35 gorgeous fall outdoor decorations, Thanksgiving and Halloween ideas with DIY front porch planters, door wreaths, stacked pumpkins, mums and flowers, etc!
Every year when the glorious autumn season arrives, I just cannot wait to see all the fall outdoor decorations outside everyone’s front door and porch.
Fall is such a magical season. With glorious foliage, deep blue sky, and some of our favorite holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving. Are we all inspired to craft and decorate?
Here are 35 splendid fall outdoor decorating ideas for the front door and front porch such as pumpkin house numbers, corn garlands, colorful planters & door wreaths, harvest displays, and more!
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It really does not take a ton of work to create happy fall outdoor decorations and celebrate such a beautiful time of year! You may also love our part 2 of this series: 32 beautiful fall planters you can create for your outdoor space!
Farmhouse fall porch decor
This fall porch decorated with corn stalks, pumpkins and fall flowers is a beautiful celebration of the harvest season
Cider station outdoor fall decor
This charming apple cider station is such a great modern farmhouse decorating idea for fall and Thanksgiving gatherings.
Colorful front porch steps
How do you decorate a small front porch with steps? Put all of your beautiful pumpkins on display, and let the pumpkins and mums overflow down the stairway like this.
Use wood signs for fall decorating
A painted wood sign is easy to DIY. You can even make it reversible for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Let’s look at each idea in detail below-
Beautiful fall outdoor decorating
So many beautiful fall outdoor decor ideas to copy from Kimberly’s stunning fall porch: potted mums in bushel baskets, kale, pumpkins, garlands made out of vines and branches, and a fall welcome sign! It’s overflowing with charm!
Thanksgiving outdoor decorations
To decorate a front entry without stairs, you can create different levels with hay bale. Via Uniquely Julz
Thanksgiving porch decorating ideas
Use a rustic wood sign as a focal point to bring together all the decor elements on this front porch.
Fall porch display with ladder
Create levels in your fall porch display with a farmhouse style ladder. ( Original image source lost, please let me know if you find it. )
Create levels in outdoor fall decorations
Let’s look at a few more great ideas on how to create levels in outdoor fall decorations.
Vintage farmhouse fall porch decor
In this front porch setup, Liz Marie used antiques such as the vintage scale and the wooden trunk combined with cozy fall colors. You can either use faux foliage or real leaves.
Beautiful fall porch stair decorations
Lucy at Craftberry Bush used traditional fall color mums pumpkins and gourds lining the steps, in beautiful contrast with the black door and railings.
Small autumn porch decor
With a small front porch, Sarah’s tips are to load it up with an excessive amount of mums and pumpkins to create a happy fall display. Via Sarah Joy Blog
Fall porch decor ideas for Halloween
How to create beautiful fall decorations with subtle hints of Halloween? Let’s look at each one-
Outdoor fall and Halloween decor with hay bales
Load up those potted Mums, straw or hay bales, and pumpkins. It is easy to add a few Halloween decor pieces among your fall porch decorations! ( Source lost, please let me know if you find it! )
Dollar store Halloween porch decoration
Pam added a few decor pieces such as black birds to easily make her beautiful fall porch ready for Halloween, using mostly Dollar Store finds. Via House of Hawthornes
Spooky Halloween porch
The life size witch with creepy quotes on the wall and colorful flowers and pumpkins make this fall porch pretty and spooky at the same time.
Fall door decoration ideas
Let’s look at some great ideas on how to decorate an entry door with garland, corn stalks or wood signs-
Decorate a door arch with fall garland
Melanie designed and built his stunning door arch from artificial flowers and foliage, faux stems and a hefty amount of real tree branches where the leaves had turned red and orange.
Beautiful autumn porch decor ideas
Corn stalks are great for framing an entry to the front door. There are so many artistic accents here: the elegant planters with different heights, the stack of colorful French pumpkins, and the farmhouse lantern with pillar candle! Via The Yellow Capecod
Creative pumpkin ideas for outdoor fall decorations.
Make pumpkin vases or planters, or stack them to make wow-worthy fall decorations. Let’s look at each idea in detail below-
Colorful stacked pumpkins and gourds
Fall pumpkin flower vase decorating ideas
Carve pumpkins into vases for sunflowers and display them on your autumn front porch! ( source ).
Easy fall decor with pumpkin planters
Use pumpkins as colorful fall mum planters to decorate front door steps, porches or along a driveway! ( source )
DIY fall yard decor with planters and pumpkins
You can also place vibrant fall leaves in a planter with stacked pumpkins for easy and colorful DIY fall outdoor decorations! ( source )
Decorate front porch and door with DIY outdoor fall garlands
The talented Karianne at Thistlewood Farms decorated her front porch and door with colorful outdoor fall leaf garland and a matching autumn wreath! Such great fall decor ideas!
Fall harvest decorating ideas
Fall is the harvest season. Make beautiful fall wreaths and garlands using corn cobs dried for 2 weeks, faux pumpkins and fall leaves, like what Debbie did!
DIY corn garland fall decorations
Decorate front door for fall and Halloween
The natural color variations of corn cobs make the perfect colorful wreath for fall front door decorations! The black mesh fabric makes this wreath also great for Halloween. ( source )
Front door decor ideas using DIY fall wreaths
Celebrate fall garden harvest with this super fun DIY: Make wreaths super fast without wreath forms – A Dollar Store hack!
Save the season’s last Hydrangea blooms to make a dried Hydrangea wreath perfect for fall door decor. Tutorial at Thistlewood farms.
If you want to create farmhouse fall decorations, consider making a Hydrangea wreath! Source: Blue Ribbon Kitchen.
Fall Driveway decorating ideas
Decorate your driveway for fall with corn stalks on tall posts, colorful fall flowers and pumpkins. ( Source )
Beautiful outdoor fall display ideas
The most exuberant fall outdoor decorations and displays are created with layers and layers of mums, pumpkins, gourds, flowers, fruits, and other elements of the abundant fall season.
What could be more charming than a rustic vintage wheelbarrow filled with pumpkins, gourds, Chrysanthemums, and Mums? ( Sources: Party Resources )
Autumn harvest decorations outside
Use flowers, planters, dried corn and seasonal pumpkins to celebrate the fall harvest and create layers in your fall decorations. Source: Unskinny poppy
Make outdoor fall decorations with wood signs and reclaimed windows.
The autumn front porch would look so gorgeous with these beautiful DIY wood signs from Jennifer Allwood and Kimberly at Serendipity Refined. Painted wood signs are also cheap outdoor fall decorations that are easy to make!
Vintage farmhouse DIY fall decorations
Go beyond pumpkins and get creative with reclaimed windows, rusty rake, tin buckets, fall wreath, and other farmhouse fall decors such as crates, lanters, etc! ( Source: Summery Umbrella )
Colorful mixed flowers and kale in fall planters
In addition to mums, there are so many beautiful flowers and berries you can use to create colorful fall pots and decorative planters. This glorious outdoor patio offers such inspiration! ( source )
Cabbage and Kale plants look really attractive in fall and winter ornamental planters!( source )
A bright colored orange pumpkin looks beautiful in fall container plantings by the entryway. ( source )
Make Pumpkin house numbers for front porch
Pumpkins can be decorative and functional at the same time!
You can paint house numbers on pumpkins. This would be a really fun way to decorate your front yard and welcome guests! ( source )
Want more ideas? Check out The Great Pumpkin Patch: 20+ Re-purposed Pumpkins!