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Fall front porch decor

fall front porch decor
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I love the way our house looks in the fall. I personally don’t think you can ever have too many pumpkins or mums. Below I’m sharing some photos of our fall front porch and giving you some tips on how to make your pumpkins last longer.

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This year I chose to add lots of heirloom pumpkins in muted tones along the stairs. (Be sure to watch my video below showing you how to make these gems last longer!). I also got traditional cornstalks and placed them in some black urns. (Tip – put some rocks in the bottom of the urn to add weight so they don’t tip over).

fall front porch decor


Instead of doing a traditional fall wreath, I opted for this door basket from Lauren McBride’s QVC line. I added in some faux flowers and some of my own dried hydrangeas. I love that you can keep this up year ’round and just switch out the flowers with the change of the seasons. This basket is currently unavailable (I’m hoping it comes back soon!!!), but I’ve linked a similar one on Amazon at the end of the post. Fall front porch decor - door basket  

Every year I get mums for our front porch and every year they’re dead in two weeks time. This year I switched up my game and got these faux mums from QVC. They are a little more on the expensive side but I look at them as an investment you can use year after year. They come in a variety of colors and are super easy to put together.  They always sell out so be sure to get them now!

fall front porch decor - faux mums  

I had found these solar powered lanterns at Aldi in the beginning of summer. We had them on our back deck but I brought them out front to add a soft glow to our steps. I’m linking a similar set below.  

Fall front porch - solar powered lanterns    

Here is a quick video showing you how to make your pumpkins last longer

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Shop the links to recreate a similar look

Door Basket  (currently unavailable so linking a similar one below)

Door Basket

Faux mums

Buffalo plaid doormat

I smell children doormat



For more fall inspiration check out

Fall front porch decor that isn’t mums – a DIY pumpkin topiary too!

Fall Finds for the Home

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

Best of Fall DIYs and Recipes


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    August 12, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Your front porch is stunning! Oh those pumpkins!!!! and particularly against your white washed brick!!!

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    August 12, 2021 at 9:37 am

    I love your selection of PUMPKINS.
    Silly pumpkin story…I live in the Chicagoland area, so there has been a “tradition” where the kids take the old jack-o-lanterns and smash them after Halloween…but sometimes the wicked ones would smash our pretty pumpkins.
    That is actually where the band Smashing Pumpkins got their name from – Billy Corrigan is from the town I live in 🙂
    🧡🍁🍂 Thank you for joining the Harvest Hop

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    August 12, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Your porch looks amazing. So welcoming. Happy hopping with you!

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    Kristin Perez
    August 12, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Such a pretty front porch! Thank you for sharing how to preserve the pretty pumpkins – they cost a pretty penny and I want to enjoy them as long as possible! Love hopping with you!

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    Sue at Blu
    August 12, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Nicolle, there is nothing I love more than a home with pumpkins scattered on the steps. Your entry is just beautiful. And thanks for the extending pumpkins tip…I’ll be trying this!

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    August 12, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Nicolle, I love all your big pumpkins. They add the perfect fall items for fall. Love your suggestion for making them last longer. Your front porch looks so inviting for the season. Happy hopping!

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    August 14, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Such a beautiful fall porch, Nicolle! Thank you so much for sharing your tips for preserving pumpkins. I’ll be trying them out! It was so much fun to hop with you!

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    August 23, 2021 at 9:59 am

    I cannot wait to decorate my porch this fall! Most defiantly going to use your pumpkin tips!

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    August 23, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    What adorable and chic decorations! I love these ideas!

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    Mallory | Mom of W.A.R.
    August 24, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Beautiful ideas! I love the painted pumpkins. I might be able to get the boys to do some of these for me and kill two birds… fall craft and beautiful pumpkins!

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    Wendy McMonigle
    August 20, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Great suggestions! I agree, you can never have too many pumpkins or mums.

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    August 29, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    What a pretty front porch. I am just getting my few pumpkins out. We down sized. I miss room to create. Thanks for sharing.

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      August 29, 2022 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you Sherry! I know I wish we had a bigger porch to fill with decor. I would love to see how yours comes out!

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