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The Best Decoration Ideas For Your Front Porch This Fall


It’s time to bid goodbye to the summer sunshine and welcome the sweater weather! With colorful leaves and crisp air upon us, we are pretty sure you will find all the opportunities available just to hang on to the warmth of summer. Before you retreat back indoors and sip on a pumpkin spice latte, head to your local craft store and get some supplies to decorate your porch for the brand new season.

If you are short on ideas on how to decorate your front porch because all you have come up with is putting out a cauldron and the typical spider web, then check out the fun ideas that we have compiled for you below!

Cornstalk Bundle

Corn stalks are a cheap and versatile decor option
Decor options for your front porch! Source: Just Girl Blog

Tie together a couple of cornstalks. Then, throw a blanket out to give your porch a country feel that’s oh-so-warm. Try placing cornstalk bundles in a corner, behind a chair, near some baskets, or above your door. It will instantly transform the space.

Decorative Pumpkins

When it comes to decorating, you have to have at least have one or two pumpkins on your front porch! Whether they are painted, carved, or left as is, nothing says hello fall better than some fresh pumpkins. Not only are they excellent décor pieces, but a trip to the nearest pumpkin patch can also be considered a fun outing for the entire family.

Chalkboard Drawings

Give your porch a homemade touch by taking out a chalkboard and writing a fun fall quote on it. The chalkboard itself is an excellent décor piece. You can even call out the kids to help and display their favorite drawings and doodles.

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Lantern Lighting

Little light up basket decor for your front steps
Light up baskets. Source: Dig Digs

Decorative lanterns are the best in guiding you as you make your way to your home when it’s dark outside. The lanterns are not just elegant and simple but they are also perfect when the trick-or-treaters arrive!

Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins

Wooden pumpkins add a rustic flair to your decor
Wooden pumpkins for your home exterior decor. Source: Finding Home Farms

Flaunt your creativity by crafting a pumpkin display on your front porch out of reclaimed wood! For this project you’ll need:

  • Pallets, an old picket fence, or any other salvaged or recyclable wood
  • Plywood
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Stain and sealer
  • A few tools

To find out the step-by-step instructions, head over to Finding Home Farms and start making your own reclaimed wood pumpkins!

Pumpkin-Filled Flowerpot

The simple act of placing a pumpkin on a fountain can be a really creative DIY project
Pumpkin spice up your backyard. Source: Southern Seazons

Carry the potted flowers you were taking care of all summer into the fall season with this easy decorating idea. Tiny pumpkins and gourds are perfect to add to a large or oversized pot that’s filled with all of your favorite flowers. Play with the placement of the pumpkins and the colors of your flowers to improve the seasonal charm of your porch.

House No. Pumpkin Topiary

A numbered house with ornate DIY pumpkins
Exterior home decor for your yard. Source: At the Picket Fence

Announce your house number loud and proud! A festive topiary is very easy to recreate. Just paint pumpkins with white and have them outfitted with house numbers. If there are vintage-themed ones, even better!

Then, thread through a dowel in order to ensure the stability. The last thing you need to do is to stack the pumpkins neatly on your wooden basket which is the foundation. Have vivid Spanish moss peeking over the top of the basket for added color.

Harvest Doorway

Flank your door with cornstalks to make a bold statement this season! If you have a farmer for a friend, then the towering cornstalks are potentially free! Hang a basket full of berries and foliage to form a rustic substitute to a traditional wreath. For a foot-level burst of color, add bright yellow mums. You can also have a garland dotted with pumpkins and autumn leaves draping elegantly on your entrance.

Autumn Leaf Doormat

Almost all of us have rugs, scissors, papers, and a couple of painting materials at home. If you do, then you're ready to make your own snazzy doormat.

Here’s how:

  1. To start, search for an autumn leaf that has a pretty silhouette.
  2. Form a stencil on the paper, then cut along the outline.
  3. Next, place your leaf stencil on top of the doormat.
  4. Trace the outline.
  5. Paint the interior of the leaf-shape with crafts paint and you're done!

Related: 26 Weird Home Decor Ideas That Are So Crazy They Work

Like these ideas? Which ones are you going to make? Let us know in the comments below!

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