Fall Porch Decor Ideas with Pumpkins

Fall brings with it great weather, fun holidays, and delicious smells and parties. It’s fun to show your spirit by using some fall porch decor ideas.

Fall brings with it great weather, fun holidays, and delicious smells and parties. It’s fun to join in and show your spirit by using some fall porch decor ideas. One way is by decorating your porch with a pumpkin display. You can be serious, scary, or funny with your ideas and for the most part, you can probably use some of the things you already own.

Fall Porch Decor Ideas with Pumpkins

Vintage Country Fall Harvest Porch

If you have an old wooden wagon laying around, or you can find one at a sale, you can make this look extra fun. Just fill the wagon with pumpkins, fall foliage and sticks from the ground, and you’re done. It’s the little touches that make a real difference. Get creative with different colors and sizes of pumpkins.

Get Out Some Paint

Typical fall colors not in your color wheel at all? That’s OK – you can bring in fall elements, paint them new colors, and still end up with a wonderful fall feeling to your décor. For example, you can paint pumpkins white and lavender, then bring in some basil plants, lavender plants, a bale of hay, and some baskets of hydrangeas. This will bring out the feeling of fall without ruining your color scheme.

Keep It Simple

A couple of pumpkins, some paint, and a planter of fall flowers can make all the difference in your fall décor. Get a stencil to put your family name on one of the large pumpkins. Add gourds and other interest to bring out more of the fall season, but keep it simple. A little touch here and there makes all the difference.

Get Spooky

Cover some pillow forms with burlap stamped with Halloween-inspired designs such as spider webs, crows, ghosts, or even fall leaves for your porch bench or chair. Add a hay bale, surround with different sizes of pumpkins and gourds, and make a scarecrow out of hay and old overalls and a hat to sit in the chair like an old man wittling wood. Keep the colors muted for an earthier feel.

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Plastic Pumpkins

Get several plastic pumpkins pails from Walmart, some gold metallic paint, and stencils. Spray paint the pumpkin pails gold and use black for the lettering. You can put your name, Happy Holidays, Happy Fall, or even your house number on the pumpkins with the stencils. Stack them up by your front door on the porch. Add some real pumpkins of various sizes, colors, and shapes around the stack, along with a sunflower plant.


If you have steps up to your porch then you can add pumpkins on each step, along with hay bales, apple baskets of fall plants, and more. The best way to make it look good is to use the different heights to your advantage, starting small at the bottom and getting bigger at the top. Create standing and siting characters by using Halloween costumes on scarecrows or stuffed dummies. Or better yet dress up yourself or a volunteer to greet visitors.

Pumpkin display ideas for your porch are plentiful online. You can get a lot more tips to help you decorate your porch so that it stands out for the fall holidays. Add a holiday wreath and some holiday garland to your door to make it all come together.

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