Autumn is here and I was a little late in updating my fall porch decor. In this case, better late than never was true because I’m in love with my porch for this season!
This is our first fall in our new home and I was so excited to decorate this porch for each and every upcoming season. Having a covered porch with ample space for seating is everything that I dreamed of when looking for a new home.
I love that fall porch decor can be used from early September into late November which makes the money and time well spent. However, ornamental pumpkins aren’t cheap so if you can find some similar artificial look-a-likes to use year after year, that would be your best bet.
I went to a local nursery and garden store to get a feel for how I wanted my fall porch display to look. At Shore River Gardens in Manasquan, NJ I found a beautiful selection.
I knew that for my fall porch, I’d need a lot of pumpkins. I love the look of ornamental pumpkins in light colors so I decided to grab a bunch in a few different pastels.
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I grabbed some hay bales to create different levels and placed them on each side to lay the pumpkins over and in front of. You can also use wooden crates to achieve a similar look which can be used year after year.
I laid each pumpkin in different orientations, not just upright. I tried to lay some on their side, right side up, and even upside down.
I placed a neutral fall wreathe on the door with corn stalks on each side. I was able to secure the corn stalks to the door with command strip hooks.
I love a welcome mat with an oversized rug underneath. This 3’7″ x 5’6″ Black and White, Indoor/Outdoor Gingham Check Area Rug is so versatile and can be used pretty much every season.
The Hello Fall Doormat by Ashland went perfectly with my decor.
I didn’t have time (or the budget) to add more to this display, but I would have liked some variance in fall porch decor here. In addition, I would have used cabbage and white mums to complete the fall porch look.
Here are a few other fall porch ideas for you that all have ornamental pumpkins and plenty of fall produce and garden picks:
If you prefer a traditional touch to your fall designs, emulate the gorgeous harvest theme from Emily over at Vine & Willow. The simplicity of the orange, cream and green tones are perfect for the season! And the fun addition of gourds and autumn veggies on the porch stairs makes it feel like you’re right on the farm.
I love the addition here of the tin canister vase with tall stalks and the Gather sign as well.
For this porch from Liz Marie Blog, they went for an overgrown garden pumpkin patch look. You know when you go to a pumpkin patch and it’s just completely filled with all of the best pumpkins you can find? That mixed with an overgrown secret garden vibe.
When making this space feel cozy, Sugar Maple Farmhouse likes to focus on texture. There’s something about textured blankets and florals that really makes her feel comfortable. Maybe it’s because they seem a little imperfect? As a girl who appreciates straight lines, sometimes a little wildness helps to even out the structure.
Rambling Renovators says that pillows are a must-have for any sort of outdoor seating area. They not only make it comfortable to sit outside, but they help to create a colour story for your decor.
One of my favorite times of day is the golden twilight hour. Everything looks more magical is the light of the setting sun, right? These string lights and the small candles totally enhance that twilight hour glow!
The Refined Farmhouse knows how to do fall porch decor right! This dreamy porch combines vibrant colors with more neutrals for a gorgeous look.
Proof that simplicity sometimes can be even more gorgeous that decking everything out. Although this lacks in vibrancy and color, it still remains beautiful and cozy for fall.