When it comes to finding the perfect way to decorate your front porch for fall, it won’t take long before you suddenly rack up $100 or more on decor. Finding the right mix of weatherproof decor and stylish while staying on a budget can be tricky.
If you are looking to get a stylish look for less, you can take advantage of the beautiful fall leaves, natural scenery, and other festive decor ideas to transform your front porch for under $50! Here is how to decorate your front porch for fall for under $50.
Fall decor is my one of my favorite seasons to decorate. I know that once I start decorating for fall I'll treat myself to a pumpkin spiced latte' and bake my great grandmother's pumpkin bread recipe.
When decorating for fall it can be easy to spend a lot. With the holiday quickly approaching it's good to keep your budget in check. Here are a few ways to decorate without breaking the bank. I've also put together a checklist to help you further.
Pick up a few pumpkins
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins! Whether you decide to go the real or fake route is completely up to you. Be sure to go in early fall to get great deals at your local pumpkin patch.
Every year my family goes to the local pumpkin patch and spend the day trying to find the best pumpkins to use. We like to make a day of it and go through the corn maze and sip on fresh pressed hot apple cider.
Since most pumpkins won’t last curved through the whole fall season, this is your best chance to get a deal before Halloween rolls around. If you can’t find good deals on large pumpkins, look at your local craft store. You can find faux pumpkins for cheap, and use coupons in store to save a ton!
Stick to one color palette
When decorating for fall, try to stick to just one color palette. Choose just a few fall colors, and find decor that fits around them. If you want a more cohesive look, make this color scheme branch into your home decor as well. When it comes to fall, you can’t go wrong with orange, brown, green, yellow, red, and even black. Sticking to a color scheme will make it easier to match your decor.
The great advantage to fall decorating is it's very easy to find all those amazing fall colors in all of the stores to help make your decorating cohesive. By using mums, pumpkins, and beautiful fall ribbon you'll have an easy time sticking to one color palette.
Use what you already have on hand
You don’t have to completely reinvent the wheel to have a beautiful front porch that speaks volumes! Look at your current decor items to see what you have that you can reuse! If you have chairs on your front porch, consider adding a new pillowcase to your throw pillows. If you have a wreath on your front door, look for ways to add a spooky touch to it. You don’t have to completely reinvent your design to make a big impact.
Find a few pieces that make a big impact
When it comes to decorating on a budget, you want to aim for a few key pieces that will make a huge impact. These are items that will draw the eye to your front porch, and the centerpiece items of your whole porch. This is where you want to focus your decorating efforts. Places such as the front door and the area just beside it is the focal point of the porch, so put your decorating efforts here. Using a decorative wreath will go a lot further than some spider webs along the rails will.
If you're ready to decorate your front porch this fall but don't want to spend too much and this post has inspired you to get to decorating. I've created a free fall home spruce up checklist to help get your home ready for the fall season.
When decorating your fall front porch, you can easily achieve a beautiful fall look for under $50. If you follow these tips, you’ll have staples that you can use year after year! Remember that when you are on a budget you may need to get creative to find the perfect look that also fits in your budget.