Decked out for fall, my side porch is arrayed with mums, pumpkins, and plaid. Today I’m sharing some Fall Porch Decorating ideas and showing you around my space.

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Yes, my friends, we’re taking a brief intermission from Fall Cookie Week (FCW) to focus on fall decorating. I hope you don’t mind. If you’re following along with FCW, today’s recipe can be found here. If you have no idea what FCW is, then start right here.

Cookies aside for a moment, this post is all about fall porch decorating.

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In fact, I’m back with my friends from the Seasons of Home blogger series. So once you’ve checked out my porch, you can get more fall decorating ideas from the other bloggers participating in the series. You’ll find links to their sites at the end of this post. I hope you enjoy visiting everyone’s beautiful fall spaces!

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins
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You might remember that a couple months ago, I furnished the side porch of my new home. It’s a wonderful place to relax, work, and entertain. I enjoyed it so much during the summer.

With fall upon us, I decided to make a few decorative changes to it to welcome the new season.

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My first step was to switch up the textiles. My navy and blue pillows went into storage, and I pulled out these orange plaid and striped pillows I picked up at HomeGoods.

These pillows are not designed to be used outdoors, so I store them in an interior closet when I’m not hanging out on the porch or hosting guests out there.

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

I’ve always been amazed at how changing throw pillows and blankets can alter the look of a space. My preference to switch things up seasonally is one of the reasons I chose this neutral furniture. It’s an excellent base for adding whatever colors fit the season or current decorating trends.

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With new textiles in place, I also shifted the furniture. I’ve been really pleased with this outdoor furniture collection. It’s very cozy and the white outdoor material cleans up nicely. You may have noticed that my outdoor sofa is a bit longer. That’s because I added another section.

I found this adorable little bench at a local antique shop. Isn’t the detail fantastic? It’s the perfect size for a coffee table, so I placed it in the center and moved the wood drum tables to each side of the sofa.

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

A lot of my summer plants are still doing well, so I didn’t need to replace them. Instead, I added a few mums and ornamental cabbages in various colors.

Rather than planting these in pots, I tucked them in decorative containers. I found these metal pails and vintage buckets at HomeGoods.

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

Here’s a quick tip for you that I shared on my Instagram Stories. These galvanized pails have colorful words and patterns printed on them that didn’t suit my overall look. Using 100% pure acetone applied with a paper towel, I was quickly able to remove the design, leaving the fronts clean. (You can find the Instagram story in the highlights section on my page if you want to see the removal in action.)

With all of that in place, I decided to tuck pumpkins all around. It is fall after all!

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

Every year I tell myself, “Don’t go crazy with pumpkins, Michael.” Then 10 minutes later I have a trunk full. How does this always happen? Tell me I’m not the only one who does this.

Because I love all pumpkins, I opted not to stick with a specific variety or color. I simply selected the ones I liked. I love that there are so many varieties and colors of pumpkins and gourds to choose from.

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

I was also inspired to style my bar cart. These “Forever Fall” mugs from Lily & Val served as my inspiration. (I believe they are currently sold out, but you should definitely check out their shop for other goodies.  And I love these speckled vases I found in Target’s fall Threshold collection. They are the perfect blend of vintage and modern.

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

Since the sun sets earlier and earlier each day, I decided to add a little glow to the space by stringing inexpensive outdoor lights around the entire porch. Everything is better with string lights, right?

I also placed a few votive candles around and put pillar candles in these chic black lanterns.

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

 

I’m really digging this space in the evenings. In fact, I took some photos of the space at night. I’ll be sharing those in a separate post sometime soon. You’re going to love it!

And with that, I’d say my porch is ready for fall. Overall, I am so pleased with how it came together, and I will definitely be spending as much time out there as possible.

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

I had a side porch at my St. Marys house (You can see how I styled that for fall here.), but I have found that this one is even more fun to decorate.

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Fall Porch Decorating Ideas - How to style your porch for Fall #decorating #fall #decor #autumn #porch #pumpkins

I hope you enjoyed seeing my “fallified” porch and picked up a few ideas for decorating your own outdoor spaces for autumn.

If you’re looking for a few more ideas or just like perusing pretty spaces, be sure to visit all of the Seasons of Home bloggers below.

Seasons of Home Fall Porch Decor:

Ella Claire | Inspired by Charm | Zevy Joy | The Lilypad Cottage

Jeanne Oliver | Boxwood Avenue | Liz Marie Blog | Love Grows Wild

French Country Cottage | Home Stories A to Z | Nesting with Grace | Beneath my Heart

Shades of Blue Interiors | City Farmhouse | Jennifer Rizzo Design Company | Rooms for Rent

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  • Brooke Christen at

    Ha! Love it! “Don’t go crazy on the pumpkins”! That is impossible! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Also love the little plants on your porch on the white bench- what are those called? I need some!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aren’t they the cutest!? Pilea! They will have to go inside soon, but I couldn’t take them in just yet.

      xo Michael

  • JLC at

    You are crazy talented- I love every single thing!!

  • Shelly at

    How absolutely charming and inviting. I can’t stop looking at the pictures and wishing I was sitting on the sofa with a nice cup of tea and a book!

  • Jennifer Johnson at

    This is the most cozy outdoor space! May I ask where you purchased your beautiful outdoor furniture? It’s exactly what I’m looking for to put on my outdoor patio.
    Thanks, Jennie

  • Karen Mary at

    How cozy and tasteful! Just love your style! Will be trying a bunch of your cookie recipes this weekend, too, so thanks for those!

  • Jenny at

    Absolutely STUNNING! You nailed it right down to the smallest details!

    Happy Fall!

  • Annie at

    Michael this is such a cozy space you have created… I love it! The colors are beautiful out there with all the greenery! Gorgeous as always!
    Annie

  • Sandy at

    A lovely setting. You have given your readers such wonderful ideas for our backyard spaces. Thank you.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      What a beautiful compliment! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • jae at

    I think this is my favorite fall porch I have seen! All the great traditional fall colors, but not in your face. Beautiful job!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You are so sweet! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Kim at

    Your porch looks great and ready for fall! Love the orange checked pillows! Have you ever thought about making it a screened in porch? We use ours so much and it does give some protection from the weather so that I can use “not made for outdoor” fabrics too.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m not sure yet. I thought about it, but I sort of love that it’s open. We’ll see! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Sue at

    As always, beautiful,colorful and cozy. Thank you for giving us such pretty eye candy.

  • Lauren at

    Michael, i love this patio. It so warm and inviting. I think so many people are missing the mark on outdoor living and I think these beautiful photos illustrate how awesome outdoor living can be. Thanks for sharing and happy fall!!!

  • Deb at

    Such a lovely place to,relax! Love the mums in the galvanized buckets. Thanks for the ideas!

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