Simple Fall Porch Decor Ideas

While it’s been in the 80’s during the day I’m still planning some simple fall porch decor. It’s that time of year

Most of these ideas add great curb appeal for the fall season and don’t cost a lot of money.

popular view of my blue sided home and our front porch dressed for fall with simple fall porch decor ideas

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Refreshing My Pots

The two large planters on the porch are looking kind of sad!

How about yours?

I’ve purchased a few things that I can plant in the place of leggy vines and annual flowers

  • Colorful Mums
  • Ornamental Kale
  • Ornamental Cabbage
  • Frosted Explosion Grass (Looks like corn stalks)
  • Pansies (a great fall flower)

Once I’ve replanted my pots, I will tuck a few small pumpkins into the new arrangements.

refreshing my pots with fall flowers is my best simple fall porch decor ideas

Classic Fall With A Twist

Traditional fall colors aren’t really my things.

However, I still want a classic fall look but with a different color scheme.

Thanks to green and white pumpkins I’m able to get the classic look without orange and yellow.

I’ve chosen white, green, pink, and a touch of blue for my outdoor space.

Autumn Season

The season of the year between summer and winter during which temperatures gradually decrease. It is often called fall in the United States because leaves fall from the trees at that time. Autumn is usually defined in the Northern Hemisphere as the period between the autumnal equinox (day and night equal in length), September 22 or 23, and the winter solstice (year’s shortest day), December 21 or 22

Cleaning & Rearranging

Before we can restyle the porch, everything needs to come off and it’s the perfect time to sweep and hosed everything down.

When I’m working with a clean, clear canvas, I get great ideas.

The welcome sign will go back up but not until it gets a little refreshed. I’m going to whitewash it. It’s an easy DIY project and will help tie it in better with the white farmhouse style that’s in the house.

Once the sign is back up I’ll add my vintage bench and a small table that I already own.  A few autumn throw pillows and a throw blanket complete this area.

seating area on my porch with vintage barn sale finds

Fall Favorites

Natural Elements

Wrapping the columns in corn stalks is something that I would love to do but my past experience has taught me that it’s not a good idea.

Squirrels love the corn cobs and can tear the stalks down in minutes.

corner of my corn husk wreath hanging on my front door. A simple front porch decor

Adding a hay bale is also something that I like to do.

Hay bales can be a beautiful platform for piles of pumpkins.

Speaking of pumpkins and squirrels. The squirrels also love to eat pumpkins. Spraying your pumpkins with a matte finish with clear enamel spray paint will keep the kritters away!

Another great natural element that is FREE! I cut grasses and goldenrod from the side of the road and put them in a galvanized pot for a little centerpiece on my table. Cattails are another fall favorite that is growing right across the street from me.

a picture of my vintage bench with roadside grasses to create a seating area - all simple front porch decor ideas

Where to Find Pumpkins

I actually have good luck at our local grocery store, especially for little white pumpkins and gourds.

A trip to the pumpkin patch is also a great place to find lots of pumpkins in many sizes.

Our local nursery has stacks of pumpkins and that’s where I find the more interesting varieties.

Faux pumpkins are also a great option. The best part is it’s a one-time investment and the squirrels won’t bother them.

my front porch door flanked by two pots refreshed with fall flowers

Other Decorating Ideas

Some other things that you can use for fall front porches

  • Bushel Baskets with large mums or colorful leaves – how pretty!
  • Wooden crates are also a simple idea for fall decor – A great way to display large fall mums.
  • A rocking chair – how cozy
  • A porch swing

If your porch is small you can take any one element of my porch and it will work perfectly in a smaller spot.

my fall front porch at night. Adding a lamp is a very simple front porch decor idea

The Finishing Touch

A new welcome mat on top of a small blue and white area rug will be just perfect for that warm welcome every porch needs.

The finishing touch would be the amazing fall wreath that I bought at The Found Cottage Merchantile a few weeks ago.


A great way to remember these ideas is to save it to your Pinterest boards. You can find the pin button in the top left corner of the photo below. Also, don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest

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  1. Your porch is so beautiful and welcoming, Lynn!

    1. Our porch was such an amazing addition to our home. The difference between what it looked like before and what it looks like now is mind-blowing. Thanks for visiting my blog

  2. Hi Lynn, I love the exterior of your home. I am with you, orange and yellow are not my typical go to’s for fall either. I am crushing on that large pumpkin by your crate on the porch! Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Isn’t that a cool pumpkin? I’ve had quite a few people ask me about it. I’ve had it for several years and I can’t remember where I got it. Thanks for all the kind words! Happy Fall

  3. Great tips, Lynn! Thanks for sharing… for a tiny house, you have a very large porch, for sure! I’m a bit jealous! 😉 Happy to be featuring your post at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow! Pinned!

    1. The porch is a somewhat new part of our home and WOW what a dramatic difference it made. It does make our home look like it’s a lot bigger. Thank you so much for sharing my post and for pinning it! You are awesome

  4. Your porch looks beautiful, Lynn!! I love the green pumpkins paired with your blue siding. It’s so calming!

    1. Thank you, Rachel –

      I’m not a fan of orange so when green and white pumpkins started being a thing, I was one happy camper! I appreciate your taking the time to read my post 🙂

  5. What a sweet front porch Lynn! That wreath is so gorgeous and it is perfect on your beautiful blue front door! Pinned ????