Fall Porch Ideas (8 Essentials for a Cozy Space)

Happy Wednesday! Today, I am back chatting front door style for the fall! We are slowly making seasonal changes on both the inside and outside of our house. Last week, we said goodbye to our summer flowers and potted some colorful mums. I love decorating for the fall…it’s the perfect excuse to make the house cozy and inviting. Today I’ll share a few fall farmhouse porch ideas that will get your house festive and welcoming.

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Fall Farmhouse Porch Ideas

The plan is to update the porch with a few fall seasonal touches. I am working with several things we already own. Also, this weekend we have a trip to the pumpkin patch, so hopefully I can pick up more pumpkins in various sizes and shapes!

I will admit that I have a very small porch to work with. However,  I am thankful that it is covered porch as it allows me to have things protected from the elements (like lanterns, pillow, etc.). Here is a glimpse of what our porch currently looks like. We are sort of trapped between summer and fall with our summery rattan star and then our new fall mums:)

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Front Porch Essentials

There are so many elements you can add to your front porch, so it helps to have a game plan. Here are some of the items I am planning to include on our fall porch.

Rocking Chair

This past spring, we put a rocking chair on our front porch. If you’ve got any room on your front porch, I highly recommend adding a rocking chair! The porch is now the perfect spot to wait for the kids to come home from school or to catch a few minutes of peace and quiet. The kids are often caught out on the rocking chair reading a book or waiting for a friend to pick them up:)

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Black Indoor/Outdoor Rocking Chair (White option available here)

I picked up our rocking chair at a garage sale a few years ago and gave it several coats of spray paint. I’m considering painting it black as it could use a new coat of paint anyway. What do you think?

Layered Door Mat

If you pop into any home decor store, you’ll see buffalo plaid everywhere! It doesn’t seem to go out of style (I’m not complaining!). The layered front door mat look is super popular right now! I picked up our black and white (not buffalo check) doormat at Target last year.

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It’s still holding up but I’ll definitely switch to a buffalo check rug when it gets old!
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Buffalo Check Rug

We do need to replace our top layer door mat and I love this hello fall one!

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Hello Fall Doormat

Wood Sign

If you are looking to add a little rustic/farmhouse feel, than a wood sign would be a perfect accessory. It is also nice to break up all the color from the flowers and pumpkins with a different texture and element. I have a small pumpkin sign that I bought from Homegoods last year but I also love the bigger wood signs I have seen around.

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Outdoor Pillows and Blankets

If you have any sort of seating like an adirondack chairs or a rocker, than I recommend adding a pillow or blanket. Not only is it cozy but also functional to have pillows and blankets! I was worried how the pillows would hold up outdoors but I haven’t had any issues with them getting wet. If it’s raining really badly and I happen to notice, I will bring in the pillows.

I’m still undecided if I’ll keep my current pillows I have on display now or if I will try to update with something more fall inspired. I love this outdoor pillow with the pumpkin design.

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Pumpkin Pillow Cover

This pillow would look adorable paired with orange buffalo check pillows!



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Buffalo Check Orange Pillows

Or you could stick with solid color pillows and drape a cozy plaid blanket over the chair! This blanket would also work well with Christmas decor too!

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Another inexpensive idea would be to use a colorful plaid blanket scarf instead of a big blanket! Some blanket scarves are almost as big a blanket!


Lanterns are also a great option to add a different texture onto the porch. You can fill lanterns with pumpkins and twinkle lights. Or put flameless, battery operated candles into the lanterns for some pretty porch lighting.

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Wreathes, Flowers & Pumpkins

Of course, what porch is complete without a wreath, some flowers and pumpkins. As I mentioned, we have already decorated with a few mums.

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Because the mums bring so much color to the porch, I may opt for a less busy wreath like this one from the Hearth and Hand collection at Target.

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Eucalyptus Wreath

It’s fun to pick out real pumpkins from a pumpkin patch, but does anyone agree that real pumpkins can get expensive. Or is it just my kid who wants to the 20 pound pumpkin?!

My mom mixes in faux pumpkins with a couple of real ones and I think I’m going to do the same this year. It might be more expensive this year to purchase a few nice faux pumpkins but hopefully they will last for a few years.

I’ve spotted a few big pumpkins at Marshalls and Homegoods. Although this extra large one from Pier One is so pretty!

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Extra Large Faux Pumpkin

Festive Mug

Finally, the idea of rocking on the porch with coffee in hand and snuggled under a warm blanket sounds wonderful! A mom can dream! Of course I have my favorite fall Rae Dunn Mugs. But this mug is too cute!

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Mug


Farmhouse Porch Inspiration Product List

Black Indoor/Outdoor Rocking Chair

Hello Fall Doormat

Galvanized Lantern

Buffalo Plaid Throw Blanket

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Mug

Large Wood Welcome Sign

Extra Large Faux Pumpkin

Hearth and Hand Wreath

Pumpkin Pillow Cover


Despite the hot temperatures here, I am still dreaming about fall. I am going to finish up our porch this weekend and I will be sure to share updates with you once I’m finished!

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  1. September 19, 2018 / 7:32 am

    I love the idea of a rocking chair for the reasons you stated. Also, the buffalo check is super cute, especially the orange and white pillows.

  2. September 19, 2018 / 7:32 am

    Jaclyn! I love the layered outdoor mat look- it looks like it helps to make it more durable too while being adorable 🙂

  3. September 19, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I think painting the rocking chair black would be great. I do love being outside when the weather is just right. We have pillows on the porch, that we bring in if it’s going to rain, but blankets are just something we kind of take back and forth!


  4. Kimberly
    September 19, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I love the layered rug look! I plan on doing that on my porch this fall!

  5. candy
    September 19, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Rocking chairs really make a front porch or back porch for that matter. Love the welcome sign and pillows.

  6. September 19, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    Super cute ideas! I do not usually dress up my front door area for fall except for a wreath. But now I will have to take a trip or two to the store to welcome fall in style.

  7. September 19, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Such awesome ideas! I love the lantern and other touches! I really need to step it up. I always put out a wreath and call it a day. You’ve inspired me to put in a little more effort.

  8. Caroline Embleton Martin
    September 19, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Opps your blessing g says Pottery Barn for the green large pumpkin but the link is to Pier One

  9. September 19, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Love all the buffalo check items and the layered doormat look! Great ideas!

  10. September 19, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Wow! So gorgeous. I’m really loving this new black and white buffalo print and how you incorporated it! Adorable.

  11. Bailey
    September 20, 2018 / 9:01 am

    I’ve never seen anyone do a layered doormat but I LOVE it. It is so adorable.

  12. September 20, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I wish I had a front porch to decorate! One thing I need is a new door mat though!

  13. September 20, 2018 / 9:39 am

    I love all of these choices to make your porch more appeasing for Fall! So pretty! It’s giving me all the Punkin’ spice vices. I especially love the black rocking chair. I didn’t realizing black looked so good against that color of orangish brown. Go girl.

  14. September 20, 2018 / 9:52 am

    love this! I want one of those rocking chairs for my front porch !

  15. September 21, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    These are so cute! I am terrible at putting decor together that actually integrates with the room. This is perfect!

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