Front Porch Ideas: Fall Planters with Mums & More

In this post: Easy front porch ideas for fall: inspiration for budget-friendly fall planters with mums and other autumn decor, including pumpkins, gourds and more.

With the arrival of each new season, my all-time favorite thing to do is refresh our front porch. Even at Christmas, decorating the porch trumps everything…the tree, the garland, even the presents. Coming up with new front porch ideas at least four times a year is a challenge I love…but sometimes it’s more of a challenge than I care to admit! Our front porch doesn’t have a whole lot going for it. It’s a simple, basic concrete porch (with a big crack) and I added a bit of charm several years ago with a white railing. The rest of the charm comes from the decor and flowers I add with the seasons. 

Planters are a big part of that charm, and fall planters are no exception. Here are my favorite fall planters with mums and pumpkins from the past few years. Just click the link below each picture to see more. 

I’ve got almost everything figured out for this year’s fall decor and as always, I’ll start on the porch. Like I said earlier, some years seem to be more of a challenge than others when it comes to brainstorming new front porch ideas. I’m happy to say that this year the ideas came very easily…and I’m excited to show you all what I’ve come up with. It’s all budget-friendly as always…and even if you get just one new idea, I’ll be happy!

Now…I am part of a wonderful community of bloggers who support me and listen to me almost on a daily basis. Since I work alone, sometimes they are literally my lifeline to the world. They gladly volunteered their own fall front porch ideas and I’m sharing it below. Take a look!

Front Porch Ideas: Fall Planters

Cottage In The Oaks | How to Create a Succulent Planted Pumpkin
Oh My! Creative | Create a Fall Window Box
Hearth and Vine | Fall Planter Ideas That Will Take You Well In To Winter
Exquisitely Unremarkable | Cookie Jar Pumpkin Planter
Roots North & South | Creating a Fall Window Box Your Neighbors Will Envy
Worthing Court | Welcome Fall On My Front Porch
rooms FOR rent | Fall Urn Planters
Unskinny Boppy | Mum-Free Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas

Front Porch Ideas: Fall Planters With Mums

Dazzled While Frazzled | Easy DIY Fall Porch Decor Ideas
Confessions of a Plate Addict | Easy and Inexpensive Faux Pumpkin Planter
Fox Hollow Cottage | Vintage Cottage Fall Porch
House of Hawthornes | How to Make Fall Outdoor Planters
Kelly Elko | Pumpkin Music Sheet Planter
Cottage At The Crossroads | Topsy Turvy Jack O’ Lanterns
Shine Your Light | New England Autumn Front Door
Maison de Cinq | Warm & Cozy Fall Decor
The Honeycomb Home | Porch Ideas for Fall
Driven By Decor | Fresh Ideas For Fall
Kelley Nan | Fall Front Porch

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  1. I really enjoy your blog and I get a lot of ideas from you…..I was especially interested in the cream colored pumpkin sitting in your rocking chair. Is that homemade ? If so will you be sharing the instructions on how to make it in the future …..I saved all of my stems off of my pumpkins from last year and they are dried and ready to be used.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Robin! Thank you so much. In regards to the pumpkin, I bought a set a few years ago from an Etsy shop. I checked and found that she has one listing of pumpkins. It’s early yet so hopefully she will list more. Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClothandPatina?section_id=26884331 I do not have a tutorial on how to make them. I’m sorry!

  2. These ideas are just wonderful! I love fall and having home decor made in the theme is thrilling. Can’t wait for those colorful leaves again. :)

  3. Mary Evans says:

    Ann, absolutely beautiful fall on your porch. You are a very talented lady. Look forward to your post every day. THE corn casserole was delicious. Will try the Rice Krispies treats next. Wish we were neighbors and we’d could visit. Blessings, Mary

  4. Sandra Craig says:

    So wonderful ideas, thank you for sharing. What is the name of the yellow flowers? They look adorable.

  5. While all your ideas are lovely I guess I am just not ready for summer to end.

  6. Your fall porch decor is gorgeous as always and is a great inspiration to many. Thanks for sharing my fall planter. All the fall beauty is getting me excited for the season. One of my best friends calls Fall the Friday Night of the seasons. :)

  7. Hi! I am anew subscriber to your blog–your front porch is so similar to the front porch of our new house, even the door color is close! Can you imagine how excited I am to have discovered all these ready to go decorating ideas?? I just love your blog. Thanks for sharing =)

  8. Your porch looks beautiful in every picture,I especially love your mailbox.

  9. Sandi WEILER says:

    I just can’t bring myself to think about fall yet.
    However I was shopping yesterday and yes it’s coming. Lots of fall and Christmas at hobby lobby. Oh my!!

    Great ideas. And beautiful colors.

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