How to Create a Colorful and Welcoming Fall Front Porch!

October 22, 2021

My colorful fall porch decor with both DIY and store-bought finds. Easy fall front porch ideas you can add today!

We never had much of a front porch until we moved into this home, and I've had a blast dressing it up for the different seasons! It's not huge, but just big enough to add some fun touches. 

I think fall decor looks particularly cute on our front porch. :) Decorating for autumn out front always seems to up our curb's so welcoming. 

I usually go nuts with mums this time of year, but I missed the local sale where I get them for super cheap. So I scaled back on those and added some fun autumn finds from Big Lots instead. 

I've been lucky enough to work with Big Lots this year and will continue to share some of their decor items throughout the year. (You can see how I organized our messy coat closet here!)

I tried to pull in more colors beyond the traditional orange and brown this year. I'm loving the green accents I added the fall porch palette. :)

First up, the front door!...

Big Lots had this adorable green and blue pumpkin fall wreath that I thought looked so good on our front door: 
green and blue fall wreath on metal ring

It's so pretty! I love that it's a little different from my typical grapevine wreath because it hangs on a brass metal ring. This wreath has the same green and blue tones. 

The green coir welcome mat works perfectly with the colors in the wreath: 
green coir welcome mat

This mat is only $10, can you believe it? I just plopped it on top of our large welcome mat for a layered look. 

The green rug could stay out all year no problem since it doesn't have a specific fall design!

I made these large DIY fall porch signs a few years ago and they still look great!:
DIY fall decor signs with dark stain

We don't get much of the elements on our porch, so if yours is the same these will hold up well. Of course they would look great inside as well! 

Big Lots has a TON of cute fall signs, big and small, for your front door or porch. 

I LOVED this pretty garland and draped it around the signs. 

It is six feet long and I love that it has all of the colors I used in our porch decor. That garland would look SO pretty draped along a fireplace mantel, or in a fall table centerpiece.

My favorite Big Lots finds were these cute ceramic pumpkins lanterns! They are substantial! These guys will hold up well in wind or rain: 
orange ceramic pumpkin luminaries

They are great quality and I loved that we can put a candle inside to make them glow at night!

As I mentioned, I usually get a ton of mums for $5 at a local nursery, but I missed the sale this year. I went with a few less than usual in the traditional orange and yellow colors.

I thought those colors would look great against our dark gray house -- I love how they pop!
large ceramic pumpkin luminaries

I have inexpensive planters I put them in every year so they don't dry out.

My best buddy came to visit while I was taking pictures: 
Colby cat

And I didn't realize till just now that he's in a few more 😂:
gray house fall porch decor

I love the colorful heirloom pumpkins! Since they're flatter than the typical pumpkin, it's easy to stack them to create pumpkin topiaries.

I like to change out my little yard flag for the seasons too -- this fall garden flag was perfect!

It all came together to create a cozy and colorful fall front porch: 
craftsman door with windows fall porch

Most of the year I crave simpler decor, but during fall and the holiday season all that goes out the window! 

Believe it or not, this is pretty simple for my typical fall porch. :) I usually add some hay bales and corn stalks, but I went with a little less this year. 

But come's FALL. So it's still full of plenty of autumn goodness. 

I LOVE all of the textures and color fall decor adds to our home!: 
colorful fall porch craftsman house

You can see last year's fall porch for more front porch decor ideas! I share our fall window boxes in that post as well. 

You can see all of the Big Lots fall decor finds here and their cute Halloween items

Do you go crazy with the fall decor or keep it minimal? Now we need to add our Halloween touches! 

This post sponsored by Big Lots but all opinions are my own. 
I only work with companies and products I know, love and would recommend to you. 

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  1. The reflection of the flag in your window was striking. Beautiful cozy porch :)

  2. Love the pic of your kitty looking out of the sidelight! Such a cute expression!


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