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, soup recipes, and sweaters. Finding small ways to create joy at home during busy seasons can be especially appealing, 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 on the docket, 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 fall front porch styling ideas to welcome in the season.


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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Etsy | Hamlin Row Shop

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 that can transition easily to winter, this plaid one from Wayfair is perfect.

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Oh, Hello Doormat

Say 'hello' to the best season! Nothing's better than stepping out of a chilly fall day and into a cozy home.

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Etsy | Olive Creative Company

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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Etsy | Sadler Designs Co

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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Pottery Barn

Three Stripe Natural Fiber Doormat

This natural fiber doormat comes in two colors and looks great on its own or as a layering piece with other fall front porch decor.

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Etsy | Andrea Leigh Designs

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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Threshold Plaid Rug

At only $13, this is the perfect rug is for layering—just make sure your doormat is smaller than the rug's 2' x 3' size.

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Pottery Barn

Bats Light Up 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

Faux Autumn Leaf Wreath

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

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Fall Berry Wreath

This berry wreath from Magnolia captures all of the best fall colors in an understated way.


Maple Leaf Garland

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

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Faux Rusted Beech Leaf Fall Wreath

This understated option from Hearth & Hand is especially autumnal.

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Pottery Barn

Halloween Twig Wreath With Bats

Bring some spooky energy to your door with this twig wreath adorned with sparkly bats.

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Williams Sonoma

Cozy Cottage Live Wreath

This harvest live wreath from Williams Sonoma is warm, inviting, and gorgeously neutral.

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Pottery Barn

Faux Pomegranate & Pinecone Garland

If you're looking for a garland that's slightly more colorful, this harvest garland with pinecones 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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Bed, Bath & Beyond

Stone Outdoor Planter

There are multiple colors and sizes available of these classic outdoor planters from Bed, Bath & Beyond. Perfect for hardy mums!


Handled Baskets (Set of 2)

If you want to evoke the feeling of apple-picking all the time, look no further than these 6 x 8 inch handled baskets from Amazon.

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Rustic Wood Crates

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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Etsy | Kenyan Crafts Company

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

Faux Pumpkins & Gourds

Let's be honest: real pumpkins on your doorstep can get messy (hello squirrels!). This assortment of faux pumpkins and gourds from Pottery Barn are a stylish alternative.

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Wall Decor Bats

An editor-favorite seasonal decor item, this pack comes with 100 3D bats that can be used inside or out.

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Home Depot

Antiqued Brown Wood Lantern Candle Holder

This set of two wooden lanterns can be styled right on your front porch or hung from above from its rope handle.

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Oriental Trading

Decorative Straw Hay Bale

This faux hay bale is made from straw but can be used year after year to display fall decor on your front porch or steps.

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Cinnamon Broom (36")

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

Editor Tip: Trader Joe's often sells these seasonally, so if you're near a TJ's, grab one on your next trip.

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Black Feathered Small Crows (6-Pack)

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

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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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