Fall is the perfect time to make your home cozy and inviting. If you’ll be having family and friends over for the holidays, or just want to spruce up your home for yourself, adding a few simple decorations can make a huge difference. Make sure your front porch is festive and inviting with these decorating ideas.

Harvest Decor

Start with a few fall classics. Adding corn stalks around porch posts, or your mailbox pole, is an excellent way to celebrate the harvest. Potted mums are also a wonderful choice, and they can add a rustic touch when placed in a harvest basket or galvanized pail. Baskets of gourds, pumpkins, or sheaths of wheat are a great way to give your front porch a little farmhouse style.

Fall Containers

Planters are a great way to decorate your front porch for fall. Cold-hardy flowers like mums and pansies add splashes of color. They look wonderful when tucked into containers with ornamental cabbage and kale. Ornamental peppers also bring a splash of color and gorgeous foliage. When you’re arranging fall containers, remember that plants don’t grow as quickly in the fall, so they can be planted more closely together.


If you have flower beds, fall is also a great time to add autumn-blooming perennials. Flowers like New England asters, goldenrods, helenium, and sedum look wonderful planted in front of your porch or around your mailbox.


What better way to decorate your front porch for fall than to add a few pumpkins! Even if classic orange jack-o’-lantern pumpkins aren’t your style, you might still consider pumpkins as decorations. Pumpkins come in different colors, like green, red, white, beige, and blue-green, and a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

You can also try a few pumpkin DIYs. Go vertical with a pumpkin stack or topiary. You can find pumpkin stacks with fake pumpkins, or make one with a bit of hot glue. Alternatively, you can use real pumpkins. Start with a pot of soil and three different-sized pumpkins. Remove the pumpkin stems and stack them as well as you can. Place the largest pumpkin on the bottom and the smallest on the top. A second set of hands is helpful for this. Then take a 1/2 inch wooden dowel, with a sharpened end, and pound it through the pumpkins and down into the soil to hold them together.

You can also decoupage pumpkins to make them unique. Coat fake or real pumpkins in mod podge and smooth a patterned sheet of paper or fabric onto the pumpkin. Botanical prints or bold, geometric patterns like black and white chevrons are great choices.

Celebrate fall and boost your curb appeal with these front porch and mailbox decorating ideas. Use natural elements and simple DIY projects to commemorate the harvest season and bring a festive style to your home’s exterior.

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