Fall and Halloween Porch Decorating Ideas in Photos

Front Porch Appeal Newsletter - Issue #86

Fall is in the air and Halloween isn't far behind. We enjoy both and know many of you do also. Mary and I wanted to share some of our favorite porch decorating ideas for this time of year.

Whether you enjoy a few simple decorative items or like to go all out, we think you'll enjoy seeing how others have decorated for the season and Halloween.

You'll find links to obtain additional fall and/or Halloween decorating ideas. We've also taken the liberty to provide sources for a few of the decorative items you'll see.


front porch decorated for fall with mums, pumpkins and gourds
A picturesque fall front porch
Heaped with harvest from this bountiful season. The colors are so vivid and delightful.


Fall Is Our Favorite Season

Enjoy Our Painted Leaf Pillow Topper Project

our autumn porch
Our autumn porch - look at our pillows
We painted the backs of leaves and then rolled the painted leaves onto painter's drop cloth fabric to make our pillow toppers.


supplies for painted leaves
The supplies we gathered for this project
Plus you will need some fabric onto which you will be rolling the painted leaves and the paint will transfer to the fabric. We used painter's drop cloth as it is readily available, durable and very affordable. I washed the drop cloth before using it as that really softens it up.

You could use a rolling pin or just your hands (with gloves on) if you don't have a brayer like the one above.


put paint onto backs of leaves
Just brush colors onto the backs of leaves
We painted the backs of assorted leaves. Then I placed the painted side down and rolled over the leaves one by one to transfer the paint to the fabric.


completed painted leaf fabric that can be used to cover pillows
The finished fabric
Here is what the fabric looks like after I painted it and before we covered our pillows with it. We made several swatches like this and then wrapped the fabric around our pillows on the porch.


completed pillow topper with painted leaves
Completed. Isn't this a attractive DIY autumn pillow?
We've received some nice compliments on our autumn pillows. Does this look like a project you would enjoy?


Please Watch Our Video About Our Painted Pillow Toppers

Mary walks you through this fall decorating project





More Autumn Inspiration for You

We hope a few of our many fall porch decorating ideas will inspire you to create a wonderful display on your porch or in your yard.


Smiling pumpkin faces
Can't help but smile at this pumpkin display



decorative pumpkin on old crate on front porch
Use a few simple items from your home to create a fall focal point



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You can find similar pumpkins and crates to use either indoors or outdoors on Amazon (affiliate link)




small front porch decorated for autumn in splended colors
A small porch explodes with fall color



corn stalks for fall on front porch tied with ribbon
Add colorful ribbon to plain-looking cornstalks for greater appeal



autumn floral display with scarecrow and Halloween sign

This scarecrow adds interest to this classic autumn arrangement. Adding the Halloween placard transitions the display from fall to Halloween nicely!


decorative fall and Halloween pumpkins on porch steps
Nice autumn to Halloween transition idea



bloggers porch tours
Tour the fall porches of 20 + creative bloggers for ideas
you can use on your porch this autumn!



Welcome Those Goblins, Ghosts and Ghouls This Year

These are just but a few of our many Halloween decorating ideas.


front porch door decoated with Halloween garland
Striking Halloween garland over front door



Halloween porch with large inflatable skeleton head
The inflatable skeleton head caught our eye



witch and zombie on front porch steps for halloween
This will get the little goblin's attention!



halloween skeletons playing guitars on front porch
Whimsical musical duet



creepy halloween porch steps with animated figures
Welcome my little darlings!



faux graveyard headstones placed amongst front porch landscaping
Faux headstones placed among porch landscaping



horse drawn halloween hearse inflatable in front of porch
Use a popular Halloween inflatable



All sorts of Halloween decorating ideas for your porch
Discover more Halloween decorating ideas we have to share



Home Office Idea

We know folks building home offices in their back yards. Easy commute for sure.

Whether looking for an office, a woman or man cave, or a place to store your outdoor gear, consider using a plan from Family Home Plans like the one below.


outdoor shed or office plan
Makes a perfect home office, playhouse, or shed - Family Home Plan 500470



Be sure to visit our site, Front Porch Ideas And More, to discover lots of ideas, tips, and information about designs, construction, decorating, landscaping, and furnishing your porch or screened porch.




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Mary and Dave Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave


Life is short. Enjoy your porch.



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