Dress up your existing mum's pots with gourds and pumpkins to add a bit more "autumn" to your plants.
Traci, Cottage With A Red Door, added autumn "simplicity"
to create a dynamic look for a small porch! The section of fence and sign make for an interesting backdrop
to the mums below. You could also tie cornstalks to the column for added effect.
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Don't Limit Yourself to Pumpkins
When decorating your front porch for autumn, you need not be limited to the use of traditional pumpkins. Be creative when coming up with decorating ideas for fall.
Visit your local department and craft stores to look for awesome autumn decorating schemes. You will find samples and ideas that are sure to get your outdoor fall decorating juices flowing. The possibilities are endless!
You might want to attach some corn stalks to the columns or pillars on your porch and accent them with a colorful bow and a small pumpkin or scarecrow. This helps add dimension to the setting.
Bales of hay also add a nice touch. They are very versatile as they provide a stable
base on which to place pumpkins and gourds or to arrange potted plants such as mums.
As your autumn decorating progresses, add a little flurry of color by weaving some fall leaf garland around the hay bale.
Use colorful wreaths on your door or window.
Wreaths come in so many amazing styles, shapes and colors. They are not all round!
If you are even a little creative, you can make your own with just a few materials.
Would you like to make the black cat in the photo above right to add to your autumn decorating? Unique items like this make delightful outside fall decorations. We made a similar one for our porch. Download
our free pattern and instructions to make your own!
Another of our tips for fall decorating is to take a walk in the woods. You will find all kinds of natural things to use on your front porch. Our daughter-in-law and granddaughter made a really neat sign from twigs and other natural materials. Find instructions on our decorating ideas for fall page.
You can add pine cones and branches to any design. They will make your display more interesting as they add different textures and heights. Dont limit your efforts to your porch; let your fall decorating spill out into your yard.
The use of a Sheppards hooks with a pretty fall banner is also a great outdoor fall decorating idea. Finish it off with a few pumpkins and flowers around the base and you will have created a beautiful look.
We are always on the lookout for neat autumn decorating ideas. Here are a few of our favorites we recently discovered and
thought you might like them, too!
Beautiful Japanese lantern wreath - delicate yet porch worthy for fall!
Purchase or make yourself. The colorful autumn leaves around the base makes this very appealing; would look fantastic
at the top of your porch steps.
Couldn't resist. These two pine cone owls could adorn a table on your porch or perhaps perch on the porch railings.
Our thanks to the good folks at Color in Nashville, Tennessee, for allowing us to share a few of their unique and
wonderful products with you. We can't guarantee product availability but encourage you to visit their website.
Kelly adds a touch of elegance to her porch with her beautiful pumpkin topiaries at the top of her steps. Her floral
arrangement leads you to the front door, adorned with a rake with a twig of berries.
Kelly, wife and mother of twins, and a self-proclaimed eclectic junkie and dumpster-diver, loves decorating her 100+ year-old home
with vintage pieces.
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As these may be seasonal items we cannot always guarantee availability.
There are some fantastic autumn decoration ideas for your porch that are very inexpensive but yet beautiful and versatile. Take your time and look around at all the ideas for fall decorating before you decide which avenue to travel.
Once you have figured out what you like, have fun being creative and sit back and enjoy the results!
That's exactly what Rose of Sharon did for her autumn decorated porch:
Rose of Sharon's Autumn Porch Decorating Ideas
A little bit country and a whole lot appealing, Sharon's autumn decorated porch is fun to explore. We love this
screen door too!
Always fun to use, a wheelbarrow display works really well on almost any porch. Versatile, you use it to hold
mums and other colorful fall plants, pumpkins and gourds, or a combination of both.
What a neat arrangement. The tub with floating candles adds lots of interest along with the whimsical scarecrow.
Stack old crates, or new ones, to make a fun autumn display. Fill the crates or use them as shelves as Sharon has done.
Mary and I like this. An old window frame with chicken wire makes for a nifty hanging piece of fall artwork.
Adorn has Sharon has or add other autumn elements as well. Kids would have fun I'm sure, decorating the wire with
branches, leaves, nuts, and other items. You could also turn this into a Christmas holiday art piece too.
Our special thanks to Sharon, author of blog Rose of Sharon for allowing us to show you her autumn porch.
Sharon loves life and family and you will enjoy her blog.
We can't wait till you see some of our other fun fall decorating ideas! We know you will
thoroughly enjoy finding that special decorative look for your front porch.