22 Fall Front Porch Ideas {veranda}

I have always loved the look of pumpkins on the front porch! Would you like to see my collection of yummy autumnal front porch inspiration? (Let’s pretend you said yes!) Here are twenty-two fall front porch ideas for you. Click on the link underneath each picture to be taken to the source.

The Front Porch

We begin our tour with this lovely porch from Pottery Barn. Sigh. Pottery Barn. You inspire me with each season, but I especially love you in the fall. The black and white porch is the perfect backdrop for the Cinderella pumpkin topiaries.

fall porch

Source: Pottery Barn

Next stop is Sarah’s front door. Beep, beep! Everyone wave at Sarah! Hi Sarah! (By the way, it’s her BACK porch you need to be seeing right now. It’s awesomesauce. You’ll die.) Sarah proves here that you don’t have to have a large front porch in order to have a gorgeous one!

front porch
And now, let’s drive over to this stone beauty. I am crushing on cabbages in urns this year, aren’t you? The mini pumpkins in the transom and on the stairs are adorable as well.
front porch
Aw, this makes me want to run up and sit in that shabby chic chair! The fun flower basket, chair, and old ladder filled with pumpkins definitely make this porch a welcoming entry.
Here is another vintage ladder decorated with Cinderella pumpkins. Very cute!
9-19-10 fall ladder 001

Yep. You guessed it. Pottery Barn again. A vintage rake and leaves make this porch perfect.


Source: hookedonhouses.net via Pottery Barn

Hey look, someone’s cutie patootie is out to greet us! Beep, beep. Hello cutie patootie! Here we have more beautiful mums in urns. Okay, that’s it. I have to go around and find some cheap urns. Almost every pic I love contains mums or pumpkins in urns! If you know where to find some reasonably priced ones, let us all know in the comments. I also like the empty frame on the door and gorgeous symmetry of the entire porch.
fall porch mac
What? Pottery Barn again? Mmmm, hmmm. I’m telling you, their peeps know a thing or two about styling for fall! And look—how thoughtful of them. They knew we were getting a bit hungry on our tour and left us some caramel apples. Just brush off the ants and you’re good to go ;).  Love the walnut filler in the lanterns, hay bales, and grapevine pumpkins.

Source: Pottery Barn

More pumpkin topiaries in urns. Inexpensive urns where have you been all my life?
pumpkin topiaries

Source: Mom Designer

The pumpkins in the transom window are so cute, and I love the metallic pumpkins. (Note to self: Buy a black cat and have her pose on the front porch by the pumpkins when taking fall pics. Totally ups the charm value. Additional note to self: Buy kleenexes and Claritin because you are deathly allergic to said charming black cat.)
fall porch

Source: Country Living

This porch had me at monochromatic. It’s soft, soothing, abundant, and beautiful. I love it!

Source: Martha Stewart

Wait a minute, who’s driving this thing? Here we are back at Sarah’s again. Beep, beep! Everyone wave at Sarah…again. Hi Sarah! What’s that Sarah? You’re calling the police to report stalkers? Oops. Okay, let’s make it quick here people. Snap some shots of her lovely flower boxes and then back in the van. Go, go, go!!
fall flower box
Okay….moving right along. This porch is adorable. I love the faux pumpkin topiaries with “boo” written on the pumpkins and the polka-dot pots are perfect.
porch 006
Here is another cute idea. Create a pumpkin “pot” by carving out a pumpkin and placing a container of mums inside.
More huge urns with more gorgeous mums. I’m not crazy about the plaid bands around the pumpkins, but I like the idea of dressing pumpkins up a bit with some bling.

Source: goodhousekeeping.com via Beth on Pinterest

Sorry for the “google image” as main source on this one. I couldn’t find the original source; however, I LOVE this porch. It is a work of art. And by the way, do you think the triangle on the gable is stenciled? Photoshopped? It’s lovely either way.

front porch

Source: google.com

My last name is Hunter, so I felt like these were dedicated to me. Holla to all the H’s in da house!
front porch

Source: bhg.com

I’m not sure I’d have the courage to crush my limelights under the the weight of huge pumpkins, but this is gorgeous! Aren’t everyone’s limelights pink right now?

Source: eabdesigns.com

Lanterns up the front porch stairs are dreamy. I like the idea of alternating the lanterns in size and in fillers.

Source: Pottery Barn

I love the idea of using paper lanterns to spruce up the front porch for fall. They are inexpensive and add a big impact.
fall front porch

Source: bhg.com

And we end our tour at this lovely home. I have a few apple baskets and I’m thinking they will be just the right containers for a few of my mums. I also love the use of hay bales to add height to the mums on the top step. This is simply lovely.


Source: unknown

Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour! I hope to show you my front porch sometime soon. In the meantime, please help yourself to a complimentary hot beverage back at Sarah’s house. (Pssst. Just run if you see any flashing blue lights.)

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  1. lesley says

    Some great ideas Beth! I heard on the radio today that Pumpkins are going to be very expensive in Texas this year, because of the drought.. so I’m thinking fake ones will need to do.

