8 Easy Porch Decoration Ideas to Welcome Autumn

Now we are in September, what better time to think about adding some autumn decoration to your home. Welcome your guests with some low-cost, maximum-impact seasonal decorations on your porch or doorstep to be the guaranteed host with the most.

Embrace the colder months by adding some welcoming autumn decor to your porch. As one of the first areas of your home guests will see, it is the perfect place to create a seasonal display to be proud of when inviting people inside. 

From harvest displays to fall foliage garlands and pumpkins, of course, Jess Martin, decoration expert at Ginger Ray has shared 8 easy styling ideas that will guarantee a cosy welcome. Jess said:

1. Pumpkin pile

“Simple but super effective, arrange a variety of real or fake pumpkins in different sizes, shapes, and colours on your porch steps or along your fence. Mix up the type of gourds and squashes for added variety and colour.”

This gorgeous set of 5 Light Up Pumpkins from Lights4Fun will definitely find its way into (or outside!) our homes this Autumn.

2. Harvest basket display

“Fill rustic baskets with an assortment of apples, pears, mini pumpkins, and dried corn cobs. Arrange them near the entrance for a gorgeous harvest display. A basket display looks great when paired with one or more other decoration ideas.”

3. Floral wreaths

“Create a beautiful autumnal wreath using dried flowers, colourful leaves, and small branches. Hang it on your front door for an instant seasonal touch. Add your foliage to an existing Christmas wreath to repurpose an evergreen wreath for autumn or simply use a wire or wooden base to build your wreath on.”

4. Hay bale seating

“Place a couple of hay bales on your porch for a super impactful porch display. Top them with cosy blankets and plaid cushions. It’s a perfect spot for guests to sit and enjoy the crisp autumn air- just ensure that it is undercover to stop any bad weather from damaging it.”

5. Cornstalk and pampas grass bundles

“Bundle together dried cornstalks or bunches of pampas and tie them with twine. Lean them against your porch or doorstep to add a touch of rustic charm. Pair with a few piles of pumpkins for a display that includes all the warm autumn tones and textures.”

6. Fall foliage garland

“Use an artificial autumn garland or string together some branches of colourful fall leaves to create a garland to hang it along the porch railing or drape it around the door frame for an instant burst of autumn colours.”

7. Rustic wheelbarrow

“Place a vintage wheelbarrow on your porch and fill it with decorative gourds, pumpkins, and a cosy plaid blanket. It’s a twist on the harvest basket display that will add a nostalgic and whimsical touch to your outdoor space.”

8. Lantern walkway

“Line your doorstep or garden path with garden lanternsbottles or jamjars containing battery-operated candles. This not only adds a warm glow but also creates a magical pathway to your front entrance in the evening. Don’t underestimate the power of lighting in the darker autumn months.”

Mixing and matching these ideas can result in a beautifully layered and textured autumn porch that captures the essence of the season. For more autumn and Halloween decoration ideas head to Ginger Ray.

Looking to shop further and make your porch and outdoor space the envy of your neighbours this Fall? We recommend you check out lights4fun.co.uk or lights4fun.com, if you’re based outside of the UK, and their Autumn Decorations Collection for a range of gorgeous lanterns and lighting. They also stock beautiful Autumnal wreaths!

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.