Changing from summer to fall means crisper air, cooler temperatures, and, of course, an abundance of leaves, pumpkins, and seasonal colors. Fall is also the time to make your home feel warm and inviting. Get in the spirit of fall by playing up the natural scenery outside and giving your front porch a seasonal refresh with carefully chosen fall decorations. And it's easy, enjoyable, and affordable to put together a festive look and elevate your outdoor space. Our REALTORS® have got a few ideas for how you can achieve a beautiful front porch for fall.
- Go Traditional with Pumpkins and Mums
It doesn't feel like fall without pumpkins. They come in different colors, shapes, and sizes so you can take advantage of the variety to add visual interest and create an inviting statement. You can place the pumpkins on the ground, put them in a lantern or another decorative container, or place them on a hay bale for a fresh fall look. Also, mums and pumpkins are a natural pair when it comes to outdoor fall decorations. The vibrant tones of the flowers flawlessly complement the soft pastel colors of the pumpkins. Create an eye-catching display by placing small pumpkins and mums on opposite sides of the entryway.
- Add Farmhouse Style
A farmhouse look can give a space a welcoming aesthetic and a collected feel. And you can easily achieve the traditional farmhouse style with a few inexpensive fall decorating décor pieces that can be found at a local flea market, craft store, or second-hand shop. For the ultimate quintessential fall farmhouse porch, pair pumpkins with country-inspired and rustic touches like a twig wreath, checkered throw, wooden lanterns, comfy chair cushions, and vintage furniture.
- Hang a Fall Wreath
Wreaths and garlands aren't just for the holidays. You can adorn your doors, mantels, and windows in the fall as well. To dazzle your guests from the front door, hang a fall wreath that greets your guests with gorgeousness and teases the fabulousness to come inside. From sculptural moss to whimsical floral arrangements, there are many types of fall wreaths to suit every home and style. Then you can flank the front door with matching oversized planters to display tall grasses, pumpkins, or colorful foliage.
- Mix Metals
Plain orange pumpkins are classic, but a mix of glam metallic finishes, creamy hues, and rustic textures can create a one-of-a-kind fall porch. Think beyond the bright colors by incorporating cascades of silver, copper, gold, gray, and off-white. Bonus points if you have metal vessels, lanterns, and planters that are fit to match. Place some pumpkins in your lantern, a corn stalk in an aged bronze planter, or mums in a metallic vase for an Instagram-worthy look.
- Craft a Neutral Toned Porch
Fall porch décor doesn't always have to be about bright yellows, oranges, and reds. You can still create a magnificent fall porch décor with whites and other neutral tones. The clean color palette will bring that autumn warmth and add a level of sophistication. Create a subtle swag by incorporating white pumpkins, corn stalks, and white mums.
- Cozy Up Outdoor Furniture
Just because summer is over does not mean that it's time to head indoors. Make your porch swing or bench the ideal spot for relaxing with a simple swap of seasonal pillows, throws, and blankets. Flowers, vintage items, and pumpkins add the perfect finishing touches that set the mood. And if your porch isn't spacious enough for a bench and décor accessories, don't be afraid to spread the décor to the front lawn.
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