One of my favorite things to do when fall comes around is to decorate our front porch. It’s not an overly large space, but it is covered and cozy and the perfect spot to enjoy the fall weather. Instead of just giving you a tour of our favorite place to hang out when the weather turns cool, I thought I’d share my 5 tips for creating a welcoming fall porch.

Add fall color

I usually keep my fall color pallet pretty simple by picking one color and spreading it arounds to a couple of different spots on the porch. This year I chose yellow with a small touch of burgundy. Of course I kept my ferns, that I got in the spring, because they are still full and pretty. 

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests from adding fall color with mums to a front door wreath.

5 easy tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests from adding fall color with mums to a pumpkins and candles.

Dress you front door

Nothing says welcome like a pretty fall wreath on the front door. You could always make one and personalize it to your taste, but it doesn’t have to be homemade, or complicated. I made our wreath this year, here, but there have been more than a few times I’ve used a basket and just added branches of leaves from the trees in my yard. It’s quick, easy and cheap, and adds a bit of fall color to the front door.

Not feeling crafty? There’s plenty of places to pick one up. Not everything needs to be handmade. 

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests from adding fall color with yellow mums to a simple front door wreath.

Create a cozy spot to sit 

Our porch isn’t a large space but we are able to accommodate seating for two. I like to bring a couple of pillows out from inside and a throw for those chilly fall nights. Even adding fresh flowers or a vase with branches from the yard will add to the cozy feeling. It’s our favorite spot to hang out or talk with neighbors when the weather turns cool. 

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests by adding a cozy seating area.

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests from adding fall color with mums to a cozy seating area

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests from adding fall color with yellow mums to a cozy seating area with pillows and a throw.

It’s ok to use faux candlelight and pumpkins

I’m all about using the real deal to decorate but sometimes it just makes sense to use faux. For instance, I love to see candles flickering at night on our front porch. When we’re outside enjoying the space I light real candles but when we’re not, faux does the trick. You get the same effect without the worry that the house will burn down. I feel the same way about using faux pumpkins. Fall stretches through several weeks and it’s still warm in North Carolina. There’s no way real pumpkins are going to hold up so I pull out the faux. I usually buy a big pumpkin right before Halloween, but that’s it.  

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests from adding fall color with mums to candlelight.

Keep it simple

Creating a welcoming fall porch doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With the exception of the 3 mums and 3 sunflowers, everything I used to decorate the porch this year I already had. 

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests from adding fall color with mums and pumpkins to a front door wreath.

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall porch for your guests from adding fall color with fresh sunflowers to a cozy seating area.

I’m so ready to enjoy our little fall front porch. The mosquitos eat me alive as soon as I walk out the door so I haven’t been able to enjoy the porch all summer long. I have a feeling that we’ll make up for it during the next several weeks. 😉

How do you decorate your porch for fall? Any tips to add to the list?

5 tips and decorating ideas for creating a welcoming fall front porch for friends and visitors.

 

I’ve also shared my fall home tour, here, and a mirror turned fall centerpiece, here, if you want to check them out.

A Welcome Fall Home Tour with tons of fall decor inspiration and ideas to help you create a warm fall home. Welcome Fall Home Tour 

Create this DIY fall centerpiece with pumpkins and a thrifted antique mirror. A thrifty and easy fall decor idea. Easy Fall Centerpiece with an Antique Mirror

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Hey there friends and welcome to Day 4, the last day, of our Welcome Fall Home Tour. Over the course of the week, 15 talented bloggers have joined me in sharing their fall decor ideas and inspiration from their homes.

On Monday I started the tour with a our small cottage decorated simply for fall.

The final day of our Welcome Fall Home Tour with 16 bloggers sharing their fall homes filled with decor inspiration and ideas.

 

Monday, October 2Welcome Fall Home Tour day 1Chatfield Court / Duke Manor Farm / Remodelando la Casa / Honey n Hydrangea

 

Tuesday, October 3Welcome Fall Home Tour day 2Exquisitely Unremarkable / Atta Girl SaysMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia / Artsy Chicks Rule

 

Wednesday, October 4Welcome Fall Home Tour day 3Worthing Court / Hymns and Verses / The Everyday Home / Lovely Etc. 

