It's finally autumn, and we're pumped. Not only does our favorite season mean cozy hayrides and all pumpkin everything (PSL, here we come!), but it also means it's time to swap out those warm weather decorations in order to make way for some new autumn home decor—specifically, it's time to start thinking about fall porch decor! That's where our list of the best fall porch decorating ideas comes in. There's no shortage of ways to dress up your interior for the occasion, and we all know that by now...but to really make a statement, you've got to impress friends and family before they even walk in the door with outdoor fall decor. Wreaths, gourds, garlands, and more will instantly add curb appeal to your home and help to get your guests in the seasonal spirit. And even if you're not into those classic autumn oranges and browns, never fear: There's truly something for every porch color palette. Neutral-colored mini pumpkin patch to contrast a bright front door? Coming right up! Corn stalks to complement a lighter setup? You got it!
Space won't be an issue for these fall porch decorations either. If you're a little cramped, just opt for a DIY crate display or basic burlap banner. Small, simple touches like a blanket-covered rocking chair or a chalkboard sign will easily suffice. If you've got a more spacious wraparound, however, why not go all-out with plaid couch pillows and bales of hay? Ultimately, no matter what you're going for, there's a look here that's sure to fit your style.
Frame your front door in a stunning, oversized garland like the one pictured here. It may be the only added element needed to dress up your porch.
You don't have to spend a ton of money to bring the fall porch of your dreams to life. Here, a trail of flower shop pumpkins and a few white mums do the trick.
SHOP FAUX PUMPKINS
This cotton wreath is the first thing that stole our hearts about blogger Eden Passante's front porch. But the lush arrangement of dried reeds and flowers is equally captivating.
Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.
SHOP FALL WREATHS
Wreaths aren't just for the holidays! A natural-looking one that features seasonal greenery and flowers is the perfect way to liven up your porch for fall.
Get the tutorial at House Beautiful.
SHOP FALL WREATHS
Stake your claim to the season with a fun initial wreath like the one pictured here. Surrounded by faux white pumpkins and burlap, it's the ultimate fall porch accessory.
Get the tutorial at Tatertots + Jello.
SHOP CRAFT LETTERS
Add height to your porch pumpkins and fall plants by painting and stacking a few wooden crates. Align them however you please, then line with the bottom with hay.
See more at Gray House Studio.
SHOP WOOD CRATES
Matching cornstalks, an array of pastel pumpkins, and a charming door wreath bring this neutral color palette to life. If you look closely, you can also see more mini pumpkin inspiration lining the topiaries.
See more at Modern Glam.
SHOP FALL WREATHS
Plain orange pumpkins are classic, but you can also brighten up your front steps with cascades of copper, off-white, and gray. Bonus points if you have lanterns on hand that are fit to match.
See more at Sanctuary Home Decor.
SHOP COPPER LANTERNS
Who needs a doormat when you can commemorate your family's last name with the next best thing—front porch pumpkins!
See more at Julie Blanner.
SHOP PAINT PENS
Give your outdoor bar cart more time to shine this fall by stashing pumpkins and gourds on each shelf. Add more flair by interspersing a bit of greenery.
See more at Home Stories A to Z.
SHOP OUTDOOR BAR CARTS
This blogger dressed up a teal post (which stays put as a year-round porch staple), with a bountiful fall wreath and faux pumpkins.
See more at Crafting Chicks.
Aside from the basics, like painted pumpkins and seasonal signs, you can instantly dress up your outdoor entryway with a few cozy lanterns. Top them off with decorative bows to make even more of a statement.
See more at Love of Family and Home.
We don't know which part of this porch setup we love more—the black and white plaid rug, the rustic galvanized wreath, or the overall beautiful color contrast.
See more at Tatertots & Jello.
SHOP PLAID RUGS
No need to scour the craft store for pretty outdoor fall signage—these bloggers provided a free printable version of this adorable chalkboard-inspired message. Prop it up beside your front door, or let it hang above a pumpkin-adorned table.
See more at Lolly Jane.
SHOP WHITE FAUX PUMPKINS
Set the mood with this handmade sign, which emphasizes every fall festival delight.
See more at Lydi Out Loud.
SHOP WOOD GLUE
Use fresh flowers and lots of little gourds to welcome guests up the steps of your home.
See more at Liz Marie Blog.
Plaid pillows and blankets not only add a cozy look to your porch, but they'll also keep you warm on chilly autumn nights!
See more at Inspired by Charm.
If low-key is more your style, trade in bright hues for softer shades of blues, whites, pinks, and peaches, as seen in the pumpkins, mums, and wreath here.
See more at Home Stories A to Z.
Traditional orange decor will pop against a variety of green shades. Incorporate these items with corn stalks and hay bales for a fresh fall look.
See more at Yellow Prairie Interiors.
More is more! This Connecticut porch uses up every bit of space with a giant wreath, different gourds, and several throw blankets.
SHOP ROCKING CHAIRS
Add some serious seasonal curb appeal with these easy autumn DIY projects.
For the garland: Cut a piece of ½-inch jute rope to your desired length (add a few extra inches to get the drapey effect at the top) and attach corn husks and silks with a hot-glue gun. (You can also use tamale wrappers.)
For the wreath: Start with a flat-wire 18-inch frame. Hot-glue corn husks (roughly 18) and corncobs (roughly 9) in an alternating pattern. Fray the ends of the corn husks to add dimension.
SHOP CORN HUSKS
No need to break the bank for this simple look—you probably already own most of these materials.
If you have a wooden ladder: Display a cozy blanket on each rung.
If you have a grapevine wreath: Dress it (or a pair) up by nesting nuts and apples in the lower half, then hang with 3-inch-wide burlap ribbon.
If you have a bushel basket: Repurpose it as a rustic planter, or use it to corral outdoor items.
A neutral color palette doesn't have to be boring! Use spray paint to coat pumpkins in white or metallic gold for a modern but simple scheme.
See more at Taryn Whiteaker.
SHOP SPRAY PAINT
When it comes to curb appeal, your front door is prime real estate. This year, create an eye-catching display by forgoing a classic wreath for a creative seasonal display, like an apple basket.
See more at Savvy Southern Style.
The summer days of tending to your garden may be dwindling, but garden lovers rejoice: Thanks to their late growing season, mums are the perfect floral for fall. Flank your door with olive buckets (search Etsy to find 'em) stuffed with these bright flowers.
See more at On Sutton Place.
This blogger didn't let her farmhouse's lack of a full porch stop her from decorating for fall. Instead, she made good use of the space she does have by lining her steps with bundles of mums and pumpkins.
See more at Serendipity Refined.
Reclaimed wood or shipping pallets are the perfect base for an oversized sign with a distressed finish to adorn your porch.
See more at Love Grows Wild.