There’s no better way to welcome the Fall season than to make your front porch more welcoming! It’s a symbolic gesture to celebrate the shift of weather and prepare for the dry leaves, pumpkin pies, and Halloween coming very soon!
What kinds of decoration can you expect? From traditional to modern, minimal to fancy, and everything in between. Take these beautiful entryways as inspiration for your Fall decoration!
“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain
1. Pumpkin and wreath
This is a traditional entryway decoration idea with pumpkins, but enhanced with potted plants and a wreath made of twigs. It’s very straightforward and you even have the freedom to add a few more touches to your taste – like those subtle witch legs on the right as a reminder that Halloween is coming very soon.
2. Repaint the front door
If you’ve been holding on to paint the front door for a while, now might be the perfect time. In one fell swoop you can revamp your front door and have it matching the new season. Naturally, you don’t have to adopt Fall colors if you don’t want to, but a revitalized front door is a massive curb appeal boost and fits perfectly with what we’re trying to achieve.
And of course, a matte black and orange combination like this looks great on any occasion!
3. Spooky pumpkin
For a lot of people, Halloween is the most important event that happens this season. And how could it not be? Full of mystical meaning, fun decoration ideas, a very unique look and feel, as well as a great excuse to revisit Halloween classics with the family.
This spooky pumpkin is very simple: a regular pumpkin painted black creates the perfect contrast against the orange furniture (which you can also paint that way for a Fall DIY decoration project). Add a black lantern along with it, and your seasonal decor is done!
4. Not too shabby
A more laid back approach to porch decoration that still looks distinctively like Fall without trying too hard. The rustic bench and wooden furniture really helps in making the look more natural, combined with the corn and pumpkins to bring it all together.
Here are the decorative elements you can consider for this look:
- A wooden bench
- Metal or wicker baskets
- Pumpkins and corn stalks
- Plaid cushions and pillows
5. Farmhouse cart
Maybe the idea of decorating in orange and black is a little too much for you, and that’s understandable given how strong of an impact those colors have. So instead, you can decorate with a simple cart filled with white pumpkins. It’s less obnoxious but still keeps with the theme!
Did you know that white pumpkins actually exist? For decoration purposes we usually just paint over them, but albino pumpkins do exist and are just as edible. They are considered rare, but they can be selectively bred – which is why you can sometimes find them in the wild!
6. Sitting space
The front porch is a great place to sit and enjoy the cool weather while reading a nice book and sipping some tea. After all, with the mysterious atmosphere of Halloween and the focus on homemade recipes, it’s only fitting that we adopt more organic pastimes that are less ruled by technology and more by a sense of wonder.
You can make your sitting space look nice by adding a throw blanket, a couple pillows, and an assortment of decorative items, such as:
And if possible, a small table to keep a mug of hot chocolate always by your side. It’s always a good time to improve the front porch!
7. Simple but tasteful
There’s no reason to redesign your entire front porch for the purposes of DIY Fall decoration – a small addition is all you need. This lantern and pumpkin arrangement is low-cost and low-requirement, but very pretty and effective!
We’ve already had a few of these on the list, but they really deserve the spotlight (get it?). Lanterns have everything to do with Fall given their association to Halloween, as well as their rustic, old-timey appeal.
But lanterns nowadays can be adapted for a more modern home. You can have led candles instead of real ones, making it far more convenient to manage and it removes the danger of dealing with real fire. It’s one of the most charming entryway ideas that’s very easy to achieve!
So enough with the rustic old-timey, what if you worked hard on your modern front porch and you want to retain that look while decorating for the new season? You can invest on white and golden pumpkins, potted plants and corn stalks – which despite their rough look, blend in quite well in a modern setting due to their unobtrusive color.
Wooden crates open up a lot of possibilities for decoration. You can use them for laying out all your assets and create many different setups. The simple idea is to create a small stack of wooden boxes and decorate them with the usual suspects – pumpkins, potted plants, pinecones, corn stalks, and anything else you feel like adding.
Candles will look awesome too, but if you’re going for real candles, don’t light them – the wood and corn stalks can easily ignite and burn the whole thing. Opt for led candles instead if you want to add a light source to the mix!
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