10 Fast & Easy Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

Before we know it, fall sneaks up upon us.  We enjoy the summer, get the kids back to school, and wham, here’s fall.

It’s hard for me to admit when summer is over but once I’m over the shock LOL, I focus on decorating for fall.  It’s fun to decorate for fall, but since Christmas is around the corner, for me, I don’t go crazy with fall decorations. Some people go all out for fall and Halloween, but the majority of us don’t have the time nor want to put out the money for such a short season.

Here are some fast & easy fall porch decorating ideas that will make your porch a show stopper without breaking the bank.

#1 Pumpkins & Mums


Its hard to go wrong with throwing a bunch of  pumpkins and mums together with a plant, like ferns or tall grass.  They always look great together and screams fall.  This combination of yellow, orange and red from Anna of Das Home Diary is very pretty yet simple to do.


#2 Traditional Fall Wreath


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Wreaths hanging from your front door are simple and yet a classic whether its store bought or a DIY. It never grows old.  Adding a cute lantern like the homeowner has here add completes the look adding interest and another place for the eye to land on.  Simple, easy and not overdone.

#3 Simple Yet Elegant

Planters are yet another easy DIY project that you create with a fall theme. Add pumpkins, gourds and tall grass for interest. Be sure to include different shapes, colors and different textures to make it fun with lots of variety. Its hard to go wrong with this one. Simple Yet Elegant!

#4 Show Stopping Red & Orange Acorn Wreath


Photo: HomeHardGarden via Handyfamilyman

This traditional orange & red wreath looks amazing, and I love the touch of acorns. It would really stand out against wood doors, picking up the brown in the wreath, black doors as seen here, and of course blue doors since orange & blue are complimentary colors.

#5 Pumpkin Topiary


This DIY urn is pretty fast and easy using your urns from the summer.  Its an easy transition from summer to fall by replacing summer flowers with pumpkins and long grass or hay would also add some texture and interest.

Check out EAB Designs for the details!

#6 Oh Deer


Check out Twelfth on Main – Fall Antler Wreath for how to make this creative wreath.

Try something different. Decorating a deer antler is not only fun and unique, but its really easy to put together. This is absolutely adorable. 

#7 Let There Be Light…

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This super easy lantern is so festive for fall. Add small pine cones, gourds and pumpkins to your lantern, put it on your porch with pumpkins & mums and you have a cute & festive fall look with minimal cost and effort.

Photo: SAS Interiors

#8 An Adorable Twist on the Traditional Wreath 


Not all of us have a large porch for a big display of our fall décor and we don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune on fall décor. Fortunately, Michelle from Thistle Key Lane has some amazing fall porch ideas for smaller porches starting with this basket door wreath. Check out these small porch ideas here.

#9 Easy Peasy

For those of you that stress over decorating and say that you are not creative, this is an easy one for you.  Grab your porch chair or rocker, add some mums, a small pumpkin and fabric or a shawl. Easy peasy!  You’re done and it looks amazing!

#10 Gourds, leaves and Christmas lights in a basket

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Who would have thought that a few gourds, leaves and Christmas lights in a basket can look so amazing?  The ribbon is the icing on the cake.  Its the earrings on that special dress!

Now that your creative juices or flowing, walk around your house to see what you have that you can work with.  Hop in the car to your local Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or local grocery store and grab a few items to make an amazing piece that will be the envy of your neighborhood!

So do you have a favorite? Its hard to pick one out! Maybe each year I should switch up some of these ideas and try them all out.


Do you have a color question for a room? Need help with styling your home? Or you want to pick my brain on a decorating project?

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Hi! I’m Debi Collinson. Designer. Color Consultant. Real Estate Investor.

I grew up looking at blue prints and helping my dad, an Engineer|General Contractor and owner of a Design|Build|Engineering firm pick out paint colors for his buildings.

In 2006, a Realtor asked me to stage a house. Staging was just becoming a thing so I watched every HGTV show I could to get knowledge. My first clients liked their newly staged home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price and stayed in their home. I went back to Design School and the rest is history. Since 2006, I have been helping busy homeowners, just like you, to style their house to make it a stunning retreat, where they can live and enjoy their home.

In my spare time, LOL, I buy “fixer uppers” to fix up & either sell for a healthy profit or to rent. I’m currently looking for my 10th “fixer upper.” Sign up to receive my e-mails of how to make your home a stunning retreat, how to choose the right paint color the first time around AND how to add value to your home! Read my full story including my design credentials here.

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