Simple Fall Front Porch Decor

Fall 2019 Front Porch

The other day when it was a cool 90 degrees I finally go the itch to add some fall touches to my front porch!  However, I spend a lot of time nurturing my ferns all summer long (ie repotting them and watering them everyday).  So when fall hits, I am not ready to say good-bye so I decided to think outside the box and incorporate my ferns into my simple fall front porch decor.

Fall 2018 Front Porch

Helpful Tips for Thriving Ferns

By the way, I buy my ferns at a big box store like Home Depot in the late spring.  I re-pot them in a larger container with more soil.  Ferns tend to get root-wrapped which hinders their growth and prevents them from holding water.  When I re-pot them, I make sure to water with fertilizer at the beginning of the summer once a week and then water them every day as well.  Those little tips have made the biggest difference!


Adding Pumpkins to My Ferns

When it’s time to add some fall front porch decorations, I pull out 2 white craft pumpkins I got at Michael’s and 2 dowel rods I picked up.  The dowel rods are in the woodcraft aisle for 79 cents each.  I cut a small hole with a utility knife in the bottom of the craft pumpkin (they are hollow) so I can slide it onto the dowel ride.

Then, I place the dowel rod in the fern and slide the pumpkin on to the dowel rod.  Once the pumpkin is on the dowel rod, it will look like the pumpkin is resting on the fern.  The whole project cost me under $30 and I can reuse the pumpkins and dowel rods year after year which I love!



Layer in Some Additional Decor

Once the ferns are updated for fall, I add in some clay pumpkins, some fresh grocery store mums and an Ikea lantern for a fresh, fall look to greet our guests.  I love to work in groupings of 3 and bring in items of varying heights and textures to provide more depth to the space.

A Simple Switch for Jack-O-Lanterns

I love the clay pumpkins because they actually have a jack o’lantern face on one side so I turn them around for the month of October and put a battery-operated timer candle inside so they glow at night.  A simple switch and I can use them all season long.  You could do that with any Jack-O-Lantern.

Updated 2019 Front Porch

Since, posting this last year I made a few changes to my front porch by adding a larger outdoor rug I got from T.J. Maxx.  It fits the space better and I also added a fall wreath as well.

I love how it turned out and loved that I can enjoy my ferns a little bit longer.  Have you ever brought your ferns inside to enjoy in the winter?  Any tips?

Supplies Source List

Wreath – TJ Maxx (command hook attached to door)

Front Porch Rug – TJ Maxx

Brushed Gold Planters – Michaels

Faux White Pumpkins & Dowel Rods – Michaels

Yellow Mums – Fareway Grocery Store

Pottery Pumpkins – pottery place (I can’t remember where I’m sorry)

Front Porch Light – Home Depot

Front Porch door color – Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze

House Trim Color – SW Shoji White

House Color – SW Anonymous

Get This Look With These Supplies

2020 Fall Front Porch Decor

We moved in 2020 and unfortunately my ferns didn’t make the move well but you know I couldn’t go without a little fall decor so here’s what I came up with for this year.  

fall front porch decorations

SW mount Etna fall front porch decor

Classic front porch decor

white rockers fall front porch


Check out these other fall-inspired posts –

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Apple Chicken Salad Recipe

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Fall Bucket List

Pumpkin Parable




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