Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

Today, we’re sharing Fall Porch Decorating Ideas and our front porch tour which is one of our favorite posts of the entire year. 

As I’ve shared with you many times before, the front porch is one of the most sentimental spaces on our property.  I can remember sitting on the couch of my apartment while in graduate school, in a not so great area of town, flipping through magazines dreaming of having a big front porch to decorate one day. 

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine my fall porch decorating would be on a porch this size.  Especially, after basically dressing up a tiny stoop season after season.

Getting a Game Plan Together at the Garden Center 

To be perfectly honest, I’m never really sure how our Fall porch will be decorated.  Of course, I start out with a plan in mind.  The plan always included gobs of mums because we love them so much. 

They’re definitely another sentimental Fall favorite.  I grew up in a military family and no matter where we lived my Mom always made sure to have lots of mums around the house and on the porch this time of year.

By the time I get to the garden center though, my fall porch decorating ideas almost always change based solely on mum availability.  


Over the years, we’ve enjoyed a porch front porch filled with yellow mums,  white mums, and orange mums.  This year though, we’re doing something we’ve never done before.  Our front porch decorating ideas include purple mums. 

I know!

Who am I?

Purple on the front porch of this neutral loving girl?

You bet!

Fall Porch Decorating Ideas Using Purple Mums

I saw these huge purple mums at Walmart and totally fell in love. They’re so big we had to move the metal plant stands out a bit ? but they add a fun pop of color around our front door and to our Fall Grapevine Wreath  as well.   

Purple Mums

As you can imagine, it takes a while to decorate the front porch in any season but especially Fall.  I usually start around the front door first. Once that space is settled, I move on to each zone. 

White Wicker Chair and Loveseat

Creating Seating Zones

A few years ago, we broke the porch up into zones and it made a huge difference! It was kind of a hodge podge of furniture before with no rhyme or reason or clear lay out. 

Pumpkin Table Centerpiece

We have two seating areas with rugs to help break things up and it’s really helped to make things more cohesive.  Most of the wicker pieces and the trunk are vintage or thrifted finds. 

The base linens are white bed skirts we can easily throw in the washing machine and bleach.  Then we use inexpensive material and thrifted blankets or quilts to help round out the look. 

Both couches are cozy spots for reading or hanging out for a long chat.  The wicker table and trunk are fantastic for serving drinks or snacks. 

Every season when we change out the front porch from one season to the next, we make it an event and break out the nibbles.

Now is a great time of year to invite friends, family, neighbors and coworkers over to enjoy your fall porch decorating ideas and host a fall porch tour.  We love to see how people decorate their homes and we know so many of you love it too!

Miniture Pies

Fall Porch Decorating Ideas and Simple Tips to Remember 

When it comes to fall porch decorating ideas my best tip is to follow these simple steps…

  1. Determine your color palette
  2. Dress up your door first
  3. Add Fall foliage, flowers and pumpkins
  4. Layer in color and texture with blankets and pillows if you have seating areas
  5. If you’re hosting an event, big or small, and don’t have time to bake different kinds of goodies, shop your local bakery or hire a local catering service to help make things easy.

As we always say, the hustle and bustle of the holiday will be here before we know it!

Start crossing some fun things off your bucket list like visiting the pumpkin patch, going on a hayride or sipping a pumpkin spice latte. 

There are lots of fun things to enjoy about this time of year. 

Most especially, taking a few moments to create a seasonal home that welcomes your family and friends with all your favorite Fall porch decorating ideas.

Fall Front Porch

Let us know how your decorating your Fall porch this year.  We’d love to hear what colors you’re using!

Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. I love love all the purple mums.
    I like the way you kept things neutral
    so that the purple mums could be the show
    stopper. It’s a very inviting space to spend
    alone time or with friends.

    1. Thank you so much, Lizzy! It was definitely exciting to put this porch together, thanks to the purple mums. I’m normally not a fan of bold color like this but as soon as I saw them I fell in love. The biggest lesson I learned throughout this decorating process was without a doubt, it’s a good thing to step out of your comfort zone sometimes 🙂 Hugs for a happy day, CoCo

  2. Hi CoCo!
    What a beautiful fall porch! I love the addition of the purple mums. They really stand out next to all the other neutral colors. I also love your idea of using bed skirts as a base for all of the linens you bring out. I’m going to have to be on the lookout for bed skirts at our thrift stores. Your use of linens has really given me some incentive to cozy things up a little more on my porches when our company is here for Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing at Homestyle Gathering! Have a beautiful rest of the week!
    >>> Kim

    1. That’s so sweet of you to say, Kim, thank you! Using the white bed skirts makes things super easy because they add softness to the porch but they can also be thrown in the wash and bleached when needed. We’re all about simple ideas around here 🙂 I know your porch is going to be fantastic too. Hugs for a happy week, CoCo

  3. Mum is definitely the word for your front porch, isn’t it, CoCo??? Those purple flowers make such a lovely statement, and I love the lamb’s ear and pumpkins on the chest, too! Gorgeous as always, friend!

    1. I really appreciate it, Julie, thank you so much! If the mums display on the porch get any bigger they’re going to need their own budget 🙂 Sending you big hugs for a happy week, CoCo

  4. What a fabulous front porch CoCo. Made even better with your beautiful pots of mums.
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake Grow & Gather this week. I’m pinning this to our party board.

    1. I really appreciate it, Kerryanne, thank you so much! I love mums of all colors. They always remind me of the many adventures we’re able to enjoy during Fall. Hope your week has been a good one, CoCo

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