Looking for ways to make your fall porch cozy and inviting? A welcoming fall porch is a perfect first impression for your home!
“But I think I like fall most of all.” ~ Unknown
Yup – same.
Well and Christmas.
Okay – I guess I just love all the seasons!
But seriously – why not?
It’s a reason to change up your home and of course – a reason to have a gathering with friends and family.
Whether it’s a summer BBQ, a Friendsgiving, a Christmas celebration, they are all worth our adoration – aren’t they?
And of course – we are all well aware that our front porch is literally our home’s first impression!
So why not make a welcoming fall porch?
Even if it’s just for the UPS delivery person! Which I have accidentally opened the door before when they are dropping off the “occasional” package and been told – love the decor from (insert company name on package 😬)…
So there’s that ;)!
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the other links on this site are also affiliate links, which means I might earn a small commission if you love something as much as I do at no additional cost to you… but I only recommend what I actually like myself!
Read the full disclosure here.
In a rush?
Items to Help Make your Fall Porch Cozy and Inviting
A Rocking Chair
I am pretty sure priority number one for making a welcoming front porch is a rocking chair.
Do you agree??
They don’t have to be expensive or fancy.
Heck – they are outside in the elements so I would hope they aren’t expensive!
Wanna know where our front porch rocker is from?
A garbage bin…
When we were in graduate school in New York.
We painted it and had to add a new seat to it but still – it was NOT expensive ;).
And is now 28 years old ;).
So keep your eye out for that cozy and welcoming rocking chair if you don’t already have one.
Cuz it’s out there waiting for you ❤️.
Fall Pillows and Throw Blankets
Fall pillows and throws are such an easy way to add coziness to ANYWHERE in your home!
And most are actually pretty reasonably priced too ;).
The pillows and throws below are all new this season and will most certainly be used for years to come :)!
The pumpkin pillow and throw above were fun fall finds last year.
The exact throw in the above photo from last year is not available anymore and I actually changed it up to currently be this throw (seen in photo above last) but there are also some other really cute ones this year – check out this collection below:
On the other side of my small front porch, I have a pretty white bench that I got last year when I painted the porch Sherwin Williams Pure White.
I put another fall pillow and throw on the bench too. I have found additional fall pillow options below for you to see what you like best ;).
Isn’t the round letterboard from Krumpets so cute?? It’s reversible too! Check it out ;).
Okay you guys… if you are following me on Instagram and watch my stories – you will know that I am obsessed with these lanterns that I found last year.
They are extremely well made and truly quite stunning in person.
I use them for my Christmas front porch as well so they are a worthy investment ;).
And one even made it to my backyard table…
Told you I love them!
A Wreath and Garland
Wreaths and garlands are EVERYWHERE!
I think I may have said that exact same thing in my fall kitchen post 🤷♀️.
But it is 100% true.
And I may or may not have about 5 or 6 fall wreaths.
This one was purchased last year when I was just starting my neutrals trend.
The garland was also a 2021 purchase and is a tad tricky to hang because it comes on a stiff twig base.
That took me a while to solve (which I did with fishing wire wrapped around the ends btw).
Please don’t look too closely ;).
But again – it is so pretty – it was worth the efforts!
Faux Flowers and Pumpkins
I do not have a green thumb.
In fact, I have the opposite of a green thumb – what is that? A black thumb?
Unless it is a succulent or on a sprinkler system, I cannot be responsible for any plants.
Thank goodness faux plants and flowers have come a long way!!
And these faux mums cannot die! Yoohoo!
Now I am just trying to decide if I need more in my yard…
The apple picking bucket was an Etsy find btw!
There are sooo many good vintage finds on that website :).
It is also where I get most of my vintage crocks.
Although my peanut butter one actually came from a local San Diego vintage store…
My faux pumpkins are literally from all over the place.
Some are super old from Pottery Barn that I actually spray painted white a couple of years ago to align with my neutrals/white attraction ;).
Some are a bulk purchase from Amazon.
That’s the best part about faux flowers and pumpkins – they are reusable year after year!
Now storing them is a whole different ball game…
Doormat and Rug
We all have doormats on our porches right?
And a fall doormat is a perfect way to make your fall porch cozy and inviting.
Have you also joined the doormat layering look with a 3×5 rug?
I have been doing it for a few years now ever since I saw it on the McGee and Co website and I no longer like the look of a doormat all on its own when I see it… It just doesn’t look right anymore to me 🤷♀️.
I change out my front porch rug about 2 or 3 times a year to match the season as well :).
My current rug is perfect for the winter season as well…
I hope you were able to find a few tips and/or inspiration for how to make your fall porch cozy and inviting with this post!
A welcoming front porch is the perfect way to greet your guests (or UPS/Amazon drivers if you are like me and they come every day ;0).
I know sometimes decorating for the seasons can seem overwhelming and exhausting.
But your most important goal for the season is to enjoy it! Whatever you do to your home – be sure it brings YOU joy and happiness.
Because in reality – life is short and joy is all that matters ;).
If you are looking for more fall inspiration – check out my neutral fall decor ideas post and my post with four fun ways to add fall to your home 🍁.
Looking for an item that wasn’t linked in this post?
Be sure to check out my ‘Home Tour’ pages!
Did you find this post useful? Pin it to your boards – just click the Pin button in the upper right corner!
Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.
Don’t miss any of my tips, inspiration or stories! Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
As always, I love hearing from you!
I make every effort to reply to every comment below. But if I missed it – please feel free to contact me here.