Give your outdoor space a warm and cozy autumn makeover on a budget with these cheap and easy DIY fall porch decor ideas.
Welcome the cooler weather with these easy DIY fall decorations for inspiration! From farmhouse porches to rustic fall decor, there are plenty of easy fall front porch ideas that your guests and neighbors will love without breaking the bank.
These front porch ideas will show you how to decorate your outdoor space for the season with budget-friendly natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, hay bales, fall foliage, and more.
Whether you have a small front porch or a big front porch, there are plenty of outdoor fall decorations for all types of porches and patios that will improve your curb appeal on a budget. These autumn porch ideas would also look great for outdoor DIY Thanksgiving decorations! You will find decor ideas for your fall front door, entryway, porch stairs, and more. There are ideas for fall wreaths, planters, topiaries, wooden signs, displays, and more!
There are many different color schemes, so whether you are looking for a classic fall color scheme with autumn hues like reds, yellows, and oranges or a neutral decorating style, you will find ideas to match every type of decor style!
These autumn porch decorating ideas will also pair well with these fall yard decor ideas and make fun fall crafts for adults! Dive in and explore these DIY projects that will transform your outdoor space into a cozy autumn haven on a budget!
Featured 2023 Fall Porch
I love the simple elegance of this autumn front porch. Faux pumpkins are artfully stacked in basic terra cotta pots with greenery gently cascading down the sides of the pot. Two basic garlands were layered to frame her doorway, mixing fall colors with a greenery garland. Cozy lights were added to provide a magical glow in the evening.
To wrap up the porch decor, a beautiful customized fall wreath is paired with the reversible “Hello Fall” sign to add a pop of bright orange to the neutral color scheme. A cozy fall doormat is used to complete the look and provide a warm welcome to visitors!
The great thing about this porch is this blogger repurposed decor from previous years to add an element of sustainability to her seasonal decor, which saves money! Be sure to get your pumpkins during clearance at the end of the season to save up to 75% off or during the 50% off sales at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
Vintage and Rustic Decor Ideas
Welcome Sign from The Wood Grain Cottage
Rustic Front Porch from Cottage in the Oaks
DIY Rustic Chalkboard Sign from The Frugal Homemaker
Pumpkin Pallet Sign (source unknown)
stencils + orange acrylic paint + wood board + wood stain (optional)
Distressed Pumpkin Crate from Anderson and Grant
Harvest Wheelbarrow from Folded Gingham
Great project if you happen to already have a wheelbarrow
Welcome Porch Table Decor (source unknown)
banner + mum planter + orange pumpkins + gourds
Pallet Sign (source unknown)
pallet wood + black spray paint + stencils & white acrylic paint + hay bale + various sized pumpkins + dried corn stalks
DIY Wooden Crate Decor from Studio Gray House
Rustic Crate Decor from Southern Seazons
Vintage Wooden Ladder Display
Here is a tutorial for how to make the ladder for under $15
DIY Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins from Finding Home Farms
Vintage Farmhouse Porch Swing Decor from Instagram
Traditional Fall Porch Decor Ideas
Spooky Fall Porch with Hanging Witch Hats from Hostess Jo
Lit Up Pumpkins and Mums in Planters from Instagram
Mums Planter and Pumpkins from House by Hoff
DIY Festival Sign from Lydi Out Loud
Tartan Throw Blankets on the Porch
DIY Harvest Sign from The Magic Brush
Polka Dot Pumpkin Porch Decor (source unknown)
Pumpkin Crate from Life as a Thrifter
Crate with Lantern and Pumpkins from The Crafting Chicks
Pumpkins and Hay Bales from The Crafting Chicks
Overflowing Autumn Bushel Basket (source unknown)
assorted faux gourds + small bale of hay + garland + bushel basket
Autumn Porch Decorating Ideas from Laura Trevey
Monogram Fall Doormat from H20 Bungalow
Decorated Wicker Chair (source unknown)
assorted craft pumpkins + fall leaves garland + plaid tartan throw blanket
Porch Lighting from All Things Beautiful
Paper Luminaries from Southern Living
Maple Leaf Decorated Outdoor Lantern (source unknown)
Rustic Lantern from Jenna Burger Designs
Lanterns Filled with Candles and Pumpkins (via Pottery Barn)
various sized lanterns + faux mini pumpkins + various sized LED pillar candles
Wheat Bundles and Fall Lanterns (via Pottery Barn)
Candle Fall Porch Display (via Pottery Barn)
Fall Leaves Porch Idea from Missy Inspired
Corn Stalks on Stair Rails (source unknown)
dried corn stalks + pumpkins + mums + tall scarecrow + orange ribbon
Cornstalks & Mum Planters in the Doorway (source unknown)
Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins from A Night Owl
Pumpkin Bowls DIY from Better Homes and Gardens
You can use the pumpkin bowls as lanterns or as flower pots
Cedar Picket Pumpkins from Studio Gray House
Wooden Ladder Fall Decor Idea (source unknown)
All you need is a basic ladder, and you can decorate it with whatever fall decor items that you have!
