I get so excited just thinking about fall. I love the cooler temperatures, the brisk nights that are perfect for a cup of hot chocolate by the fire pit, and of course, the decorations; or more specifically, the colors. I absolutely adore the colors of fall and do everything I can to incorporate those colors into my fall decorating…inside and out. If you’ve been thinking of ways to decorate your house for fall, I’ve got some great ideas for the porch.
Your porch is so important in your seasonal decorating. It’s often the first impression that people have of your home. If you want your home to feel inviting, you can create a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere on the porch that will spill out into the rest of your home. If you’ve been wondering about just how to decorate that porch for fall, I’ve found 25 beautiful ideas that are all easy and relatively inexpensive. Many of these incorporate a few quick and easy DIY decorations, and you know how much I love a quick and easy DIY project. Oh, and if you’re looking for ways to decorate inside the house, be sure to take a look at these 60 DIY fall projects to decorate your home.
You don’t have to put a lot of work or money into changing your porch decorations for the seasons. Sometimes, something as simple as adding a few strategically placed pumpkins or just a nice warm throw over your patio furniture can make all the difference in your decorating. There are some lovely ways to create a fall themed porch in here, including a few rustic looks that you are sure to love. And, you can add these beautiful DIY fall leaf bowls to your porch table for even more décor.
The temperatures will be dropping before you know it, so now is the time to create a beautiful and welcoming front porch. Whether you’re looking for something simple to add a slight touch of autumn to your outdoors or you want to go all out and really decorate your porch for the season, you are sure to find the perfect fall porch décor and most of these project ideas won’t cost you anything but your time. Get ready for fall by creating a front porch that is sure to make your neighbors jealous!
14. DIY Pumpkin Topiaries
15. Monogram Door Hanger
You don’t necessarily have to hang a wreath to welcome in the new season. You can really add to your front porch décor with this great monogram door hanger for fall. The color is perfect to go along with those warm oranges and browns and this one is so easy to make. You could do this with a large embroidery hoop and a piece of burlap. Then just add a wooden letter painted black and you have the perfect fall door.
16. DIY Modern Metallic Pumpkins
If you prefer something a bit different than traditional orange and brown, these metallic pumpkins are great. You do these with craft pumpkins that you paint a neutral color and then add a contrasting color of metallic paint that drips down. These would be great as indoor centerpieces but you could totally put them out on the porch to add a nice fall effect without the use of traditional orange pumpkins.
17. DIY Fall Leaf Doormat
Here’s another wonderful doormat that you can create very easily. Just take a plain doormat and paint leaves on it. You can gather leaves from your yard to use as templates. Just add acrylic paint to one side of the leaf and then use it as a stamp to create the design on your doormat. Or cut your leaf pattern from cardstock and use that as a stencil.
18. DIY Hanging Gourd Vase
What a gorgeous vase! This gourd vase is so easy to make and it’s really inexpensive, especially if you grow your own gourds. Just cut a small hole near the neck of the gourd and use that to house your mums or other fall flowers. You can hang these all along your porch railing to give your home a beautiful fall look for very little money.
19. DIY Flannel Shirt Pillow Covers
Turn your porch swing or bench into the perfect place to rest during fall with a DIY flannel shirt pillow. These warm and inviting pillow covers are very easy to make and if you have a couple of flannel shirts that you can use, they won’t cost you anything but the time to make them. This takes a bit of sewing but it’s a super easy project and will instantly warm up your front porch for fall.
20. Hand Painted Initial Burlap Pillows
Burlap has a great fall look to it, so it’s perfect for making these DIY initial pillows. These are easy to make and only require a tiny bit of sewing. You could also do pictures like pumpkins or corn on these if you prefer that over the initial. The entire look is perfect for fall and these take very little time to put together.
21. Rustic Fall Washtub Planters
These metal washtubs are great for using as planters any time of year but particularly during fall. They have such a great rustic quality and you can plant anything in them, including topiaries. Add some fall foliage and some brown or orange lights and you have the perfect planters to surround your front door and make it seem warm and welcoming.
22. Metal Harvest Basket
An old metal basket and a few things from your garden will give you a lovely fall display for the front porch. Just fill the basket with colored corn, tiny pumpkins and gourds and maybe throw in some fall leaves or other fall foliage. I love this idea because it’s so very simple and if you have the basket and fall harvest items on hand, it won’t cost you a thing to set this one up.
23. DIY Wood Tag Hangers
There is no rule that says you have to hang a fall wreath. You can hang these lovely DIY wood tag hangers instead. Or, if you are hanging a wreath, these would also be great hanging from it or even off the porch rail. Just cut your wood pieces to the size that you want, add a hole for hanging and then add your special message. You can hang with rope, twine, or burlap.
24. Blanket Porch Display
If all else fails and you just really want to add something warm and cozy, put a blanket on your chair or bench. A nice cable knit blanket gives the illusion of warmth which is what you want your porch to say. Just drape a blanket over your seat and that’s it. You can use any color or design that you want, as long as it’s a nice big cozy blanket, which will also be great for those cool evenings sitting out on the porch.
25. Real Pumpkin Planters
You can turn an actual pumpkin into a beautiful planter for your fall flowers and use those planters to decorate your porch for fall. You just have to cut a drainage hole and then place a plastic planter down into the pumpkin. Note that these won’t last all year so you’ll need to keep an eye out for when they start getting soft. There’s nothing that quite says fall like a real pumpkin though and these really are lovely to decorate for a month or so at a time.