Find Inspiration for Your Fall Porch from 11 of Our Favorites

Photography by John O'Hagan

Text by Hannah Jones

The harvest season brings us so many cozy details longed for throughout the year—pumpkin-spice everything, trees ablaze with hues of yellow and red, and the oh-so instagrammable fall porch. With temperatures finally dropping (for most of us), we’re getting all those fall feels and ready to head to the pumpkin patch and stock up for our front door. This year, we’re inspired to add more, though, and you can, too! There are so many beautiful options for harvest-season décor. Check out a few of our favorites below!

Plenty of Plants

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Pumpkins tend to get the spotlight come autumn, but it’s not all about them! Another easy way to add color and harvest vibes is simple plants—and lots of them! These homeowners brought in tiered plant stands full of pansies, ivy, and tiny pumpkins.

Pumpkin-Laden Garland

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Image via @vintagewhitefarmhouse on Instagram

Take your pumpkin love to the next level by adding a fall garland laden with tiny pumpkins! For the DIY route, simple wire on tiny, lightweight pumpkins to any garland you already have; we love the idea of doing this with a magnolia garland! Or, purchase this exact one here.

Twinkle Lights

Image via @modernglamhome on Instagram

Pull out your Christmas décor boxes a little early and add twinkle lights to your porch! This unique touch is the perfect sparkle to the rustic nature of the season.

Simple Country Porch

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Photography by Jim Bathie

For a simpler approach, pick up a few pumpkins in varying shades, some mums, and croton for a country aesthetic. Add a couple of rocking chairs and a welcoming face and you’ll have the whole neighborhood coming over!

Pumpkin Overflow

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Image via @kindredvintage on Instagram

On the contrary, you can never go wrong with an overflow of pumpkins, either! Mix and match real and faux pumpkins and place potted mums of different sizes in between. This works beautifully for smaller stepped porches.

Natural Nature Garland

Simple dried leaves and branches are perfect for this season, encouraging us to leave the days of bountiful green behind and cozy up for the season. Cut branches from your trees and place them in pots beside your front door and string dried eucalyptus leaves into a sweet garland for around your door.

Harvest-Inspired Vignette

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Photography by Robert Radifera, Styling by Charlotte Safavi

Also for those of us with small porches, take note from these homeowners. They created a charming, harvest-inspired vignette using a variety of different pieces, including a hay bell, croton, and corn.

Neutral Palette

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Image via @theladyslipperblog on Instagram

Autumn décor doesn’t have to be all orange, yellow, and red! Mallory made seasonal décor work for her color palette and used a mix of green and cream colored pumpkins and mums to create a cozy spot for friends and pets.

Corn Husk Flanked Door

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Photography by Jim Bathie, Design by Patsy Schmidt

Corn husks are often overlooked and yet readily available in most places for fall porch décor! Wire a few to two posts and flank your front door for a rustic twist on the traditional.

Dried Vines

Photography by John O’Hagan, Styling by Kim Chiselko

Adding dried vines bring a new, natural element to traditional pumpkins and mums. Bonus: they’re free! Just go snip some from your yard and you’ve got the perfect piece to add to your porch.

Easy to Transition Décor

Photography by Jim Bathie, Design by Katie Confer

Finally, non-seasonal pieces like birch logs and magnolia wreaths can easily be transitioned from season to season with the addition of new ribbon or switching out pumpkins for dried berries.

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