Just because your front porch is small, doesn’t mean you can’t be festive! Let me show you how to decorate a small porch for fall!
Even though our home and property got much bigger after our move, our front porch got a lot smaller. I didn’t let that stop me from cozying it up for fall though. Let me show you how you can decorate a small porch for fall no matter where you live!
We all know that holiday decor brings me lots of joy and it starts in the fall! I just love the cozy and warm vibes this season brings and I can’t simply get enough. Last year I shared my “How to Decorate for Fall” post with you to show you how easy holiday decorating can be. This year, I am breaking it down even more by focusing on one zone, by showing you the easiest way to decorate a small porch!
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The Easiest Way to Decorate a Small Porch for Fall
First off, let me start by saying that it’s okay if you don’t decorate for fall because you don’t have to. However, if you do decorate for fall and like the idea of cozying up your space with a few fall pieces, then this is the place for you!
If this is your first fall decorating experience, I suggest starting with one zone or space to decorate for this year, i.e. your front porch. It’s a small space that doesn’t require much to look festive. Plus, the front porch is the first place you and your guests see when arriving to your place. Also, you may choose to start and end with the front porch. Totally fine! It’s your space!
Why the front porch?
Like I mentioned above, the front porch is the first place you and your guests see which is why I start here for fall. It doesn’t take much. Take a look at the picture above and notice how I mix my year-round pieces with my fall pieces. This is a reoccurring theme at our house for the holidays: use what you have!
Take a look at your current decor and decide what you can add. Have a bench? Add some pillows. Have a wreath? Attach some pumpkins. Or may I suggest one of my DIY wreaths? I have a tutorial using greenery and one with wheat. Have a basket, bucket, or pitcher? Add a mum, wheat, or some pumpkins.
Before you begin decorating, make sure you are starting with a blank canvas by clearing EVERYTHING off your front porch, giving it a good sweep and wipe down. This allows you to see the ultimate potential for the space and a chance to get rid of those cob webs too! I SAW THE BIGGEST SPIDER WHEN DOING THIS STEP!!!
A fall wreath is the perfect way to start making your small front porch look more festive. You can buy ONE oooooooor you can make one!
Here are a few of my cheap and easy fall wreath DIYS I know you will love:
- $10 Neutral Fall Hoop Wreath
- Warm and Cozy wheat wreath – Pottery Barn Dupe
- Farmhouse Pumpkin Wreath -What you see above
Front Door Mat: Layering your Rugs
I love layering rugs on my front porch. It’s an easy way to make the space look more complete and polished. I layered this large black and white striped mat from Amazon with my “hello” rug from Walmart. Although this combination coordinates really well with my fall décor, it actually works all year round.
Like I mentioned above, I like to mix my everyday staples with my fall accents. This method makes my holiday decorating process way less overwhelming and more affordable!
If I don’t have a wreath specific to the season, I usually stick to my greenery wreath because it’s so full and works with most themes!
I leave our tall Welcome sign on our front porch all-year-round too. It’s actually the back of a St. Louis Blues sign my sister got for us. I painted the back so we could use it when it’s not hockey season.
Lanterns are great for seasonal and everyday decor. I like to fill them with pumpkins for the fall, ornaments for Christmas, Pinecones for winter, Easter eggs for Easter and flowers or candles for the rest of the year.
The mini whiskey barrels and metal pieces were actually left around our property and discovered after auction day.
Place to Sit?
If you have room for a bench or chair, I highly suggest adding a few fall-y pillows and maybe even a throw blanket. Our last house had room for a bench, so I would toss a few pillows and blanket over it to cozy it up a little more. I specifically added buffalo plaid pillow covers to our outdoor pillows and one of my huge plaid blanket scarves staged as a throw.
PUMPKINS! If you ask me, the more pumpkins you add to your font porch the better – the more the merrier! Instead of wasting money on real pumpkins year after year, I like to invest in a few faux pumpkins each fall and mix them in with my refinished Dollar Tree foam pumpkins – I bought and DIY’d over 40 of them last year lol. I usually snag a few real ones too though.
Plants literally add life to your décor, so why not add a mum or two? I tend to forget about watering plants on our front porch, so I usually skip this step, but fall foliage is never a bad look. Maybe I can find some good faux fall foliage (say that 5 times fast) this year. For now, I am using stems I cut from our property and I’m curious how long they will last.
I already mentioned our Welcome sign in the section above, but if you could like to some signage to your front porch I have a really easy way for you to do so here on my DIY reversed canvas post.
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