You know autumn decorating is just around the corner when the summer sun starts setting earlier in the evening.
When Mary and I think of decorating ideas for fall, we immediately envision plump pumpkins, brightly colored leaves, scarecrows
Autumn decorating is tons of fun as it gives you the opportunity to use such beautiful and vibrant fall colors!
Our section on front porch decorating for fall contains a myriad of ideas you can use to create a beautiful autumn
Sylvia's Splendid Autumn Porch
One of our readers, Sylvia, shared her gorgeous autumn porch pictures with us. Such brilliant pops of autumn oranges, golds and reds make her porch very festive this time of the year. Joyful autumn decorating!
Beautiful bird houses, bales of straw, bright orange pumpkins and autumn foilage make this autumn porch spectacular.
We really like how Sylvia carried the autumn theme to her porch landscaping. Her decorations look so fresh and fun.
The brick porch floor and deep red screen door are a perfect complement to Sylvia's fall decorations. We love it when our readers share their porches with us!
Sherry and Her Daughter Decorated for Autumn
Sherry shared these pictures with us of her daughter's porch and home. They decorate together. Makes for perfect mother-daughter time together.
Autumn Magic on the Porch
Such simple elegance - leaf garland trailing down the stair banister, beautiful mum and pumpkin on the porch steps
Isn't this a wonderful country porch? Talk about welcoming for autumn! Denise of The Rusty Heart and her daughter, Audra, created this magical porch for fall.
Another view so you can see their bountiful decorations!
The changing of the weather, as it cools down, is like a breath of fresh air that starts with your front porch and goes all through your home.
Make your front porch radiate an inviting and cozy feeling that you want friends and family to experience as they come to visit during the holidays.
Debbie's Autumn Porch
We are delighted to show you how Debbie decorates her townhouse porch for autumn. She is proof positive that townhome porches can be every bit as inviting and pretty as single home porches.
With colorful fall garlands, welcoming autumn banners, Debbie's handmade wreaths and seasonal mums, Debbie's porch is as welcoming as it is eye-catching.
Debbie's blog, Debbie-Dabble, reflects her love of life and family. She has been a registered nurse for many years and loves to decorate her townhome with a Victorian flair. We thank you, Debbie, for sharing your autumn porch decorating with us.
Video: We Visited This Gorgeous Porch in Savannah
Magnolia Hall - Guest house for the
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
More Pictures of Porches Decorated for Autumn
Use the photos we have collected of autumn decorating ideas; they are sure to inspire you.
Try these ideas to fit you own decorating style.
Charlene shares her autumn decorating style with us, too. This is a photo she submitted in last year's autumn photo fest. We enjoy her country farmhouse porch and her cute little dog.
Dress up your existing mum's pots with gourds and pumpkins to add a bit more "autumn" to your plants.
Traci of Cottage With The 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 autumn decorating ideas 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.