Porch Fall Decorating Ideas: Mums & Pumpkins

Easy porch fall decorating ideas that are budget-friendly and festive. Use the colors of the season, mums, and pumpkins to add a touch of autumn to your outdoor space!

porch fall decorating ideas pillows on rockers

Welcome to 20 Minute Decorating…a collection of ideas that we present every month, and all of them can be accomplished in twenty minutes or less. Our crew is back again with some lovely inspiration, so take a look when you get to the end of the post.

porch fall decorating ideas sitting area

I had two goals for our fall decor this year…to keep it simple, and reuse items I already had. Those goals shouldn’t surprise you, because it’s basically the way I live my life! The entire wreath you see on our front door was free, because I used items that I found in my fall storage bins. I have to admit that I was a little surprised at how easily it came together. I definitely had my doubts when I started! My only new purchases were the doormat and striped rug…which I love, so I’m glad I got them.


white rockers on porch with orange mums

The sitting area of our porch is simple and quick to refresh for the seasons. I gave the table and chairs a quick cleaning, added pillows that I had previously used inside, placed the buckets of mums, and filled the lanterns.

fall wreath on blue door with mum planters

porch fall decorating ideas white rocker with pillow

Porch Fall Decorating Ideas: 2 Tips

Using what you have saves money and time. Shop your house for pillows or throws that have been around for a while, that you won’t mind using outside. 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!

Reuse your summer planters, but refresh them with fall plants. My summer planters were made up of SunPatiens, sweet potato vines, and ivy. I removed the SunPatiens and sweet potato vine, but left the ivy, because it was still beautiful. The sweet potato vine had begun to fade, so it had to go. I added mums in the middle, and balanced the corners with a trio of little faux pumpkins. You can see my summer planters HERE.

fall planters with ivy mums and pumpkins

mums and ivy in planter home doormat1

It’s been so hot that I haven’t been able to spend much time on the porch. The day I took these pictures it was 90 degrees, and I needed a shower when I was finished! I know some of you are having a hard time getting into the mood for fall, and I totally understand. Between the hot temps, hurricanes, and COVID, life is not what we’re used to. Two things I know for sure.  Cooler temps are coming, and this too shall pass. At some point, face masks and hand sanitizer will be back in the cupboard, and not in our handbags.

porch fall decorating orange mums

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.