9 Ways to Bring Fall to Your Front Porch

There’s so much to look forward to when fall comes around — cooler weather, fun festivals, warm colors, and quality time with loved ones! One of my favorite ways to celebrate is to spend time with family and friends, getting cozy on the front porch. It’s a great gathering spot, and there are so many ways to highlight the season through your decor. I’m excited to share some of my favorite ways to bring fall to your front porch.

Embrace Fall Colors

A front porch with a bench and pillows. A display of food is on the table.

To start, you can’t go wrong with playing up the fall colors — burnt oranges, browns, and shades of red are all perfect for the season. It’s easy to add pops of color through throw pillows or cozy blankets. It’s the perfect excuse to get extra cozy!

Accentuate Your Windows

A fall front porch with garland framing the window.

One lovely way to decorate your front porch is by framing windows with some fall garland. I love how this provides a natural focal point and adds shape to the display. The plaid blankets here add the perfect cozy touch and the orange from the garland coordinates perfectly. Also notice how stumps make the perfect side tables for fall. Top things off with flowers, pumpkins, and lanterns to make your display complete.

Hang Potted Flowers

A decorative front porch with potted plants hanging.

Beautify your front porch this fall by hanging potted plants or flowers with warm colors. You might have flowers year round, but now is a great time to choose a seasonal option. Add to the ambiance by dangling string lights above. Don’t be afraid to double up on pillows and throws.

Arrange a Display of Gourds

A front porch seating area with an arrangement of fall gourds

Who says you have to stick with traditional orange pumpkins for fall? Adding a variety of different colored gourds in different sizes keeps things interesting. It also adds more dimension and texture. The potted plants at different heights really add a nice touch, and the woven rug helps anchor all the elements together.

Fall for Maximalism

A maximalist fall display.

How fun is this festive maximalist display? I love how bright and cheerful the color palette is. The neutral colors of the wood crates and wheat stalks provide a nice balance. This would be a fun look to recreate by gathering decorative leaves and filling up the space with painted pumpkins. I especially love how the crates provide different levels.

Get Creative with Veggies

A front porch decorated with a variety of ornamental veggies.

Over the past few years, decorating with ornamental veggies has been a trend. This is a less traditional way to experiment with new decor styles. I must say the pops of purple look stunning on these front steps. I really enjoy the texture they add as well.

Stage a Wooden Ladder

A fall front porch with a wooden ladder is shown.

A wooden ladder propped against a wall of your front porch adds a nice focal point and makes the perfect blanket holder. Here the firewood adds to the cozy ambiance. This front porch also proves that wreaths aren’t just reserved for front doors and can look great on windows as well.

Use the Rule of Symmetry

A fall front porch with symmetrical design elements.

This charming front door display nails the rule of symmetry. The golden yellow planters bring a beautiful splash of color. I adore how the variety of pumpkin designs keeps the display exciting. The layered rugs add a nice touch as well.

Create an Arch

The front of a house with an arch created from fall foliage.

Arches present an excellent opportunity to create a grand entrance every time you walk up to your home. I just can’t get enough of this gorgeous entryway. This is the perfect way to welcome the season and make your home stand out.

I always find it so exciting when there’s an opportunity to get creative with seasonal decor. Fall is an especially cozy time of year, which makes it all the more fun. Which idea are you most excited to try on your front porch?

Looking for more inspiration for your home? Check out this post on custom closets that go beyond the bedroom. For more ideas to entertain loved ones, read my post on housewarming party ideas