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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 depict inexpensive, yet sophisticated and fun ways to decorate your front porch and yard and share with you, a wide variety of bloggers' porches too. You will be amazed at all of the 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.

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

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 exploit 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. Be 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.

Front Porch and Yard Fall Decorating Ideas Directory

Featured Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas To Help 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.

sunflower themed front porch for autumn
Sunflower Themed Porch for Autumn
After painting sunflower wall art for our porch, we added a few more sunflower touches ...
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autumn back porch ideas
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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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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autumn decorating ideas
Autumn Decorating Ideas
Replicate these wonderful fall decoration ideas!
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front porch with colorful autumn decorations
10 Curb Appealing Autumn Decorating Ideas
See these 10 fall decorating ideas that add instant curb appeal...
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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!
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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...
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more autumn decorating ideas
On Sutton Place
Welcome to Ann's Ohio front porch, from On Sutton Place, where color makes all the difference...
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fall decorating ideas - fall porch
Beth's Fall Porch
Beth, author of the popular blog The Stories of A2Z, shares her autumn porch ideas
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small porch fall decorating ideas
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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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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ideas for decorating for autumn
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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decorating for fall
Decorating For Autumn
Rebecca of Simply Stated Antiques sophisticated autumn decor
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autumn decor
Add Charm to Your Fall Porch
Tress shows how to add charm to an autumn porch

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creative cain cabin - rustic front porch
Dawn's Rustic Autumn Porch
Meet Dawn from Creative Cain Cabin and get tips for porch decorating
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Three friendly ghosts
Autumn Decorating Contest Archives
Autumn and Hallowen porches shared by our readers
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Take Our Fall Front Porch Tour

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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wicker furniture decked out for fall
From Simple to Sophisticated
These ideas are sure to please. From fall elegance to fun burlap wreaths, find you autumn pleasures...
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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...
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fall display with lantern and pumpkins
Fall Displays To Wow You
Take a look at these five fall porch displays that definitely celebrate the season...

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pumpkin garland over front door on porch
From Fall To Halloween
These five bloggers show off their fall and Halloween porch decor....
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entry form to Fox Country Store porch contest
Porch Contest at Fox Country Store
Fox Country Store is having an autumn porch contest
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Ideas For Fall Wreaths For Your Front Door

Ann's burlap and bittersweet wreath for autumn
Ann's Bittersweet Burlap Wreath
Meet Ann and see her stunning autumn wreath
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Fall Wreath
Front Door Wreaths for Fall
Find the perfect autumn front door wreath for your outdoor fall decorating

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Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

pumpkin decorations
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
Learn from Kate how to glaze pumpkins for the season

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pumpkin decorating ideas
Pumpkins and More
Sarah starts with white pumpkins and candles for small porch appeal
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pumpkin photo
Pumpkin Photos
Use our pumpkin photos for front porch pumpkin decorating ideas
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display of autumn gourds
Shelly's Autumn Gourds
See Shelly's autumn gourd and pumpkin decorating ideas
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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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decorative pumpkins on front porch for fall
Sherry's Decorative Pumpkin Decorating
See Shelly's autumn gourd and pumpkin decorating ideas

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Autumn Projects To Capture The Season

We love making fall projects to display on our porch and yard. Our featured outdoor fall decorating ideas are easy and relatively inexpensive to make. Most can be made with materials you may already have on hand. We include instructions and photos to show you how!

autumn scarecrow
How to Build a Scarecrow
Use our tutorial for how to build a scarecrow for autumn
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2011 autumn porch decorating contest entries
Make Some Autumn Pillows
I show you how we made ours!

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autumn craft with picket fence and pumpkins
Autumn Pumpkin Fence Tutorial
Have fun making this neat outdoor fall decorating idea - we show you how!
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fall leaf wind catcher
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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make this autumn splendor wreath
Make This Autumn Splendor Wreath
Quick easy step-by-step wreath tutorial for your outdoor fall decorating!
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lettered fall porch swing cushion
Make This Lettered Cushion
Our step-by-step tutorial for this cute autumn porch swing cushion.
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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.

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Fall Decorating Ideas
Photo courtesy of Just JoLynn

Video: Autumn Foliage Ideas

The short video above 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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