Hay bales, corn stalks, white pumpkins, oh my! Fall season is here and I'm excited to show you some inexpensive ways to decorate your small front porch this autumn with natural elements to give your guests a warm welcome.
I've been pulling out all of my fall decor over the past couple of weeks. My autumn front porch decor is finally finished! Of course, no fall decorating is complete without mums, and I have several. If you are looking for some ideas for decorating your porch, join me today as I share part of our home.
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How Do I Decorate My Front Porch for Fall?
Grab a pumpkin spice latte and get some fall porch ideas for your home.
To decorate your porch for fall, begin with color schemes that coordinate with the exterior of your home. Neutrals vs. traditional fall colors. Use what works for you. Then start adding in texture with fall plants, flowers, a chalkboard sign, even blankets!
Get inspiration from your favorite magazines or Pinterest, then dive in.
Some of my favorite things are fall flowers, cabbage, fall colored grasses for fall decorating of an outdoor space. Fall foliage is beautiful and provides so much curb appeal.
What a great way of saying welcome! Adding a welcome sign helps too:)
This year, I have all of those in my autumn front porch decor. I had a good coupon from Ace Hardware and I saved it for my fall plants.
It is possible to have a pretty porch without spending a lot of money. Budget-friendly is always welcome.
Saving money always makes me happy! Check out the old tree stump; my sister gave that to me. I use it for my outdoor porch table.
Design Elements for Front Porch Decor Ideas
Not sure what will be the perfect addition for your cozy fall porch? Try some of these tried and true fall design elements:
- orange pumpkins
- fall mums
- faux pumpkins
- white mums
- candle lantern
- small pumpkins and gourds
- pine cones
- string lights
- rustic planter
- dried wheat
- pretty fall wreath
- corn cobs
- fall welcome sign
- fall welcome mat
- small pumpkins painted to match decor
- rustic planter
- pumpkins from the pumpkin patch
- fall thrift store finds
- fall flea market finds
- grapevine wreath
- front porch swing
- large planters with traditional fall colors
- use acrylic paint to add a touch of fall to decor you already have
- lanterns with small pumpkins and gourds inside
- faux fall leaves
- blankets draped over chairs
- wood baskets with fall plants and flowers
- pumpkin topiaries
- harvest sign
- fall garland
- fall grapevine wreath
- wooden crates
- fall rugs
- Dollar store chalkboards with fall sayings
- stairs lined with pumpkins or fall flowers
- fall throw pillows
- wood stump
- white pumpkins
- corn stalks
- hot cocoa sign
- fall garland
- dried flowers from summer plants
- decorated bench
- wine cork pumpkins
- carved pumpkins
- painted pumpkins
- farmhouse clay pots with fall foliage
- solar twinkle lights in a jar
- pretty neutral fall colors
There are many creative ways to get fall decorations on a dime. It might include an easy diy project or trip to the craft store, but it could be well worth it to take your porch decorations to the next level.
You could always go to Home Depot, your grocery store, the Dollar Tree, or Lowe's to get fall porch decor ideas. But, I love to go to a local nursery if possible to support small businesses in the area.
How to Decorate Outside for Fall on a Budget
Reusing decor items you already own is a great way to save money.
The next photo is a fall sign I made from old wood a couple of years ago. It was super easy. The paint was leftover from who knows what project!
My husband must think I have my own paint store hidden in our basement. It seems I rarely need to purchase any paint for craft projects because I typically have something in my stash that will do the trick.
I looked up some fonts I loved, enlarged them, and printed out my own stencils for the words and images. Pick whatever fall saying you love!
What I usually do for this type of project is rub chalk on the back side of my paper (opposite of the words/images), then I tape the sheet of paper on the board. Finally, I simply use a pencil to trace the word/image.
This gives me an outline of the chalk transfer to paint around.
Other Budget-Friendly Fall Decor
Get creative and use free or really cheap items that are just as pretty for your fall porch. Try some of these inexpensive ideas that will still make your porch really nice this fall.
- Use items found in nature such as pine cones, fall grasses, pretty leaves, etc.
- Bring cozy blankets outside to drape over chairs (i.e. plaid, chunky blankets, etc)
- Twinkle lights in jars
- Dollar Store garland
- Handmade garland with natural fall elements you have in your backyard
Painting my garage doors gave our exterior a much needed improvement this fall. They look SO much better. These pretty, red mums add just the right pop against the fresh paint!
How Can I Make My Porch More Inviting?
Your porch can look more appealing by simply making sure it is neat and clean. Beyond that, it is also nice to update old chairs, flower pots, etc. with a little paint to freshen things up a bit.
As you might expect from me, I rarely get through a project without a little bit of paint involved.
I had some left over paint (that I also used to repaint the front door hardware a few weeks ago) that I thought would give my outdoor chairs new life. I was right! It took me an extra 15 minutes and they look like new!
The paint is Rustoleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze. I attached a link for your convenience. But, honestly you can get this so much cheaper at WalMart or your local hardware store.
So much better!
I also gave the plant stand below a fresh coat of paint. This stand used to be a table with a glass top. The top broke, but I thought it worked great for adding some height for plants.
The freshly painted chairs!
Another look at my Autumn Front Porch Decor!
Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy decorating for fall! If you haven't gotten started yet, I hope you got some great ideas here today.
How do I make my house cozy for fall?
Your home will already start to feel more cozy once you get the exterior decorated for fall! But, you can make the inside of your home cozy and hygge by adding candles with nice fall scents, soft lighting, pretty fall pillows and blankets.
Add a bit of subtle fall colors and your home will already feel like it has transitioned from summer to fall.
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