Outdoor Fall Decorations to Make Your Porch Feel Cozy
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Fall Front Porch Ideas:
A wreath on the front door isn’t just for Christmas. You can find a variety of fall wreaths that include the best parts of the season such as acorns, bright leaves, and harvest veggies. Some fall wreaths for your front porch feature cheery sunflowers or decorative gourds. Rustic fabrics, like burlap and tulle, are common wreath elements as well, and they bring a homey look to your porch decor.
From Halloween to harvest, pumpkins are everywhere in fall. Use pumpkins and decorative gourds this season to decorate your fall porch. Whether you carve them, paint them, or leave them as is, pumpkins bring an unmistakable feeling of fall to your home. Arrange pumpkins of assorted sizes and colors on hay bales or stack them and paint your house numbers on each to welcome guests to your home. If you can’t find the real deal, get porch or door decorations with pumpkin and gourd motifs.
A festive doormat is a fitting addition to your fall porch decor. You can find designs perfect for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving to welcome your guests. For a rustic flair, use a doormat made from plain natural fibers that conveys a more subdued style. A rug with a thick coir or polyester construction and rubber or vinyl backing will easily stand up to all the autumn weather and match the rest of your outdoor fall decor.
When you get started on your outdoor fall decorating, take inspiration from the harvest and local farms. Use cute rustic signage with curly cursive lettering to make your home feel friendly and approachable. Materials like galvanized metal are common on barn roofs, but they can also add a farmhouse look to the signage and your porch as a whole. Pair any rustic fall signage with textured decor, like a hay bale or burlap wreath, to keep your porch arrangement varied and interesting.
Autumn flowers, like mums, pansies, and flowering kale, are eye-catching garnishes to match any fall front porch ideas you have. The key is to place them in the right containers. Dark urns and planters create a more traditional look, or you can go for a fresh-from-the-farm feel with galvanized aluminum wash tubs. Fall flowers come in many colors and textures. Be sure to match your planters and arrangements to the rest of your fall porch decor too.
Decorative Porch Seating
When the summer dies down and fall approaches, it’s the perfect time to get a front porch swing or bench. Even when it’s too chilly to sit outside, you can use front porch seating to display your fall decor. Stack pumpkins, place scarecrows, and add welcome signage on your outdoor bench or swing to greet visitors in a festive way. If you choose to leave it open and functional, consider adding some autumn-appropriate throw pillows to your seating to boost its comfort and visual appeal.
As it gets darker earlier in fall, provide some extra lighting to your front porch. String lights, classic lanterns, and battery-operated candles add a warm, intimate glow that works throughout fall. As the season moves on, swap out spooky Halloween candles for warm Thanksgiving lanterns.
For more helpful fall decorating tips for the rest of your home, check out our Fall Decorating Ideas guide.