Welcoming Festive Fall Porch Ideas

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When the leaves begin to scatter in the wind, and the air takes on a decided chill, it’s time to warm up our entries and porches with the best of the season.

We’ve found some beautiful and easy ideas you just might want to copy!

PERFECT SYMMETRY

Think beyond the stoop and line the front walk with pumpkins, mums and stalks of corn. Don’t forget up top either. Mini gourds on ledges put a seasonal spin on traditional window boxes.

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Welcoming Fall

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Load your porch with an abundance of seasonal flair. Make sure your decor is symmetrical on either side of the door to keep the space from becoming too busy.

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Fall Wreath with Tulle

This eclectic idea blends a DIY black tulle wreath with a store-bought corncob wreath to create a decorative door hanging appropriate for the whole season, Halloween and Thanksgiving included. Use floral wire to secure the two wreaths together.

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When in Doubt, Add More Gourds

Stack pumpkins of different shapes and sizes on top of each other to make the most out of a small space.

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PUMPKIN PLANTERS

You could turn the porch lights on, but glimmering jack-o’-lanterns offer an even better welcome. Copy these leafy garlands using a free template or try other carving ideas.

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BEAUTIFUL PLANTERS

These tall container gardens by plant and floral designer Christina Rose of Flores del Sol makes a grand impression — “I love the simplicity of two planters flanking the door, making it a focal point,” Rose says.

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AUTUMNAL PUMPKINS

In varying sizes and shapes, you can never have too many, accented, of course, with beautiful seasonal mums!

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Pottery Barn

Stacking and embellishing, warming and greeting. Nothing inspires fall better than Pottery Barn.

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Porch Pumpkin Patch

Decorate the porch with pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales for a look straight out of the pumpkin patch.

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Bag Some Leaves

Cast an inviting glow on your steps using paper bags stenciled with the shapes of fall foliage taken right from your own trees.

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Indian Corn Badge

Ribbons of burlap create a rustic background for iconic fall plants that are bundled into sheaves to form decorative accents.

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Owl Night Watchers

Make a pair of wide-eyed owls using our template and card stock to guard your front door. To make their perches, you need only a few bare branches from a crafts store or your own yard.

Get templates here.

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Stackable Pumpkins

A heavy urn provides a sturdy base for an eye-catching tower of pumpkins. Create a similar display by stacking the gourds in a planter, largest to smallest, on a soft cushion of excelsior. Wide, flat heirloom varieties, such as the popular white “Fairytale” and the showy orange “Cinderella”, work well for this arrangement. A mossy-green “Jarrahdale” perches on top. Bittersweet softens the design–the curling tendrils and bright red berries offer the crowning autumnal element.

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