The fall season is finally upon us – even though the 90-degree temperatures say otherwise! Nonetheless, we are excited for pumpkin everything, bonfires and cooler nights. The arrival of fall also means it’s time to say goodbye to the bright summer tones, and hello to warm themed harvest tones. To celebrate the arrival of the season, we’ve put together a list of fall outdoor décor ideas that will have your exterior looking ready for autumn. Check out our five favorite outdoor decorating tips to help you make the most of the fall season!

1. Freshen your exterior with fall flowers and pumpkins

Get floral this fall and use flowers that bloom in season, like garden mums. Choose flowers that boast autumn hues and rotate your arrangements with classic fall gourds like pumpkins or squash. If the exterior of your home has stairs, this works especially well with alternating between flowers and gourds on each stair.

2. Get creative with pumpkin decorating

What’s fall without pumpkins, right? There are tons of ways to dress up your pumpkins, besides the traditional method of carving. This year, bypass the carving and try tying patterned ribbon around pumpkins, ombre painting your pumpkins or creating a beautiful pumpkin floral arrangement, using the pumpkin as your vase. These cute twist on a classic fall decorating tradition will stand out on your front porch.

3. Hang a fall wreath and add a harvest themed doormat

A fall harvest wreath is not only a great way to add a festive feeling to your front door, but it gives your home create curb appeal and a welcoming atmosphere. Whether it is made of real leaves and flowers or faux ones, a harvest wreath never goes out of style.

Adding a mat to your front porch is an easy and fun way to add a pop of festive color to your home. You can pick out any mat that goes with your color scheme and add décor around it to continue a harvest theme.

4. Welcome guests with personalized signs

Personalized signage such as chalkboard easels and felt letter boards are all the rage this season and are sure to add a quirky touch to your front porch this fall. You can simply write “welcome” across the sign or even put fun messages such as “Happy Fall Y’all.”

5. Stage items already on your porch

Does your porch have rocking chairs, a cute bench or a front porch swing? These are all great items to use for staging your fall porch. It’s easy to integrate items that stay on your porch all year into your fall theme… add some pumpkins and mums to the bench or swing and place a flannel blanket over a rocking chair and your all set. You can easily create a relaxing, and cozy space by placing decorative fall pillows on your patio furniture. 

All of these cute fall porch ideas are perfect for getting your home ready for the season! Whether it is a do it yourself decoration, or store bought, these fall decorating ideas are sure to bring some festive curb appeal. Keep your harvest décor trendy all season long by adding a few spooky decorations when Halloween comes around and then replacing with scarecrows for Thanksgiving.