FALL FRONT PORCH AND WINDOW BOX DECOR IDEAS!

It’s fall front porch reveal time! I always love transitioning from my summer porch to my fall porch. Let’s take a look at the changeover, shall we?

Below is our somewhat simple summer porch.

summer front porch with palm leaves and black and white stripes

I pulled out my tubs of fall decor and made a plan. I really liked what I did last year, so I knew I mostly wanted to mimic that.

Over the summer we got the exterior of our house painted a creamy white (SW Oyster White) and the trim went black (SW Iron Ore). I was excited to decorate a house in a completely new color (I get very easily amused as you can see.) 🙂

fall decor storage bags and bins

I started decorating the front porch.

After stacking up 3 medium sized hay bales, I went to my trusty stash of faux pumpkins to start the pumpkin stacking.

I’ve been collecting faux pumpkins (more options) for the last 10 years, so the stash is quite large at this point – I really need to stop adding to it. My favorites are the luminary drill holes ones I made a couple years ago. They look fabulous at night.

Once the pumpkins were placed I added in my potted mums and ornamental cabbage.

After the pumpkins were placed, I draped in a soft throw I scored in the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago. I like how it cozies up the whole area.

Fall front porch and window box decor tips with lots of colorful pumpkins and plants
Link to similar rocking chair set (includes 2 chairs and a side table)

A few pillows were tossed on top of the blanket.

The DIY wood cladding wall is a super affordable project we did this summer in case you’re interested.

Fall front porch and window box decor tips with lots of colorful pumpkins and plants

And on the garden stool table I added one of my DIY floral pumpkins. I like how it softened up the hard lines of the table and added an element of surprise.

I added another floral pumpkin to the grouping on the hay bales too.

Fall front porch and window box decor tips

One of my favorite fall front porch touches is adding indoor/outdoor plug in fairy lights to the pumpkins. I have them all over our house inside and out, and they offer them in 33′ and 66′ lengths.

In the evening the lights put off the most beautiful, unexpected glow. I use them in all our window boxes too. Big fan!

To finish off the porch I hung my DIY pumpkin wreath. What do you think?

Fall Front Porch Decor
Link to affordable house numbers.
Fall front porch and window box decor tips

Next up it was time to decorate the three DIY window boxes.

I started with Boston Ferns. When the pan-damnit (as I like to call it) started awhile back I wasn’t able to go to stores to buy my real ferns, so I decided I would use faux ferns in this large window box. I’ve been using them ever since.

faux ferns in window box

I stuck in some faux fall floral springs in orange and yellow (similar) throughout the box.

fall front porch and window box decor

Next, I added in about 15 pumpkins in carious sizes, colors, and shapes.

fall front porch and window box decor

Not pictured (oops): I added a 66′ strand of outdoor fairy lights for a night time glow.

fall front porch and window box decor

Another big oops….I forgot to take a night time photo of the fall window boxes before I switched over to Halloween. Here’s a peek of last year’s window boxes at night. they look the same, just on a white house with black trim. 🙂

fall front porch and window boxes at night
I couldn’t forget my other 2 DIY window boxes.
decorate window boxes

I wish these windows were accessible from the inside windows, but no such luck. Each season I pull out the extension ladder to change out the decor.

climb ladder to decorate window boxes

I added more of my faux pumpkins and fall floral springs to my faux sweet grass bush and cedar bush greenery. I always use faux in these boxes since they’re so hard to water from below.

fall window box decor faux greenery, pumpkins, and fairy lights

Finally, I fished some fairy lights through a small cutout in the window screen and plugged them in inside.

fall window box decor faux greenery, pumpkins, and fairy lights

I repeated the same steps on the other window box.

fall window box decor faux greenery, pumpkins, and fairy lights

Once again, I failed to take photos of these two smaller window boxes at night, but here they are last year when our house was gray.

fall front porch and window boxes at night

And finally, here’s a zoomed out look at our fall front porch at night!

fall front porch at night
fall front porch at night

What do you think? I always have so much fun decorating our fall front porch. It only stays up for two to three weeks before I start adding all the Halloween decorations to it though.

I’ll share or Halloween decor as soon as I can get it on the blog.

xoxo
Audrey