16 Ways to Spice Up Your Porch Décor for Fall
Looking for a way to lengthen porch-sitting season? As fall weather hits the forecast, consider a mini porch makeover. With easy updates and fall décor inspiration, you can be all set to enjoy autumn outdoors in a matter of minutes. From decorative ways to make sure blankets are nearby to seasonal touches, like pumpkin and gourd displays, we’ve gathered some of our favorite fall porch décor ideas to make it easier than ever to enjoy the outdoors at home this autumn.
Add Color to A Natural Setting
Bring a back porch to life with simple pops of autumn color. Here, decorator Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors in Charlotte padded the space with purple pillows that pair perfectly with natural accents in the outdoor room.
Create an Outdoor Table Topper
Blend beautiful, easy-care succulents with mosses and pumpkins to create a green fall table topper that will thrive outdoors.
Coordinate Warm Colors
As bold as it is inviting, this porch pairs its red theme with seasonal essentials, like apples and pumpkins, for a coordinated, comfy fall look.
Delight with White Pumpkins
Incorporate white pumpkins into your fall porch décor, like this beautiful wreath, to add an elegant, unexpected touch.
Transition to Cooler Nights with Candle Light
As you transition your porch into cooler weather, add light and charm with candles instead of a full roaring fire until the full winter chill sets in. Here, candle chandeliers pair perfectly with a golden candle glow in the brick fireplace.
Bring the Pumpkin Patch Home
Let your local pumpkin patch inspire you. Decorate your porch with pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes for an outdoor space full of fall color.
Foliage-Filled Outdoor Fireplace
No matter how chilly the autumn evenings get, this patio fireplace display is ready to keep you cozy. Luscious leaves and fall foliage crafted from a combination of oak and magnolia leaves create the perfect autumn patio retreat. Incorporate pieces of this patio into your own porch design by filling simple and weighty pottery crocks with berries, autumn leaves, and hydrangeas.
Add Classic Autumn Touches
This fall patio design calls for pumpkins and mums in warm shades of curry, paprika, and cinnamon. Take it to the next level with a pop of corn and assorted acorns for the full autumn feel.
Have Quilts Handy
Easily transition a cozy porch space into a fall retreat by making blankets plentiful. Here, a natural structure with wooden furniture nestled in the woods is cozy and homey with minimal effort.
Take Your Upholstery Outside
Make your porch dinner party-ready by brining the indoors outside. Consider surrounding a rustic picnic table with upholdered chairs during dinner for an upscale, yet still relaxed fall atmosphere.
Incorporate a Casual Copper Touch
Line your screened in windows with copper string lights to complement the natural tones of a lake- or wood-side porch and add a bit of seasonal sparkle.
Tour this nature-inspired home.
Add Minimalist Autumn Accents
With the surrounding woods setting the scene, this sparsely decorated setup pairs tiny potted plants with mini pumpkins full of color for minimalist fall style that lets the woods speak for itself.
Personalize Porch Pumpkins
Display your address in style on your front porch this fall by cleverly etching your house number into a pumpkin.
Line Your Porch with Mums
Mums and fall go hand in hand. Add your porch to the mix, and you’re sure to create an autumn masterpiece.
Elevate Your Autumn Urns
Add dimension to your outdoor retreat with a multilevel container display full of fall color. Perfect for the porch or your front door.
How To Make Paper Bag Fall Luminaries
Dress up your fall decor with these easy DIY luminaries, and add some glow to your home style this season. You need just seven items to create these sweet paper bag luminaries. Everyone can help, because they’re so simple to make. In fact, grab the kids, put on some fall music, and set up a luminary assembly line in your kitchen for the ultimate in seasonal DIY cheer. You’ll want to display these autumnal decorations everywhere—lining your driveway and sidewalk, flanking your entry and stairs, and illuminating your mantel. Begin by tracing leaves on the paper bags (we used maple leaves in the demonstration above, but you can use any leaves from your yard), and cut out the leaf shapes from the fronts of the paper bags. Use pinking shears to trim the tops of the bags for added flair. Insert the white bags, add sand to weigh them down, and insert flameless votives for safe, cheery fall decor that will bring a smile to your face this season.
Enhance Outdoor, Store-Bought Décor
Add fall foliage or dried hydrangeas to take your sore-bought garland up a notch. With finishing touches like pumpkins, cabbages, and pinecones, your fall porch will be picture perfect before you know it.