I come from a long line of porch sitters.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

There’s no better place to watch the world on an early autumn afternoon, a cup of cider in one hand and a good book in the other.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

Now that fall weather is finally here in the deep south, I’m delighted to welcome you to my front porch.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

I really like to keep my porch decor simple: a few pumpkins, pansies, mums and gourds and not much more.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

That leaves more time for napping and reading and chatting with good friends like you.

I hope you’ll stay awhile, but I also want you to check out my how my blogging friends have decorated their porches for fall. So, be sure to click over to the other fall front porch tours when you finish here with mine. There’s a full list at the end of this post of 25 bloggers who are showcasing their fall porches this week.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

Nothing quite says fall mums. And the yellow ones are my favorites.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

You can never have too many pumpkins or gourds or ornamental cabbages and kale in your fall decor.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

And pansies are always a sign of fall.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

I love them planted around cinderella pumpkins.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

And I’m definitely not a traditionalist when it comes to pumpkins. I love the dusty blue ones, the bumpy ones and gnarly ones. The “uglier” they are, the prettier they are in my eyes.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

A simple lantern fliled with mini pumpkins provides a nice pop of color at the front door.

How to Make an Inexpensive Fall Ribbon Wreath with Mums

So does an easy handmade wreath, adorned with faux mums.

How to Make an Inexpensive Fall Ribbon Wreath with Mums

Don’t ask me what my favorite part of fall is. I’m not sure I could answer.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

It might be the pumpkin-flavored treats or candy corn  snacks.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

It might be the pumpkins and gourds and flowers and apples.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

Or cooler days and brisk nights when you break out a blanket and a piping hot beverage.

Or maybe I love all that fall is and all that it represents.

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch

I hope you’ve enjoyed my simple fall decorating ideas for the front porch. Be sure to check out the other fall porch tour participants for lots more porch decorating ideas.

Fall Porch Tour 2013

The following is the Schedule of the Fall Porch Tours:

Monday, Oct 14th 

1 ) Worthing Court

2)  My Soulful Home

3)  The Everyday Home

4)  Our Southern Home

5)  The Creek Line House

 

Tuesday, Oct 15th 

 

1)  Adventures in Decorating

2)  Atta Girl Says

3)  Glitter Glue and Paint

4)  Cottage at the Crossroads

5)  Top This, Top That

 

Wednesday, Oct 16th 

 

1) Setting for Four

2) Deja Vu Designs

3) Confessions of a Plate Addict

4)  House on the Way

5)  Major Hoff Takes a Wife

 

Thursday, Oct 17th 

 

1) Vignette Designs

2)  Cupcakes and Crinolines

3)  Debbiedoo’s

4)  Just Us Four

5)  Circa 1929

 

Friday, Oct 18th 

 

1)  Backporch Musings

2)  Mrs. Hines Class

3)  Plum Doodles

4)   Just Paint It

5)  Stone Gable

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If your porch decorating style tends more toward festive and scary, check out my Halloween porch decorations from last year.

Fall Halloween Front Porch Decor



Comments

  1. Amy, I am with you and prefer the beauty of simplicity during this time of the year. Thanks for having me over. Can I have a hot cocoa instead of the apple cider….with marshmellows, please?

  2. Awesome, Amy! I love your crazy assortment of all different pumpkins and gourds. I’ve got to find some seeds for those bumpy greeny blue pumpkins to grow next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I can’t decide on a favorite! I just love it all! I love the old doors behind the settee with chalkboard paint if I had to pick just one! Awesome fall welcome! ~Christy

  4. Y’all are just making me envious with all these amazingly decorated front porches! One day our front deck will be built and I can decorate away! Yours looks great, Amy!

  5. Just beautiful Amy!!!

  6. Amy – I’d love to come sit on your fall porch and drink hot apple cider with you anytime! Your porch is gorgeous – truly. I’m thinking that cute little window box thingy might just go missing one of these days. Love every last bit of it!

  7. Very pretty Amy – I bet this burst of color really shows up from your curb. I love how you added the chalkboard doors outside, and I don’t remember seeing that rug is it new. LOVE. But I really like that cute little house you have filled with kale and pumps. That is darling! Thanks for letting your porch come and play with my porch. :) xxoo

  8. Awww Amy it is gorgeous. I wish I could come sit there with you for a bit. I miss my NC.

  9. Amy, WOW this is just a stunner. It may be simple but it is packed with beauty. I love that urn it is so pretty. Your porch is so welcoming, I would love to sit there with you and chat!!

    Cynthia

  10. Amy, I would love to have a cup of cider with you on your beautiful porch! I come from a family of porch sitters, too. My grandparents had a swing on their front porch and I spent hours in it. We had gliders on our front porch when I was growing up and I still love them to this day. Now my preferred seat is a rocking chair. Must be something about the movement!!! We are going to grow some of the warty pumpkins next year. They are my favorite, too!

  11. Your porch looks wonderful, Amy. I love the bumpy and unusual colored pumpkins & gourds, too. Your mini greenhouse is so cute- what fun to fill it with pumpkins.

  12. Your porch is absolutely gorgeous! I love the lantern full of pumpkins! Too cute!
    Leslie

  13. Your porch looks great Amy! I absolutely love it. We have the same pumpkins/gourds in a lantern. Great minds think alike :)

  14. Love the steps to your house…the old chair..the wreath. Love it all really! Great job. Fun to be on tour with you!

  15. I love your porch, Amy! I am so glad that you pointed out the mum-filled olive bucket! My Walmart didn’t have those or I would have scooped them up, too! I am enjoying being on the tour with all of you talented ladies!…hugs…Debbie

  16. I spied those buckets and sorry I did not buy one now! I bet they are gone. Your porch looks awesome!

  17. Fall simplicity!!
    Luvly. Hugs, Gee

  18. Beautiful porch!! I love the lantern with the pumpkins in it :) You did a fantastic job!

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