12 Ways to Spruce Up Your Front Porch for Fall

It's easier than ever to refresh your front porch for the cold-weather seasons. Think rich colors, unexpected accessories and simple hardware switch-outs you can do yourself.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Create the Perfect Entry

Welcome fall (and your holiday guests) with a quick front porch spruce-up you can do in just a few hours.

Give Your Door a Color Update

Painting your front door a stand-out color is the cheapest and easiest way to elevate your home's curb appeal. This rich green hue looks great with a classic gray brick exterior and feels contemporary without being too bold.

Hang a Textured + Colorful Wreath

Play up texture and trending colors with your door decor. This large pom-pom wreath is a fun DIY project, too. Get the How-To >>

Greet Guests With a Fall-Friendly Doormat

Guests will appreciate a clever greeting on a fall-friendly doormat. We made this one with craft paint and stencils. Get the How-To

Add Layers of Greenery for a High-End Look

Add color and texture to your porch with planters. Mix various greenery together in layers and stagger planter heights for a high-end look.

Try a Fall Color Palette

For planters, doormats and even your door, consider a color palette more in step with fall: deeper hues with pops of plums and reds.

Consider Creative Exterior Lighting

As we move into fall, the days become shorter so exterior lighting is important. Update fixtures with functionality and style in mind.

Swap Out Those House Numbers

Make sure guests can find you with updated address numbers. Whether you mount them on the house, the door or steps, crisp house numbers are an easy spruce-up.

Try On New Hardware

It's jewelry for your door. A good-looking, secure lock set makes a great first impression, and it's an easy DIY project to boot.

Why Not Add a Mirror?

Check your look on the way out the door with an outdoor mirror. Go with weather-friendly finishes if your porch is exposed to the elements.

Paint Shutters for an Easy Update

Simply pressure washing and painting shutters can instantly re-invigorate your exterior.

Freshen Up Railings

Keep your railings in good shape by repainting them every few years. Skip classic white and try a more modern griege; it's more forgiving.

Mix Styles and Colors

Don't be afraid to mix up styles for a fresh look. Just because your home's architecture or color palette is more traditional doesn't mean you can't work in a few modern accessories and fixtures.