A great way to welcome fall and your holiday guests is to have a beautiful autumnal front porch, and the front door is a great place to start your holiday decorating and boost your curb appeal. Creating a look that engages the eye from the bottom stair to the top of the door is the best way to create a sense of balance and make even the smallest porch look bigger. Take a look at these unique fall front porches and get inspired to decorate your own home.
Photo credit: Witt Construction
A screened-in porch is just perfect for those crisp autumn nights when the sun sets earlier and earlier. Some homeowners enjoy their porches all year long by adding heaters and outdoor lighting. Embellished with cozy blankets, comfortable cushions and colorful fall mums and you have yourself a fabulous fall porch.
Photo credit: Unskinny Boppy
This front porch employs a strong sense of symmetry to create not only a balanced and welcoming entrance, but also one that appears larger than it is. By varying the height of the décor (note the elevated pumpkins and urns), the eye travels up the stairs, creating a nice sense of movement. Follow her tutorial for easy-to-plant sculptural urns.
Photo credit: My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
A simple but consistent color palette is a great way to mix different textures, shapes and patterns. This front door uses orange and white in a repeated design, making for a strong design in a small amount of space. If you can’t find the right type of real pumpkin, opt for a faux version, which can be painted the color you need for your design. Using different heights in this design is a great way to have your fall décor travel “up” the door.
Photo credit: Design Dining & Diapers
This fall inspired front porch shows just how far creativity can go on a budget. Can’t afford or find white pumpkins? Just spray paint the orange ones! Need to add height to your décor? Grab some tall corn stalks or elevate décor on vintage crates. By sticking to a neutral color palette, this front porch is a refreshing take on traditional fall decoration.
Photo credit: Dirt Stains and Paint
A coat of white paint, along with chalkboard paint, turned this free mantle piece into the perfect front entrance welcome. Tiny shelves are just the right size for placing holiday objects and this piece will easily transition from autumn to winter with a few clever changes. The added hay bales create that warm sense of fall and add some needed height to the entrance.
Photo credit: H2O Bungalow
You’d never guess that this beautiful fall porch was actually located in the tropical heat! Using faux pumpkins (real ones wouldn’t last a day in the heat) along with traditional fall colors is a great way to keep the autumnal spirit close to home. You’d probably also never guess that the custom welcome mat was completed quite simply with a black marker! Read her tutorial on her blog.
Photo credit: Love of Family & Home
A clever mix of mums, cabbage and pumpkins gives this front porch autumnal flair. The handmade chalkboard sign (easy to make when you apply a can of chalkboard paint on top of an old piece of glass) can easily work through all the holidays. Mixing up your pumpkin varieties is a great way to show off the harvest of the season.
Photo credit: Centsational Girl
This unusual color combination of green and white is made more dramatic with deep, rich purples. Stacking pots on top of each other, and adding tall willow branches, help give this front porch great height – important for decorations that sit next to a tall door. A recycled wreath and faux pumpkins make this design easy to use year after year.
Photo credit: Life as a Thrifter
A colorful paper garland and a pretty monogrammed “wreath” make this classic black door feel extra special this fall. Using vintage produce crates to hold bright orange pumpkins is a great way to display autumnal décor. Sweeping the porch clean, and adding a much-needed doormat, shows that this homeowner has spent time making the front porch truly welcoming.