DIY Pumpkin Topiaries from Between Naps on the Porch
Corn Bushel Basket from The Yummy Life
Harvest Porch Decor from Serendipity Refined
DIY Pumpkin Flower Pot from I Heart Naptime
Pumpkin Topiary from Hometalk
Pumpkin Topiary from Worthing Court
Mums, Pumpkins and Hay Bales on the Porch Stairs (source unknown)
Harvest Porch from Centsensional Girl
Boo Pumpkins and Mums from Dandelions and Dragonflies
Pumpkins with Bows from May Arts Ribbon
Pumpkin Scarecrow from Giggles Galore
Pumpkin Topiary from Me and My Crafties
Jack-O-Lantern Pail Revamp from Drab to Fab
Shop the Post
Farmhouse Fall Porches
Black and White Buffalo Check Porch from For Love of Family and Home
Harvest Tub Decor from Three Pixie Lane
Farmhouse Porch Decorating from Homemade Hydrangea (via Instagram)
Harvest Rake Decor (source unknown)
Vintage Farmhouse Porch from Rustic Creek House (via Instagram)
Autumn Harvest Tub (source unknown)
large galvanized tub + hay + pumpkins & gourds + corn + corn stalks
Fall Farmhouse Porch from A Night Owl
Small Front Porch Decor from The American Patriette
Neutral Fall Porch Decor Ideas
DIY Neutral Front Porch from A Blissful Nest
Autumn Farmhouse Style Decor from The Dainty Darling
Neutral Front Porch Sign from Taryn Whiteaker
Black and White Autumn Porch from SBK Living
Chic Neutral Decor (source unknown)
wheat stalks + wicker basket + white pumpkins
Neutral Crate Decor from Taryn Whiteaker
Fall Neutral Front Porch from The Grace House
Neutral Farmhouse Porch Decorating Idea from Randi Lynn
Front Porch Farmhouse Decor from The Honeycomb Home
Simple and Neutral Porch from Rain and Pine
Autumn Wreaths for the Front Door
Dollar Store Autumn Wreath from House of Hepworths
Wood Bead Wreath from Prudent Penny Pincher
Easy and Inexpensive Fall Wreath from The Latina Homemaker
DIY Burlap Wreath from Today’s Creative Life
Autumn Hydrangea Wreath from It All Started with Paint
Easy DIY Berry Wreath from To Simply Inspire
Buffalo Check Grapevine Pumpkin Wreath from Prudent Penny Pincher
Metallic Fall Wreath from Frugal Flourish
Burlap Wreath from Just Call Me HomeGirl
Burlap Wreath With Accent Ribbon from Kenarry
Orange Pumpkin Wreath from Grillo Designs
Burlap and Floral Wreath from How to Nest for Less
$10 Fall Wreath from Shanty 2 Chic
Indian Corn Wreath from Stone Gable
DIY Wheat Wreath from On Sutton Place
Wood & Burlap Wreath from Finding Home Farms
Acorn Wreath from Tried and True
Popcorn Kernel Wreath from Cherished Bliss
Mesh Pumpkin Wreath from Miss Kopy Kat
Apple Wreath from The Wood Grain Cottage
Neutral Wreath from Live Laugh Rowe
Moss and Mini Pumpkin Wreath (source unknown)
You can get the moss and fake pumpkins at Dollar Tree
Apple Basket Door Hanger from Savvy Southern Style
Scarecrow Straw Hat Wreath (source unknown)
straw hat + leaves + natural raffia + ribbon + felt or fabric scraps + marker
Vintage Tray Wreath Door Hanger from Country Living
You see these trays all the time at thrift stores for $2-$3
Fall Letters Wreath from Sand and Sisal
Pinecone Door Decor from Country Living
Natural Leaf and Branch Door Hanger from Studio Gray House
Fall Porch FAQs
Repurpose and Upcycle: Before buying any new decor, look around your home for items that can be repurposed. An old ladder can be painted and used as a display or plant stand. Old planters can be used to put mums and other fall flowers in.
DIY Fall Decor: Consider DIY projects instead of purchasing expensive decor items. For instance, you can create a homemade wooden porch sign from scrap wood with these fall wood crafts, make a beautiful fall wreath using dollar store supplies, and fall mason jars can be turned into beautiful fall lanterns.
Use Natural Elements: Nature offers an abundance of free decor. Gather branches, pinecones, or leaves, arrange them in vases, or create centerpieces. See my post about natural fall decor ideas for more inspiration.
Thrift Stores & Garage Sales: These are treasure troves for affordable decor finds like wicker baskets, planters, lanterns, and more. With a bit of creativity, you can transform second-hand items into beautiful porch decorations for autumn.
Start with a cozy fall door mat to welcome guests to your home. Add seasonal plants and flowers like mums in planters and pots. Create displays with natural elements like corn stalks, hay bales, dried wheat, pumpkins, and gourds. Pinecones, acorns, and fall leaves can be placed in decorative bowls or wicker baskets. Add fall throws, pillows, or outdoor rugs in seasonal patterns and colors if you have porch furniture. Consider adding lanterns with candles, fairy lights, or even string bulb lights to add coziness and warmth to your porch during the evening hours. Hang a fall wreath on your door for a central focal point to your decor.
Utilizing vertical space and selecting the right-sized elements are essential. Choose decorations that are proportional so you don’t overwhelm the space. Use the height of your porch to your advantage. Tall corn stalks or thin, vertical signs can draw the eye upward without taking up much floor space. Stack pumpkins instead of spreading them out. Think about utilizing the walls to add fall wall signs and decorations. In smaller spaces, less can often be more. Pick a few key pieces that you love, and let them be the focus!
Whether you add a simple addition of a few pumpkins by your doorstep or a complete transformation with hay bales, lights, and hand-painted signs, what’s important is the personal touches you bring to the space to make it uniquely yours. Be sure to experiment with different ideas, mix and match decor elements, and, most importantly, enjoy the process!
I’d love to see how you’ve transformed your porch this fall, so leave a comment or share your creations on social media and tag me @prudent_penny_pincher on Instagram and PrudentPennyPincher on Facebook!
More Fall Decor Ideas
Looking for more autumn ideas? Be sure to check out all my fall posts, which include crafts, decor, recipes, and DIY projects.