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5 Front Porches That’ll Welcome Fall to Your Home

Is there a better way to welcome fall than by decorating your front porch? These 5 fall front porch ideas will help you create a gorgeous one for your own.

Written By Lucy Ferreira

Fall is in the air and what a better way to welcome the colder days than decorating our front porch. Here are some ideas to get inspired you inspired and say “hi there fall”.

Front porch decorations

Rustic metallic fall porch by Taryn Whiteaker 

Are you looking for a cleaner and more modern look? Think about giving white pumpkins a try. You can also add small splashes of color by painting some of the pumpkins and adding some mums to the display.

To create a look similar to the one in the picture you’ll need different sizes of white pumpkins. You can get the real ones at a pumpkin patch, garden centers or stores like Trader Joes, Ralphs or Safeway. There are also plenty of faux ones that you can reuse next year. You’ll also need metallic paint in gold or copper.

Just remember that faux pumpkins are susceptible to the elements and are suitable only if your front porch is fully protected. You might also need to tie them down if wind is an issue.

Fall porch scene

Fall porch scene by Centsational Girl

Here’s a good example of how to use plants for your fall decor. This look gets away from all the fall decor cliches. If you want to get away from the oranges, browns and golds then this display will inspire you.

A couple things you might need:

For the planters, you can get a couple of this gray ones and paint them in white and green. They’re fiberglass which will make it easy to move them and the plants around while decorating.

To paint some of the pots and pumpkins you can use mint green. 

Saavy Southern Style fall porch

Savvy Southern Style Fall Porch

Maybe you like the traditional colors for fall decorating. I do too because they inspire a cozy feeling. The image above is for the fall colors lovers like me. What I like the most about this display is the use of ornamental cabbage and how the main points of interest are all plants.

Here a couple things you’ll need to create this look:

A couple of natural round baskets to use as planters and to hold the apples.

Faux apples to put inside the basket at the door. You could also use real ones and invite guests to take one as they leave or arrive. This will change the weight of the basket so plan the hanging method accordingly.

Hoosier front porch

Fall front porch decorating by Hoosier Homemade

Nowadays you can get such a  crazy variety of pumpkins that why not use them all? Here you can see them in green, yellow, orange, and variegated. If the colors aren’t cozy enough for you add a pleated throw. How cozy is that?!

Two things that can help you achieve this look:

Chalkboard: the one pictured here has a much more interesting frame. If you’re into thrifting, you might find one that looks like that. If you’re lucky and find a frame in that style, you can add chalkboard contact paper to it.

A vintage looking watering can made of tin. Nell told me she saw vintage watering cans at Home Goods this weekend. TJ Maxx and Marshalls might be worth checking out too.

Gold pumpkin porch

Gold Pumpkin decorations from Country Living

Go full out glam with different shades of gold. This option goes very well with dark colored doors.

Here are a couple of things to get this look:

Metallic paints in gold & copper.

Faux assorted pumpkins & gourds.

I want to remind you one more time that faux pumpkins are susceptible to the elements and are suitable only if your front porch is fully protected. You might also need to tie them down if your area is windy.

I hope these ideas help you create a wonderful front porch to give the colder season a cozy feel.

Happy creating,


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  1. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Glad you liked them!

  3. I just discovered hidden gem. You are such a breath of fresh air. I hope you keep posting and inspiring lovers of the green life. Thank you so much.
    Hugs from Hungary!

  4. Hi Deborah – Glad you found us! Yes, we have a lot of new posts planned for next year. By the way, I visited Hungary (mainly Budapest) 15 years ago & loved it. Hugs to you from the Arizona desert, Nell

  5. Hi Nell Ive just signed up ,I love your ideas for the front doors its winter in NZ at the moment so some great ideas to brighten up things 🙂

  6. Greeting from the hot, sunny Arizona desert to you in NZ Carolyn! I love wreaths & am glad you found the post to be cheerful. Nell

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