Looking for fall decorating ideas outside on the front porch? Here’s my fall porch with seven simple decorating ideas.
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I woke up this morning to cold.
I said it.
I opened the front door and shivered. Somehow in the middle of the night, someone took away our 91-degree temperatures and replaced them with a 57-degree morning. In Texas? That’s the equivalent of glacier-like temperatures.
I love that first cold morning. That wonderful time of year where you and the weather put a sweater on. You know. Where you can stick your nose in the air and smell the fall and the football and the winter and the Christmas and all the amazing that is to come.
But just between us?
The only thing that’s better than a crisp, cool fall morning is opening up your front door….
….and seeing this.
My front porch.
All ready for fall.
It’s like the weather knew that I decorated my porch yesterday and it decided to cooperate. If you can’t tell from my fall this year, I’m mixing it up. I’ve decorated my dining room table with blue and white pumpkins and painted blue and white fall leaf pillows.
So for the fall decorating ideas outside.
I wanted to go black and white with a little purple mixed in.
Here are seven fall decorating ideas outside on the front porch
1. Fall decorating outside with lanterns
You can’t go wrong with a lantern for fall.
I’ve used them in the past and I was so excited when I found this lantern at Walmart.
It’s in the Better Homes & Gardens collection and it comes in two different sizes.
This is the medium. They are made of wood and have a metal bottom and a metal top with the cutest hinge and a door that opens.
2. Mix up the size of your lanterns
You want the porch to look like it lanterned itself over time instead of just showing up one day for a 57-degree cold snap.
The easiest way to do that?
For simple fall decorating ideas outside, layer your lanterns and mix up the sizes and colors.
I added in this smaller lantern with a wood base and a black metal top. It also comes in two different sizes. This is the smaller one and it’s super affordable.
You can see it here.
3. Add flowers
Mums are my flower of choice for this time of year.
I love the different colors that mums come in and they flower for such a long time.
I mixed in larger flowers and smaller flowers in different colors and pots.
This galvanized planter from the Better Homes & Gardens collection has the prettiest fluting on the sides and it’s sturdy and fits a standard size plant.
4. Add pumpkins
I love real pumpkins when it comes to fall decorating ideas outside.
If you wait until September in Texas, the pumpkins will usually last you until the first part of November.
Here, I chose white pumpkins and layered them in with the lanterns and the flowers.
And WAIT until tomorrow. I have the CUTEST DIY buffalo check plaid pumpkins that will fit perfectly in this display.
All the DIY instructions coming tomorrow.
5. Add a conversation piece
I LOVE these black house lanterns.
Several years ago, I found them in white, but I’d never seen them in black before.
They have a door on the side that opens up with a metal closure and they would work on a porch or inside on your mantel or dining room table.
You can see them here.
6. Tuck a blanket on the porch
Let’s just stop the post on fall decorating ideas outside here.
I found this buffalo check blanket and fell in LOVE.
It’s so cozy and soft and it’s perfect for a porch or a football game or a really good fall afternoon.
Like one that’s 57-degrees.
And the best part?
It’s UNDER $15. It comes in tons of different colors, but this pattern was my favorite.
7. Fill a basket with pumpkins
When all else fails and I can’t think of any other ways to decorate?
I always fill a basket with pumpkins.
It’s easy and quick and simple and looks like it stepped out of the pages of a magazine.
This large basket is under $16 from Walmart and it has brass handles and sturdy wire sides.
You could fill it with wood or use it as a planter or drape that amazing buffalo check blanket over the side.
I love this picture of Buddy on the front porch.
He has his nose in the air.
Like he can smell that fall is coming, too.
Here’s to all the porches and pumpkins and mums and lanterns and amazing wonderful fall that is just around the corner.
My porch is ready.
And I am, too. 🙂
PS Here’s an entire Pinterest board devoted to fall with TONS more fall decorating ideas outside.
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