Fall is my favorite season! I always think that Summer is my favorite, and I’m always a little sad to see it go, but then Autumn rushes in and I realize that THIS is my favorite time of year. I love the cool weather, the delicious flavors, and the beautiful decor. Last month, we decided that the planters on the front porch needed an autumn makeover. We replaced the warm-weather plantings in each urn with a pot of purple mums, and have been gathering pumpkins here and there to put at the base of each. It’s pretty, and simple, and simple is how we roll these days. If you’re into something a little more…MORE, here are some other fabulous Fall front porch ideas…
I love the idea of combining orange paper lanterns with pumpkins. It is unexpected, but so festive and fun. Photo from BHG.com
How gorgeous is this front porch?! There’s a lot going on–pumpkins of at least three different colors, lanterns, candles, potted mums–but it all works really beautifully together and manages to look kind of effortless and uncluttered. Photo from Stone Gable
I see pumpkin topiaries a lot on front porches, but I don’t always love them. Sometimes the proportions are off or the colors are wrong. But these enormous pumpkin topiaries get it so right! And the homeowner does them a little different every year, and posts pictures on her blog. Great Fall porch eye candy! Photo from EAB designs
I love how this porch sticks with a very limited color palette–mostly burnt orange with just a little white–to create a cohesive look. It’s very polished. Photo from…no one seems to know the original source, but I spotted it on Home Stories A to Z.
Instead of decorating every square inch of your front porch, you can follow this home’s example and create a single, stunning Fall installation. I love the combination of large pumpkins, berry branches, leaves, and gourds. And the antique wheelbarrow! Stunning. Photo from BHG.com
My kids are always begging me to decorate the outside of the house not just for Fall, but specifically for Halloween. But I don’t want cobwebs and ghosts and skeletons. No tacky Halloween decor. This beautiful porch manages to decorate for Halloween and still look cute and classy with a mix of pumpkins and some paper bats hanging from the ceiling. Photo from Martha Stewart
Man, is this a gorgeous Fall porch, or what?! I’ve seen lots of houses use hay bales and cornstalks and look kind of messy and blah, but this house uses them to create a beautiful entryway. Paired with a collection of pumpkins and some mums in bushel baskets, this display looks like a cute, country farm stand. The huge piles of golden leaves on the ground don’t hurt either. Photo from Brian Jannsen
Lots of Fall porches stick with the basic colors: yellow, orange, and brown. I love how colorful this one is. It uses mums, kale, and gourds in shades of purple, green, red, white, yellow, and orange to create a lovely, natural cornucopia effect.
Have you decorated your front porch for Fall yet? What are some of your favorite tips for a fabulous Fall front porch?