Make the most of the crisp, autumn weather by creating inviting spaces outside your home. In this article, we share tips to help you refresh your fall porch décor, including ideas for Halloween and outdoor entertaining.
FALL DECORATING IDEAS FOR THE PORCH & PATIO
When to start decorating for the autumn is a matter of preference. You can begin within the first two weeks of October or wait and observe the weather changes and redecorate accordingly. Here are some fall front porch ideas to inspire you this season.
HANG A FALL WREATH
Hanging a wreath is one of the easiest ways to update your porch for fall. Lean into the season’s rich, dark hues and choose greenery with deep reds, oranges, and yellows. A harvest-themed wreath is another great option – think pumpkins, apples, and pears.OUTDOOR SUNBURST MUMS FOLIAGE
GO ALL OUT WITH AUTUMN FOLIAGE
If you have a big porch, go all out and hang matching wreaths, garlands, and hanging baskets. Group several potted flowers or plants and arrange them on the porch steps or to the sides of the front door. If you only have a stoop, a matching wreath and garland will also do the trick.OUTDOOR HARVEST BLOOM FOLIAGE
PILE ON THE PUMPKINS
Pumpkins and gourds are quintessential harvest decorations that add rustic charm to any fall front porch décor. Mix and match assorted sizes and colors to create visual interest, then place them on top of hay bales, wooden carts, or galvanized buckets.OUTDOOR HEIRLOOM PUMPKINS
SHOWCASE FALL BLOOMS
Think mums, daisies, petunias, and sunflowers. Whether in pots or hanging baskets, these autumn blooms add beautiful pops of color to the front porch. They also provide great curb appeal and will surely delight neighbors and passers-by.GOLD OUTDOOR SUNSET MUMS POT FILLER
BRING OUT THE CANDLES
Candles add warmth, light, and movement to any setting. To instantly set the mood and make the space feel cozy, group several candles of different heights and place them on a side table or the porch steps. Choose flameless candles so you don’t have to worry about leaving them around.MIRACLE FLAME LED WAX PILLAR CANDLES
LIGHT THE WAY WITH LANTERNS
Lanterns are versatile accents that can be decorated in many ways. On their own or decorated with fall foliage, they illuminate spaces and create a comforting ambience. If the lantern is big enough, place a few candles inside or some LED fairy lights for a whimsical glow.AUTUMN LEAVES LANTERN
USE SOFT FURNISHING
Arrange plush pillows on benches, sofas, and other outdoor lounge areas. Add in some throw blankets or place them inside a wicker basket so guests can easily take one when it gets chilly. Choose coordinating colors so they match your fall foliage.AUTUMN ABUNDANCE FOLIAGE
PAINT YOUR DOOR BLUE
While not a traditional fall color, blue makes a beautiful backdrop for the orange and golden hues of autumn. Keep it simple by hanging a matching wreath and garland, then flank the door with boxwood topiaries in rattan baskets. Complete the look with a welcome mat with natural fibers.FALL HARVEST FOLIAGE | OUTDOOR LIFE-SIZE GHOST DOG CANDY BOWL
OUTDOOR HALLOWEEN DÉCOR IDEAS
Incorporate Halloween into your fall décor to add a playful touch to your porch display. Here are some ideas to try.
Arrange some Jack-o’-lanterns on the steps to greet eager trick-or-treaters and set out a candy bowl filled with sweets. To create a spooky ambience, string up orange LED lights. Drape a fall-themed garland along the rails and hang a matching wreath to complete the display.OUTDOOR LIT FRIENDLY GHOST | LIT STACKABLE CUT-OUT PUMPKINS
Build your own pumpkin patch that both adults and children will adore. Choose different colors and sizes of pumpkins and arrange them on the steps along with hay bales. Line the pathway with orange lights, then dress up the front door with a matching harvest wreath and garland.FALL HARVEST FOLIAGE | SOLAR HALLOWEEN PATHWAY LIGHTS
Create an eerie display by using silhouettes that come to life at night. Witches, haunted manors, cats, and bats are classic decorations that will delight Halloween lovers. Add a few pre-lit twig trees, pumpkins on hay bales, and flameless candles to set the scene.OUTDOOR ILLUMINATED HALLOWEEN SILHOUETTE | LIT HALLOWEEN GLITTER TWIG TREE
OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING DÉCOR IDEAS FOR FALL
Look beyond the porch and patio when refreshing your décor for autumn. If you have the space, set up an outdoor dining table where you can entertain guests and enjoy the crisp fall weather.
FALL GARLAND CENTERPIECE
Instead of floral arrangements, use a garland as your centerpiece or runner. Lay down a blue tablecloth to make the fall colors pop and use coordinating tableware for your place settings. To keep with the harvest theme, choose greenery decorated with maple leaves, apples, or pumpkins.APPLE SPICE FOLIAGE | CRATE OF MINI PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS & CANDLES
Arrange several pumpkins and candles in varied sizes to create visual interest. If you have a covered patio, suspend a couple of autumn-themed hanging baskets from the ceiling along with some string lights to create a cozy atmosphere.LIT CUT-OUT PUMPKINS | MIRACLE FLAME LED WAX PILLAR CANDLES
MAGNOLIAS UNDER THE STARS
Magnolia leaves are versatile decorating accents that can be used any season. Lay down a garland along the length of the table or leave at least 6 inches to cascade down both ends for a dramatic effect. You can also tie wreaths at the back of the chairs to spruce them up.OUTDOOR MAGNOLIA LEAVES FOLIAGE | OUTDOOR CASCADING MICRO LED LIGHTS
ILLUMINATE WITH LIGHTS AND LANTERNS
Extend your celebrations outdoors and enjoy the company of guests around the fire pit. Hang café or fairy lights from trees and set out several lanterns to illuminate the area. To keep yourselves warm and cozy, arrange pillows and throw blankets on chairs.OUTDOOR MAGNOLIA LEAVES FOLIAGE | OUTDOOR CASCADING MICRO LED LIGHTS
We hope these fall porch décor ideas inspired you to transform your outdoor areas into cozy spaces for your loved ones. Browse our selection of outdoor fall decorations by clicking on the link below.
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