Fall Porch Decor – The Colors of the Season

Finally, it feels like fall in the northeast!  It’s funny how the change in temperature suddenly makes us in the mood to cozy-up our homes for the fall season.

Today, I am sharing my fall front porch decorated in seasonal colors!

Fall front porch with orange and black

Since, fall is such a vibrant season, it only made sense to use orange when decorating my porch. 

Every year, I think about possibly going neutral but I always return to colors.  In fact, when I bought the door basket, I was heading in the neutral direction.

Autumn front porch with orange mums

Then I took a turn and bought colorful mums!

Orange mums and pumpkins really pop against a black door.

Hopefully the mums in the black urns will be fuller and even more colorful over the next few weeks.  Though, I might have to move them forward to get a little more light.

Orange mums and pumpkins for fall

The orange mums in the baskets are already blooming beautifully.  These simple harvest baskets give some extra texture and help tie in with the neutral door hanging.

This year, I decided to display some mini pumpkins above my door…

Mini pumpkins over front door

Last year, I noticed a few people doing this and I loved the idea.  Luckily, I happen to have a little ledge below the window so the mini pumpkins fit perfectly.  They might be my favorite part of my front porch decor!  It’s amazing how the little things can make such a difference.

Foyer view of pumpkins over front door

Not only are they cute from the outside, but we get to enjoy them from inside too!  I smile every time I walk through my foyer now!

The mini pumpkins coordinate with the orange mums.

Orange mums in black urn on fall porch

A couple lanterns add some coziness and will be pretty at night. 

Though, I have to remember to switch these candles for battery operated ones for convenience.

Orange and black for fall

A new doormat freshens up the porch and makes it feel welcoming.

After too many years of wear and tear, my old doormat had seen better days.  In fact with all the rain, my porch has seen better days as well.  A good power washing is definitely in order around here!  That’s one reason I clustered my decor closer to the door this year.  In previous years, I have spread the plants and pumpkins out a little farther.  Always another project to add to the list…

fall front porch with pumpkins and mums

Instead of buying too many fresh pumpkins that I’ll eventually throw out, I mixed a couple faux pumpkins in with the real ones.

Before long, we will be adding more carved pumpkins to the mix.  My front porch definitely takes on a new look as Halloween gets closer.

Home Sweet Home welcome mat on front porch

Home sweet home…yes that pretty much sums it up!


  • Black Urns – Home Depot (several years ago)
  • Harvest Baskets – Michael’s
  • Faux White Pumpkins – Michael’s
  • Wheat Door Hanging Basket – Homegoods
  • Black Lanterns – Pier One
  • Home Sweet Home door mat – Target


What colors do you use in your fall decor?

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  1. cynthiahattersley
    October 14, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    So pretty Shelley!

    • calypsointhecountry
      October 14, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks Cindy!

  2. October 14, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Shelley, your porch looks so lovely. I love the basket on the door. Hope you had a great weekend!

    • calypsointhecountry
      October 14, 2018 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you! The basket is just another Homegoods purchase. They always have such a great selection!

    • calypsointhecountry
      October 15, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Thanks, Carole! I think I will be adding them every year!

  3. October 15, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    Perfect porch decor, Shelley! I love the little pumpkins up there on the door ledge. I might copy you on this one! My door is similar to your, I need to see if they fit. Enjoy your week!

    • calypsointhecountry
      October 15, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Thanks, Cristina! Definitely give it a try. It’s such a simply but fun addition!

  4. October 15, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Shelley, Your front porch is so inviting.

    • calypsointhecountry
      October 15, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks Bonnie! I just hope I can keep the mums alive!

  5. October 16, 2018 / 7:55 am

    I use oranges and burgundy in fall decorating. Love everything! Especially the basket on the door and the little pumpkins above the door.

    • calypsointhecountry
      October 16, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thanks, Penny! The mini pumpkins are my favorite!

  6. Becky
    October 18, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Shelley, it all looks so nice and inviting! I love the mums and wish I had more luck with them. Not sure what my problem is. I bought those Pier One lanterns in four different sizes…love them. Happy Fall!

    • calypsointhecountry
      October 21, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Thanks, Becky! Yes, aren’t those Pier One lanterns great? I need to get a few more. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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