Fall Porch Decor Ideas

We know we’ve gone a tad bit fall-crazy lately, but who doesn’t love this season? With the changing of the seasons comes the changing of your outdoor décor. Fall porch décor is an opportunity to embrace the new colors of autumn while simultaneously igniting a spark of creativity. When starting to decide what to adorn your porch with, consider natural elements and DIY projects to bring your front stoop to life.

Natural Elements for Fall Porch Décor

There are certain natural elements that scream fall. Not only are the colors of nature great inspiration, but there are actual pieces of nature you can take and bring to your front porch. Think about fall foods like pumpkin, corn, apples, etc. and how you can incorporate these autumnal natural elements.

Using Fall Colors

The below example, from Better Homes & Gardens, showcases the seasonal colors and harvest. This fall porch décor features an antique-styled wheelbarrow that’s overstuff with squash, berries, pumpkins and leaves. The natural elements are all in the same color family, creating a warm aura outside your front door. They’ve even woven a DIY project into this décor by hand-painting the pumpkins.

Fall Porch Decor_Wheelbarrow

Tip: If you don’t have a wheelbarrow, feel free to arrange the gourds and leaves over a chair or an end table. You can even find a creative way to stack them on the ground – maybe on a picnic blanket! 

Using Fall Shapes

Another interesting use of natural elements is to focus on the shapes versus the colors. This example, from Taryn Whiteaker, focuses more on the fall shapes of pumpkins by painting them hues of white and gold. We love how she selected an ivory color and paired it with gold and rose gold metallics. The article also features a pumpkin that is painted ivory but also layered with a dripping metallic paint. It’s elegant and festive.

Fall Porch Decor_White Pumpkins

Tip: Taryn also used a more neutral natural fall element – cornhusks. It’s brilliant because it still brings the warmth to this fall porch décor without adding traditionally warm colors.

DIY Sign for Fall Porch Décor

While the previous two examples feature natural elements, with a hint of DIY, the ultimate DIY fall porch décor is making your own sign. There a lot of different ways to add the rustic aesthetic of fall to your porch, but making a sign is one of the easiest.

One example that we particularly love is this welcome sign from Mccall Manor. This project involves a wood plank, which was hand distressed, some stencils, paint and some twigs for added detail. Not only is this project easy, but it looks store-bought. It’s the perfect piece for your fall porch décor.

Fall Porch Decor_Welcome Sign

If you’re looking to add a little seasonal décor to your front stoop, take inspiration from nature and don’t be afraid to get creative! You’ll have the ultimate fall porch décor in no time.


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