Decorating your front door, porch or outdoor entryway for the current season is a great way to make your home more inviting. Fall front porch decor gives off warm welcoming vibes like no other season. Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for.
My summer front porch decor was definitely beginning to look sad. Much of it needing scrubbing and washing and the plants were beginning to struggle and to be overgrown. It was definitely time to replace the decor in order to renew the curb appeal. The front door and porch give your neighbors, visitors and passerbys an impression of who you are, so it’s important to take care of the outside. I always start my seaonal decor outside because that’s what everyone sees the most.
I started by bringing my fall decor down from the attic. I went through it to see what I could use inside and outside, what needed some touch up and what needed replacing.
I made the wreath on my front door several years ago. It’s really hot in our attic so it’s a poor place for storage, but it’s all I’ve got. The heat takes on toll on decor like wreaths so I had to grab my hot glue gun and some faux pumpkins, gourds and leaves from my stash of decor and make a few touch ups and repairs to the wreath.
Once I decided on the existing pieces I would use outside for my fall front door and porch, it was time for a shopping trip.
I started at Lowe’s where I purchased some fall plants. I purchased two container gardens of croton, dracaena, and fern, and two potted mums. Plants are an easy way to give your home’s entrance some personality and a great way to add fall color, so at least place a few plants at your front door. I have no shame in using faux arrangements when necessary, but living plants do give a more homey, full of life vibe.
Speaking of faux arrangements, I also have no shame in using faux pumpkins. I reuse them year after year. I don’t have to worry about rot, bugs or animals with faux pumpkins. I even threw in my houndstooth pumpkins I made years ago with patterned duct tape. I cleaned up and reused the lanterns and galavanized mug jug that was already on the porch.
After Lowe’s, I hit Michael’s. I wanted a tall skinny porch sign like the ones I bought last Christmas and last spring. These are easy pieces to use if you don’t have much space because of their vertical design. Always think vertical when thinking of small front porch decor ideas.
I have an affinity for old trucks so the old truck sign had to come home with me as well.
I placed an Amazon order for fall themed pillowcases for my outdoor pillows and the final touches were complete.
Once the fall front porch decor was complete, I moved inside to add a few fall touches.
I made a quick and easy centerpiece with some velvet pumpkins from the Dollar Tree and a few other faux pumpkins and gourds from my stash, and a simple candle.
I didn’t have a lot of time for changing up the place settings. The buffalo plaid chargers and white plates were already out so I swapped the napkins and added a faux pumpkin to each place setting. It’s a simple and easy tablescape.
Hint: You can buy chargers in bulk at the Dollar Tree for your decorating and entertaining needs.
Fall decor would not be complete without some fall action on my tiered trays.
Nothing new here except for the crocheted hats for the marshmallow cups. My niece gave them to me for my birthday.
Of course, we had to have a touch of Halloween in the mix so my second tray in the kitchen is all about Halloween. The Tis the Season to be Spooky sign came from the Dollar Tree and the witch’s hat was also a gift from my niece.
Fall decor, especially fall front door decor and porch decor doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. A few simple pieces can make your home more appealing and inviting. I love approaching my home on the street every evening after work and seeing my porch signs. It brings a smile to my face.
The indoor fall decor are also all things I love and I smile each time I pass my dining room table and trays.
Be sure to also check out Budget Friendly Fall Outdoor Decor for Porch and Patio.