Quick Easy Front Porch Fall Decorating Ideas ~ Add curb appeal to your front entrance for the fall season with these quick and easy décor ideas!
I can’t believe we are already coming to towards the end of October! We have had some very nice weather fall days but we have also had some pretty chilly nights where the temperature has fallen to just below freezing temperatures. That means waking up to some frosty mornings and having to scrape frost off the car windshields. Looking out the window this morning as I write this blog post the sky is very gray and overcast. It is also very foggy making it look even more dreary.
I guess the good news is it is not really cold during the day and if you were to walk by my house you would see a front porch decorated with very bright and vibrant fall colours! I estimate I have enjoyed decorating outdoors for the fall season for about twenty years. It’s a fun hobby! I like to create ideas that are quick and easy. I also like to come up with ideas that are not too expensive. Many of the accessories have been bought on sale, at the dollar store and the thrift store. Also, many have been used and reused during past the twenty years!
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Quick Easy Front Porch Fall Decorating Ideas
Fall Outdoor Planters
As you walk by on the sidewalk you first see three fall decorated outdoor planters in front of the double black painted garage doors. The brown deco mesh was purchased at the thrift store for a couple of dollars. The orange glittery pumpkins tucked into the front of each planter were purchased at the dollar store. The large faux fall sprays were purchased for half price over ten years ago and still look great! I detail how I made these in:
You will notice the planters I created in the tutorial last year look a bit different compared to the ones I made this year. But my very easy to follow design strategy is the same!
Fall Floral Outdoor Arrangement
The first thing you see as you walk up to the front door is a large fall floral arrangement in a large black cast iron urn. This arrangement is actually very easy to make and I provide a detailed step-by-step photo tutorial in:
I used a combination of natural items and store bought items. The faux flowers and accessories are about ten to twenty years old! They were all purchased on sale and the natural branches you see in the middle were foraged at the town eco centre in the recycle big bin allocated for branches.
I also provide a step-by-step photo tutorial in:
detailing how to make the gorgeous big bow you see made from two different types of ribbons. That bow is about four years old and still looks pretty good!
Outdoor Fall Mums
I did splurge and bought some different sizes and colours of fall mums. Since they are a bit of an investment I like to keep them for as long as I can for the fall season. Even though they are available for sale the middle August I don’t buy mine till the first week of September. I look for ones that are still in the bud stage and have not bloomed yet. I have a watering trick that I share in:
Do you see the bright yellow mums in the ceramic terracotta coloured plant pots? They are faux flowers I bought at the thrift store years ago! The plant pots were purchased new at a home décor store on sale. I can’t believe how great they still look despite sitting outside for about three months a year!
I love pumpkins! I love their bright orange colour and I love all of the different shapes and sizes they come in. I buy my pumpkins as soon as they are available and I also have a trick for preparing them so they last till Halloween without spoiling. You will be surprised what product I use when you read:
Fall Decorated Lanterns
The front door is painted black. I purchased two different sizes of coordinating black lanterns. They are decorated with fall leaf garlands purchased at the dollar store. The smaller black lanterns were purchased at IKEA. I give more details about the larger black lantern in:
Fall Decorated Obelisks
I purchased two black iron obelisks at a rummage sale for a couple of dollars each. I love how they add both height and colour on both sides of the front door. I kid did you not. This was truly a ten-minute DIY project and the how-tos are detailed in:
Fall Decorated House Number Plant Pots
I purchased the black plant pots at IKEA and made them into house number plant pots in the Spring. For the fall season I decorated them with orange ceramic pumpkins. The details for both DIY projects are in:
This is really a quick fun project!
Fall Decorated Wreath
I do confess the wreath I made hanging on the front door was not a quick and easy fall decorating DIY project. I made this wreath about four years ago. I have made several wreaths for the different seasons and I have to admit this one is my favourite. I provide a very detailed step-by-step photo tutorial in:
I really encourage you to take a look to see how it is made. It looks a lot harder to make than it really is. It was an investment to buy the materials but I will probably be hanging this wreath on my front door for the next twenty fall seasons!
Here is how the front porch looks at night using these quick easy front porch fall decorating ideas! I think it is just as pretty at night as it is during the daytime!
Final Comments: I look forward to decorating the front porch for the fall season every year! My goal is to decorate it with ideas that are quick to put together and accessories that are not too expensive! Reusing the same items year after year, shopping at the thrift and dollar stores and looking for items on sale really helps keep the costs down. Outdoor decorating does not have to be super expensive. I hope this collection of quick easy front porch fall decorating ideas along with your own creativity inspire you to have fun doing some outdoor decorating every fall!
As I finished writing the first draft for this blog post the fog has lifted and the sun has come out. It looks like it is going to be a bright sunny gorgeous fall day!
Your Turn: Which idea is your favourite? What quick easy front porch fall decorating ideas do you use? I would love to hear them!