Fall is upon us! As the changing leaves and cool autumn air transform your yard, keep up and transform your home along with it. This year, give your curb appeal some seasonal flair and decorate your porch for the fall with these nine tips from The Degnan Group.
Get a New Welcome Mat
Let’s start with something simple. When was the last time you bought a new welcome mat for your porch?
This quick and easy way to decorate your porch for the fall is also budget friendly. From chic patterned mats in autumn colors to Halloween themed graphics and everything in between, the welcome mat options online are truly endless. Have fun choosing one – or many – to reflect your family’s own unique personality.
Collect Seasonal Decor
Next, get into the autumn spirit with seasonal decor. Pumpkins, hay bales, gourds, scarecrows, bushel barrels and more will all give your porch a cozy, rustic look. Take your kids for a day out at a farm or orchard and stock up on supplies while you’re there. Your kids will have a blast, your home will look great, and you can support local small businesses, as well.
Purchase New Pillows for Your Porch
Just like the welcome mat, new pillows are a budget-friendly way to add some flair to your porch. Mimic the changing colors of the leaves and bring the red, yellow, and orange hues to your home with new patterned pillows. Then, finish it off with a matching throw blanket.
This idea is cute and practical because your porch will become a comfortable spot to hang out while you pass out candy to trick or treaters or just enjoy a drink in the cool autumn air.
Add Some Potted Plants
Many people think potted plants are only for the spring and summer, but the truth is they can work as front porch decor all year long. Mums are one of the most popular choices in the fall because they come in such a wide variety of colors, but succulents are a hardy choice as well. Visit your local garden center to see what seasonal flowers are in bloom and pick some up to breathe new life into your porch this fall.
Visit Your Local Antique Shops
Repurposing antiques is another great way to decorate your porch for the fall. Visit your local antique shops or markets and you may just find the perfect piece. Materials and styles that work well in the fall are wood, wrought iron, and anything ornate. Keep an eye out for small end tables or rocking chairs to upgrade your autumn porch decor with this year.
Give Your Porch a Fresh Coat of Paint
Fall is a wonderful time to add a new coat of paint to your front porch. Choose a sunny and dry weekend to do this, which will help the process go smoothly from start to finish. Some of the best paint colors for the season are deep reds, dark greens, or even neutral tones that will help the rest of your autumn decor pop in comparison.
Update Your Door
Purchasing a new door will instantly improve your curb appeal and make your porch look lovely in the fall. However, this investment comes with more perks as well. In the winter, an old or drafty door can let hot air escape and run up your energy bill. Instead, save money and the environment by updating your door this year with an ENERGY-STAR certified product.
Creating a good ambiance is all about the lighting. This year, buy some lanterns to add a cozy glow to your porch in the evenings. Fit them with false candles so they’re easy to turn on and off, and then you can leave them to welcome visitors in front of your house all evening long.
Hang a Wreath
Wreaths aren’t only for the holiday season. In fact, there are plenty of online tutorials to help you make an autumn wreath for your home from sticks and twigs, fall leaves, acorns, apples, and more. Or, simply buy a seasonal wreath at your local craft store or farmers market to hang on your doors or windows to spruce up your front porch.
Decorate Your Porch for the Fall with These 9 Tips
Autumn is the perfect time to upgrade your curb appeal and celebrate the season with fall decor on your front porch.
From small and budget-friendly steps like adding a new welcome mat or pillows to bigger investments like a fresh coat of paint or a brand new door, this list of nine ideas from The Degnan Group has something for everyone this year.
Pick your favorites, and then get busy transforming your home for the season!