Fall Porch Decorating Ideas: Rich Autumn Colors on the Porch

Looking for fall porch decorating ideas? Incorporating rich autumn tones with mums, accented with beautiful fall wreaths creates a stunning (but easy) fall porch!

A fall front porch is one of my favorite things about the season! Whenever I pass one all decorated with pumpkins and mums, it always seems so warm and inviting. There’s something inherently cozy about fall, and I love the outside of my home to reflect that!

On this year’s fall porch, I’m continuing my slightly less-than-traditional color scheme that I shared with you in the family room and kitchen. My mantel and the other rooms had some touches of pink, and I’ve chosen mums to reflect that palette for the porch. I’m excited to show you what I’ve come up with- it’s very different than anything I’ve ever done before!


fall decorating ideas porch with wreaths pumpkins mums and Golden Retriever

Welcome to this year’s fall porch!


gorgeous fall porch with black doors pumpkins lanterns pink mums

My palette was shaped by the wreaths I picked for the front doors. I absolutely love the pinkish-red berries and the fact that they say fall, but in a much more subtle way. 


fall porch decor wreaths bench pumpkins and mums with french country doors

black front doors with pink mums and pumpkins fall autumn decor

I’ve never bought mums in these colors before, but I have to say, I’m loving them! They bring such bright and cheerful color to the front porch, and the lighter mums continue that inside palette I spoke about. 


gorgeous pink mums with pumpkins and lantern fall porch decor

Along with the pink and white mums, I added faded orange, pink, green, and white pumpkins and my favorite lanterns. (This is the medium size and the one to the right of the doors is the small).


black front doors with fall wreaths and pumpkins and mums on porch

If you peruse Pinterest and look at many of the beautiful seasonal porches, they really go all out. From hay bales to corn stalks to 100 pumpkins, they look gorgeous but to me, they’re not realistic.

I love to create a pretty porch, especially since it sets the tone before family or friends even step inside my home. But, I don’t want to go crazy or spend a fortune!


Creating a gorgeous fall front porch is actually pretty simple. You definitely need some beautiful wreaths as those really determine the color direction you’re going in.

Add a few pumpkins (I love the heirloom varieties for their beautiful colors) along with mums or other seasonal flowers, as well as some lanterns or a pretty doormat and you can create a porch that brings in the beauty of the season without breaking the bank!


pink and white mums with white and Cinderella pumpkins

The mums are in a variety of vintage buckets and olive baskets.


white and green pumpkins with lantern and pink mums fall porch decor

I love all the different pumpkins they have nowadays, especially the blue/green ones! These Jarrahdale can be hard to find, but they are my absolute favorite!

And if you can’t find real pumpkins in your area, there are wonderful faux options that look so real nowadays! In fact, I often mix faux in with my real ones to save money. And the advantage is, the faux can be used again and again!


gorgeous fall porch decor black front doors with mums pumpkins wreaths and Golden Retriever

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my fall porch! Now that I’ve finally put a wreath on the door, it feels official 😉


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Happy Fall!



stunning French country fall porch decorating ideas mums pumpkins wreaths on black doors


I hope you’ll stop by some of the other talented ladies below who are also sharing fall porch decorating ideas!

Ella Claire & Co. | Rooms for Rent | The Lilypad Cottage | Maison de Pax


Maison de Cinq | Boxwood Avenue | City Farmhouse | Craftberry Bush


Zevy Joy | French Country Cottage | Jennifer Rizzo | Home Stories A to Z


My 100 Year Old Home | Kindred Vintage | My Sweet Savannah


If you enjoyed this post, you may want to see some of these other fall posts below!

Fall Front Porch Decorated in the Warm Colors of Fall

Warm & Cozy Fall Home Tour

Autumn’s in the Air Fall Home Tour


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  1. All so beautiful! I cant get the shopping lins to work – the wreaths? Tried also going to Pottery Barn’s site and didn’t see these. Tried with both Safari and Google open. Suggestions?

    1. Hi Deanne and thanks so much!

      Not sure about your links as they work fine when I tried them (clicking on the small photos).

      These wreaths are actually sold out BUT the links you see under them at the beginning of the post and the Shop the Post links at the end of the post have a few of these I found on Ebay (the exact same!) and several similar ones too!

      Hope that helps!


  2. The pink looks beautiful and of course the pup makes the entire scene amazing!

    1. marlene fanucchi says:

      my goodness your home is all beautiful.i love the look. a girl after my own heart. thanks again. nicely laid back look. very inviting and cozy

  3. Lovely porch. I like the softer color pumpkins.
    Those mums are so pretty!

  4. It’s beautiful, Sheila! And those muted pumpkins are my favorite. 🙂


    1. Thanks so much Rachel! Happy fall to you my friend!


  5. Cynthia S Dahl says:

    Porch is lovely.
    Your doors, striking. May I ask where you purchased. We would like to replace our front door.

    1. Oh goodness, thank you so much Cynthia! The irony is these are about the only thing we kept when we moved in!! They don’t fit correctly and are super drafty, haha! The former owner bought them so I don’t know where they got them, unfortunately. I can tell you they are solid mahogany but that’s about all I know. Maybe try a google search for French country mahogany doors and see if you can find something similar?

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  6. Hi Sheila, love your fall decor! What size is your Pottery Barn lantern? PB has small, medium and large sizes available.


    1. Hi and thanks so much Marissa! I have the medium and small. The large is REALLY large!! Hope that helps!


      1. Oh wow, thank you! I just noticed now the smaller lantern over in the right corner. Thanks so much Sheila!

  7. Your porch is so pretty! Your doggo is so cute posing for you too!

    1. Aww thanks Angelina! He loves it and always follows me when I have the camera, haha!

      Happy fall to you!


  8. Elsa Meaden says:

    Beautiful, always tastefully done! I love your pups as well. Kisses to them!

    1. Aww what a sweet comment! Thank you so much!!


    1. Haha, yes mine is definitely small! But I’m glad it’s giving you inspiration! Hope you’re feeling well my friend:)