Fall Porch Decorating Ideas: Fun & Festive

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Five fun + festive fall porch decorating ideas featuring yellow mums, cozy throw blankets, and the colors of autumn. Everything is budget-friendly and easy! 

outdoor fall decorations on front porch

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.)

fall porch decorating ideas wreath on blue front door

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.

outdoor fall decorations on porch gold mums

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.

fall porch decorating ideas neutral doormat gold mums

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.

outdoor fall decorations white rockers on porch

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.

gold geometric pillow on front porch rocker


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!

fall porch decorating ideas ivy planter on round table

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a bit of your day with me!

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas Source + Shop

Black planter boxes | Mailbox | Porch lights | Address plaqueDoor color | Wreath hanger | Door hardware | DoormatRockers | 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

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  1. Linda Johnston says:

    Lovely colors! Your porch looks welcoming and says come sit and visit!

  2. where did you get your rocking chairs?? I love the whole look!!!!!

  3. Lorri Rauscher says:

    Great ideas..love each of them!💕

  4. Suzanne Vaughan says:

    Love all your beautiful ideas and use a lot of them.
    Thank you.

  5. Suzanne Vaughan says:

    Lovely and beautiful ideas I’m using.
    Thank you.

  6. Nan Martino says:

    Like you, I selected humongous pots of yellow mums. My wreath is orange and yellow poppies.
    Now, I need to go through my quilts and throws to find more autumn colors. I have a tiny bird cage with brightly colored squashes on a table by our porch swing, and. Wire basket of huge decorative pine cones. Thanks again for the inspiration!, Ann!

  7. Amy Henning says:

    Just retired so I have time to read blogs again. I’ve ordered from your shop in the past. Love your style.

  8. Isabelle Andrews says:

    Love your fall decorated porch!!! Love the colors, the throws and pillows – all the idea. I love using fresh flowers for decorating the porch for fall and this year I’ve chosen mums in coppery shade (mums are alway perfect for fall decoration), though I love the shade you’ve chosen, it’s a bit brighter for me, but it looks perfect in your decoration. Greets!

  9. M.e.Burke says:

    Gold velvet- ish pillow covers are @ IKEA,called “Sanela” $6.00 on sale. I paid $8.00 last week. It’s 20×20 inches..looks great on my Navy blue Chesterfield sofa in the middle w 2 navy pillows in corners & 2 Hobby Lobby white & white Ming style print.looks fabulous!

  10. Your porch is so cute.I love the lanterns and planters with the mums, hello fall !

  11. Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says:

    Your fall porch decor is so pretty! I love the pops of yellow. It looks like the perfect place to sit and relax and enjoy the fall air.

  12. June Walker says:

    Hi Ann, I first found On Sutton Place when it kept showing up in pins I liked on Pinterest. Since then I seek out your posts and enjoy them all. I just started my own blog today and you were certainly one of my biggest inspirations!

  13. I love how you change the porch decor a little bit each year. Such simple changes give it a totally new look. Looks wonderful!

  14. Love your porch decor ideas. I have to enjoy yours because I don’t have a porch at all. Thank you for sharing. One questions, where and how do you store all of your extra wreaths and other decorative items?

  15. Barbara Vance says:

    Beautiful and welcoming.

  16. Very happy and sunny porch decor, so inspired.

  17. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Gold is a great Fall color and i love it, looks very cozy and cheerful. Happy Labor Day weekend.

  18. Your front porch looks beautiful Ann!

  19. I just love your home Ann. Always put together and never overdone. Inviting…so inviting.

    Curious…what color is your siding? I love the blue of your front door.

    Currently I have a deep plum front door and shutters. My siding is in the gray family…lightened from the sun.
    Would love to have my entry set the tone for the beautiful blues I have been adding to the rooms of my home.

    Any thoughts?

  20. Norma Rolader says:

    Thank you for your fall ideas and inspiration!!! God bless and have a blessed Labor Day!!!

  21. Jean Windham says:

    Beautiful fall porch! I especially like the gold accents! Thank you for sharing. Jean

  22. Hi Ann,
    I love how everything coordinates so beautifully. Makes me want to sit out there enjoying some of your previously blogged rustic peach tart…it conveniently would fit right in.. my mouth!!!!

  23. You always inspire me ,Ann.

    I love porches and you I love to change with the seasons.

    The most simple things in life should be the things that make us happy.

  24. Sherry Dare says:

    You have been so helpful over the years for my porch that this year I will use yellow mums! Can’t wait to start. Thanks. Keep up the beautiful job. I made your hydrangea dried wreath it is fabulous. I had over 80 flowers, but this year I had only 2. What went wrong? Please help. Thank you.

  25. Very beautiful, Ann. I love your porch because it’s not overly decorated. It’s just right!! Gorgeous! I think I will decorate mine today. Thx for sharing and for the inspiration. Love your blog!

  26. Thx for sharing. We need ” fun and festive” with so much sadness around us (Harvey, antifa, NoKo). I like your explanation of 5 steps.