Bring that warm, comfortable autumn feeling to life with these classic ideas for decorating your front porch. Whether you have an extravagant wraparound porch or a comfortable front stoop, showcase your home and welcome visitors in a memorable way by decorating your front porch with beloved traditional fall accents.
Fall is the perfect season for decorating because it delivers a calm ambiance during an often busy time, with school and jobs in full swing. Below, we’ll offer four stunning fall front porch decorating ideas to prepare your front entrance for the new season. Remind yourself and your visitors why your home is one worth stopping by to unwind and enjoy the best that fall offers!
Fill the front porch or stoop with pumpkins of different sizes and colors, from bright orange and golden yellow, to white and everything in between. Gather them along the stairs, the door, and the porch border. Pumpkins and gourds are great decor because they are long-lasting and environmentally-friendly! When they make way for holiday decor, they can be turned into holiday treats, composted, or donated to local farms through programs like Pumpkins for Pigs. Consider adding height by stacking pumpkins or adding tall planters with fall foliage, such as mums and trailing ivies. Incorporating battery-operated lanterns offers more light in the evenings. To establish a focal point, include a large wreath on the door.
Even with a small porch, create a cozy scene where you can curl up with a book, chat with friends and family, or enjoy the fall weather with your favorite warm drink. Add a rustic bench or swinging chair, then fill it with decorative pillows and blankets. Surround the area with a soft outdoor rug, pumpkins, potted fall plants, hay bales, and other decorative accents such as bundled sticks and corn stalks.
Great for small porches or front stoops, select a wagon, wheel barrel, or wooden crate, and fill it with fall items, such as pumpkins, gourds, mums, corn husks, and leaves. Arrange these items in an appealing way, then place the container at a corner of the porch, by the door, or along the stoop or stairs. Incorporate a chalkboard sign with an amusing fall message for a special touch.
If your front stoop or porch has columns or poles, like the Dayton, Madison, or Greenbrier, decorate them with a festive autumn garland. Wrap the columns with garland from top to bottom and add a matching wreath on the door for a rustic, grand entrance that centers everything. Surround the bottom of the columns or poles with fall plants, pumpkins, and gourds.
When Labor Day’s over and we start dreaming of pumpkin spice, it’s time to start planning your fall presentation. At Koch Homes, we have beautiful single-family homes designed for large-scale front porch decorating and comfortable front stoop decorating as well.
Helping families find their dream homes since 1951, we have an established reputation for our exquisite craftsmanship and entrance monuments that give a sense of arrival. One of our featured communities, Bretridge, has spacious single-family homes with a scenic outdoor space, ideal for enjoying fall décor and weather all season long.