No matter the season or holiday, I always feel like I’m a couple weeks behind when it comes to home decor. It’s on my to-do list to get a jump on the seasons with my decor in place so we can enjoy it all longer. Seasonal and holiday decor really puts me in a festive mood, what about you? Scroll down for my favorite Fall front porch decor as we welcome in the new season!
In order to get started on a project, sometimes the best way to approach it is to just keep it simple. Sure, I look at home decor catalogs and long for setups like I see in their pages. Realistically, I don’t have the time to order, assemble, and deal with all the parts of pieces of those setups. Nor do I want to spend the thousands of dollars it would cost in order to recreate the same decorative scenes in my own home.
Read on for some extremely simple decor ideas that literally take minutes, cost less than $20, and are items you can pick up at the grocery store.
Check out my cute how to video here.
The Best Affordable Fall Front Porch Decor For Your Home:
Grocery Store Fall Front Porch Decor
Your local grocery store can be a great source of natural items that will add a pop of color and some live elements to your front door scene. Best of all they are items that you can pick up on a whim. You’re probably already going to the grocery store, and this makes it easy to find items like pumpkins and mums. We have visited our local garden center and I really enjoy doing so, though this fall with back to school and homeschooling, time was at a premium, and this was a perfectly convenient solution.
Fall Front Porch Planters
I love looking for planters, and your local gardening center probably has some good ones, though in the interest of saving time and having access to a larger inventory, I went the online route. We are actually looking for some larger scale planters for the columns in between the bays of our garage, and I saw this style in a catalog that came to our house. The problem with ordering large and heavy items is that they can be costly to return if they don’t work, so we typically first order an item on the smaller scale to see what we think. I do think this style will suit the rustic, Mediterranean villa style of our home, and was thrilled with the scale of this planter as intended for the front door.
Fall Front Porch Wreaths
Wreaths can be tricky. I’ve seen ones that look terribly cheap, and on the other hand, the sky is the limit on what one can spend. There are many lovely options for wreaths, and many people even opt to make their own. Not being that crafty myself means a premade wreath is the way I choose to go. This wreath is an Amazon find and the brand and store I found it on received very high reviews. Buyers seemed pleased with the quality and look of the wreath so I decided to take a chance and order one, because hello, Amazon, and I figured if it didn’t like it, I would just return it. I was pleasantly surprised, and it’s been hanging outside on our front door for about a month. We do have a covered area over our front door, though it has held up quite nicely.
Fall Front Porch Door Mats
Door mats are a matter of personal taste. There are an abundance of styles of seasonal, holiday, and everyday door mats. I chose to go with an everyday style for our fall door, though we do have a mat that features dancing skeletons on it that I will switch out when we decorate for Halloween. I loved the unique half circle style of this mat with sophisticated patterning. Another thing to think about when purchasing a door mat is the scale of the mat with the area it is to be placed on. I’m always outside with a tape measure before I purchase a door mat, or a planter, anything really, to get an idea of how it will fill space.
Fall Front Porch Lanterns
Lanterns are another item that can set the tone of a space, and we have a variety of lanterns that we have for different seasons and spaces for the exterior of our house. I just bought these lanterns with the specific intent for fall and Halloween. I liked the black for Halloween, and also the shape of them kind of reminded me of a chic Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. They come in four sizes of varying height and width.
When it comes to candles, we use flameless candles most of the time. For lanterns like these, with no glass encasing, flameless candles would be the only option if you wanted to “light” them. Flameless candles work well in all lanterns, and I like to use a variety of sizes to mix and match in the larger lanterns.
Hope you love this fall front porch decor as much as I do! Sometimes a simple and easy front porch setup is all that is needed to get the job done. These are all easy pieces that can be used over and over in different holiday and seasonal configurations. Many of these pieces can be found at budget friendly prices that make it easy to mix and match. Go ahead, take the pressure off and keep it easy!