Fall is my ABSOLUTE favorite season! I love the way the temperature is crisp. There is gorgeous fall foliage on the trees. And of course, the fall decorating of the front porch. We are so lucky to experience all four seasons in New York.
There is nothing like welcoming fall and autumn more than decorating your front porch. Not only does it welcome you when you enter your house, but also your neighbors and guests. As the other half of The Savvy Couple, I am always looking for DIY’s and savvy ways to repurpose items I can use to decorate.
I have searched Pinterest for the best fall front porch ideas and DIY’s for you to use for your front entrance. Here are 15 fall front porch ideas that are perfect for the upcoming season and cost effective.
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1. Wooden Milk Crate with Pumpkins
A lot of what you see in the pictures below are items that you may have already in your house. A simple wooden milk crate can be stained and weatherproofed for outdoor conditions. The pumpkins are simple and the floral arrangements can be picked up at a thrift store. Perfect for a small front porch and still can invite the fall season.
2. Lanterns Filled with Pumpkins and Gourds or Flameless Candle
So simple, yet so perfect for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. A decoration that can be set out on the front porch and left for months and still be enjoyed. Very cost effective! Find the lanterns at a thrift shop and fill them with pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones. I found a great set over on Amazon you can use year after year.
3. Harvest Barnwood or Wood Pallet Fall Porch
Look around a garage, barn, or neighborhood to repurpose old wood. It is crazy what some paint can do for wood. Even though there is a lot going on in the picture below, all you need for your front porch is some old wood and a mum plant. Done! Super simple and not expensive at all.
4. Old Chair or Bench and Mums
Nothing says fall more than mums. They are full of color and instantly dress up any space to a fall feeling. Old chairs are so easy to come by. Whether you picked one up at a garage sale or you went to your grandma’s house, you can get a chair to dress up.
5. Stacked Pumpkins in Planters
After the fall season, there are always pumpkins falling off the clearance shelf. Keep this one in mind for next year or head to the dollar store to find pumpkins to stack. You can find your last name initial here to transfer on to the pumpkin. Throw a burlap bow on the top and call it fall.
6. Mums and Pumpkins
Can we just talk about how cute these little pumpkins are? The color combinations in this photo just scream fall! Cut up some cute ribbon to place on top of the stem to tie this front porch look together.
7. Hay Bails and Pumpkins
We are lucky enough to live in a rural-ish area with a lot of farmers around us. By going directly to a farmer, you can get hay bails for cheap! I can normally negotiate to get a bulk set of hay bails for under $10. Dress them up or leave them on their own to complete the look for your front porch.
8. Harvest Wreath
Any wreath placed on a front door instantly makes your front porch more inviting. Find an old wreath and spruce it up with some sunflowers and burlap. This fall front porch idea is the simplest to complete.
If these pictures do not inspire you to start decorating your front porch for fall, I don’t know what will! When trying to save money on these projects, try your best to DIY them. Go to thrift stores, dollar stores, or clearance racks at the end of the season to pick up fall and harvest items. Just piece together different items you have around your house already and repurpose them.
What does your fall front porch look like every year?
How do you decorate and save money while doing it?
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