Beautifying your porch for fall is an excellent way to amp up your home’s curb appeal without calling a landscaper. But adding festive accents isn't all corn stalks and scarecrows. Decorating with flowers plucked from your local garden center is a sophisticated way of adding seasonal spice — pumpkins are optional. To get you ready for the autumnal equinox, here are 23 ways to add fetching fall flowers to your front porch.
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Chrysanthemums, more commonly known as "mums" are an autumn favorite. Unlike sunflowers, another quintessential fall blossom, mums are available in an incredible range of colors including orange, yellow and white.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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Pumpkins are to fall what evergreens are to winter. This pin-worthy porch by Liz Marie Blog combines the seasonal fruit with ornamental cabbage and orange garden mums. So what's the decorative strategy for arranging? Liz Marie says don't overthink your layout. When decorating this entrance, she just unloaded her autumn harvest onto the porch and then made a few tweaks.
Related: 42 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating IdeasContinue to 3 of 22 below.
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Decorative Hay Bales
A bail of hay leftover from a hoedown-themed party became the perfect centerpiece for this fall porch by Katie Brown. To dress it up she grabbed a wet floral foam, several old leather belts, and her favorite blooms including purple Russian sage. The plant produces precious, tiny flowers.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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The modern farmhouse aesthetic combines clean, modern design with cozy, rustic elements to create a fresh and uncluttered twist on traditional country style.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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Fall Potted Plants
Related: 35 Fall Mantel Decorating IdeasContinue to 6 of 22 below.
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Fall WreathContinue to 7 of 22 below.
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Potted Plants for Fall
These potted lovelies add gorgeous pops of color to this autumn porch styled by KDHamptons. Because fall means back to school and back to business as usual too, you may want to consider adding a meditating Buddha statue for a calming vibe.Continue to 8 of 22 below.
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Front Porch Planters
For many folks, September feels like the start of a brand-new year, so it makes sense to celebrate the autumnal solstice with an explosion of color. This spectacular porch planter by Garden Answer combines colorful flowers including red globe amaranthus and golden yellow bidens with hardy perennial greenery.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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This fall porch by Thoughts From Alice features a bohemian style sitting area punctuated by white, red and yellow garden mums. The frilly foliage plants are ornamental kale. On the door is decorative corn framed with lovely goldenrod.Continue to 10 of 22 below.
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Tiny Autumn Porch
Skimpy square footage shouldn't dampen your fall spirit. An illustrative example is this tiny autumn porch by Not Just a Housewife. For what it lacks in the size department, it makes up for in autumnal gusto. We're particularly fond of the large planter filled with red Gerber daisies, golden craspedia, yellow garden mums, and for texture, ornamental cabbage.Continue to 11 of 22 below.
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Cozy Front PorchContinue to 12 of 22 below.
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For rustic whimsy create a vintage vignette with an upcycled container. This charming idea by Robb Restyle shows off lilac mums in an old galvanized steel tub. The small white pumpkins add visual interest.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Hanging PlanterContinue to 14 of 22 below.
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Halloween Porch Ideas
What's the successful formula for creating a festive fall porch like this one by Zoe With Love? You'll need four essential ingredients: Mums, pumpkins, ornamental grasses and last but not least, something cute and ghastly like a pair of witch legs.Continue to 15 of 22 below.
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Fall ColorsContinue to 16 of 22 below.
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Bucket of FlowersContinue to 17 of 22 below.
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We adore this porch by Bekah Otte that puts pumpkin floral arrangements leftover from a fall wedding to great stylish use.Continue to 18 of 22 below.
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Flower BasketContinue to 19 of 22 below.
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Autumn Container PlantingsContinue to 20 of 22 below.
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Front Yard DramaContinue to 21 of 22 below.
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Not a fan of traditional fall colors? This blue and cream porch scape by Home Stories A to Z celebrates the season using nontraditional autumn shades. The dried hydrangeas coordinate beautifully with the white and blue heirloom pumpkins.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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