4 Easy Ways to Style Your Front Porch for Fall

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What’s that I smell? Could it be pumpkin spice? Yes, fall is here. For many of us, once the clock moves to 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 1, we’re all about saying so long to summer and hello to the changing leaves, cooler temps, sweaters, and scarves. Finding small ways to create joy at home sounds especially appealing with everything happening in the world, and your front porch or front door can be a fun place to start.

With fall decor in stores and family visits to the pumpkin patch being planned, we’ve rounded up four easy ways to bring the change of season to your front porch. Cute, catchy doormats, natural fiber wreaths, and some spooky Halloween decor are all on this list, along with a few styling tips to deck out your front porch for fall.


1. Layer Up Rugs and Doormats

We love the look of plaid or striped rugs under a traditional natural fiber doormat. Pithy sayings and seasonal graphics offer fun and festive options for your front porch.

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Hamlin Row Shop | Etsy

Happy Fall Doormat

This welcome mat says it all, and it comes in mini, standard, large, and X-large sizes!

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Hand Woven Cotton Black Area Rug

If you're looking for an autumnal doormat than can transition easily to winter, this plaid one from Wayfair is perfect.

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Come In and Cozy Up Doormat

Nothing's better than stepping out of a chilly fall day and into a cozy home.

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Olive Creative Company | Etsy

Hey There Pumpkin Doormat

We love any and all things pumpkin-themed for the fall, from lattes to this adorable mat.

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Sadler Designs Co | Etsy

Welcome Pumpkin Doormat

This handmade welcome pumpkin doormat comes in three sizes and is just as cute as it is creative.

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Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Stripe Doormat

This cozy jute rug comes in a variety of sizes, two colors, and the 2' x 3' option is perfect for a front porch.

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Andrea Leigh Designs | Etsy

Hocus Pocus Doormat

Halloween is the best time of the year, so why not bring some of that spooky magic to your doorstep?

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Pottery Barn

Light-Up Ghost Doormat

This light-up mat from Pottery Barn is bound to wow neighbors, family, and friends of all ages.



2. Add Wreaths and/or Garland

Wreaths can add a classic and festive touch to any front door. These options include a variety of fall colors and natural materials to create a welcoming entrance to your home.

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Crate & Barrel

Harvest Wheat Autumn Wreath

We love the gorgeous gold and deep maroon coloring of this Crate & Barrel wreath.

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Natural Wheat Wreath

This wheat wreath from Magnolia is perfectly understated yet still very fall.

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Maple Leaf Garland

We love this faux maple leaf garland from Walmart. It's the perfect way to spice up any entryway!

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Faux Rusted Eucalyptus Wreath

Eucalyptus is gorgeous at any time of the year, but this rusted faux eucalyptus wreath from Target is especially autumnal.

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Pottery Barn

Pre-Lit Black Wreath With Bats

Bring some spooky energy to your door with this lit-up bat lamp from Pottery Barn.

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Hearth & Hand By Magnolia Eucalyptus Wreath

This eucalyptus wreath from Target is an amazing addition to any entryway in the fall.

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World Market

Faux Grasses Wreath

This faux grasses wreath from World Market is warm, inviting, and gorgeously multicolored!

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Harvest Garland

If you're looking for a garland that's slightly more colorful, this harvest garland with pine cones is a great option.


3. Mix In Baskets & Planters

You can’t go wrong with mums in a planter, but you can add layers by mixing planters with baskets or crates. Try incorporating ornamental vegetation like kale or cabbage and heirloom pumpkins for added fall color and texture.

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Tackussanu Senegal

Planter Basket

These gorgeous cream and white planter baskets are perfect for your fall plants!

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Stone Outdoor Planter

There are multiple colors available of these classic outdoor planters from Overstock. Perfect for hardy mums!

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Handled Basket

If you want to evoke the feeling of apple-picking all the time, look no further than these handled baskets from Amazon.

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Wood Crate

What could possibly be more autumnal than dark wood crates for the perfect porch storage?

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Retail Resource

Half-Bushel Baskets with Side Handles

These half-bushel baskets from Retail Resource are big enough to hold anything from apples to little pumpkins.

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Kenyan Crafts Company | Etsy

Black and Tan Baskets

These black and tan baskets are perfect for storage inside or out—or even to cover plant pots!


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4. Incorporate Seasonal Accessories

Whether you’re into creating a spooktacular scene or like to keep your porch more generally fall-themed, adding accents like lanterns or creative Halloween decor can plus up your porch.

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Pottery Barn

Woven Pumpkins

Let's be honest: Real pumpkins on your doorstep can get messy (hello squirrels!). These woven ones from Pottery Barn are a stylish alternative.

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West Elm

Rope Lantern

This rope lantern from West Elm is great for hanging up or for the occasional outdoor gathering.

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36" Cinnamon Broom

What could be better than a fun fall decor prop? Answer: a fun fall decor prop that smells amazing.

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6-Pack Small Crows

Make your entryway into a regular haunted house with these faux crows from Amazon.

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Home Depot

Faux Hay Bales

These faux hay bales are made of PVC, so they can be used year after year!

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Wall Decor Bats

If crows and brooms are not enough to give off witchy energy, these bats from Amazon will do the trick.

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Pottery Barn

Black Light Up Jack-O'-Lanterns

These black light-up jack-o'-lanterns from Pottery Barn are another great (real) pumpkin alternative. They come in three sizes.

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Grandin Road

Corner Spider Web

Add spiders to your spooky collection of crows, bats, or pumpkins with this corner spider web. Under $20!

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