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9 Outdoor Decor Ideas For Fall on the Front Porch

Looking for outdoor decor ideas for fall on the front porch or entry of your home? Create a welcoming front entry with these charming fall decorating ideas!

Nothing says curb appeal more than a front porch or entry that says, “come on in!”

And one way to add curb appeal to your home is by decorating it for the seasons.

While I love to decorate my front porch for all seasons, fall is a favorite.

There is something about pumpkins, garden mums, and other fall garden flowers to create a welcoming ambiance at the front entry.

One of the reasons I love living in New Jersey is we get to experience all four seasons.

We watch our landscapes green up and bloom.

Enjoy our outdoor living spaces in the warmer months.

And get to see the foliage change before the arrival of winter.

Since I live in the northeast, it gets cold here pretty quickly in October.

So I want to enjoy our outdoor living spaces as much as possible before we go indoors for the winter.

Wait until you see these charming fall outdoor decorating ideas for the front entry!

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What Does Curb Appeal Mean?

Curb appeal matters because it is how visually attractive a home looks from the street. That attractive look helps determine the value of a home.

And we all want to get the most value out of our home right?

While curb appeal covers all aspects of a home’s exterior including the landscaping, this post focuses on ways to add curb appeal for the season with outdoor decor ideas for fall.

Have you ever stood back and looked at your front entry before? Does it look warm and inviting?

There are ways to add curb appeal to the front entry by adding seasonal decor, plants, and flowers.

And if you have a covered front porch or entry, you can add other elements like cozy blankets and pillows too.

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

So how do you decorate outdoor living spaces for fall?

It can be as simple as adding a few fall garden container flowers with pumpkins, gourds, and cornstalks.

And if you have a larger front porch space, you can add hay bales, lanterns, cozy blankets, and pillows.

Here are some outdoor decor ideas for fall to try:

  • garden mums
  • pansies
  • pumpkins and gourds
  • cornstalks
  • hay bales
  • plaid blankets and pillows
  • lanterns and twinkle lights

9 Outdoor Decor Ideas for Fall for the Front Porch

As I’m preparing to decorate our front porch for fall for the first time, I’m gathering ideas and inspiration to get started.

If you are new here, I moved to an 1850 farmhouse just before Christmas last year. And it’s been a whirlwind getting to know our new gardens and home.

I just cleaned up all of the container gardens that are no longer thriving to prepare them for fall plantings.

A few years ago, I designed this outdoor planter for fall and loved the bright autumn color palette so I may do something similar again in my front porch urns.

Are you ready to add some seasonal curb appeal to your front entry too? Here are 9 outdoor decor ideas for fall to get you started!

Simple Front Porch Fall Decorating Idea with Pumpkins and Flowers

My former home had a small front entry with some porch steps. It was completely exposed to the elements so my seasonal decor needed to be outdoor friendly.

I LOVE how I decorated it last year with simple pumpkins and fall garden flowers.

It was simple, easy to care for, and looked so festive for fall.

Front porch steps decorated for fall with outdoor planters and hydrangea wreath.9 Simple Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas for fall

Cozy Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse shared some cozy fall decorating ideas that center around her front porch seating area and front doors.

She updated a few pieces and added a few new items but for the most part, she shopped at home for items to move from one place to another to keep her autumn decor budget-friendly.

And now, even old the decor feels fresh and new again.

fall porch decorating ideas by the ponds farmhouse

Decorating the Front Porch with Fairytale Pumpkins

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shares her love for fairytale pumpkins at the front entry.

There is something about a beautiful autumn color palette with pumpkins and outdoor decor ideas that just say “cozy fall.”

And I love how simple a few cornstalks and fairytale pumpkins look with a few fall garden flowers. It’s easy-care, low maintenance, and welcomes guests with all the cozy fall feels.

Wait until you see how she decorates with fairytale pumpkins on the porch!

fairytale pumpkins on the front porch by cottage on bunker hill

Cozy Fall Porch with Pumpkins and Garden Mums

My good friend Jessica from the Itty Bitty Farmhouse shares an abundantly beautiful display of fall with lots of pumpkins, garden mums, and cornstalks.

She decorates with lots of thrift store finds and other garden treasures to add more character to the porch.

The texture and dimension it adds to her front porch warms up her outdoor living space and beckons visitors to walk on in!

cozy outdoor decor ideas for fall with itty bitty farmhouse

Welcoming Outdoor Decor for Fall on the Front Porch

My good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style shared some tips for styling a welcoming front porch with outdoor autumn decor.

She decorates with some simple fall touches to create an inviting home that welcomes guests to hang out and stay awhile.

Whether you have a large or small front entry, Jen’s ideas for styling them for fall add seasonal curb appeal that adds value to the home.

style a front porch for fall with midwest life and style

Simple Fall Entry Way Ideas

My good friend Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest believes fall decor creates a feeling as well as an accessory to one’s decorating style.

So she shares her best tips to create a cozy and welcoming space that feels curated over time and tells a story.

Wait until you see her tips for creating a loving, cozy, and inviting home that you never want to leave.  

fall decorating ideas with robyn's french nest

Decorating Front Porch with Garden Mums

My good friend Kim from Cottage in the Mitten shares some easy fall porch decorating ideas with garden mums.

Kim always adds a few chrysanthemums here and there to cozy up her outdoor living space to add more curb appeal in fall.

Wait until you see how beautiful her colorful garden mums are!

fall porch decor with cottage in the mitten

Budget-Friendly Outdoor Decor Ideas for Fall

My good friend Wendy from WM Design House shared some budget-friendly ways to decorate the front porch for fall.

From making your own front door wreath to planting up some containers, Wendy has some great tips to decorate the front porch for less.

Wait until you see how she does it!

budget friendly front porch decor ideas for fall by wm design house

An Inviting Front Porch for Autumn

My good friend Pasha from Pasha is Home shared her tips for creating and inviting and cozy front entry.

From adding outdoor decor to seasonal items, Pasha knows how to add curb appeal to create a welcoming home.

outdoor decor for fall with pasha is home

Looking for More Fall Decorating Ideas?

There is nothing quite like decorating for fall. From the pumpkins to the cozy blankets, there is no better season to bring the outdoors in.

Here are some more posts to help decorate for autumn.

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18 Comments

  1. So many great ideas for fall curb appeal! I totally forgot this is your first fall season in the farmhouse! How fun!

  2. Your porch looked amazing! I can’t wait to see what you do in your new home. I know it’s going to look beautiful! Thanks for the kind words!

  3. I LOVE your porch, Stacy. Your planters are beautiful. And thank you for your kind words. Thrilled to be a part of this fun and talented group of friends. Pinned!

  4. I loved how you said “someday I’ll have a big front porch” in your post…well, you def got your wish at the new house!

  5. Your porch is truly gorgeous! I adore all the fresh pumpkins and beautiful flowers.
    I can;t wait to add some real pumpkins this year. Still a bit warm around here.

    1. Thank you Wendy! Me too – I’m growing some and hoping I get a few this year fromthat so I don’t have to buy! We’ll see if the animals leave themalone!