Simple Fall Front Porch with Mums

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This simple fall front porch allows colorful mums to shine! Add in a few DIY projects and you have a front porch that is pretty and still in the budget. 

this inviting fall front porch is decorated with arrangements of bright colored mums

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Welcome back to our home! If you haven’t caught up with us lately, you can see this year’s entry way looking a little fancier than usual for fall.  Today I wanted to share our simple fall front porch with you. Over the past few year’s I’ve naturally created a rustic fall front porch theme and this year I wanted to try something different.

Don’t worry, it’s nothing too outrageously different– in fact, I’m using alot of the same items as seasons past. But instead of a weathered wood sign and antique milk crates, I’m letting the plants do all the talking.

And the best part? Seasonal flowers are some of the cheapest ways to add decor without spending much money. Everyone wins!

I hope that you like them as much as I do. 🙂

Simple Fall Front Porch With Mums

This porch is basically a huge mess of mums from that I kept picking up while running errands. New shiny object pretty mum!

Michigan has so many spots for us to stop along side the road and pick up a few pumpkins (or 5!). Not only are we able to support the local community, we receive some really cool pumpkins, too.

this simple fall front porch has small accents like pots of mums and harvest pumpkins

these fresh potted mums are bright and colorful, the perfect touch of fall for your front porch

How to decorate with just a few plants.

Choose hearty plants. I love the cabbages because they don’t require much maintenance from me. It’s hard enough for me to manage dinnertime, bath time, and bedtime routines. Adding something that’s really high-maintenance is a no-go for me.

Use any planters you already have on-hand and pop in some hearty plants. Don’t worry about replanting them into the pot. I shamelessly leave them in the store container and use the planter as a holder!

this fall themed front porch is warm and inviting with potted mums and harvest pumpkins

If you have a planter, like our $20 DIY Cedar Planter, you can buy small cabbages and mums for less than a couple of dollars each. I replanted them in less than 10 minutes. I can’t wait to see them grow over the next 2 months!

Jordan picked up those large metal planters one afternoon for me. Obviously the way to my heart isn’t through candy or cards, it’s more of “Look at what I found at an antique store for you!

bright colored potted mums are an easy way to add a fresh, fall touch to your front porch

this fall themed front porch is decorated with yellow and white potted mums and harvest pumpkins

Play Around with Color

For summer, I chose to keep our entire front porch with flowers of a single color. For Fall, I still wanted to go easy on the variety of colors. Yellow to white and then to orange.

I think if you aren’t a decorating natural (join the club, we’re fun!), stick to about 3 colors to keep the variety but without feeling like your eyes are overwhelmed.

Yellow and white potted mums and a DIY fall farmhouse sign

this fall harvest sign is a simple DIY project that is perfect for a fall decorated front porch

Add an Excuse for a DIY Project

Pinterest is FULL of fun fall DIY projects. In the past I’ve created a DIY fall sign, used a ladder as planter, and this year Jordan built me that beautiful ‘FALL’ sign.

Don’t worry, DIY tutorial will be coming next week! We made it for a fraction of the cost in the store and I am in love. Almost so much that I don’t want to keep it outside in the Michigan rain!

Yellow and white mums add color to this fall front porch

Be adventurous and try out a new project for your front porch. It doesn’t need to be Pinterest perfect, but there so many things you could create for just a few dollars. [Follow my Fall Decor board on Pinterest to see all my favorite ideas!]

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you haven’t already, I encourage you to pick up your free front porch decorating guide. It will give you some inspiration to make your front porch perfect for you!

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Simple fall front porch decor shines with colorful mums and easy DIY projects



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