Written by Andrea Davis
Transitioning your front porch for fall doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. You can make a few trips to the home decor store or contract the job out to a decorator, and voila! your front porch is ready. If you decide to do it yourself, here are some tips on decorating your front porch for the fall:
1. Plant fall flowers in your pots and boxes
There are various plants that fit in with the fall. Some types to choose from include sage, white clover, sedum and verbena. You will need to care for them regularly so they won’t freeze or grow brittle. However, they will otherwise look beautiful and allot a natural ambiance to your front porch.
2. Add fall-themed details to your furniture
If your benches, couches, dining porch furniture or swings need a touch of fall, you could buy or sew together some pillow cases for the season. You can sew Halloween designs like ghosts, bats, witches or cats.
If you want a fall aesthetic, design pillow cases with leaves, tree branches or perhaps pumpkins. Other accents to add to your furniture include blankets for curling up at night, candles on the table or a centerpiece.
3. Change your welcome mat for the fall
Welcome mats are important, and you can always change them out to match the season. Why not invest in a new one specifically for fall or Halloween? You can have one with leaves, trees or other designs that match your porch. If you want one that’s spooky, get a Halloween-themed mat. Then you can switch it out when winter comes.
4. Complete the look with extra pieces
Some extra fall decor to add includes bales of hay, straw, scarecrows, a welcome sign or post, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, gourds, ravens, crows or maybe a fall-themed wreath. You should include what you feel best suits your budget and the landscape of your porch and yard. Be sure not to add too much to prevent cluttering.
5. Bring it together with the right lighting
Everything you add should be accented with the right lighting. Buy rope lights and install them around your railings, door frames or supports. Maybe enlist the help of an electrician to install spotlights, hanging or standing lamps to accent the decor as well. You should always lean towards LED lighting to save money while still allowing for a bright glow to envelop your porch.
These are a few recommendations for your fall front porch decorations. There are many options available depending on your budget, and what you feel blends into the landscape.