5 Ways To Decorate Your Front Porch For Fall

Autumn is arriving in the Appalachian region and Chattanooga is ready to embrace the changing colors. If you love the fall season as much as our agents then you're surely planning on decking out your porch with a variety of decorations. The fall season is one of the most wonderful times of the year to get creative and make the entrance to your home extra special. Use one of these five unique themes to create a picture-perfect porch this fall!

1. The Hayride

Who doesn't love the fun of a farm in the fall? From hayrides and face painting to petting zoos and pumpkin picking, bring the feeling of fun to your front porch with a hayride theme. If you have a wide porch, consider placing a hay bale or two near the door. If you have a smaller entranceway, think vertically and place a few cornstalks parallel to the front door. Add a few small pumpkins to your steps and stuff old clothes with straw to make a cute scarecrow to welcome friends to your home.

2. The Haunted House

With Halloween right around the corner, now is the perfect time to scare up some spooky decorations. Of course, you don't want your porch to be overly scary if you have kids! For younger children, think of not-so-scary decorations like pumpkins painted with silly faces, a glow-in-the-dark wreath, and sprinkling white leaves around the porch to resemble ghosts are good ideas. If you have older children, feel free to decorate a little darker by putting fake gravestones on your porch, hanging cobwebs around the door, turning on a strobe light at night, and carving scary jack-o-lanterns.

3. The Seasonal Spread

Fall is the harvest season and there's no better way to showcase it than by dedicating your porch decorations to nature's bounty. Create your own little cornucopia of decorations by setting out various gourdes along with your porch steps in wooden crates. Seasonal flowers like chrysanthemums, mums, pansies, and celosias, as well as colorful fall leaves, will showcase elements of the season.

4. The Feeling of Fall

Keep in mind that you don't need to put out fall-specific decorations to create an amazing autumn porch. Instead of decorations, think décor and color pallets. Use reds, oranges, and browns to create a warm, inviting porch. For instance, purchase patio furniture covers in brown tones and cover furniture pillows with burlap. Consider purchasing a door wreath with a neutral brown tone and a splash of color. Even a fall-friendly doormat or porch flag can be subtle ways to celebrate the season without going all-out on the decorations.

5. The Timeless Thanksgiving Tradition

If you're not a fan of Halloween, you can showcase the Thanksgiving holiday instead. While many of the above decorations such as hay bales, cornstalks, gourds, and leaves can add to the spirit of the season, don't forget to add a few extra Thanksgiving touches. A cornhusk wreath is a unique addition to your front door while rustic lighting made from white strand lights entwined with leaves and branches sets an inviting ambiance.
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