Autumn-Themed Porches We’re Falling Hard For

Outdoor fall decor tends to be dominated by Halloween, and all the jack-o-lanterns, fake gravestones and giant cobwebs that come with it. Even though we’re getting close to the holiday, you can easily opt for a front porch scheme that will look just as good in November as it does in October.

The easiest option is to embrace the general “autumn leaf” theme, like with the garland and wreath Chloe from Boxwood Avenue used above to decorate her front porch. She then picked up the more muted hues of the leaves with a rustic metal bin of apples, a wicker hamper-style basket, the tan outdoor cushions and the terra-cotta pots of greenery.

Pumpkins are the next natural choice for lovely fall decor, but don’t limit yourself to one particular variety. Jenny from Paint Yourself a Smile grouped bright orange, muted orange and white pumpkins together on her front porch, with mini pumpkins on the wreath. For even more color, she added ornamental cabbage, sedum and mums. The cabbage is a particularly inspired touch, as it nods to the cool of her front door to unify the look even further.

Like Jenny, Christina from The DIY Mommy incorporated mums and pumpkins into her front porch decor. She mixed orange, yellow and pink mums into a large planter for a color-blocked look, then sprinkled a few smaller pumpkins in front of the boxwood on either side of a front door.

If your front porch is roomy enough for a seating area, you can give it a fall feel by adding pillows in cozy textures and patterns like Chelsea from Farm Fresh Therapy. Soft orange pillows pick up the colors of pumpkins and the plaid pillow works with the plaid throw. This mini-makeover only takes a few minutes, but the textures do make a surprisingly big impact.

Fall patterns and textures also add a cozy feel in the front porch seating area by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful. However, it’s the easy arrangement to the side of the seating area that really adds a strong autumnal feel. Alicia placed two mums in bushel baskets, then used a hay bale to elevate one of them. It’s an idea that’s as easy as it is affordable (check stores like Michael’s for these types of decor) — what’s not to love about that?

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