  2. says

    All this fall inspiration is great! I’m getting in “da mood” to decorate my front porch. And that little triangle thing (sort of a pediment, huh?) is outdoor fabric-covered foam insulation board. I saw that porch in the Lowe’s magazine thing they send out and they had all sorts of ideas about how to re-create it. I can’t find the article anywhere on their website. Such a great idea, though! They also had a tutorial about how to make a twine ball garland out of twine (obviously :) ) and a cool light topiary thing-y. Anyway, mystery solved! Thanks for all the great ideas in one place.

  3. CaraRose says

    What a beautiful tour. And Sarah, we are all showing up at your place with Beth in tow, for some apple cider and donuts, please!!

  4. Tardevil says

    Great post. Love the inspirational photos! Now if the Fall Fairy would just come and wave her magic wand over my entrance, everything would be just grand.

  5. says

    I have been on the lookout for cheap urns too and found some today at Lowes! I really wanted the pretty, black composite urns that look like concrete but are really light weight. They have been too expensive, and I’ve looked A LOT of places and online. I found some cream, plastic urns that have detachable bases at Lowes for $12 each and I plan on spraying them black! I almost walked right past them b/c the bases for the urns were not attached to the pots, so they didn’t look like urns. Make sense?! Anyway, check out Lowes if you’re up for a little DIY urn action!

  6. Joanne B. says

    I am pretty certain I saw the idea for the design in a triangle above a front door in Lowes Crative Ideas magazine. I am not exactly sure, but I think it was fabric they covered over a piece of poster board that was then attached above the doorway- maybe with sticky velco tape? I tried looking online but didn’t see it there, so maybe I am just plain crazy! But I do know I saw it somewhere, just recently!

  7. says

    Last year the day AFTER halloween I got 3 black urns at Target for 50% off! They were part of their halloween decor and I snatched them up. You might check there again this year to see if they are carrying them. Too bad you aren’t closer… because they don’t really go with my front porch. At. All. Tear. :-( I’d hook you up with three! :-) They were just too great of a deal to pass up.

  8. says

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the links to your pins. made it o-so-simple to repin. I finally have a large porch this year and I’m just itching to fill it with mums and pumpkins. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick says

    Ha!!! I was cracking up reading this. You make me smile. 😉 These are all beautiful — I LOVE FALL!!!

  10. says

    Awesome collection of ideas! I saw the picture you included of the transom window with the mini pumpkins and realized that I can do that! I have a transom window! I can decorate it with pumpkins! (too many exclamation points? Sorry … I’m just so excited about such a brilliant, simple idea!)

  11. says

    I am dying with envy over here! I have been working on the inside (learning to decorate by simplifying) my front porch wont stop screaming for attention! These porches are truly stunning

  12. says

    OH….soooo nice…..I only did a door decoration this year but that is one step up from last year!!! In our third Halloween in our home I hope to add some outside of the screen door fashions…this year I’m scoping the neighbors to see if it stays on long enough!!!

  13. Traci says

    Hi Beth, I think your google only porch is from Better Homes and Gardens. I remember it because the triangle about the front door was a mdf panel covered in outdoor fabric and I didn’t think it would last too long.

    Thanks for all the wonder fall ideas, I am super inspired to put out my fall decor this weekend.


  14. says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post today. I am getting ready to move. I will have a front porch for the first time in 12 years! I am so excited and was thinking ealier that I needed to go to the internet for some ideas for decorating with pumpkins. This was wonderful!

  15. says

    WOW this is GORGEOUS! I am bookmarking this, to use for next year when I am in my new home. Love to decorate for all but this year we will just be moving so its not happening :( But I am so enjoying all the stunning inspiration..this post rocks!

  16. Bonnie says

    I think the gable is outdoor fabric. That way you could change it over the years or even thru the seasons!!
    Love all your looks!

  17. says

    Just an FYI. I was in our Hobby Lobby in Lexington, Ky today and they had a collection of lanterns in that reminded me of PB’s. The great thing about HobLob is that there stuff goes 50%off all the time. Or use their coupon. I plan to go back for a few when they go on sale. Loved all the inspiration.

  18. Chris says

    Well, you have inspired me. Our huge porch has been crying out for help for quite a while. Maybe this season I’ll actually do something about it!

  19. sara says

    Garden Ridge has lightweight urns in a couple of different sizes and they are all half off right now. I got two smaller urns for $10 each. The big ones were on sale for $25 each.

  20. Jenni says

    Hey, thanks for the ride!! I had a really good time–and I didn’t even get car sick! 😉
    Thanks for sharing all those wonderful ideas!! I loved them all! I feel like going shopping for some urns, mums, and pumpkins!! I can’t wait to start decorating for fall! Thanks again!

  21. Wendy says

    I love all these photos. Fall porches are so fun. I don’t know if anyone has commented about this, but I believe that the house with the decorated triangle on the gable is from Better Homes and Gardens (I remember reading this article, but I get a lot of magazines) and the triange is actually a board that they decorate (fabric, I think) and pop into the space. I’ve seen other photos of this house with a different triangle.

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