Fall is, in my opinion, the best season to decorate your porch for an amazing effect. Unless you live deep in the city, after all, chances are that the leaves on the trees all around one’s home are turning a brilliant yellow, red, or brown, and since these colors are so common it’s easy to match them; heck, if you happen to have a wooden deck, your job is already partly done! However, there are a lot of other things that one can use to decorate their porch for a great fall theme as well, such as the following ideas.
Pumpkins, Gourds, etc
While at the start of fall it’s often too early to get good, brilliantly-colored pumpkins or gourds, when they come into season, they can sure turn heads. They come in many fall colors, from yellow to orange to the occasional green if you pick them at the right time, and even better, they’re often readily available at your local supermarket or farmer’s market. Pumpkins, especially, are a good way to decorate your porch, as not only do they make it look like you tried hard to decorate for fall, they also double as a great decoration for upcoming Halloween!
Get a Fall Planter
When most people think of a season for flowers, they often immediately jump to spring or, sometimes, summer. But Fall also has beautiful flowers that you can use to decorate, too. Not to mention, it can be a fairly cheap way to decorate. Just get a few terracotta pots (if you’re like me, you probably have them laying around in the garage somewhere!) and some flowers at your local garden shop, plant the flowers inside, and presto: you have a beautiful decoration that will look great on your porch for Fall! There are a lot of flowers that bloom in the fall that will be sure to look great, but I recommend mums-they look gorgeous.
Bales of Hay
While using bales of hay may not be the best choice for some porches, especially the smaller ones, they will most assuredly look great for the Fall. You can sit them around by themselves to make a statement, although I would recommend placing the aforementioned flower pots or pumpkins and gourds on them. Mixing and matching your decorations is definitely recommended.
Use the Colors of Fall to Your Advantage
Really, there’s no limit to the things you can use as decorations for your porch in the Fall. However, it is recommended to use Fall colors to your advantage when decorating. Brown , gold, red, and orange items will be sure to look great, but adding in something bright blue, for example, may not be the best idea! Whatever you do, though, by decorating your porch you will most assuredly make your home look like a more welcoming and friendly place!