Perfect Pumpkin Ideas For Your Southern Porch
Nothing can spruce up a Southern porch in the fall quite like pumpkins. We look forward to unloading the annual haul from the pumpkin patch, knowing well that we’ll be picking up a few more here and there. We love pumpkins of all colors, whether bright orange, crisp white, or lovely green; we love short and squat pumpkins, tall and skinny pumpkins, bumpy and warty pumpkins, smooth and perfect pumpkins, mini pumpkins, giant pumpkins, and every pumpkin in between. When it’s time to decorate the ins and outs of your home for autumn, these creative pumpkin decorating ideas will make your front porch look festive and positively full of fall.
Scattered & Cozy
The unplanned look of the pumpkins’ placement with richly colored mums and rustic accents make this one cozy-looking porch. The kind of porch you want to sit on at sunset with a mug of apple cider!
Cheery Harvest Style
Bright purple mums give this porch a breath of fresh air to go along with its traditional harvest feel. We can’t get enough of those columns wrapped in corn husks either!
Metallic Patterned Pumpkins
Get as creative as you want with these gold, bronze, and brown painted pumpkins. We love how they're displayed on porch shelves all together, but they would look great stacked on your front steps too!
Let everyone know whose house it is with these monogram pumpkins—they’re just adorable! You can download the monogram stencils here, and then pick out interesting, but somewhat symmetrical pumpkins to carve them into!
Pumpkins All Ways
Go all in with the pumpkins by incorporating them into the topiaries, wreath, and garland in a traditional orange-hued theme.
Fill up a pretty tomato cage or iron triangular containers with miniature pumpkins and gourds for an easy accent piece you can set on each side of your front door.
This front porch pairs pumpkins and lush produce for a gorgeous welcome—and an inspiring spot for porch sitting.
We love the mix of natural, uncarved pumpkins and intricately carved pumpkins with polka dots and scallop hems—it makes for a perfect balance!
Natural-hued fall foliage, hay bales, and woven twig pumpkins (with some neutral real pumpkins) make up this brown-dominated porch that is perfect for the rustic home.
Vinyl Letter Pumpkins
If you want pumpkins that look extra perfect, skip the painting and do your own vinyl lettering! You can pick your favorite Halloween sayings for these cute pumpkins.
Pale Blues & Dried Hydrangeas
Dried limelight hydrangeas and pumpkins in shades of white and pale blue give a calm, fresh feel to this fall porch.
Simple & Fresh
The turquoise door makes its own statement with a coordinated modern wreath, but the impressive array of pumpkins and fall plants really make the porch stand out as festive and fresh.
These richly hued pumpkins in red, pink, purple, and gold make an easy, quick front porch statement. They pop no matter where you put them!
Get a little whimsical with a large winding pumpkin vine hung asymmetrically on one side of your front door—use different colors of pumpkins, thick vines from the craft store, and fake fall foliage to achieve the look.
White & Metallic Tones
Take a neutral, yet luxe approach with white and metallic pumpkins, which look great paired with wood or rustic accents such as these corn stalks.
These pumpkins are crisp with their black-and-white palette, but fun with their painted bats! Paint the pumpkins in way that makes the top step have pumpkins with smaller painted bats and the bottom step to have the largest bats for a balanced perspective—it creates a scene of a crowd of flying bats!
Pumpkin Patch Lovin’
For those who love a visit to the pumpkin patch, this porch is full of staples such as a scarecrow, corn husks, hay bales, pure orange pumpkins, and pretty mums. It fits the season perfectly.
Welcome your guests this fall with a cheery door, cozy chair with fall-themed pillows, and an unplanned grouping of great pumpkins!
If you like fall décor that goes a little festively spooky, then this porch display is the one for you. Haunted house luminaries and painted haunted tree pumpkins with fun carvings look so great lit up at night.
Pumpkin Candle Holders
Create some autumn ambiance with large white pumpkins for candle holders. Use faux fall foliage and grapevine garland for a pop of color. Find the DIY guide here.
Corn Husks & Pups
We love the light husk wreaths with a scattering of differently colored pumpkins, natural greenery, a plaid door hang, and a cute pup!
House Number Topiary
You can get everything you need for this DIY project from your favorite home improvement store, and we recommend using realistic-looking faux pumpkins in order to make these completely reusable for every year!
Give your porch a luminescent glow with this temporary light fixture that uses mini pumpkins, a grapevine wreath, twine or rope, faux foliage, and faux candles.
We just love how this DIY project uses each pumpkin as a different letter for a cute Halloween message like “BOO!” or anything else you want!
Take an elegant, subtle approach to fall porch decorating with a few strategically placed pumpkins. These DIY topiaries make a great statement.
Give knitting a go this fall with these knit pumpkins that use burlap twine to create shape and stems—fill them with some cushioning to make them soft and round.
We like the idea of keeping things simple and doing it a little different this year with all one color—such as these light rusty tan pumpkins and mums. Carve intricate designs to give some interest to the simple color palette.