Today I am sharing beautiful small porch decorating ideas for fall that will not break the bank! Simply add colorful mums, pumpkins and scarecrows and you have a warm and welcoming fall porch to greet your friends and family!
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There are several bloggers sharing their fall porches with you today, so be sure to stay to the end and visit their blogs as well. I have seen a sneak peek and you will love their decorating ideas. A big thank you to Amy of My Life From Home for hosting this blog hop.
Now you don’t have to have a large porch to make it pretty for fall. If you do, that’s great too! But no matter what size your porch or entry is, it is the first thing your family and friends see when they visit. All it takes is a few classic fall touches and you can create a warm and welcoming fall front porch. Let me show you how!
Small Porch Decorating Ideas For Fall
The first thing I do when I’m decorating, whether it’s a deck or porch, is to start with a blank slate. Remove any existing wreath or rug and give everything a good cleaning. Then take a look at the space and see if inspiration strikes. I usually start with a pretty fall rug as a starting point. There are some really cute and inexpensive ones at the home stores now. A great way to add texture and contrast is to layer two rugs. If you have visited here before, you know I love buffalo check. You can check out my no-sew buffalo check curtains here. I just ordered this buffalo check rug from Amazon, but unfortunately it won’t be here until tomorrow. I plan to layer this with the sunflower rug I already have:
Bring In Color
Our house is very beige, lol. I knew I wanted to bring in color and the most cost effective way to do that is with bright, bold mums. I found these at Lowe’s 3 for $12! To make more of an impact it is best to group mums rather than just have one or two, if you can. Aren’t these purple mums just gorgeous?
Another way to have the mums stand out more is to place them in a different planter than the plastic planter it comes in. Olive Buckets are great for so many things, but I just love how the mums look in them. They definitely stand out a lot more now than they did in the plastic bucket. Also, you can pick up gourds at the grocery store really cheap-like $1. I stuffed the smaller olive bucket with newspaper so I would only need a few gourds to make it look full.
I brought out one of my metal lantern’s and added a few white pumpkins. We call them mini-boos. Is that just a New England thing?
This is actually our side porch, but it is the only door anyone goes to. It leads right into the kitchen. There is a small front porch as well, that I haven’t done anything with, other than hang a wreath on the front door, lol. I added a couple of orange pumpkins and love the pop of color. Unfortunately, some animal already took a big chunk out of the large one. I’m thinking a raccoon. The price you pay for living in the country.
Add Fall Pillows
I found some cute fall pillows that are waterproof at the home store for $5! They are just the right size to add to the small bench I added to the foot of the stairs. Every fall porch has to have a scarecrow and I picked this little guy up for $6 at the craft store.
Just a few items are placed at the top of the stairs, including an old Autumn Greetings sign that I have had forever and a DIY pumpkins sign.
The leaves are turning and I plan to visit several spots to take some photos. My new hairdresser told me we are called “leafers”. I’ve never heard of that, but it makes sense. When the fall foliage is this beautiful you have to take a few pictures right? This is from last year right around this same time:
It is on the campus where my daughter went to College. Can you imagine walking by this on your way to class? I would just stand there and never make it to class, lol!
I wasn’t able to get a good shot of the fall wreath on the front door, but I shared the tutorial for it here. I added some pretty metallic leaves around the door way for an extra pop of color.
I hope this post inspired you to add a few simple touches to your porch or entryway. My daughter came home after a long day at work and said it made her so happy walking up to it. We are still making this place feel like home, so that was a great compliment! If you liked this post, please save it by pinning the image below. Have a great day!
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