Fall Porch Decor: Outdoor Decorating with Subtle Autumn Colors

This year’s fall porch decor takes a decidedly softer take on the season with an emphasis on subtle autumn colors. Fairytale and white pumpkins, along with mums in faded seasonal tones combine to create a porch with a soft, but still traditional, take on the season.

To me, fall really starts when my porch is decorated! It’s the first thing that any visitor sees and it sets the tone for the season. And is there anything more festive than a pretty fall porch?!

Yet as much as I love to decorate the porch, I also want it to reflect the inside. And this year, the indoors are awash in muted autumn color. So that’s what I did on the outdoors as well!


fall porch decor faded autumn colors black doors with gorgeous wreaths and mums

I want to reflect the season, but I don’t want to spend a fortune or go too crazy. I think Pinterest has us all convinced that we need corn stalks and hay bales and 100 pumpkins to create a festive porch, but nothing could be further from the truth!


gorgeous fall porch decor door with wreaths and golden retriever cute autumn decorating

The wreaths I used this year are my absolute favorite! As soon as I found these wreaths with their soft pink/rust berries I knew they’d be perfect for the look I was going for!

Unfortunately, these are sold out but I’ve sourced a few that give a similar look below!


lanterns with heirloom pumpkins fall porch decorating ideas autumn decor

I usually start with some heirloom pumpkins and this year was no different. Fairytale pumpkins in their muted rust color, along with some Jarrahdale green and white pumpkins create the palette I love.

Add to that some mums in white, muted pinks and faded rusts and you have fall porch decor that is subtle but pretty.


wood and metal lanterns with mums fall outdoor decorating

Another seasonal porch favorite is these lanterns from Pottery Barn. I love the wood/metal mix – they just really add a lot of texture and interest to whatever else I put out here. I use them every fall and they’re still going strong!


fall mums faded autumn colors outdoor decorating ideas

I always love to use a mix of different pots and planters. The olive basket and the galvanized bucket are vintage (similar below), and the rustic terracotta pots are my favorite! I use them everywhere!


gorgeous fall porch decor wreaths on black doors mums pumpkins and lanterns

Fall porch decor ideas Golden Retriever on porch decorated for fall with wreaths and mums

I hope this gave you some inspiration for your own fall porch decor! I’ve linked most of the items I used below in case you want to create a similar look. 🙂


Fall Porch Decor

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Thanks for stopping by and happy fall!



Fall Porch Decor graphic Maison de Cinq


Now be sure to visit some of my friends below who are also sharing their gorgeous fall outdoor decorating!

How to Decorate your home With Outdoor Fall Decor | My 100 Year Old Home

Minimalist Fall Porch | Modern Glam

Simple Outdoor Fall Table Decor Ideas | Twelve on Main

Fall Mum Display Ideas for the Front Porch | Happy Happy Nester


Decorating Steps with Pumpkins | Finding Lovely

Fall Porch Decor in Subtle Autumn Colors | Maison de Cinq

Fall Decorating on the Front Porch | Inspiration for Moms

How to Make Pumpkins Last Longer (for decoration or eating!) | The DIY Mommy


Modern Farmhouse Fall Front Porch Decor | The Happy Housie

Would You Paint Your Door Pink for Fall? | Most Lovely Things

Fall Front Door With Pumpkins and Mums | Life is Better at Home


If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more fall decorating ideas below!

Simple Fall Decorating with Subtle Autumn Colors 

Fall Kitchen Decor: Warming up with Seasonal Color

Fall Porch Decorating with Rich Autumn Colors 

Simple Fall Decor Ideas for the Family Room


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  1. Of all the fall front porch decor I have viewed over the years, your front porch is my favorite!!! I love the soft colors you use. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh my goodness, what a lovely compliment! Thanks so much Jeanne~ and happy fall to you!


  2. So inspiring to want to decorate now, maybe our doodle will pose for a pic, LOL.

    1. Haha I sure hope so (Doodles are soo cute!)

      Thanks for stopping by and happy fall!


  3. I agree, your beautiful dog is the best decorating tip! But seriously – I had noticed those eucalyptus wreaths a few weeks ago and now I’ve ordered one for the back door. And a stop at Traders for more subtle pumpkins will be happening soon too. Thanks for your beautiful decorations, they always appeal to me!

    1. Aww I love hearing that – thank you! And I think you’ll love the wreath – it’s gorgeous!


  4. To decorate your front porch, all you need is a gorgeous Golden Retriever , nuff said!