Make Your Neighbors Jealous With These 21 Modern Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

It’s time to give your porch a fall makeover to bring in the holiday season. But we’re not talking about just any makeover, we’re talking fresh, unique and most importantly, modern. Steal these fall front porch ideas to ramp up your curb appeal and make your neighbors jealous. You’re welcome!

Fall porch decorating ideas using pumpkins and mums

You’ll notice lots of pumpkins in these fall porch decorating ideas. And that’s because they last for months and work long past Halloween. The same goes for mums. These durable, low-maintenance flowers come in many colors — red, orange and white — to work with your pumpkins.

To go modern with your fall porch decorating, add new and different colors to your fall and holiday decor. Mid-century modern-inspired aquas work well, or paint your pumpkins in matte black or white. Trying a new color palette for the holidays is the perfect way to freshen up your fall decorating.

The best fall front porch decorating ideas include a wreath, layers of pumpkins and flowers and candles for ambiance. Image: StoneGable Blog
Create a bundle of pumpkins in different sizes and colors around your entry way. Layer with potted mums to add extra color. Images: Lolly Jane and Southern Living
Layers of unusually colored pumpkins and gourds repeat the green and yellow surroundings in this porch. Image: Sunset Magazine

Make the front door the main attraction

One of the simplest ways to decorate your front porch for fall is to make the front door the focal point. Add a modern wreath and flank the front door with matching oversized planters that can display pumpkin topiaries, tall grasses or a collection of colorful foliage.

Add a contemporary wreath to your front door. Look for unusual shapes like square or oblong and materials that aren’t traditionally used. Why not also add a removable sticker to your front door like the “welcome” sticker? Images: Woman’s Day and HGTV
The bold aqua-color front door works very well with the fall and winter shades of orange, gold and red. Tie your favorite color in with the autumnal colors to give your front porch a fresh, individual style. Image: HGTV
Violets, chartreuse and mustard are wonderfully elegant yet modern colors for fall and winter. Add splashes of both to your porch decorating ideas for fall. Images: Country Living and House Beautiful

Decorate your front porch with fresh new colors

Who says grey, taupe, white and mocha can’t be perfectly autumnal? Once you see how these homeowners pulled off their fall porch decorating, you may want to rethink red, orange and green.

The soothing combination of earth tones, greys and off whites feel both rustic and modern. Images: Taryn Whiteaker and Thistlewood Farms
This fall front porch makeover features cool tones, yet the entrance feels warm and inviting. Image: Saw, Nail and Paint

Send a message that broadcasts curb appeal

Customize your porch for fall by adding custom touches like a monogrammed wreath, a welcoming door mat or vintage signs that spread holiday cheer. Here are some ideas:

The pumpkins display the house’s address for a touch of fall whimsy. Image: Sunset Magazine
Here’s a fun DIY project to decorate your front porch for fall. Marquee lights mounted on pumpkins! To learn how you can have your name in lights, check out Kara’s Party Ideas.
A door mat with a welcoming message greets your guests before you do. Image: Bear and Bee Goods

Use pots to create holiday-themed displays

Fall and winter weather makes it nearly impossible to keep your garden blooming. But a pot or two or three of flowers, vegetables or grasses can last longer. When creating a holiday-themed container garden, choose a large and attractive pot in a bold color. Layer the plants and items inside at varying heights and textures for visual interest.

The planter foliage in the two large planters can be changed throughout the holidays, starting with pumpkins and gourds, and followed by red bows, berries and pine cones for Christmas. Image: HGTV
Don’t forget to also accessorize around the base of the pot with seasonal decorations like pumpkins, pine cones or ornaments. Images: Greenlife Gardens
Durable mums and pumpkins add fall festivity to the urns that sit on either side of the front door. Image: Country Living

Don’t hide the patio furniture — add fall colors and textures

If you have a porch or verandah, give your summer patio furniture a fall makeover. Add pillows, blankets and throws to your furniture and holiday accessories that set the mood.

The homeowner chose a whimsical play on red by layering red-striped pillows, apples and red mums in the porch. Image: Southern Living
Purple is the fall accent color of choice for these homeowners. Floral arrangements featuring fall leaves and magnolias add some fall spice to this porch. Image: Circa Interiors

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