Picturesque Fall Porch Ideas

fall porch ideas

Celebrate the change of season by decorating your front porch with the colors, elements, and plants that show off fall in all its glory. Create a picturesque fall porch using the following ideas:

Focus on Natural Elements

Add interest to your fall porch by focusing on the differences in texture that happen when you group bales of hay with pumpkins in varying shapes and sizes, and gourds that are both bumpy and smooth, layered with mums in rustic wooden baskets. This display’s contrasting colors also add punch to your porch, especially when viewed from the street. Other natural elements to consider include dried cornstalks and leaves.

Oversized Welcome Signs

Oversized welcome signs, either homemade or Etsy bought, are a great way to decorate your fall porch. These signs look stunning surrounded by pumpkins and colorful mums. You can dress it up for the holidays using strings of white or colored lights. Pinterest offers great advice for creating your own welcome and other versatile signs that can be used inside or out.

Add Lighting

As the days get shorter and the nights longer, a need for lighting is created. If your outside lighting is currently limited to one porch light at the front door, add more lighting such as landscape or motion-detection lighting to your home, ensuring no one trips or falls in the dark. Lighting also allows you to enjoy your fall porch well until the midnight hour.

New Entry Doors

One of the first things people see when they look at a home is the entry door. Look for a door featuring durability, efficiency, and good looks. Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report revealed that replacing an entry door is one of the best ways to increase home value. Steel entry doors show a 90.7% return on investment. Make sure to choose a door that complements your home’s architectural design.

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Style Your Home’s Front Entry for Autumn

style your home's front entry for autumn

Ahhh, fall – our favorite time of year. From the incredible explosion of vibrant hues, to the brisk morning air that melds with the warmth of an Oklahoma afternoon, no other season can compare. The fact that pumpkin spice everything, football, hayrides, and foliage festivals are back doesn’t hurt either.

Celebrate the beginning of fall by transforming your entry and creating porch envy with seasonal elements. Rustic leaves, pumpkins, mums, gourds, pinecones, dried corn, and tree branches are just some of our favorite seasonal elements. Here are a few ideas for how you can style your home’s front entry for autumn.

#1. Welcome Wreaths

Create a welcoming entry for guests with a fall-themed wreath. Traditional favorites like pinecones, grapevines, leaves, berries, and corn husks create a gorgeous color theme with an emphasis on natural elements. If you have a large entry way, with windows bordering the door, consider hanging matching wreaths in each window.

#2. Dress Up Your Front Porch

When it comes to curb appeal, your front porch is prime real estate. This year, create an eye-catching display by strategically placing pumpkins, bales of hay, and tall corn stalks in varying sizes and shapes, on and around your front porch. Flank your front door with oversized planters or terracotta pots filled with bright colored mums

#3. Nostalgic Comfort

If there are one place rocking chairs belong it’s definitely the front porch. Just picture it: a brisk day, a cozy throw draped across your legs, casually rocking back and forth, as you enjoy the perfectness of fall surrounding you. This peaceful dream, however, cannot exist without a rocking chair.

#4. Light the Way

As the days get shorter, and the nights longer during the fall, one of the keys to enjoying your front porch is to ensure adequate lighting. Outdoor string lights, strung around your home’s pillars or porch railings (if applicable) are an easy way to add some serious ambiance.

#5. Don’t Forget Halloween

With just 27 days until Halloween, now is the perfect time to tie some Halloween themed decorations into styling your home’s front entry. From giant spiders to wicked witch legs, Pinterest provides the best ideas for decorating your home, before trick-or-treaters dressed in Superhero and Princess costumes come knocking.