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Posted by marymurraysflowers on October 23, 2019 | Last Updated: October 7, 2020 Fall Flowers Plants

5 Fun and Festive Autumn Decorating Ideas for Your Front Porch

One of the best ways to appreciate and celebrate the beauty of autumn is by decorating your front porch for fall. Decking out your deck in autumn decor and accents will make your house look cheerful and welcoming for the season. These tips from our decorating experts at Mary Murray’s Flowers will instantly elevate your curb appeal and impress all your family, friends, and Tulsa neighbors.

Kalanchoe

Autumn Flowers

Chrysanthemums are definitely the most popular flowers for fall displays. They’re available in almost every color you can imagine, and they bloom in several varieties. Since they’re in-season in autumn, potted varieties continue to bloom well beyond Thanksgiving Day. In addition to chrysanthemums, we also love pretty clusters of blooming kalanchoe, goldenrod, lantana, sunflowers, and marigolds for outdoor fall decorating.

Croton

Fall Foliage

Brightly colored autumn flowers are only made more beautiful by the contrasting deep green of leafy green autumn plants. Nestle your flowers among a mix of red and yellow mottled croton plants and the dark purples and greens of potted kale.

Fall-Decorated Porch - photo by Savvy Southern Style

Festive Front Door

Your front door should be the focal point of your entire autumn design. So be sure to highlight it well. You can draw guests’ attention to your home’s main entrance by hanging a basket of freshly picked hospitality or an elegant autumn wreath featuring fall foliage and embellishments like miniature pumpkins. If your door’s design won’t accommodate hanging anything directly from it, you can still accent it with a seasonal garland draped above the doorframe.

Fall Porch

Pumpkin Pretties

No fall decorations or display will be complete without the addition of at least one pumpkin. The addition of several pumpkins and also gourds, however, is even better! Gather a variety of pumpkins and gourds in different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures to create visually interesting groups. You can use them to line your walkway, add pops of color to each of your steps, or to adorn your front door.

We recommend leaving your pumpkins intact, instead of carving them up for Halloween, because they’ll last much longer. If you still want your pumpkins to be more playful, try painting them with cute prints or seasonal critters. Spray them metallic colors for a more elegant look. You can even paint a few with your house numbers in bold to help guests find their way to your home.

Fall Textiles

Cozy Cushions

Don’t put your outdoor furniture into storage just yet! You can extend your enjoyment of the outdoors into autumn by switching out summery pillows and cushions for textiles more appropriate for the chill of fall. Look for cushions and pillows upholstered in flannel or wool featuring autumn colors and prints like plaids in cinnamon, honey, navy, and forest green. Add a couple of cozy blankets to encourage snuggling up with mugs of hot apple cider.

Bring the Beauty of Fall Inside with Autumn Floral Arrangements

There’s no reason why the autumn decorating extravaganza has to stop at the front door. Bring the beauty of the season inside with floral arrangements, bouquets, and centerpieces designed specially for the season. Use flowers in warm autumn colors to brighten up all the dark corners of your home and to elevate your dining table for a special harvest dinner. To view our complete seasonal selection, we welcome you to visit the Mary Murray’s Flowers showroom or to browse online today.