I absolutely love a gorgeous fall display on front porches as I walk through the neighborhoods of Seattle. Some people really pull out all the stops! Even though not as many people see our front door because we moved to the country, I still make a point to decorate it. While I was doing ours this year, I realized I had SO many ideas that they couldn’t all work for just one front porch. So naturally, I have to share my front porch decor ideas with you to inspire you!
5 Front Porch Decor Ideas to Inspire You For Fall
I am completely obsessed with white pumpkins and have always wanted to only use them while decorating for Halloween and fall. They’re just so chic! You can also incorporate dried or bleached foliage for a tonal look to coordinate. Think brackish ferns and pampas grass for a look that’s a bit more modern organic.
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Stack your pumpkins high
I think it’s pretty common to line your pumpkins up in a row. That being said, I encourage you to explore stacking them and piling them together! I love the tumbled, organic look of a bunch of pumpkins and gourds cascading down front porch steps. And when it comes to pumpkins, I always believer that more is better!
Splurge on fantasy pumpkins
You know those super fancy pumpkins and gourds in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes?? Those are refered to as fantasy pumpkins and they are just so much fun. They’re definitely a more elevated Halloween and fall aesthetic. So if you’re looking for chic porch decor, I highly recommend checking them out.
Try a different kind of jack-o-lantern
We’ve shared a few cute pumpkin DIYs over the years here on the blog! Here are a few to get you inspired to try a different type of pumpkin carving for Halloween this year:
Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional jack-o’-lantern as much as the next girl, but there’s something so fun about coming up with a new way to decorate pumpkins each year. You could go the goofy route or the macabre route or the artistic route, but I personally like to decorate my front porch with pieces inspired by the trends I love for the interior. And this year, that’s terrazzo.
We don’t always go for the traditional spooky jack-o-lantern. Instead, we’re more about putting a creative, boho twist on our Halloween decor. This year, instead of carving a traditional scary scowl, we’re celebrating the end of October in true boho-chic chic style.
I’m a big fan of tiny, battery powered fairy lights because you can literally put them anywhere! Wrap a few pumpkins in them for a gorgeous, unexpected fall display.
I also really love battery powered faux candles for the same reason. Some of them even flicker just like real candles (but are much safer). I still have lanterns from our wedding that I put the candles into to add even more style to our fall decor.
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Go overboard with fall flowers like mums
Chrysanthemums are definitely in bloom right now and I love the punch of color and texture they bring. One year, I want to decorate our porch and patio with tons and tons of mums in a variety of planters. And in all kinds of colors from burgundy to ochre to white!
Include a cute seasonal doormat
I am such a sucker for cute seasonal decor, especially now that we have a bigger house to decorate for the holidays. I’ve rounded up cute fall doormats in the past, but here are a few more that I’m totally loving right now:
Those are just a few of my front porch decor ideas for fall… I’m sure there are even more that I haven’t even thought of yet! I just love decorating this time of year. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of these tips.
And let me know what other fall decor tips and ideas you’d like to see!
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This fall, as we were brainstorming ideas for DIY projects for the holiday season, we wanted to create a new take on a classic fall wreath — this time with dip-dyed corn husks. Even if you haven’t started decorating yet, this corn husk wreath DIY is super-easy and fast — and can work for Thanksgiving, too!
We whipped up this super simple DIY door mat that celebrates the sweet-tooth side of the festivities in a sort of adult, cheeky way. Armed with a plain door mat, stencils, and paint, you too can deck out your front door for Halloween (and for less than 10 bucks)!