Fall and Halloween
Porch Decorating Ideas

Front Porch Appeal Newsletter - Issue #95

Finally here in Tennessee, Mary and I are enjoying cooler temperatures. And for you? Some of you tell us that snow is already falling where you live. That's early and we hope you stay warm please! We love the colorful pumpkin and mum arrangements we are starting to see on porches in our area - a sure sign fall has finally arrived.

Of course, this month is Halloween, too. This year, more than ever, we hear people saying that Halloween is their favorite holiday. Our grandson Henry was very excited when his dad got him a tall pumpkin inflatable for the front yard this year.


bench decorated with autumn harvest
Look at how you can decorate a bench for autumn
Whether you have a spacious porch, a welcoming patio or simply a small landing near your front door, there's always ways to make your home inviting and festive.

Look at this beautiful bench adorned with autumn's colorful harvest: ornamental kale or cabbage, pumpkins of sundry kinds, gorgeous gourds. Whatever autumn means to you is just right.


pumpkins with funny faces

These cute pumpkins have googly eyes. Such a simple idea to make something cute!


Sharing Our Autumn Porch with You

We always like giving you a peek of our front porch. We decorated it simply for autumn and look forward to the beautiful fall colors.


our autumn porch and a view of the October foliage
It's late October and the leaves have begun to change colors


our autumn porch decorated with mums and pillow toppers
Our autumn porch is traditionally decorated with fall pillow toppers and mums


our autumn porch
Notice our "apple basket" that Mary and I made on the corner of our porch garden


our autumn porch
A close-up for you to enjoy


our autumn porch swing
We try not to overlook our porch swing - peaceful, isn't it?


autumn wall art - maple leaf quilt pattern
This is a maple quilt pattern painted as wall art


vivid autumn pillow toppers
Mary painted these vivid autumn pillow toppers


our autumn front door
She also painted this quiltwork-style maple leaf at our front door


quiltwork-style maple leaf painting for our front door
A close-up of the quiltwork-style maple leaf painting



Autumn Porch Decorating Ideas and More

Whether you're a master decorator or just want your porch to look together, take note from what others have already created. Who doesn't like a good idea to begin with? You can always tweak ideas to make then your very own. Take a look at these...


front porch decorated with traditional fall decor
Beautiful array of fall decor on the front porch
Look how autumn's bounty is decorating this front porch. The bale of straw and pumpkins are splendid.

Here's an idea: Cornstalks would also work behind the bale of straw to balance the low decorations against the tall wall. Do you have other ideas?


painted and decorated gourds and pumpkins for fall
Gorgeous painted pumpkins
When Mary saw these decorated pumpkins, all she could say is "beautiful"! Painting and decorating pumpkins and gourds with natural materials is a delightful way to dress up your porch for fall. Be ready for the ooooh's and ahhhh's.

If you're not creatively ambitious, just use stencils or decals to create a similar effect.


painted gourds and pumpkins for fall
Appealing autumn and Halloween display
We like how this homeowner combined both autumn and Halloween decorations.


scarecrow and pumpkins on porch steps
Aesthetically pleasing fall arrangement
This is an especially pretty display across the porch railings. Try replicating the idea in your own way.

Add a Bit of Whimsy

scarecrow and pumpkins on porch steps
The cute scarecrow ups the personality of this display



scarecrow and pumpkins on porch steps
Kid-friendly apartment porch decorated for fall
For nearly a year, Mary and I lived in an apartment while our home was being built. We had fun decorating our apartment porch for the season. Take a look at how we made this charming scarecrow with our grandchildren.


Fall Porch Project Ideas

Enjoy these fall DIY projects you can easily build to decorate your porch, yard, and home. Enjoy!

faux fence decorated for fall
Fall fence and pumpkin project


easy to make black cat for Halloween
This black cat is easy to make


Halloween pillow toppers we painted.
We made these Halloween pillows by painting on fabric
Watch our video to see our Halloween art



Halloween Decorating Podcast

Our friend Jennifer did a fun podcast with us a while back. Jennifer loves Halloween AND is a decorator too. Please take a listen to our fun conversation and enjoy Jennifer's Halloween ideas.



halloween table setting
Jennifer's beautiful Halloween tablescape



dollhouse haunted house project

Listen to our podcast above to learn how Jennifer made this ghost from a tomato cage and a styrofoam ball


More Halloween Decorating Ideas

Halloween will be here before you know it - it's not too early to start thinking about decorating for this fun event. Whether you like the spooky side of Halloween or opt for friendlier ghosts and goblins, here's a few ideas you might try.

scarecrow and pumpkins on porch steps
A most spooky front porch for Halloween


sheet ghosts and autumn decorations on porch
Ghosts and pumpkins on the porch steps


front porch decorated for Halloween
Skeleton chillin' out by the fire


porch-steps-decorated for halloween
See additional pumpkin photos

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Want to jazz up your porch pumpkins this year? We have lots of ideas for you for displays and designs ranging from extreme designs to just plain fun.

a happy ogre-looking carved pumpkin
A carving delight! - photo by RDPJ Cakes


unique combination of pumpking decorating ideas and various grasses
A worthy pumpkin display! - Photo courtesy of Deborah of Dirt Simple

Autumn and Halloween Decorating Products We Found

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Twinkle Star 300 LED String Lights
You can use this set of lights indoors or out all through the year. Decorating a curtain with them is just one idea.


Set of four fall pillow covers
Just like that - with these pillow covers - you can add fall festivity to your porch, three-season room, or indoors.


Juegoal Giant 2 Pack Fall or Halloween Pumpkins with LED Lights
LED lights the pumpkins up at night and will add the perfect ambiance to your autumn decor.


Prextex Tall Posable Halloween Skeleton
Like haunted or spooky? This is perfect for your haunted porch, yard graveyard, or Halloween party.

Before You Go

outdoor arrangement with colorful flowers and pumpkins

Before you go, enjoy the sun's muted rays and nature's glorious colors this time of year. Gather some of autumn's harvest to enjoy, to bring beauty to your world and to simply appreciate.

We hope our newsletter gave you some inspiration for autumn and Halloween.

Thank you so much for inviting us into your in-box periodically. We truly appreciate you subscribing to our newsletter and we'll see you next time, porch friend.


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Mary and Dave Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave


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