Cozy Fall Front Porch

The weather was nearly perfect this weekend, so I was able to spend some relaxing time outside finishing up my Cozy Fall Front Porch.

Cozy Fall Front Porch

Creating a Cozy Front Porch Space in the Fall

White Mums

Fortunately, my hydrangeas are in that lovely fall color stage, because my mums haven’t all fully bloomed yet.

I got all white mums this year, and I think they will be a nice contrast to the green/pink/brown shades in my Limelight hydrangeas.

This one is blooming nicely. Just waiting on the bigger ones to open up.

White mums and pumpkin decor for my Cozy Fall Front Porch

Heirloom Pumpkins

Heirloom pumpkins in greens and oranges for my Cozy Fall Front Porch

I love all these heirloom pumpkins that I got at a farm down the road.

They look extra pretty with the slight sheen from the clear satin spray paint that I used to preserve them and make them last longer. You can read about that HERE.

Cozy Fall Front Porch with lanterns and a DIY wreath on the door.
My mums are all in various stages of opening up.

These sweet potato vines were accents in my pots when they were filled with annuals this summer.

I replaced the annuals with the mums, but left the vines a while longer, because the contrast is pretty.

When the nights get a bit cooler, they will start to wither up, and then I’ll just clip them out.

A giant white mum with orange and white heirloom pumpkins

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Decorating ideas for outdoor spaces of my Cozy Fall Front Porch

DIY Fall Porch Sign

Here’s my DIY Fall Porch Sign display, dressed up with some faux fall florals on the lantern, and my favorite felt letter board.

You can create a DIY wood front porch sign for your front porch decor

Both of the galvanized pails (the big one with the mum, and the tiny one with the pumpkins) came from my mom’s house.

I didn’t like the way the plastic pot for the mum was showing above the edge of the larger pail, so I just wrapped it in a scrap of burlap before setting it down inside the bucket.

The wood circles were used in the table centerpieces for our wedding. I love being able to put them to use since they have sentimental value. 💕

The flameless candles in all the lanterns are on timers, so they go on/off by themselves each evening, giving the porch a lovely, warm glow.

DIY Burlap & Ribbon Wreath

I made the wreath myself, after watching several tutorials on YouTube. 😂 If you want to see how I made my finished wreath, you can find it HERE.

I sent a picture to my daughter, and she wants one too now. More wreath-making is clearly in my future. 🤪 (Update: you can see the wreath I made for my daughter at the bottom HERE also.

DIY ribbon and burlap wreath for the door of my fall front porch

Layered Welcome Mat

I bought this pretty monogrammed doormat last year, and have been looking for just the right rug to layer with it for a while now. I love the look of the buffalo plaid rug but thought the black might be a bit too bold for my porch.

Then, recently I found THIS ONE that comes in a dark gray. It’s a good complement to the paint colors of our house and just a bit more toned down than the black, although I do love traditional black buffalo plaid, too!

Seasonal Front door idea for the porch
Seasonal Porch decorating can make your home feel cozy and welcoming.

The Porch Swing

This porch swing is one of my favorite places to sit and relax.

It’s perfect for sipping (Pumpkin Spice) coffee in the morning sun, but by afternoon it’s shady, making it ideal for rocking slowly with a tall glass of iced tea in the summer, or a mug of hot apple cider in the fall.

A porch swing, a cozy blanket, pumpkins, mums. lanterns, and dried hydrangeas
Cozy porch swing decorating idea
White mum in a galvanized pot with white pumpkin

I used yet another lantern here, also from our wedding centerpieces, with another flameless candle on a timer.

Cozy fall front porch decor
White mum and burlap

Evening Glow

Cozy front porch with warm lighting and lanterns, flameless candles
DIY porch sign, mums in a galvanized bucket, lantern, candle, hay bale.
Cozy Fall Front Porch
Cozy Fall Front Porch
Autumn is the year's last loveliest smile.

Today is officially the first day of fall! Now that the outside is done, I better start working on the inside... 🤪

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31 thoughts on “Cozy Fall Front Porch

  1. Thank you for sharing this on Farmhouse Friday. Great tips and a beautiful porch. I’m featuring it tomorrow! pinned

  2. Niky, I love how you decorated your front porch. Everything looks so lovely and your late season hydrangeas just compliment the whole scene. I also love that you used a variety of pumpkins. It’s just lovely.

    1. Yes, you should definitely become a trendsetter! ❤️ I’ve not been to the UK before, but we were scheduled for our first European vacation this past summer, to Paris, Bordeaux and London, and Coronavirus ruined it. 🙁 Hope to get there before too many years go by.

  3. Very eye catching and seasonal front porch! We don’t do much outdoor decorating for fall (autumn) here in the UK – for Halloween you see a lot of pumpkins – but I think it’s a lovely trend and I’m sure it will take off. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

  4. Niky, your front porch is gorgeous! I love how you have used pieces from your wedding centrepieces, and that it looks as pretty in the evening as it does in the daytime. Thank you for sharing this wonderful fall inspiration with the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

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