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7 Ways to Add Fall Charm to Your Front Porch

Ready to embrace the fall spirit at home? Start by making a festive, inviting first impression on your front porch with these easy and stylish decorating ideas.Fall is a beautiful time of year. A lot of changes take place in nature which creates a sense of fresh beginnings, not to mention gifts us with lots of stunning colors and seasonal elements from nature.

A wonderful place to take advantage of the cozy charm of fall is on your front porch where your guests and neighbors can enjoy it, too. Fall is naturally very welcoming, making it perfect for making a warm, inviting first impression.

Here are 7 ideas for decorating a fall front porch.

Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas


Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins. They always add a bit of cheer and charm to an entryway, immediately capturing the fall spirit. You can use real or fake pumpkins depending on your preference and they are very budget-friendly, so you can use one, a few, or several to decorate your entryway. They look great in their original form, but if you want to get creative, try painting or stenciling them for something really special. Even just painting them in neutral or bright colors will make them chic yet festive.

Rustic wreath

Hang a rustic wreath on your front door or pillars to welcome guests in. They are an inviting touch that can be personalized to suit the style of your home. We like natural accents for a fall wreath, but elements from nature can be very versatile depending on the colors you choose and how much you fill the wreath. For a more modern, minimalist look, for example, keep it simple with little to no accents.


A cozy glow is especially perfect for fall. There are a few fun ways you can incorporate lighting into your fall front porch. String lights are quick, easy, and affordable, not to mention very versatile. You can wrap them around your pillars, frame them around the front door, or wind them through a wreath. You could also use lanterns for stylish décor that also add a nice glow using candles, electric candles, or bulbs. The most popular seasonal option, of course, is decorating with jack-o-lanterns!

Welcome mat

A welcome mat is always a great addition to a front porch. It makes a nice, inviting first impression and adds a lot of charm to the entryway. For fall, there are a lot of fun options. You can do something subtle, such as layering a larger buffalo check mat under your regular welcome mat or choose a more festive, fall-inspired message or symbol. There are lots of welcome mats to choose from if you do a simple internet search. Some of our favorite places to shop for them are Wayfair, Target, and Grandin Road.

Bench or wagon

If you have extra space on your front porch, a bench or wagon is a nice addition. They add a lot of character and can be updated for every season. During fall, some accent pillows in fall colors and patterns will bring a sense of coziness to your entryway. A wagon also offers a lot of character. You can fill it with hay, pumpkins, gourds, or flowers for a farmhouse appeal.


Tall cornstalks are great for adding height to your entryway, especially flanking your front door or steps or filling a corner. If you opt for the wagon, they can also serve as accents there.

Seasonal flowers

Some of the loveliest fall décor for a front porch are seasonal flowers. Their rich colors bring so much life to the space, especially if you pair them with beautiful pots or rustic baskets. Just a few flowers, even if they’re small, will bring a lot of charm to your front porch for fall.

Want to bring the spirit of fall inside your home, too? Check out these simple but stylish fall decorating tips! >>

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