Today we have an new group of 4 talented ladies. They’ve been waiting all week to share their fall homes with you so make sure you check them out.

Thursday, October 5Welcome Fall Home Tour day 4Redhead Can Decorate / Town and Country Living / House of Hawthornes / Not Just a Housewife 

 

Welcome Fall Home Tour list

 

A big thank you to all of my blogging friends for working so hard to share their beautiful homes and fall decorating ideas! I couldn’t have done this tour without all of you!

I hope you enjoyed all of the fall tours as much as I did. This was such a fun week and I hope it inspired you to add a little fall to your own home.

Thanks so much for reading, my friends! Happy Fall!!!

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Hey there friends! So glad you’re joining us for Day 3 of our Welcome Fall Home Tour. All this week, 16 talented bloggers will be joining me in sharing decor ideas and inspiration and how we welcome fall into our own homes.

On Monday I kicked off the tour with a our small cottage decorated simply for fall.

A Welcome Fall Home Tour with 17 bloggers opening up their homes to share tons of fall decorating ideas and inspiration.

 

Monday, October 2

Day 2: Welcome Fall Home TourChatfield Court / Duke Manor Farm / Remodelando la Casa / Honey n Hydrangea

Tuesday started off with a bang with Kim, Exquisitely Unremarkable, sharing her pretty cottage style fall decor.

Welcome Fall Home TourExquisitely Unremarkable

Amy, Atta Girl Says, was next with her collected and vintage finds mixed in with her fall decor. 

Atta Girl Says

Kristin opened up her beautifully simple and natural fall home for us.

Welcome Fall Home TourMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Nancy ended our tour day with her gorgeous tradition fall home tour.

Welcome Fall Home TourArtsy Chicks Rule

 

Tuesday, October 3

Welcome Fall Home Tour day 2Exquisitely Unremarkable / Atta Girl SaysMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia / Artsy Chicks Rule

Today’s a new day with 4 awesome bloggers opening up their homes to share their fall decorating ideas with you. Be sure to check out the links below to visit each blog. 

Wednesday, October 4

Worthing Court / Hymns and Verses / The Everyday Home / Lovely Etc. 

Tomorrow is our final day for the Welcome Fall Home Tour and we’ll be featuring  4 awesome bloggers.  There’s still so much to see so make sure you come back to check it out. 

Julie – Redhead Can Decorate

Jennifer – Town and Country 

Pam – House of Hawthornes

Stacy – Not Just a Housewife

Thanks for following along! 

Welcome Fall Home Tour
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Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our Welcome Fall Home Tour. All this week, 16 talented bloggers will be joining me in sharing decor ideas and inspiration and how we welcome fall into our own homes.

Yesterday I kicked us off with a tour of our small cottage decorated simply for fall.

A Welcome Fall Home Tour with 17 bloggers opening up their homes to share fall decorating ideas and inspiration.

Laura from Duke Manor Farm was next in line with her bright and beautiful keeping room decorated for fall.

Day 2: Welcome Fall Home TourDuke Manor Farm

My friend Cristina, from Remodelando la Casa, followed up with her gorgeous outdoor patio decorated for the fall season, complete with a fire pit. 

Day 2: Welcome Fall Home TourRemodelando la Casa

Jessica, from Honey n Hydrangea, rounded out our tour day with her pretty fall flower arrangements and shared some tips on creating your own.

Day 2: Welcome Fall Home TourHoney n Hydrangea

Monday, October 2

Day 2: Welcome Fall Home TourChatfield Court / Duke Manor Farm / Remodelando la Casa / Honey n Hydrangea

Today we have a new group of bloggers opening up their homes to share their fall decorating ideas with you. Be sure to check out the links below to visit each blog. 

Tuesday, October 3

Welcome Fall Home Tour day 2Exquisitely Unremarkable / Atta Girl SaysMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia / Artsy Chicks Rule

Tomorrow there will be another talented group of bloggers joining us so make sure you come back to check it out. You definitely don’t want to miss it. 

Worthing Court – Suzy

Hymns and Verses – Doreen

The Everyday Home – Barb

Lovely Etc. – Carrie

Are you feeling inspired?

Hope ya’ll have a great Tuesday!!!

Welcome Fall Home Tour

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