5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

With these 5 simple tips, it’s easy to create a pretty Fall Porch to welcome your friends and family!

Hello friends!  This week I’ve joined 24 blogger friends as we come together to share some outdoor fall decorating inspiration!  These are part of the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series hosted by Krista of The Happy Housie

One of the first places in my home that I decorate for different seasons and holidays is my front porch.  I love extending my holiday decor from inside, outside to the porch.  Here are my 5 tips for decorating a porch for fall!

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

Mums are always a showstopper flower!

I mean who can resist a perfectly round pot of mums this time of year?  Not this gal.  I have to hold myself back when I see rows of them in stores everywhere time of year!  And the colours?  SO many options.  For my porch this year I decided to carry on the burgundy theme I have going on inside my home with a couple of mums in matching colours. I placed two on one side of the steps, then I balanced them with 3 more white mums on the other side.

Pretty Mums on a Fall Porch

I like to create a sort of path with the mums, lining each step as you go.  I dare you not to pet the tops of them…everyone does it when they come up to the door!

Pretty fall porch with mums

Aren’t mums so pretty?

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

Shop around your garden!

This time of year I’m ready to put my spindly summer petunias into the compost bin but if you look around your garden you might find some pots that would look lovely on your fall porch.  Things like lavender, herbs, and grasses.  I had a pot full of herbs and a rosemary plant that were still quite vibrant, so I tucked them in amongst the white mums.

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

Don’t forget the pumpkins.

Is it even fall if there are no pumpkins?!  😉  To finish everything off I layered in a whole bunch of faux pumpkins.  The more the merrier…and as the season moves along and jack-o-lantern pumpkins arrive, I’ll be adding those too.  I love this time of year.

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

Put a welcome mat on it!

One of the easiest ways to add a little fall flair to your porch is to add a festive mat.  I scooped up this cute mat at Michaels, and laid it over my existing one…I’ve jumped on the layered mat trend with both feet, I love how it looks!

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

String some lights.

I LOVE string lights.  I love the soft and lovely light they cast at night out on our patio, so I thought why not put them on our front porch?  I have 3 sets of lights up in the ceiling area of the porch that I strung in a swooping way, making it feel like a garden party. Sometimes I come out here at night just to sit because it’s so pretty.

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Truth be told I found it quite challenging to decorate our porch for fall this year because the door colour threw me off. I love the green colour but I think it needs to go…in fact it’s time for a new door…anyway… I admit that there are times when I lose sight of the fact that things don’t have to be perfect.  Sometimes good enough is good enough.  And green door or not, I am happy with our fall porch this year.  It’s cheery, cute and festive…and it makes me happy every time I come home.  That is what it’s really all about.

5 Tips to Create A Fall Porch

More Inspiring Fall Outdoor Spaces!

Now it’s time to take a look at all of the other gorgeous fall outdoor spaces!  Just click on the links below to get inspired…there are ideas for everyone.

The Happy Housie
The Handmade Home
Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Rooms FOR Rent
Grace in My Space

Southern State of Mind
Cassie Bustamante
Craftberry Bush
Nick & Alicia
Inspiration for Moms

Zevy Joy
A Pretty Life
Two Twenty One
Jennifer Rizzo
Modern Glam


Lolly Jane
The Tattered Pew
Tatertots and Jello
She Gave it a Go
Life is a Party

Hallstrom Home
Amber Tysl
The DIY Mommy
Clean & Scentsible
This is Our Bliss

Happy Fall!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    cassie bustamante
    September 24, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    what a fun entry! love the lights and that green door!

  • Reply
    Jennifer Lifford
    September 24, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    So pretty Jo-Anna! I love the glow from the lights and your wreath is one of my favorites!

  • Reply
    Kelly
    September 25, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Jo-Anna your porch is stunning! I love all of the burgundy and purple mums and pumpkins! Your photography is just beautiful. Thank you for your helpful tips. I pinned several of your pictures!

  • Reply
    Krista
    September 25, 2019 at 10:50 PM

    Looks warm and cozy to me! Thank you for sharing your tips with on the blog tour

  • Reply
    Rhonda Hallstrom
    September 26, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Love all the flowers!

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