Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

For Your Front Porch and Beyond

Outdoor fall decorating has never been easier and more fun and better yet - we'll show you how.

We share inexpensive, yet sophisticated and fun ways to decorate your front porch and yard. You'll see a wide variety of bloggers' porches too and if you're like us, you'll oooh and ahhh at their ideas.




Our fall decorating directory leads you into an amazing collection of autumn decorating ideas and projects.

They include many autumn crafts, simple to exquisite wreaths for fall, pumpkin arrangements, and curb appealing front porch and yard decor you can use to enhance your autumn experience.

We make it easy - use our directory below to find just the right autumn decorating ideas for your front porch and home.


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Tour the fall porches of 25 creative bloggers for ideas
you can use on your porch this autumn!



Front Porch and Yard Fall Decorating Ideas Directory

Featured Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas to Celebrate the Season

We've assembled some amazing fall front porch decorating ideas and are excited to share them with you. Our collection includes ideas from over 25 creative bloggers and others to give you timeless ideas for your autumn decorating.


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Autumn Decorating Ideas

Replicate these wonderful fall decoration ideas!
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How to Build a Scarecrow

See how easy it is to make this fun autumn scarecrow for your porch or yard...


Fall Wreath
Front Door Wreaths for Fall

Find the perfect autumn front door wreath for your outdoor fall decorating

beautiful fall garland around red front door
Fall Color Extravaganza

See how these five featured creative bloggers used color to create curb appealing fall decor...

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10 Curb Appealing Autumn Decorating Ideas

See these 10 fall decorating ideas that add instant curb appeal...
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Autumn Leaf Wind Catcher

Learn how easy it is to make an autumn leaf wind catcher for your outdoor fall decorating

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Learn from Kate how to glaze pumpkins for the season
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Sunflower Theme Porch for Autumn

After painting sunflower wall art for our porch, we added a few more sunflower touches ...



12 easy fall decorating ideas
12 Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

We found some of our favorites to show you (I like the chair)
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From Simple to Sophisticated

These ideas are sure to please. From fall elegance to fun burlap wreaths, find you autumn pleasures...












burlap and painted pumpkin pillows for the fall porch
Burlap Craft and Painted Pumpkin Pillows

Take a look at how we made these cute pumpkin pillows for our autumn porch
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Fall Displays To Wow You

Take a look at these five fall porch displays that definitely celebrate the season...



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Add Charm to Your Fall Porch

Tress shows how to add charm to an autumn porch
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From Fall To Halloween

These five bloggers show off their fall and Halloween porch decor....












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Pumpkins and More

Sarah starts with white pumpkins and candles for small porch appeal
unique autumn wreath design on vintage door
Unique By Fall Design

You'll love these unique five and fun fall decorated porches courtesy of five of finest bloggers...

farmhouse fall decorating ideas
Joni's Country Farmhouse

Joni, author of the cozy blog, Old Centennial Farmhouse, shares her farmhouse fall decor
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Kim's Fall Front Porch

Kim, author of Savvy Southern Style blog, for sharing with us how to decorate a small porch

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Lori's Fall Decorating Ideas

Lori is the author of Thrifty Decor Mom and her decorating style is clean, simple and very inviting
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Pumpkin Photos

Use our pumpkin photos for front porch pumpkin decorating ideas

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Beth's Fall Porch

Beth, author of the popular blog The Stories of A2Z, shares her autumn porch ideas
decorative pumpkins on front porch for fall
Sherry's Decorative Pumpkin Decorating

See Shelly's autumn gourd and pumpkin decorating ideas

decorative pumpkins on front porch for fall
Decorative Ideas for Fall

Use these fall decorating ideas indoors or out!
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Autumn Pumpkin Fence Tutorial

Have fun making this neat outdoor fall decorating idea - we show you how!

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Autumn Decorating Contest Archives

Autumn and Halloween porches shared by our readers
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Decorating for Autumn

Rebecca of Simply Stated Antiques sophisticated autumn decor

2011 autumn porch decorating contest entries
Make Some Autumn Pillows

I show you how we made ours!
creative cain cabin - rustic front porch
Debbie's Fall Vignette

Meet Debbie from Debbie Doo's and learn her tricks of the trade for fall decorating!

Ann's burlap and bittersweet wreath for autumn
Ann's Bittersweet Burlap Wreath

Meet Ann and see her stunning autumn wreath
display of autumn gourds
Shelly's Autumn Gourds

See Shelly's autumn gourd and pumpkin decorating ideas

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Ideas for Your Back Porch

Our back porch needed some sprucing up for autumn, so our first step was to recover our cushions
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Dawn's Rustic Autumn Porch

Meet Dawn from Creative Cain Cabin and get tips for porch decorating

cottage at the crossroads
Cottage at the Crossroads

Meet Jane and Leo and see their scarecrow porch for autumn and tips on decorating for the season...

Video: Entertaining Autumn To Halloween Decorating



Take a moment and watch this video showing a porch being decorated for autumn and then for Halloween. It's entertaining and educational.


Have You Seen Our Autumn Decorating eBook?




Fall Decorating Ideas
Photo courtesy of Just JoLynn



Incorporate These Three Components Into Your
Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

Use Color

Whether mixing colors or working with only one, use color abundantly to create massive appeal. Autumn isn't the time to add a splash here or there. Mary and I recommend you explore color this year and make a statement.


Back Porch Musings: Sweet Autumn Day
photo courtesy of Back Porch Musings
The autumn color palette offers a myriad of wonderful colors from which to choose. Purples, rusts, golds, yellows, oranges, deep greens, and browns can be used in your outdoor rugs, outdoor door mats, cushions, and decorating accessories.

On a budget? No worry, you can add color by using inexpensive painter's cloths (see Mary's pillow toppers in the Projects Section below). You can also purchase inexpensive paint remnants at your local home supply store.


Include Natural Elements

Add a bit of nature into your front porch or yard fall decorating scheme. Branches, corn husks, berries, and other materials can be easily added to planters, vases, etc., to enhance the overall appeal.


natural elements added into fall decorating array
photo courtesy of The Everyday Home
Outdoor fall decorating is meant for natural elements like wicker, rattan, dried floral arrangements, and of course pumpkins, gourds, and corn stalks, that will enhance the overall look of your outdoor decor.

Wrap porch columns with corn stalks, raffia, or even straw. Embellish with colored ribbons in colors mentioned above.


Add Texture

Almost anything with depth will work, from old tools to a set of antlers. B e creative and use everyday items you may have in your home, garage, or attic.

And don't forget your plants; they can be added to almost any fall array. It need not cost you a thing!


natural elements added into fall decorating array
photo courtesy of Adventures In Decorating
Comfortable throws on your chairs or porch swing will keep you warm on those cool fall evenings. Use baskets filled with pumpkins and gourds for added effect.

Fall-themed napkins and cups with cider and cinnamon sticks make for fun times on your fall porch. Use fall garland around your front door.


Video: Autumn Foliage Ideas

This short video shows how you can create a beautiful planter for fall



Fall decorating collage


We hope you enjoyed our creative fall decorating ideas for your porch. Be sure to check out our Halloween decorating ideas too - see below.





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