I share how to decorate a porch for fall in 3 easy steps.
What I love about decorating our front porch is how welcoming it feels.
It’s a way to celebrate each season and brings cheer to those who see it.
In this post, I take you through 3 easy steps to get a cozy front porch look that will transition into Christmas.
How is that for a good ole front porch makeover?
First, here is a glimpse of what it looked like before.
The Spring and Summer front porch decor was beautiful.
One of my favorites.
Video from Summer 2022 of our front porch makeover. It is worth the watch.
And this is what our porch looks like today as I clean and decorate.
As you can see, the ferns exploded and grew into large, voluptuous beauties.
Now, let’s get going on how to decorate a porch for fall.
If you are a visual learner, I share this cozy front porch makeover.
Step One: Clean the front porch.
Take everything off to start with a clean slate.
Sweep off the dirt and cobwebs from the porch floor, baseboards, and the siding.
Wipe the windows and front door.
Step Two: Add back the furniture and give them a good scrub.
I added some outdoor furniture from our backyard for this fall porch makeover.
They were used to sit around a firepit in the evenings to visit and have a drink or two.
Now we can decorate. The best part!
Step 3: Decorate the front porch.
Start by putting the pillows on every chair and bench.
This is the coziest and most inviting addition to any front porch.
It cushions your back for comfort, but for those short, like myself, it helps to feel supported.
This is where the transition comes in when decorating from fall to Christmas.
I am using some burgundy and tan plaid pillows that will go with Christmas decor. Link to plaid pillow cover here.
Now, that is a win!
Add some mums and pumpkins.
Depending on where you live, these burgundy mums will transition beautifully into Christmas.
Adding a variety of colored pumpkins adds interest.
Plus, those bumpy pumpkins are unique and whimsical. I love those!
Now, you can go minimal or over the top.
Adding 1 to 5 pumpkins is a nice number.
But if you have access to lots of them, decorate with as many as you can to give a wow factor to your front porch.
That is curb appeal overload.
Pumpkins in our area are expensive, so I bought five.
If you have ferns left from the summer months, incorporate those.
I am so proud of my huge ferns.
They started as tiny little plants, and they grew into giants.
These definitely will add volume when placed by our front door.
Or next to a chair.
Add lanterns, signs, bird cages, or any additional decor.
I found two black iron candle holders from Goodwill.
They add a vintage look.
I place them on both sides of the porch.
It’s been a priority to make sure I have the word welcome near the front door.
So, this little sign has been on repeat when decorating this porch.
Making a little basket filled with flowers and mini pumpkins is another idea to add to a bench like I did here, or anywhere would be beautiful.
Let’s not forget the star of this front porch.
This little scarecrow is so cute!
I think he completed the fall look of this porch.
What do you think?
I found him at Hobby Lobby.
The metal bird cages and lanterns are a staple on our porch throughout the year.
Decor used outside can get dirty, but that’s ok.
Just dust them off or wipe them down and reuse them.
Add a wreath to the front door.
If all you added were a wreath on your front door, that would make the perfect addition for any season.
It is a beautiful way to welcome guests, and the neighbors will notice it, too.
The wreath I am showing you here was a DIY.
I share how to make it by following this link.
This would be another idea to transition into Christmas.
It would be beautiful with a Christmas sign put in the middle.
I love the roses on this wreath. It’s gorgeous!
Lastly, add a fall mat.
I reused a tan mat I already had.
On top, I put a fall mat that says, Hello, Fall.
I like the simplicity and how cheap it was. Here is the link to the fall mat.
Now, the porch is decorated for fall.
Let me show you around.
Here is the side with the Adirondack chairs.
Here is the front door area.
And the side with the wicker chair and ottoman.
Pardon the leaves that blew on my porch.
I took these photos a few days later. Oh, well, the leaves fit right in.
I hope you were inspired on how to decorate a porch for fall.
These steps can be used for every season.
Wishing you a happy fall season as you enjoy walking under the fallen leaves and feeling the cool breeze on your face.
It’s the time of year to take in all the blessings in our lives.
To bask in the beauty of the vibrant colored leaves.
And grab hold of loved ones a bit tighter.
Taking in every part of this wonderous life we’ve been given.
Have a wonderful fall week.
For more fall and Thanksgiving inspiration, go here.
Thanks for coming by Victorian Lane Farms.