Decor, Seasonal

Fall Decorating Ideas For Your Porch

Fall is here! We couldn’t be more excited to break out our sweaters and apple cider and spooky stories. The terrific thing about Fall is the opportunity for decor. Specifically, porch decor. If you’re looking to get into the seasonal spirit, you might think decorating is too overwhelming or too expensive or too much hassle. Well, we’re here to offer you some quick, easy ways to transform your porch into the Fall oasis of your dreams. DIY doesn’t have to mean messy, complicated, impossible, and expensive. You can find objects even in your very own backyard that can be used to create beautiful centerpieces and add the perfect touch of fall into your porch decoration. A few small tweaks can really have a huge impact on the overall appearance of your porch. We’ll break down some easy, beautiful, ideas to try in your own home. So let’s get started!


While some people may automatically resort to pumpkins and leaves for their Fall decor, there are many unconventional ways to spice up your porch decor. This DIY wreath from A Night Owl blog incorporates berries and foliage for a colorful decor piece. Although most will stick with a muted color palette for the season, you can really choose what speaks most to you. There’s no reason not to include a bit of bright if that best suits your personality. If you love a brighter color scheme, go for it! There’s no rule that says you must stick to oranges, browns, and yellows. If you love blue and white, then by all means create a blue and white themed Fall decoration assortment. If your display doesn’t reflect your personality, then you won’t be able to fully enjoy it. You want to look at your home in all aspects and feel pride, so don’t be scared to make this decor perfectly suited to your personality, your home and your wants.


Perhaps pumpkin carving or DIY wreaths aren’t your thing and you’re looking for a more sophisticated way of showcasing your decorating skills. Try succulent filled pumpkins. Succulents have been on trend for the past few years, and because they are great at surviving seasons year round, they blend perfectly into the crisp Autumn days. Additionally, it’s a terrific way to add a pop of color and keep your decor from becoming too monochromatic.


If you’re still not sold on the pumpkin carving tradition, never fear! There’s still more than enough ways for you to utilize the Fall gourd into your dream porch. In recent years, pumpkin painting has become wildly popular. Instead of dealing with a heavy mess and clean up, you can simply paint the desired aesthetic directly onto the pumpkin. What is terrific about this trend is that there’s no limit to the creativity you can have! Paint a specific character, use metallic paints, paint your favorite scene from a spooky movie, or even utilize other mediums such as faux florals. Some have even gotten into the tradition by painting their house number on pumpkins to let visitors know they’ve arrived at the correct home. The possibilities are truly endless. Painting is also terrific if you’re not sold on a traditional Autumnal color palette and want to try switching things up.


Garland is often times reserved for Christmas decorations, but there’s truly no reason why it cannot be seen in other seasonal decor as well. Taking Fall themed elements and creating your own DIY garland is easy and adds that extra touch to any Fall porch decor. You can really go as natural or faux as you would like to with this one. For instance, you can use natural dried leaves you find in your yard or purchase faux leaves at your local craft store. If you want to add a bit of sparkle, you can dip glue them and cover in glitter for a shiny touch. Acorns and pine cones will also make terrific Fall garland. You can spice things up by also painting these if you have a specific color palette in mind.

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Front porch rockers are quintessential Fall decor. Being able to sit out on a cool, crisp day and enjoy some cider is a terrific way to host guests even in the chillier months. Utilizing a rocker, like our Cedar Adirondack Rocking Chair, is a great way to add seating and incorporate more decor. Perhaps drape a cozy blanket over your rocking chair, or even use it as another spot to showcase your creative pumpkin designs!


Topiaries are seen predominately in Southern decor, but there’s no rule to say you can’t have these anywhere you live! While most come in the form of shrubs, you can really get into the Fall spirit by stacking pumpkins, berries, and foliage together to form a topiary that will be the envy of all your neighbors. You can also try this easy DIY trick by using tomato wire to weave faux leaves and Christmas lights to give a cheerful glow to you Autumnal topiary.

Fall is the perfect season to get creative and have fun with your decor ideas. Whether you want to get outside your comfort zone and try something totally new, or you are hoping to keep it traditional, Fall has so many exciting crafts that even beginners can master. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to accomplish beautiful creations which will stun everyone who sees it. On the same note, extremely simple projects don’t have to look simple. As you have seen in these examples, you can really make small changes and create a beautiful result. No matter what your goal is, you can incorporate as many or as few of these projects to create a porch that flourishes with Fall inspiration. Don’t be afraid of using faux decor either! This can save you money in the long run, so you aren’t having to purchase new decor each year. Many quality faux foliage or pumpkins can be repurposed to match new ideas and inspirations each year! So get out there, get creative and have fun creating the porch of your dreams!

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