Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

5 Simple Tips to Decorate Your Porch for Autumn

Fall wreath

It is hard to believe that autumn is just around the corner. And that means enjoying cups of cocoa and cider, warming your hands by the bonfire, and lots and lots of seasonal touches…

Fall front porch decor

Like colorful leaves and berries and of course… pumpkins.

Today I am sharing 5 tips for decorating your porch for the season. And the best part? They are all simple and easy to do.

1. Hang A Colorful WreathFall wreath decor

Your front door can go from summer to fall with just a switch of a wreath. I love berry wreaths since they add so much texture, like this autumn-hued berry wreath which is pretty much autumn perfection. Get a similar look with this wreath.

2. Use Versatile Garlands

magnolia wreath and garland

A simple leaf garland is always on point. I am a huge fan of magnolia for many reasons. The texture and sheen of this foliage, with the shiny green leaf reversing to subtle gold, and the fact that you can leave this up as decoration all season long – and into Christmas as well by changing the pumpkins for Christmas ornaments. Find the foliage here.

3. Add Pumpkin Planters

fall front door decorations

I am also a big fan of stacks of chunky pumpkins. Place them on the steps or in the garden, and use them as planters. Simply find a few flattened Cinderella types and stack them on seasonal greens or clippings from your yard.

fall front porch decorations

4. Place Lanterns

Always a good idea for setting the mood, lanterns are beautiful ways to light the porch and walkways and add an extra amount of ambiance and charm. Whether using traditional crossbar lanterns, wood lanterns, or even simple metal lanterns, it is easy to tuck an LED candle inside and enjoy.

Lantern with LED candle

5. Pumpkins and More Pumpkins

Probably my favorite tip of all – load up on those pumpkins. Whether you go with bright-orange ones or more pale Cinderella types, or even seasonal squashes, scatter them about your seating areas for instant autumn charm.

What do you think of the tips I shared for autumn decor? Do you have any others to add?

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About the Author
Courtney writes the blog French Country Cottage where she shares lifestyle & design inspiration and the ongoing renovations of her 1940's cottage.

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2 thoughts on “5 Simple Tips to Decorate Your Porch for Autumn

  1. Margaret

    I always enjoy your post. You have so much energy, I admire your reasoning. Now, about those short days you are
    having…..when you get my age you hardly get the bed made and it’s time to pull the covers down again. Just remember to enjoy each day to the fullest. You will not be able to live one of them over again. ENJOY !