Fall Front Porch Decor Elements: 21 Examples
Well, it’s started again! That is, my annual obsession with fall front porch decor. Every year, I get all Pinterest-y with searching for ways to decorate my front porch for fall.
I’ve noticed that certain elements really appeal to me when I see fall front porch photos that catch my eye. So, I thought I would try to break down the elements that particularly speak to me. Here is a run-down of my favorite things for fall front porches.
- Farmhouse Style. I like the comfortable, laid-back coziness of farmhouse porches.
- Nature’s Bounty. Many decorators use pumpkins, gourds, winter cabbages, bales of hay, and bundled sheaves of corn stalks. I think this approach hearkens back to the origins of Thanksgiving in agrarian, colonial America.
- Non-traditional colors with traditional shapes—especially pumpkins. The pumpkin shape is synonymous with fall, but many decorators are now using pumpkins in white and other non-traditional colors.
- Topiaries: Pumpkins, fall foliage, and grapevine, Oh My!
- Lanterns. Another obsession of mine. I use them year-round with flame-less candles. I notice many decorators are filling lanterns with tiny pumpkins, acorns, pine cones, and autumn leaves for the fall front porch.
- Fall front door wreaths. I am attracted to wreaths with unusual materials or shapes, as well as some of the classic ones.
Here are some pretty pictures from around the web to illustrate my favorite elements of fall front porch décor.
I love everything about Yvonne’s front porch at Stone Gable Blog. I’m not sure this house fits exactly into the “farmhouse” category, but with the stone backdrop, it exudes that comfortable style through the use of natural elements.
Tracy from Beneath My Heart created a cozy farmhouse effect on her fall front porch. The wicker chair, pillows and throw, the burlap garland, and the little antique table all conjure up the image of autumn on the farm.
Don’t you just want to sit down and relax on Lauren’s front porch over at Little White House Blog? It’s so comfortable and inviting. Gotta love that laid-back farmhouse style.
Tall columns of cornstalks flank the entrance to this home at The Yellow Cape Cod.
This fall front porch display from Between Naps on the Porch has several elements that I like. The bundled cornstalks,the dried Indian corn on the door, and the bushel basket spilling autumn leaves all speak to nature’s bounty.
Cornstalks, pumpkins, and winter cabbage lend color to this front porch from House of Hawthornes. I like the old galvanized tub peeking out from under the cabbage as well as the bushel basket of yellow chrysanthemums. The scene is reminiscent of autumn harvests safely gathered in.
EAB Designs combines two of my obsessions: topiaries and nontraditional colors. White pumpkins have gained popularity in recent years.
Judy at In His Grip spray painted some old pumpkins in shades of khaki and beige for her topiaries. I like her use of a flowery garland winding around the pumpkins.
More white pumpkins! Stephanie Lynn provides a step-by-step tutorial for creating these candle holders from white craft pumpkins. On the front porch, you might want to use flame-less candles.
White chrysanthemums and white pumpkins create a nontraditional look on this front porch from Home Stories A to Z. The white elements fit in perfectly with the aqua front door and pale gray porch floor.
I love the classic simplicity of these pumpkin topiaries from Redesigning Women. The simple urns, combined with the traditional pumpkin colors and just enough autumn leaves to provide contrast create a pleasing symmetry flanking the front door.
These cheerful topiaries from Laury Trevey feature the added element of contrasting colors.
This white pumpkin topiary from Thistlewood Farms just oozes classy. The elegant shape of the Grecian urn contrasts with the squat, earthy shape of the pumpkins. And the white neutrality of the pumpkins and the eucalyptus against the white-washed brick and the gray door just says “mmmmm.”
Jenna Burger gives me the idea of filling lanterns with small pumpkins, gourds, and pine cones. So cute!
I’m not sure what they used for filler in these lanterns from HGTV, but I think you could achieve this effect with acorns or small seedpods. Because we have lots of acorns in our yard, I am thinking about doing something like this.
Crystal from Surviving a Teacher’s Salary filled her lanterns to the brim with pine cones, acorns, and autumn leaves.
We’re back to Yvonne’s front porch at Stone Gable Blog to take a closer look at her use of a tall lantern. I like the layering of tiny pumpkins and a candle. The height of the lantern on the table balances the shorter elements of the garden stool and the pot of mums.
I like the asymmetrical quality of this wreath from Sweet Something Designs. I also like the profusion of autumn leaves, flowers, and berries juxtaposed against the wide, plaid ribbon.
Melissa of Daisy Mae Belle provides step-by-step instructions for creating this cornucopia of fall foliage for the front door.
These cute, little stuffed owls are the perfect inhabitants for this unusual fall wreath. I love the asymmetry of the greenery and the choice of materials in this wreath from 1001 Gardens.
The sparse, rustic simplicity of this wreath from 1001 Gardens is quite appealing. It has a gentle, old-fashioned charm. I also like the color choice as a contrast more the typical autumn colors of gold, russet, and brown.
Here in coastal Georgia, it will be a long time before we feel even a tiny bit of chill in the air. We have not seen a day with a high temperature below 90 degrees in over two months. But, I’m thinking about autumn already. I will be sure to post a reveal when I get my fall front porch decor completed . . . probably about 6 weeks from now.
Have you started getting ideas and inspiration for fall decorating, yet? I would love to know your favorite elements for fall front porch decorating.
Enjoy Life Creatively!