8 Ideas for Decorating Your Porch This Fall

October 04, 2022 Tommy Lindquist

It’s finally the fall season and pumpkin spice, sweaters, haunted houses, and apple orchards are on everyone’s minds. If you’re in the mood to start decorating your home for fall, you can’t forget the space that greets all of your guests: the front porch. Get inspired by this list below of fall front porch ideas to help you get into the autumn spirit.

1. Use Harvest Materials There are tons of low-cost or even free options if you look around your yard. Cutting a branch off a tree with yellowing leaves can look great in a vase. Filling planters with mums can be a great way to transition your typical summertime flowers into a fall focal point. Gourds, squash, and pumpkins can be grown in your yard and make great decorations for fall vignettes.

2. Hey Hay Bales! Hay bales can also be a traditional look for styling your porch for fall. Using smaller bales that can be stacked on one another looks great and you can top it with a bucket of mums. Mixing them with larger pumpkins can help to achieve a great fall scene.

hay bales

3. Create a Cozy Seating Area As temperatures begin to cool, setting up a cozy space to enjoy your porch is a must. Using a large bench and loading it with pillows and blankets can help you extend your porch’s season. Adding a fire feature can also be a great way to extend your porch’s life well into fall.

4. Fall Florals Using traditional colors of fall flowers is a great way to ramp up your porch style. Mix flowers that are orange, red, and yellow to make your porch scream autumn. A few flowers that are great to use would be chrysanthemums, sweet alyssums, sunflowers, or strawflowers.

5. Welcoming Doormat A trend lately has been to layer your doormats in the fall. Using a fun checker patterned rug under your traditional doormat is a great way to get an elevated cozy look. We recommend using a larger rug that has a lot of patterns and placing a more traditional, coir mat on top of it to achieve the look.


6. Make it Spooky If you’re a fan of Halloween, adding spiderwebs, witches’ hats, monsters, and jack-o-lanterns is a great way to make your porch spooky for October. Black and purple are traditional colors used for Halloween décor, but incorporating oranges and greens is a great way to level up the spookiness.

7. Put a Wreath on It There are a ton of wreath options available in stores now depending on the autumn look you’re trying to achieve. Grapevine wreaths are a great way to add a pop of color to your front door. Golden wheat wreaths are a great look for fall and are a more neutral pallet. If you’re looking to save a few dollars, making your own wreath can be a great DIY project for fall.

fall wreath

8. It’s All About the Pumpkins Pumpkins are a very traditional fall item you see on front porches and in yards all through October and November. There are so many options! You can carve them into jack-o-lanterns for Halloween or leave them un-carved as a great transitional piece into Thanksgiving. Another trend is to paint them with acrylic paint to give them a more customized look.