Ooooh, I love decorating my front porch for Fall! It’s one of my favorite things to do, There’s something about the pumpkins and the colors that just make me so happy!! Let me show you how I decorated my porch with lots of fairytale pumpkins this year! (updated 8.24.22)
How To Decorate A Front Porch For Fall
ITEMS TO DECORATE MY PORCH:
- Various Sized Pumpkins
- Large Wall Sign
- Fall Flower Planters
- Autumn Wreath
- Fresh Greenery & Berries
- New Doormat
Starting with an Empty Porch
I started with a clean slate and gave the porch a good cleaning…adios spiders and stink bugs (sidenote: do you have a stink bug invasion in the Fall where you live? They are nasty-looking things!!)
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Hang a Seasonal Sign
I hung up a sign that I made a while back. You can make one too! Pop over to Ella Claire & Co. and she has the complete tutorial that I followed and even the free template!! (Love free!!) You can find her tutorial here
My sign is hung up using vinyl siding clips; they slide underneath the siding so there’s no damage. For smaller signs, I use this size vinyl siding hook
Adding Fall Planters
My planters are from Costco (under $20 and amazingly beautiful, so stop reading and get over there!!) They even had the copper-painted branches in them already.
Costco really filled their planters with such a cool variety of plants too!
Add Vintage Touches to the Porch
I love to add vintage or thrifted finds to my seasonal porch decor.
I’ve had the antique wood farm crate for eons and have used it for countless displays. See here for a different Fall display. It made the perfect little home for a stack of pretty pumpkins.
Secret between you and me…the top pumpkin is a fraud, a phony, a foam!! None of my real pumpkins could fit and the fake one fits in so tightly that I don’t have to worry about the tower toppling over!
Festive Door Mat
My go-to store for all my mats is the Christmas Tree Shops. Their mats are $6.99 and they always have great ones for every season.
I stalked the store until they started putting out their Fall merch in August and grabbed all my mats for the season…you should have seen me moving stacks of these heavy coir mats to find my “H”!! I worked up a sweat, but hey I finally found it!!
Fall front door wreath
I’ve had this wreath for a few years. It’s from the Valerie Parr Hill line at QVC…I have so many wreaths from her and every single one is high quality and beautiful. I love to make wreaths but sometimes it’s nice to be able to pull one right out of the box!!
I added the buffalo-checked ribbon to it.
Decorating the Stairs
I bought 2 of these rustic-looking lanterns from Walmart. They are from the Better Homes and Gardens line and are so tall and gorgeous!
The flameless outdoor candles I got are a tad too big but look really pretty at night…I should have bought the 8 in candles instead.
I placed the lanterns on different stairs on each side- on the top landing on the left and on the first stair on the opposite side.
Then I added my fairytale pumpkins and a couple of small orange ones.
I just love all the cool-looking fairytale or Cinderella pumpkins that are readily available now. I grabbed all of mine from Trader Joe’s for $7.99/ea.
I had a bag of jack be littles but I didn’t like how they looked next to the fairytale pumpkins so I gave them a little chalk paint makeover…I wonder what my neighbors think while I’m sitting on the stairs painting pumpkins!!
But hey, I like them so much better now!!
Remember back in the day when there was exactly one kind of pumpkin to put on your porch…orange and round!!! Things have really changed!!!
My stairs widen as they go down so there’s plenty of space for pumpkins without getting in the way when we actually use them.
Final Fall Touches
I went into my backyard and cut some berry vines and berry springs, I intertwined the vines with a small garland above my sign, and tucked them in a few springs down the stairs.
Around the door, I put a grapevine garland and tied small pieces of buffalo check ribbon around it.
Here she is in all her Fall glory!! Notice my open window…it was like 77 out!!
It definitely feels like Fall around here now!!
My neighbor swung by in his tractor and dropped me off a load of his cornstalks! Now it really looks like Fall out here!!
more fall porch inspo
- Fall Decorating with Pumpkins
- Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch
- Rustic Style Fall Porch
- Fall Front Porch Inspo
For more Fall porch inspiration you can check out another way I decorated this porch for Fall. This time I used lots of smaller pumpkins and gourds.
Love that sign…. And what??? Who knew their were vinyl siding hangers?!! Off to get those. Loved the faux pumpkin that fit on that tower. Great job!
I know Leslie…they are the best! There are large & small sizes and both work great!!
Love the fairytale pumpkins, I hope I have some in the garden this year to decorate with!
I loved the step by step process of creating your gorgeous fairytail porch.
Your Fall porch looks great! Love all the colors and elements. I was also wanting to know the color of your front door. Do you happen to know? I like it.
Hi Jan! My door is Sherwin Williams “Sea Salt” it’s the perfect coastal blue shade.
Oh…I love it, Jennifer! I’m so excited to decorate my porch for fall. I just wish mother nature would get the memo! It’s still so dang hot here. My pumpkins and mums would be toast after one day. ☹ Hopefully soon! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration, friend!
Oh, this isn’t this year! Although my neighbor texted me to see if he could drop off corn stalks soon…I love seeing his tractor crossing the road!!
Jennifer, I absolutely love how you’ve decorated your front porch for fall. The colors are just amazing. I love the roof shape to your porch! Just beautiful.
Thanks so much Lori!! I love Fall colors! My porch matches all the trees around my house right now…the colors are amazing this Fall in NH.
Great job on your porch! I love the pumpkin/hayride sign. So cute!
Thanks Kim!! The sign was a DIY!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful porch. I think its very rewarding to decorate for the seasons!
I agree Joan! It’s one of my favorite things to do…but I’m already thinking about my Christmas porch!!!
All so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Carol!!
So beautiful! I’m sure my neighbors think I’m crazy with all the painting of things I do.
LOL!!!I’m glad I’m not the only one!!
Your blog is beautiful! I love everything you used for your front porch! It’s so cute!
Thanks so much, Danielle!!!
Danielle- thank you so much!!!
Your fall porch looks gorgeous! I would never have known that the top pumpkin on your trio was faux if you hadn’t told us.
It did make that gross styrofoam noise when I shoved it in there though!!
Jennifer – I love your fall porch! So many thoughtful touches and it looks beautiful! My niece and I are headed to a wonderful nursery today for pumpkins. You’ve given me a lot of inspiration on how to incorporate them into my porch and entry. It’s in the 90’s today, but I can’t wait forever, right?! xo
Thanks,Juliet! It’s been super warm in NH too; it was 80° when I was decorating my porch and I had the ACs on yesterday! Have fun decorating!
Such a cozy pretty area!