do it for every season. Some years take more planning than others. For this fall porch, I did plan for the new tubs, but I had everything else. Once everything was gathered, it only took me about 30 minutes to put it all together.
Shop + Source
I’ve put together as many sources as I could for things used on my porch. If there isn’t a source listed, it’s either vintage or no longer available.
*Affiliate links included. See my disclosure statement. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
- Faux pumpkins
- Grapevine topiaries
- Brown corded white lights (I didn’t use these but wish I had.)
- Farmhouse rockers
- Brown plaid throw blanket
- Wheat Wreath Tutorial
- Front door color information
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