Five fun + festive fall porch decorating ideas featuring yellow mums, cozy throw blankets, and the colors of autumn. Everything is budget-friendly and easy!
One of my very favorite things to do with each new season is refresh my front porch with outdoor fall decorations. I’ve got it down to a system that anyone can follow. Each season, I basically do the same five things. Not all may apply to you, but it’s a process you can follow and adapt to your own home. Today I’m sharing some fall porch decorating ideas that go along with these five things. First is the front door. (All sources are at the end of the post.)
Porch Decorating Ideas for Fall
A New Wreath
About wreaths. By “new” I don’t necessarily mean brand new. Repurpose what you already have or start completely from scratch. Treat yourself to a premade wreath if you don’t want to make one. Craft stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby have amazingly beautiful wreaths for every season. This is something that everyone can do because every home has a door no matter what! Start there and choose what you love. If you do that, you cannot possibly go wrong. See how to make the wreath.
Pots & Flowers
One of the easiest fall porch decorating ideas ever is to add a pot (or two) of mums. If you have room, this will instantly transform your porch and provide a touch of autumn. Mums come in the best colors. Two years ago I chose a coppery shade, so this year I went with gold to blend in with my wreath. Mums are hardy and even if it frosts, they should last all the way to Thanksgiving.
A New Doormat
A budget-friendly idea for adding outdoor fall decorations to your porch is a new doormat. Doormats are sort of an obsession of mine and I totally understand if you don’t share it! If your doormat is in good shape, and is a neutral color, there is no reason to change it. I just enjoy switching mine out to freshen things up. This doormat is very neutral but I like the way it has fall colors running through it. It’s not technically a doormat (it’s referred to as an accent rug) but it’s been rained on a few times and is doing great.
Soft Furnishings (Pillows & Throws)
Using pillows and throws for outdoor fall decorations only make sense if your porch has some sort of seating. It can be rockers or chairs, a bench, a swing or even a stool. I found these throws at TJMaxx and instantly knew I had to have them. I had planned on using a pair of gold velvet pillows I already had and these throws would match beautifully. I thought I knew where the pillows were but after a long, frustrating hunt, I had to give up. They were nowhere to be found. The only thing I can think of is that they were disposed of when we had the water damage in the basement. So…since I was at the very end of my budget, I searched through my stash and found something practically perfect. Problem solved.
Porch accessories can be, in my humble opinion, the same as any accessories you would use inside your home. I try to include some sort of lighting, a natural element, and something specific to the season. Like your wreath, just use accessories that you love, and you will hit it out of the park!
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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas Source + Shop
Black planter boxes | Mailbox | Porch lights | Address plaque | Door color | Wreath hanger | Door hardware | Doormat | Rockers | Large lantern | Small lantern | LED Candles | Burlap ribbon | Bittersweet garland | Ivory pumpkins | Throw blankets (similar) | Pillow covers (similar) | Oval galvanized planter (similar) | DIY Fall Wreath