There is something about outdoor fall decor. It’s gives you a welcoming feeling, and it’s full of warmth of the season to come. I love sharing that slower season with all my friends and family, and enjoying those cooler days outdoors.

Decorating for fall outdoors is a natural for most gardeners. We just feel it… the need to connect with the garden as the coming winter draws a little closer, putting to sleep the natural world. It’s kind of a cross between celebrating the end of a summer full of harvest and color and fun… and welcoming the change that has to come every year. We gardeners, we work with it.

We are starting with fall decorated porches full of inspiration, and then some awesome tutorials for fall yard decor!  So here are some great ideas for decorating for fall outside!


Fall Decorated Porches

Want to decorate a front porch for fall? You are in the right place! We found some amazing fall porch decor for you to drool over, and get inspired! Then roll up your sleeves and remember that decorating outside for fall is fun!

Farmhouse Fall Porch Decor

Our first fall decorated porch for you comes from ‘Liz Marie‘. She used a few antique or vintage items, a cute fall porch sign, and some gorgeous squashes and pumpkins to create this cute porch vignette. Of course, you would only want to decorate for outdoors like this if your porch was covered! The palette has a great neutral backdrop, which of course, makes the styling really pop. Warm and charming!


Fall Porch “Trees”

Green pumpkins, potted mums and fall outdoor lanterns really are the supporting characters in this fall decorated porch by ‘Paper Nosh‘. The real stars here are those two “trees” with fall leaves that flank the front door! No fake yellow or red here… Just nature and all it’s autumn beauty! You can get galvanized buckets to use as farmhouse style planters at most craft stores.


Front Porch Fall Planter Ideas

Never underestimate the power of classic fall porch decor, like we see here at ‘Craftberry Bush‘. Potted mums, pumpkins and a traditional wreath on the door are the backbone of this design. Notice she stayed with a palette of rust, green and gold for unity. She added lots of texture with the baskets, the terra cotta pots, and the gourds. If you don’t have steps up to your front door, just lead them up your path, like a little autumn bread crumb trail for friends and family! Use these planter ideas as a springboard. You can plant colorful autumn annuals in anything that can hold soil. Use your imagination!


Contemporary Autumn Porch

If you have a more contemporary home, you might think it would be hard to decorate your front porch for fall. Not true! Check out this pretty porch from ‘Stagg Design‘. The details are slightly more modern, with smooth minimal pots and lanterns. But the basic fall porch decor is the same. Same pumpkins and gourds, same mums, same traditional wreath on the front door. And see, no steps here, but they just  pulled the decor outward to create a larger space to visually welcome the eye.


Cornhusks & Rockers

From ‘Sugar Maple Farmhouse‘, create a cozy seating area, then surround it with harvest bounty. Notice the pillows and rug are very neutral so as not to compete with the pumpkins. You can get cornhusks at many feed stores for fall decorating, and they are inexpensive. But they make quite a statement flanking the front door!


Outdoor Fall Decor

Outdoor fall decor is easy to make, and creates a home that feels warm and welcoming. Check out these great ideas for decorating for fall outside, and make yourself some decor you can pass on to future generations!

Wagon Fall Yard Decor

DIY Network‘ knows how to make outdoor fall decor easy! A red wagon, some mums, and some pumpkins. Three simple ingredients to a delicious fall porch! Decorating outside for fall can be as easy as reusing things you own (or can borrow!) in a fun way. You wouldn’t even have to remove the mums from their nursery pots, as the wagon sides will hide them. Don’t have a pretty red wagon? Pick up a reproduction here, and use it for Christmas too!

Fall Porch Signs

How cute is this fun festival sign from ‘Lydi Out Loud‘? She has full tutorial for this fall yard decor DIY, and it’s really easy. She even makes paint suggestions so you know what to buy. This is a must do fall porch sign! Don’t forget to seal it with an exterior grade sealant so it will last. You could also place this in the lawn, at the end of a driveway, or as an actual signpost to a harvest party in the backyard!


My Vintage Porch‘ shows us how to make a really cute fall porch sign without any fancy vinyl cutting machines, or even a stencil! This looks like an expensive reproduction, and is perfect for harvest season. We love fall outdoor decorating ideas that one can reuse year after year. It helps establish traditions, as well as looks pretty! Be sure to use this on a covered porch.


Live, Laugh, Rowe‘ found this cool foldable shelf on sale at ‘Hobby Lobby’, then turned it into a rustic farmhouse front porch fall decorating idea! Easy, right? And you could fill it with pinecones and evergreens bunches for winter, or even unbreakable holiday ornaments. And obviously, change the chalkboard sign… You could even stock the shelves with goodies and snacks for the delivery people that visit your home during the season.  Fall yard decor to holiday helpmate!


Decorating for Fall Outdoors with Color

For a fall porch decor project that is a little different, try the DIY painted pumpkins from Jennifer at ‘Dimples and Tangles‘! These can be done on both real and craft pumpkins, and she even has a polka dot one!


Easy Front Door Wreath

If you are looking for a fall front door wreath to make, and you want something gorgeous and original, look no farther. This farmhouse DIY fall wreath is made with paper flowers, and is a work of art! From Jen at ‘Tatertots & Jello’, make sure this wreath is under a protected porch. Easy to follow tutorial!


Fall Outdoor Lanterns & Planters

Lastly, Heather at ‘Setting for Four‘ created these DIY fall lanterns and fall planters. The lanterns were easy, she just filled them with fall  finds you might have lying around the yard! And the planters were made fall porch decor by adding a natural wreath around the top as a seasonal accent. Then she inserted birch branches and curly twigs.

We hope you are really inspired by our Fall Decorated Porches & Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas! We think you will want to jump right on over to our posts on Fall Front Door Decorating Ideas, and our very own Pumpkin Carving with a Drill Tutorial! Then check out Inexpensive Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas and Fall Home Decor Ideas over at TBD, and Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Pretty Pumpkins over at OhMeOhMy!



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  1. Bohr he November 27, 2019 at 1:07 am

    I would love to have the porch based on the color white. it looks very clean and pure.

  2. Olivia October 17, 2018 at 2:13 am

    it’s amazing how an ordinary autumn vegetable can make such fantastic decoration. I love the image of the porch with the blue door, I love the variation of different sized and coloured pumpkins, perfect inexpensive easy decor.

  3. Lynne August 25, 2018 at 7:33 am

    I love all your ideas: so look forward to this information.

  4. Lydi July 18, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Thanks so much for sharing my fall festival sign,.. I admit I’m excited to pull it out again for my porch this year! ;)

    1. Kathy Woodard August 23, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      We updated the post and knew your sign HAD to be in it! Thanks for such a great project to share Lydi!


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