Decorating for the seasons is a fun way to celebrate and make the changing seasons even more fun! Plus, decorating your front porch, door, and steps for autumn will give your house a cheerful, welcoming look. To boost your home’s curb appeal and create a front porch design that’s sure to impress your Columbus and Newark neighbors, friends, and family this season, follow these fun and easy decorating tips from Griffin’s Floral Design.
1. Cheerful Chrysanthemums
Fall’s favorite flowers are chrysanthemums. We especially love potted varieties in autumn, as they look lovely around the front door. They’re available in nearly every color, including all the autumn favorites, like gold, yellow, orange, and red. Plus, they bloom in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. Potted mums are in season throughout fall and will continue to bloom as long as they receive the care they need. These cheerful flowers are simple to care for, as long as you remember to bring them inside before any frosty weather.
2. Pumpkins and Gourds
Fall just isn’t fall without a bunch of pumpkins and gourds! They’re available in so many different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures that the decorating possibilities are nearly limitless. We especially love groupings that make use of their wide diversity. You can carve up a couple to make lanterns for Halloween, but if you want your display to last through the autumn season, we recommend leaving them intact. For added fun and festivity, paint a few using fall-themed stencils or spray them with gold and silver metallic paints. You can even use pumpkins to help guests find your home! Stack up a few large pumpkins and boldly paint on your house number.
3. Fancy Front Door
Fall-Decorated Porch – photo by Savvy Southern Style
The front door should always be the focal point of your front porch decor design, so be sure to highlight it well. We love this quirky idea of hanging a basket of harvest apples to offer guests, but there are all sorts of possibilities. For a more traditional take on the front door design, hang a floral wreath featuring autumn blooms, fall foliage, and embellishments like ribbon, miniature pumpkins, pinecones, and acorns. If your door’s design won’t accommodate a wreath, drape a floral garland over the doorframe.
4. Toasty Textiles
Be sure to switch out your outdoor textiles, transitioning from summer prints, colors, and designs to those more suitable for autumn. Look for plaid prints on flannel fabric for pillows and blankets. With these, you’ll be able to snuggle up outdoors with a good book and a mug of hot apple cider.
5. Croton Plants
Blooming Harvest Birdhouse
These lush, leafy green and red croton plants are also fairly hardy and will add a lot of depth to the fall flowers you use in your front porch display. They’ll need to be moved inside before a frost, but they look lovely paired with brightly colored mums, sunflowers, marigolds, lantana, and goldenrod.
6. Autumn Accents
Autumn accents will help you transition your front porch decor from October to November, making it look fresh and fun through Thanksgiving Day. Feature spooky elements like jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and bats for Halloween. Then trade them out for harvest pieces like cornstalks, scarecrows, and hay bales once November arrives.
Bring the Festivities Inside with Fall Floral Arrangements!
You don’t have to stop decorating at the front door, welcome the fall fun inside with specially created floral arrangements and centerpieces for autumn! One of our particular favorites will look lovely on a console table or adorning your dining table! The Harvest Sunflower Tin features a fun, yet elegant, bouquet arranged in a festive harvest tin. With sunny sunflowers, pops of brilliant blue delphinium, asters, alstroemeria, and more, this festive arrangement never disappoints.
Harvest Sunflower Tin Fall Flowers
For more indoor and outdoor autumn floral inspiration, we welcome you to stop by a Griffin’s Floral Design showroom or order from our online selection today.