11 Affordable and Cute Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Autumn front entrance
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This autumn, play up the natural scenery right outside your door by decorating your front porch. For instance, you can make displays out of the colorful leaves dropping off nearby trees or decorate with inexpensive reclaimed wood pieces to highlight the rustic vibe of the season. It doesn't take much effort or money to put together a festive design full of seasonal style.

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    Festive Fall Leaves

    fall leaves front porch decoration idea
    Sweet Something Designs

    Sweet Something Designs created a pretty front door display using colorful fall leaves bunched in a basket, completed with a DIY monogrammed front porch mat. To duplicate this look at your own home, buy fake fall leaves at a craft store or use the real leaves that have dropped from trees. Now that's creative, thrifty, and easy!

    Falling leaves front porch via Sweet Something Designs

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    Seasonal Polka Dots

    Polka dot pillow front porch
    Tater Tots & Jello

    Using polka dots in traditional fall colors is a fun and inviting way to play up your front porch decor. Tater Tots & Jello styled a black-and-orange polka dot theme using playful pillows, complemented by a teal-colored chair, on the front porch.

    Polka dot porch via Tater Tots & Jello

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    Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins

    Reclaimed wood pumpkins DIY project
    Find Home Farms via Infarrantly Creative

    Make your own rustic pumpkin decorations using reclaimed wood with a tutorial from Infarrantly Creative. They're perfect to incorporate the warm, tones of autumn, and you can make them in any size you want to fit your front porch design.

    Reclaimed wood pumpkins via Infarrantly Creative

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    Shabby Chic Decor

    Shabby chic fall front porch display
    Shabby Love Blog

    Shabby Love put together this fun and festive fall front porch with a combination of vintage items and DIY decor. All of the materials are simple and inexpensive, such as the burlap for the pillows or the decorative corn and gourds. Together, though, they have a huge impact on capturing the spirit of the season.

    Vintage fall front porch via Shabby Love Blog

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    Neutral Color Scheme

    neutral white and gray fall front porch decor

    Taryn Whiteaker

    Autumn decor doesn't always have to feature bright reds, oranges, and yellows—and this fall-themed front porch display by Taryn Whiteaker proves just that. The design uses whites and other neutral tones, which give it a vintage farmhouse feel, but the pumpkins and corn are a clear nod to autumn.

    Neutral fall front porch via Taryn Whiteaker

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    An Unexpected Touch of Purple

    White pumpkins and mums front porch decor
    Centsational Girl

    This purple-and-green color scheme by Centsational Girl isn't immediately associated with the fall season, but it certainly stands out from all the typical reds and oranges. The deep colors still bring that autumn warmth, and the pumpkins give it clear seasonal flair.

    Fall front porch in purples and greens via Centsational Girl

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    Modern Traditional Decor

    modern traditional monogram fall front porch
    Life as a Thrifter

    The simplicity and clean lines of this front porch give it a modern vibe, yet the monogram door decoration brings a traditional touch. This design is especially frugal, too. The door decor is an easy DIY project with a stencil, and the pumpkins can be found for wholesale prices at pumpkin patches.

    Monogram fall front door via Life as a Thrifter

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    Black and White Design

    black and white fall front porch
    Love of Home

    This pretty design by Susan Duane also uses an atypical color scheme for fall. Black and white designs are notoriously versatile, however, so they can be made to fit virtually any theme. The pumpkins are an obvious ode to fall, and the lantern and soft yellow accents bring some warmth to the porch.

    Black-and-white fall front porch via Love of Home

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    Fall Lighting Display

    Whimsical lighting fall front porch display
    All Things Beautiful

    All Things Beautiful created this bright idea for a fall front porch. The rustic light is crafted from a strand of white lights intertwined with grapevines, branches, and fall leaves, while the pumpkin topiaries, which also feature lights, provide a clever fall touch.

    Fall lighting display via Love of Home

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    Shades of White

    Screen porch fall table display traditional decor
    Dear Lillie

    Dear Lillie moved a dining table to her screened-in porch and decorated for fall in shades of white. The light fixture, pumpkins, and wreath bring a rustic fall vibe to the space, while the clean color palette adds a level of sophistication.

    Fall dining porch design via Dear Lillie

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    Rustic Wooden Crate

    easy rustic fall front porch decor
    Gray House Studio

    Gray House Studio made good use of inexpensive wooden crates for this fall front porch design. These crates were unfinished pine, butut they stained them a rustic deep brown and added plywood squares painted in muted autumn tones to the bottom of each crate. The vibrant planters and pumpkins add a bright pop of fall color.

    Fall crate display via Gray House Studio