It has been statistically proven that our culture loves fall. From the excited back-to-school feeling in September to the crunchy leaves that are ready to be raked up, we romanticize fall as a fresh start. Football season is back for all ages to enjoy and temperatures drop, all while we cozy up with our pumpkin spice lattes ready to hibernate.
One of the best ways to celebrate the fall time is to decorate the outside of your home. Pinterest is teeming with tons of ideas that seem difficult and sometimes, pricey. Never fear! We’ve rounded up our fall decorations and DIY’s for your porch that will carry you until it’s time to hang your stockings with care.
Spell It Out
Adding a little typography to your porch is a great way to celebrate fall and is one of the hottest home décor trends. By mixing in ABC’s on your porch, you can make a statement with your decorations. Literally.
Monograms– Reese Witherspoon once said “if it’s not moving, monogram it”. Monograms are a great way to personalize your décor using your family’s name. This tutorial will give you a rustic decoration that can be placed anywhere on your porch this fall. (via thehappyhousie)
Welcome mat– Maximize your décor all the way across your porch and leave a lasting impression on your houseguests. Create this sassy but accurate welcome mat for your home with this fun and simple tutorial. (via Buzzfeed)
Fall signs– Bring a little hometown pride to your porch this fall. This pumpkin patch sign tutorial gives you the option to add your city and state to the sign. Ramp up your curb appeal with a one of a kind piece of décor propped up on your porch (they don’t have to know how easy it was)! (via sincerelysarahd)
Pumpkins (Hold the Spice)
What would a fall décor blog be without pumpkins? There are so many ideas that go beyond the classic Jack O’ Lantern style that you can use on your porch.
Planters– Anybody can put flowers in an urn or planters on their porch. But how about a pumpkin turned planter? After following the tutorial, you’ll have an all-natural planter that blends beautifully in your fall-themed porch. Make a planter for each side of your walkway to create a symmetric and unique entrance point. (via circadee)
No carve pumpkins– Pumpkin decorations doesn’t have to mean sharp, serrated knives and slimy pumpkin guts. No carve pumpkins are all the rage right now and much easier for all ages than the alternative. Find your no carve inspiration with these great tutorials (especially the crayon one!) to fit the theme of your porch this fall.
Pallet pumpkins– For a no-muss, no-fuss decoration, these pumpkins made out of pallet boxes so you can get the rustic vibe without the mess. This tutorial is perfect if you don’t want to worry about your décor going bad after its sat outside for a while. And bonus, you can use them year after year! (via walnuthollowcrafts)
That Warm and Cozy Feeling
There’s just something about fall that can make you want to hibernate. Soft flannels, crisp leaves, and cool air all drive our need to bundle up. Give your porch a welcoming feel by creating a snug place to relax and enjoy the changing weather.
Poly lumber furniture– The leaves in your yard are changing and you should have the best seat in the house, from your porch. Adirondack furniture may seem like more of a summer/beach necessity but are actually just as versatile in the cooler seasons. There’s nothing like relaxing on your (well-decorated) front porch in your favorite chair or rocker. Check them out here!
Tomato cage tree– An autumn-themed garland seems like an obvious choice when it comes to fall decorating. But by arranging the garland in tree form and adding fairy lights, you can create your own leaf tree that will be a welcome sight on brisk fall day. Create cozy mood lighting on your porch with this DIY tutorial. (via hometalk)
Hay bale lounger– If you’re looking for a temporary and organic seating solution, then look no further than this DIY tutorial! Whether you’re curling up with a good book or sharing hot cider with longtime friends, this lounger provides the perfect backdrop to all your fall festivities. Just don’t forget to add pillows and a blanket to make the hay bales more comfortable. (via dandelionpatina)
Want even more ideas? Don’t forget to check out last year’s fall decorating blog for even more ideas.
Let us know in the comments if you’re going to try any of these DIY’s this fall!