This post will take a look at Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas.

If you are lucky enough to have a porch, even a little tiny one, I hope you’re using it to make a great first impression. Even if it’s just for your own family members!

And of course, this fall is a great time to add outside fall decor to the porch, or beside the front door, wherever there’s at least a little space to show you’re inviting the change of season.

Outdoor Throw Pillow and Welcome Mat

All of the details of the fall porch pictured above, along with a fun DIY tutorial on how I refinished that vintage from door can be found HERE.

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas

  • pillows and throws
  • leaning wooden signs and ladders
  • wreaths
  • yard art

Fall Outdoor Decor – Pillows and Throws

There are so many pillows and throws that are designed for indoor/outdoor spaces. If you live in a region that has damp night air, just bring them inside for the evening, and but them back out the next morning. Here are some of my favorites.

The pillow below deserves a second look. You guys, you can peronalize this pillow! There are 30 plus dog breeds available for choosing. SO FUN!!

Outdoor Fall Decor – Wooden Signs and Ladders

Large leaning wooden signs and ladders for have been so popular as outdoor fall decor, and every season.

And Why Not?

They are so fun. If you’re super crafty, or even if you’re not, you can find a piece of wood and a stencil and make your own. I love this small wooden ladder I found antiquing with my son a Mother/Son College Day his sophomore year! Memories!!

Fall Front Porch Welcome Sign

However, for many of you who just know that DIY is not for you, look at the cute and cheap options I’ve sourced for you!

Outdoor Fall Decor – Wreaths and Plaques

I was curious as to when and where wreaths originated. So, just in case one or two of you were wondering, there was a lot to read. I will summarize what I found.

The earliest recordings were from around 150 BC when wreaths were worn around the head to signify achievement. Fast forwarding…….way forward…. now we use in the Spring and summer to mean new life and growth. Fall wreaths indicate the cycle of life, abundance and the harvest. And Christmas wreaths have additional historical meaning as well.

Most of what I read related to the circle shape and the circle of life. So, there is your reader’s digest version, if not even more condensed, of the meaning of a wreath.

Now to the prettiness of a wreath. Here’s one I made a few years ago. Yes, this was before the vintage door.

Fall Pumpkins and Mums on Front Porch
Fall Sunflower Wreath DIY

See more of the wreath and fall porch pictured above HERE.

Here are some favorites I’ve sourced for those not inclined to make your own.

Fall Outdoor Decor – Yard Art & Welcome Mat

Okay.

Every once in a while I step outside of my comfort zone.

Typically, I’m not a huge fan of the yard art as a design category. However, I’m trying hard to expand my decorating horizons. But, not too much. Let’s keep the yard art small and tasteful.

The choices we have for welcome mats has grown the past several years. You’ll see a lot of designers layering them, and that’s a cute look. Here are some of my favorites:

There you have it. Super cute idea for fall outdoor decor. I’m working on my fall front porch. It’s a BIG reveal this year, as we completed painting and sprucing up the outside of our home this summer. I’m so excited to share! Hopefully, all things will be ready by this time next week.

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas

Enjoy Today!
Love y’all,

Lori Nell

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Comments (41)

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      I’m so glad, Jayne! We’re so blessed to have four seasons to enjoy! I love the comfy cozy feels of fall. Enjoy Today!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Thank you! Fall is such a comfy cozy season, right? Enjoy Today!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Thank you, Anne! This was last year. We were busy painting outdoors this summer, or the painters were. I can’t wait to get a new outdoor post up!

  1. Reply

    Great assortment! I truly miss having a large front porch to decorate. Our new (to us) house has a recessed front door, so we have turned the small front yard into a courtyard to compensate. I need to add some of these Fall pillows to the iron chairs out there. Totally agree about the yard art.

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    Your front porch looks so pretty and you found the most beautiful fall items to use to decorate it. I’m so ready to get my porch decorated for fall!

  3. Ali O'Dell

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    First, I absolutely LOVE the closeup wreath with pink! ♥️ That was really interesting about the history of wreaths. Never really thought about it but I’m glad you did! Thanks!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Thank you, ALi. There was a ton of information about wreaths when the thought hit my brain. There is really nothing new under the sun!! Glad you enjoyed the post.

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Hi Linda, Thank you. You can’t have fall without a cozy throw, right?

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Thank you Danielle! I recently had to paint it. The sun was scorching the wood, and we tried several stains. But, I’m thrilled with the color! I have a current fall front porch post coming very soon.

  4. Reply

    Pretty welcoming oarch for fall! I love the pillows and lap blankets. I actually use a pillow and lap blanket when I sit in the crisp mornings!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Thank you, Carol! I’m sure you will make a beautiful, warm, welcoming entrance.

  5. Reply

    What wonderful fall inspiration! Your front porch … especially your chair and throw … are amazing and give me all the fall feels. Thanks for the ideas … I’m definitely going to grab the checked rug to go under my door mat. Yay!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      So glad you liked the post and inspiration, Juliet! I’m sure your porch will be warm and welcoming!!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Great Kim! I’m sure you will have a beautiful welcoming front porch!!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Thank you, Jennifer! We’re having a 70 degree morning as well!! Here comes fall

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Thank you, Rachel! So glad you found the post helpful and inspiring! Enjoy Today!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living

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      Thank you, Elizabeth! Found that at Pier One a few years back. So sad to lose that retail store!

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