My Fall Back Porch

We are on day #16 in the 31 Days of Thrifty Fall Decor series.

Today’s topic:

Fall Porches

So here are my thrifty tips for fall porches.

1. Use mums!

They are so colorful. They signify fall, and are a big, bright pop of color for around $3-$5.

2. Keep what you can from summer!

If you have flowers that are still blooming from summer, don’t take them out to replace them with fall flowers, work the fall flowers into them. You’ll have more color, and more greenery in your flower pots.

Try to incorporate different colors (unless you have a color themed porch). Between a couple pumpkins, and a couple colored mums, you can have a beautiful fall porch.

Notice in the picture below, I am still using my red star, red lantern, and red geranium from summer. I just added some fall color around them.

3. Fake pumpkins aren’t bad.

I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers, but they have some pretty real looking fake pumpkins now days. If you buy them on clearance at the end of the season, you can use and reuse them year after year, because buying lots of real pumpkins every year can really add up!

4. Be creative with what you use for containers. I used this canning pot for a flower pot. I think it cost me $3, and it’s large enough to hold an assortment.

5. See who wants to get rid of produce. I had an aunt who didn’t want all her pumpkins, and many farmer’s will part with corn stalks. Gourds and squash can also be used for fall decor. See if you know anyone who’s willing to part with some.

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  1. Your back porch is singing Fall praises. I love the colors.

  2. Thank you for the inspiration, Katie! I LOVE decorating for fall– but several years ago, all my fall decorations were destroyed : ( Your blog today inspired me to look around my house to see what I already had on hand, and I was able to decorate not only my front porch, but my living room as well! Thanks again for your thrifty tips!

  3. Katie! You are so on top of everything! I’m jealous and wishing you were just a little bit closer to motivate me! Happy fall, your home is lovely! Many Hugs your way!

  4. Lovely, sweet and homey! This is an inspiration for fall porch decoration.

  5. What a creative idea for your fall decor on your front door. I have everything handy so I will have a try for it. Right now, I have a vine wreath on the door.

  6. In love with your back porch. Looks like a lovely place to spend a cozy Fall afternoon.

  7. Katie, love the pops of red on the porch! Thanks for sharing, along with all of your pumpkin ideas, over at the Friday Block Party.
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  8. Thank you for the great idea. I never thought about decorating my back porch.

    • Well, I didn’t like how my front one turned out and we have our house on the market right now, so I figured I should just spruce the back one up! lol


  9. So pretty! I’d love for you to link this up to Do Something Crafty Friday:

  10. Beautiful display (and I still LOVE that door colour!!!)



  11. So pretty Katie! You are such a fantastic stylist – your back porch looks so inviting! Love the door color – you’ll have to repeat that when you move at your next home! Thanks for linking up to my linky party!

  12. Featuring YOU today! 🙂

    Ginger @

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