Fall Front Porch Decorating Inspiration

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2 Hours

It’s fall front porch reveal time! I always love transitioning from my summer porch to my fall porch. Let’s take a look at the changeover, shall we?Below is our somewhat simple summer porch.

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I pulled out my tubs of fall decor and made a plan. I really liked what I did last year, so I knew I mostly wanted to mimic that.

Over the summer we got the exterior of our house painted a creamy white (SW Oyster White) and the trim went black (SW Iron Ore). I was excited to decorate a house in a completely new color (I get very easily amused as you can see.) 🙂

I started decorating the front porch.

After stacking up 3 medium sized hay bales, I went to my trusty stash of faux pumpkins to start the pumpkin stacking.

I’ve been collecting faux pumpkins ( more options) for the last 10 years, so the stash is quite large at this point – I really need to stop adding to it. My favorites are the luminary drill holes ones I made a couple years ago. They look fabulous at night.

Once the pumpkins were placed I added in my potted mums and ornamental cabbage.

After the pumpkins were placed, I draped in a soft throw I scored in the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago. I like how it cozies up the whole area.

Link to similar rocking chair set (includes 2 chairs and a side table)

A few pillows were tossed on top of the blanket.

The DIY wood cladding wall is a super affordable project we did this summer in case you’re interested.

And on the garden stool table I added one of my DIY floral pumpkins. I like how it softened up the hard lines of the table and added an element of surprise.

I added another floral pumpkin to the grouping on the hay bales too.

One of my favorite fall front porch touches is adding indoor/outdoor plug in fairy lights to the pumpkins. I have them all over our house inside and out, and they offer them in 33′ and 66′ lengths.

In the evening the lights put off the most beautiful, unexpected glow. I use them in all our window boxes too. Big fan!

To finish off the porch I hung my DIY pumpkin wreath. What do you think?

Link to affordable house numbers.

Next up it was time to decorate the three DIY window boxes.

I started with Boston Ferns. When the pan-damnit (as I like to call it) started awhile back I wasn’t able to go to stores to buy my real ferns, so I decided I would use faux ferns in this large window box. I’ve been using them ever since.

I stuck in some faux fall floral springs in orange and yellow (similar) throughout the box.

Next, I added in about 15 pumpkins in carious sizes, colors, and shapes.

Not pictured (oops): I added a 66′ strand of outdoor fairy lights for a night time glow.

Another big oops….I forgot to take a night time photo of the fall window boxes before I switched over to Halloween. Here’s a peek of last year’s window boxes at night. they look the same, just on a white house with black trim. 🙂

I couldn’t forget my other 2 DIY window boxes.

I wish these windows were accessible from the inside windows, but no such luck. Each season I pull out the extension ladder to change out the decor.

I added more of my faux pumpkins and fall floral springs to my faux sweet grass bush and cedar bush greenery. I always use faux in these boxes since they’re so hard to water from below.

Finally, I fished some fairy lights through a small cutout in the window screen and plugged them in inside.

I repeated the same steps on the other window box.

Once again, I failed to take photos of these two smaller window boxes at night, but here they are last year when our house was gray.

And finally, here’s a zoomed out look at our fall front porch at night!

What do you think? I always have so much fun decorating our fall front porch. It only stays up for two to three weeks before I start adding all the Halloween decorations to it though.

I’ll share or Halloween decor as soon as I can get it on the blog.



Suggested materials:
  • Faux pumpkins   (amazon)
  • Affordable throw blanket   (target dollar spot)
  • Outdoor pillows   (amazon)
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Audrey Kuether
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