An Autumnal Front Porch Worth Falling For

The arrival of fall signals the start of the holiday entertaining season. Create a warm welcome for friends, family and neighbors alike with our tips for decking out your front porch.

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Create a Warm Welcome

Fall = friends, family and festivities so don't stop at just decking out the front door. Weather and space permitting (our front porch is deep and covered) make your front porch a seasonal show-stopper with rustic containers filled with dried hydrangeas, assorted lanterns, mums and piles of pumpkins.

Focus on the Front Door

Graciously greet fall friends with a front door wreath or basket, filled with autumn's bountiful blooms. Really wow them by surrounding the door with other fall touches, like dried hydrangeas, sunflowers and pumpkins.

Skip the Wreath, Try a Basket Instead

The quick succession of fall and winter holidays — Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas — can make decking out your front door feel like a chore. Simplify with a single slim basket or straw tote you can use again and again to easily create beautiful looks customized to each holiday. Craft your own with our instructions and tips.

Fall for Faux

Lightweight, durable and sure to last for many years to come, faux pumpkins are every fall decorator's best friend. Display them as they are or give them a crafty spin with a DIY glittered leaf design. Learn how with our step-by-step instructions.

Add Vintage Accents

Antiques, like this beautifully patinated pitcher, look right at home as part of a fall display. To preserve the copper's timeworn finish, slide a water-filled container inside the pitcher before adding fresh flowers, like these PeeGee hydrangeas.

Pop In Some Plaid

Fall's favorite fabric adds a cozy touch to outdoor spaces. This front porch is well sheltered from the elements so these typically indoor accents can safely remain outside for the season. If your porch is more exposed, opt for outdoor-rated fabrics instead.

Mix Fresh With Faux

In this vintage toolbox, silk sunflowers and dried millet pair with potted celosia, ornamental kale and coleus for a colorful grouping that's easy to maintain and will keep its good looks through fall.

Sit a Spell

Front porches are a natural gathering spot for chatting with neighbors or just relaxing with a warm cuppa while soaking in the season's shifting hues.

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