Ahhh, fall. Who doesn’t love the mild temperatures, the colorful leaves and flowers, the holiday fun, and the adorable decorations? Even if you are more of a summer, spring, or winter person, fall is a great time to remind those in your life how thankful you are for them, get cozied up in your favorite sweater, and embrace the change of season with fun decor!
In today’s post, we are going to go over some great ways you can enhance your house’s curb appeal and bring passerbys a smile with 10 fun, festive, and affordable front porch decorating ideas for fall. Of course we have flowers in the mix as they give a welcoming vibe to any home, so if you are looking for a fresh bouquet of flowers, check out our website and give us a call at Chappell’s Florist in Burlington today to put in an order!
1. Start With Classic Fall Porch Decor
When you start off your fall front porch decorating with the right basic elements, you can easily update it with a simple trip to the pumpkin patch! Invest in a pretty faux fall wreath, as you can reuse this piece for years to come. Lanterns are another great staple, as they come in varying sizes and versatile vessels, making them easy to switch up as the seasons change. Once you have these classic pieces set out, set a few larger pumpkins nearby and a bouquet of fresh fall flowers from your local flower shop on a small table. Classic fall front porch pieces such as lanterns, pumpkins, colorful wreaths, and flowers will never go out of style and make decorating for the season a breeze each year.
2. Create a Quaint Fall Porch Seating Area
If you don’t have a small table or a nice bench for a comfy outdoor seating area, we highly recommend it! Not only is it great for relaxing during the summer months, but it can be turned from a summer hang out spot into a cozy nook with the right fall decorations. Check out your local thrift stores as they often have some adorable, rustic, and affordable benches that can be easily layered with pillows and throws in weather-resistant fabrics to create the perfect fall seating area. Flank the seating area by filling planters such as baskets and galvanized buckets with fall flowers from your favorite flower shop, and complete the look with a simple rug underfoot and miniature pumpkins and gourds tucked in between the planters!
3. Extend Your Fall Decor Beyond the Porch
If you have a smaller entryway with limited square footage, allow your fall porch decor to extend past the front stoop! Lining the walkway that leads up to your front porch with pumpkins in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and colors is an excellent way to spruce up your entryway for fall without it looking cluttered.
4. Add In a Beautiful Bouquet of Fall Flowers
If you are struggling to find the perfect final touch for your outdoor display, find a fresh flower bouquet or two from your favorite local flower shop, like Chappell’s Florist in Burlington. We offer a wide variety of beautiful fall arrangements, including our Classic Cornucopia and Burst of Autumn bouquet. If you can’t seem to find exactly what you are looking for, be sure to give us a call or stop by our flower shop today!
5. Incorporate Other Fall Foliage
Utilizing the beauty that nature provides us each fall is an excellent way to spruce up your porch for the season. By mixing textures like spiky grasses, mounds of mums, and fallen leaves in rustic containers, your porch is sure to look like a fall masterpiece! Just be sure to pack your planters full and water only on occasion, as plants grow slowly in cooler temperatures. Then, take an unusual variety of gourds and squashes from your local pumpkin patch or grocery store along with orange carving pumpkins and line your front porch staircase. You can also take a thick rope and wrap it with outdoor string lights and grapevine balls to create the perfect festive garland to welcome your visitors!
6. Give Your Front Porch a Farmhouse Vibe
The farmhouse look is in, and if this is the look you are going for, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, then you are in the right place. You can find awesome traditional farmhouse decor to decorate your front porch space at local craft stores such as Hobby Lobby, flea markets, and even second hand shops and thrift stores. The mix of vintage furniture, rustic signage, colorful door decorations, and a nice comfy chair or bench all add up to make the perfect fall farmhouse porch.
7. Add in Creative Fall Lighting
Whether it’s candles lighting up your carved pumpkins that line your front porch steps, orange and/or purple string lights hung from the ceiling in a tasteful manner, or smaller, battery-operated string lights that fill your lanterns to give your fall decor a fun, whimsical look, lighting in the evening brings an extremely cozy and welcoming vibe to almost any house!
8. Soften Your Front Porch Decor With Neutrals
Natural elements in soft colors and textures decorated throughout your front porch create an inviting atmosphere that is easily transitioned from season to season. Consider filling a straw basket with gourds, lining both sides of your front stairs with mums and pumpkins of various sizes, and topping it off with a simple wreath. This look is simple, classic, and perfect for the person who doesn’t want to do too much decorating but still wants their porch to look welcoming.
9. Get Spooky With Halloween Decorations!
This is especially fun with kids! If you have children or live in a neighborhood where you know you will have lots of trick-or-treaters stopping by on October 31st, break out some fun Halloween decorations from your local craft store! Hobby Lobby always offers excellent deals on their seasonal decorations, but you can also get creative and DIY your own decorations as well. A quick search on Google or Pinterest is sure to give you loads of fun ideas to make your house one that kids will remember!
10. Create a Fun Harvest Planter
If you have the space, take a large container like a wheelbarrow or a wagon and fill it with an assortment of fall elements, such as pumpkins, gourds, fall leaves, and bittersweet. You can even take it to the next level and add a short message or your home’s address numbers to the pumpkins for a sweet finishing touch! This simple decoration is a great way to utilize natural elements and can easily span the fall holidays, taking you right through Thanksgiving.
There you have it! We hope you enjoyed today’s post and that it helped you get into the fall spirit. If you are interested in purchasing a bouquet of flowers, whether it be for fall, as a gift, or any other reason, contact our Burlington flower shop — Chappell’s Florist — today!