Easy Large Front Porch Decorating Ideas For Fall

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A guide to the easiest secrets to decorating a large front porch for fall that creates a cozy space that oozes with warmth and charm. 

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Before we get started, I want to welcome you to a 2023 Fall Home Tour, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. Marty has been hosting these seasonal tours for my fellow home decor blogging buddies for several years and we all are so grateful for her hard work!

If you’re coming over from Eleanor Rose Home, welcome! Heidi’s home is always filled with such cozy beauty and charm. She shares some pretty great recipes too!

If you’re new here, Worthing Court is my little corner of the world where I share all things home decor – from decorating ideas, to teaching how to you decorate, to step-by-step tutorials – if it’s decorating, it’s here.

Ok – let’s get back to decorating a large front porch for fall.

Having a big space is great, but pulling all of the elements together to nail that cozy and charming vibe? Well, that can be a challenge that calls for some thoughtful creativity.

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Unlike a small front porch, the sheer size of a large outdoor space will come off feeling cold and stark without the right decorating strategy.

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These steps will provide you with tips to get the perfect balance between getting inviting coziness and avoiding an overload of fall decorations. 

Use Color To Tie Things Together

Choosing the right colors for your fall porch decor is the secret sauce to creating a porch with a cozy feel. Warm and inviting tones are your best friend this time of year. Think rich, earthy colors in shades of red, orange, brown and yellows. 

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The colors you use not only set the mood, but can make your porch feel like a big, cozy hug. 

Now that you’ve chosen a color scheme, the key is to make everything flow seamlessly. Start by choosing a dominant color in larger spashes and at least two or three accent colors for a little pop.

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Neutrals like browns, creams and whites are good for balancing things out and for giving the eye a place to rest amongst all the color.

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TIP: Stand back and squint your eyes – if it all looks harmonious, you’ve nailed it!

Use Cozy Seating Arrangements

Creating a cozy porch, calls for cozy outdoor seating arrangements. And it isn’t just about looks either. 

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It’s about creating an outdoor living space that’s basically an extension of your home. A place where you and your guests can unwind and enjoy the season. Think sipping a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly day with a lap blanket to keep you warm.

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Tips for creating a cozy seating area;:

  1. Create an outdoor living room by using comfortable outdoor furniture. The more comfortable the seating, the more inviting it will be.
  2. Add throw pillows and blankets. This is especially important if your seating doesn’t have built-in cushions. 
  3. Arrange your seating in a way that encourages conversation. Chairs can face one another, be angled toward one another or be in a circular grouping.
  4. Incorporate side tables next to chairs for convenience. They can hold drinks, snacks and decorative accessories.
  5. Adding candles or lanterns will provide a cozy ambiance in the evening. There are many, many good battery powered options available.
  6. Use seating constructed of natural materials, such as wood or wicker, which will add instant visual warmth. 
  7. Add an outdoor rug to help define seating areas.
  8. Arrange your seating to take advantage of the best views that your porch has to offer, even if it’s only a view of your front yard.

TIP: Large wicker baskets, turned upside down, make great, inexpensive side tables. Top with a wooden round from a home improvement store for stable display space.

Highlight Your Front Door

Your front door is likely the focal point of the entire front of your home and will be your home’s first impression. The way in which you decorate it can make your visitors feel warm and welcome from the moment they arrive. 

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Adding a beautiful fall wreath to your door immediately sends a message saying, “Come on in!”.

To complete the area around your door, layer an outdoor rug underneath a welcome mat and flank the front door with flower pots filled with real or faux flowers, greenery, pumpkins or anything else you desire.

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TIP: Pull three colors from your wreath to use as the color palette for the rest of the porch for a cohesive look.

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Thank you for stopping by for a visit today. Click HERE to come on in for a tour of the rest of my home decorated for fall.

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Next, be sure to head over to Southern Home and Hospitality, where my dear friend Kate will share fall decorating ideas from her fabulous kitchen and family room.

After you visit Kate’s lovely home, check out every one else on the tour today. Be sure to come back each day this week to see the rest of the tours!

Monday Sept. 11


A Stroll Thru LifePeacock Ridge FarmEleanor Rose HomeWorthing CourtSouthern Home and Hospitality.

Tuesday Sept. 12


Decor To AdoreDIY BeautifyAmy Sadler DesignsCalypso in the CountryThe House on Silverado

Wednesday Sept. 13


StoneGableMy Wee AbodeThrifty and ChicChalking Up SuccessPasha is HomeThistle Key Lane

Thursday Sept. 14


Our Southern Home Whispering Pines HomesteadFollow The Yellow Brick HomeCounty Road 407She Gave It A Go – The Tattered Pew

Friday Sept. 15


White Arrows HomeWhite Lilac FarmhouseMidwest Life and Style

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  1. Suzy your front porch is the porch of my dreams!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! I can imagine sitting here at dusk enjoying the view. I love your use of oranges and blues, these colors definitely make your porch pop!

  2. Your front porch is such a dream. I love it all. A big front porch has always been on my wish list. Ours is not a porch at all, just a stoop and the front door. I love how you have created such wonderful cozy seating areas on each side of your porch and the decor is sp perfect to accent the fall season for your home. Thanks so much for a fabulous tour and thanks for joining in again this season. I love visiting your home.

  3. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    Suzy I am always filled with such inspiration every time I visit you. I absolutely adore how you paired shades of blue with orange. I’ve pinned an image to my Pinterest Fall board and will highlight you on IG today. It’s truly a please to be on tour with you!

  4. Oh my goodness! Everything looks so beautiful. I love the orange and blue together.

  5. Jayne via Chalking Up Success says:

    Beautiful Suzy! The color of your house lends itself perfectly to the lovely oranges of Fall. I’m in love with your Adirondack chairs as well, I’ve been looking for some myself and now I want them even more! Happy Fall!

  6. Suzy, I love the warmth of your front porch! It is so welcoming!! love the look or fall, but not yet Halloween – so pretty!!! The wreath and pots with pumpkins look perfect together, but I love how they are each unique! Wonderful welcoming porch!!

  7. Kate | Southern Home and Hospitality says:

    I could definitely come sit on that lovely porch for a while on a nice fall day Suzy! The seating areas are so inviting as always. And I always love to see that bunny statue dressed up for different seasons!

  8. Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says:

    Suzy you really do have the perfect front porch! I could sit and relax all day out here! Lovely fall decorations!

  9. Suzy, what a gorgeous front porch. I love the touches of blue in your décor on the porch.

  10. Suzy, I could definitely have coffee on your beautiful porch! Your home is lovely!

  11. Calypso in the Country says:

    Yes, your porch does feel like a big fall hug! Gorgeous! And as a fellow blue and white fan, I’m loving the ribbons and the other blue and white pieces you added in. Such a seamless flow right into your foyer. Great to tour with you again!

  12. Julie Briones says:

    I love your colorful fall porch, Suzy! Love the size, and all the blues and oranges! And your wreath is so pretty! Pinned! Always enjoy seeing your home!

  13. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Great tips and your porch is perfectly cozy. Love that when people walk in or out the colors are extended to the inside. So cohesive. Happy fall!

  14. Mary from Life at Bella Terra says:

    What a pretty and inviting porch! Love mixing blue and orange as they are complimentary colors!