Front Porch Fall Decorating Ideas: Greet the Season

In this post: Easy front porch fall decorating ideas that won’t break the bank. Greet the season with autumn colors and natural elements. 

front porch fall decorating ideas with rockers and buffalo check throw blankets

Greeting the season and putting my front porch plan into action has been more of a process than usual, but it’s finished and I’m happy to be sharing it with all of you today! In case you missed the previous posts, you can catch up on how to make the lamb’s ear wreath and all about the fall lantern planters. I wasn’t going to let hot weather or dead mums stand in my way, even though it was tempting to put everything on hold. I just kept plugging away and now I’m so glad I did. This might be one of my favorite porches ever.

*All sources and sizes are listed at the end of the post. Affiliate links included. Click HERE for my disclosure statement.

apple basket pillow on porch rocker

This plan really started with the black and white buffalo check throws that are on the rockers. They are very basic and if I can pull it off, I want to use them for Christmas as well. Two seasons for the price of one! 

Front Porch Fall Decorating Ideas: A Tip

To save a little money, try to use what you have. Shop your house for pillows or throws that have been around for a while that you won’t mind using outside. Reuse your summer planters and just refresh them for fall. I bet there’s a bin or two someplace in your house that has pumpkins and other fall decor in it…take a look and see what you can find!

fall decorating ideas galvanized bucket with mums on front porch

I dragged a couple of galvanized buckets from the deck to the front porch and filled them with copper mums, kale, and ivy. They add a touch of farmhouse style and the metal provides a break from the black & white. 

copper mums and kale in galvanized metal bucket



Since you can never have too much buffalo check, I carried it over to the door area by layering a rug under the coir doormat. I love the way this looks and can’t believe I waited so long to try it. It’s a little trendy, but so cute and pretty inexpensive if you can find a rug for a good price. I’ve linked to a few black and white rugs below, but they can be picked up at discount or craft stores too.

black planters with mums and lanterns on porch

hello doormat on black and white buffalo check rug on porch

Front Porch Fall Decorating Ideas: Sources & Sizes

Mayne planter | Lanterns | LED Pillar Candles | Candle Remote Control | Lamb’s Ear Wreath | Front Door Color | Porch lights | Address plaque | Mailbox | Door hardware | Wreath hanger | Rockers | Buffalo check rug | Hello doormat | Black geometric rug | Black plaid rug | Black & white buffalo check throw blanket | Hot Skwash Velvet Pumpkins | Your Heart’s Content Velvet Pumpkins | Vintage galvanized tubs | Exterior paint colors

  • Planter size is 16 x 16 inches.
  • The lantern size (in the planters) is listed as large, 8 x 8 x 23.75 inches.
  • The candle size is 4 x 12 inches.
  • The lantern on the table is listed as medium, 6.5 x 6.5 x 14.5 inches.
  • Buffalo check rug is 24 x 36 inches.

fall decor on front porch with lanterns and black planters

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Lamb’s Ear & Cotton Boll Wreath

Fall Planter Idea: Lanterns & Mums

It’s been so hot that Kelly and I haven’t been able to spend much time on the porch. I know some of you are having a hard time getting into the mood for fall, and I totally understand. It’s not the easiest thing to do when the temperatures are smokin’ hot! One thing is for sure, cooler temps are coming. Fall is calling…so go ahead and greet the season by adding some fall decor to your porch or outdoor space. That way, when that first crisp day arrives, you’ll be ready. 

miniature schnauzer sitting on front porch

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