Fall is always considered one of the most beautiful seasons. Perhaps it’s because of the cooler weather, leaves changing colors, everything rustic smelling and sweet tasting. Not to mention, fall decor makes it way towards the top of the list as some of the most purchased products on the market (next to Christmas decor).
If you’re looking for inspiration for decorating your front porch this fall, we have you covered. Here’s a fair warning though… cute inspiration ahead.
5 Fall Front Porch Ideas
Pumpkins and Mums
Nothing says fall like beautiful mums and multi-colored pumpkins. Since mums come in a variety of colors, you can decide to mix-and-match or have your pumpkins and moms compliment one another. If you have stairs leading up to your front door, consider lining the sides of your steps with a pumpkin-mum mix, or put mums at the bottom and top with pumpkins filling out between.
Give your mums a boost by replanting them in a ceramic planter or opt in for a rustic tan basket, which will make the color of your mums pop. No worries if you don’t have stairs. Choose a corner of your porch to set up a multi-leveled mum and pumpkin mix by using different sized baskets turned upside down as mini tables.
Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and incorporate a mix of pumpkin styles as well. Although they come in different colors (white, orange, green, etc.), you can also find different shapes and sizes. Also consider hanging some of your mums.
When it comes to bringing the farmhouse style to your front porch, you can’t go wrong with all things dried corn stalks, bales of straw, rustic lanterns, and wooden crates. A mix of pumpkins and gourds can compliment this style with white mums and a plaid welcome mat.
Top off the look with a cute front door wreath that carries the same country feel. Go for a natural grapevine wreath wrapped in plaid, burlap, or kept plain with your family’s last name initial.
Planters Only Please
Sometimes using a variety of planters can do wonders for a front porch. The best part about using planters is you can fill it with real greenery and produce or go for the faux. Start by gathering some planter containers of your choice. A few to look into getting are:
- Crackled flower planter
- Birch log container
- Woven baskets
- Tin buckets
- Old wire baskets
Once you have those selected, it’s time to fill them with some fall-type greenery and plants. The most commonly used are:
- Purple shamrock
- Flowering kale
- Flowering cabbage
- Fountain grass
The possibilities are almost endless!
Wood Stumps and Pinecones
Another indicator that fall is here are the sights of cut woods stumps and pinecones. These make a beautiful fall front porch setup accompanied by a touch of mason jars and rustic tin cans. These can be filled with flowers, votives, or mini pumpkins. If your porch has a table and chairs, then consider adding a tree stump next to it with a cute mason jar. Add throw pillows with fall-themed sayings to finish off the look.
Making their way to the top of the most wanted fall decor list are fall signs. These are typically made with a piece of 2×4 wood, pallet wood, or underlayment boards. Start by painting your piece of wood any color you’d like, or go for a wood stain to make it look dark and natural. Choose the lettering and saying of your choice and give those a coat of paint.
Finish off your wood sign with embellishments like jute cord, a burlap bow, or some faux leaves and flowers. Once it’s complete, set it in the corner of your porch and surround it with pumpkins, mums, or another piece of fall decor of your choice.
These fall front porch ideas are sure to give you inspiration for giving your space the perfect fall touch.
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