6 Easy Ways To Transition Your Porch from Summer to Fall


Your porch welcomes guests to your home, it deserves a seasonal refresh too! Here are 6 easy ways to transition your porch from summer to fall.

Let’s embrace the warm hues and inviting textures of fall with some easy transformations. You can effortless transition your porch from summer’s vibrant energy to the cozy charm of fall.

Often, we drive pass homes during the fall and love seeing front porches decorated for the season. There is something about the warm hues of yellows, greens, orange, and touches of red that makes a home look so warm and welcoming.

Of all of the seasons, I must admit that fall is my favorite. The lovely crisp cooler temperatures. The pure fact that with the crisp weather brings about wearing sweaters boots has me giddy. The scents of cinnamon and apple in the air from either a burning candle or a pie baking.

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Let’s not forget hot cocoa or hot apple cider around a bonfire! The season is as beautiful as it is fun.

It is fun to begin transitioning from summer to fall. Trust me, you do not need to do it all at once. It is fine to ease into fall a little at a time.

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There are two times in the year that wreaths are an absolute must on the front door: fall and Christmas. It’s the start of the season where we gather for holidays with family and friends.

A wreath is welcoming sign. Your door is welcoming family and friends into your home.

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An Autumn wreath means the changing of time and represents the season of harvest. Not quite ready for pumpkins? Try adding pomegranates and berries into you wreath.

Remember you can always rework last year’s wreath by changing out the ribbon or adding a couple of flowers in a new color.

Mums, ornamental grasses, succulents, Pansies and cabbages are perfect plants for the fall. If your summer flowers still look gorgeous wait another month.

My flowers in my planters have finished blooming. They have seen better days. So it is perfect time for me to transition to fall blooms.

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It is also a great time to change out your porch containers for earthy tones. These cement planters are moved from the patio to the front porch during the fall. I love the neutral color and texture with plants.

3. Swap Summer Pillows For Warm Fall Hues

You can change out your pillows with some fun colors of fall. Mix and match patterns with your pillows. If orange isn’t your color, no worries use neutral colors in your pillows.


Pillows covers are easy to store and great for changing seasons. You can use the same pillow fillers. At the end of each season, just toss them in the washer and dryer. For my pillow covers, they are laid on a drying rack to dry.

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These pillows in the rockers are perfect for all the seasons. They have a wonderful neutral color and beautiful texture.

A simple way to transition your porch from summer to fall is changing out the door mat. The welcome mat can be swapped out for an autumn door mat.

I love to layer my door mat with a larger rug underneath. It adds charm and personality to your front porch. A great way to add pattern and color.

A small throw blanket is perfect for those chilly mornings or evenings. Buy a few expensive ones that can be used outside.

Add a blanket to the porch

You can drape it on a bench or rocker. Once a week, just toss them in the washer and dryer.

I love the look of real pumpkins on the porch. However, here is Maryland it is too warm to put out pumpkins or gourds on the porch until late September or early October.

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It is fine to use some faux pumpkins in the meantime until the weather changes cooler. If your temperatures are cooler, go for it and add the real ones!

Fall Porch Inspiration

Here I added two metal pumpkins on top of my urns. The centers of the pumpkins are hollow and perfect to insert a outdoor timer candle underneath. It become a luminary at night on the porch.

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Add a touch of the unexpected elements like a floral arrangement if guest are coming. A vintage wood box or container with some pods, pinecones or acorns. The texture and uniqueness adds charm to the space.

Today, my friend Pasha from Pasha Is Home is hosting an blog hop for early fall inspiration. You are in for a treat with 17 talented bloggers are sharing with you inspirations for fall.

If you are coming over from my friend, Renae with Peacock Ridge Farm, welcome! Renae creates such beautiful table settings. She is shows us How to Create a Beautiful Lakeside Fall Table Setting.


Hope these 6 easy ways to transition your porch from summer to fall gave you a few ideas. Be sure to drop over to see my friend, Melaine of My Sweet Savannah Fall Decor Ideas. She has some wonderful ideas.

Fall Decor Ideas // My Sweet Savannah

Beautiful Early Fall Decor Ideas with Queen Anne’s Lace // Open Doors Open Hearts

15 DIY Pumpkins Ideas for Fall // Tater Tots and Jello

7 Simple Ways To Transition From Summer To Fall Decor // Midwest Life and Style

Four Fun Ideas for How to Decorate for Fall // Pasha is Home

5 Cozy Farmhouse Console Table Decor Ideas for Fall // She Gave It A Go

Early Autumn Decorating Ideas for Your Porch // Simply 2 Moms

15 Ideas for Fall Decorating Outdoors // The Ponds Farmhouse

How to Make an Easy Fall Lantern // Cottage in the Mitten

17 Fall Decor Accessories for Your Home // Robyn’s French Nest

Early Fall Decor Ideas Before Pumpkins // White Arrows Home

7 Easy Ways to Transition your Home to Fall // A Life Unfolding

Easily Transition Summer To Fall – Guest Bedroom // A Stroll Thru Life

Countertop Decor for a Cozy Fall Kitchen // Eleanor Rose Home

10 Fall Decor Ideas for your Entryway // Trueman’s Treasures

How to Create a Beautiful Lakeside Fall Table Setting // Peacock Ridge Farm

6 Easy Ways To Transition Your Porch From Summer To Fall // White Lilac Farmhouse

So, there you have it! With these 6 easy tips, you can effortlessly transform your porch from summer and embrace the warm colors hues and cozy textures for fall.

Your front porch will be autumn-ready and the perfect spot to sip a warm drink while enjoying the crisp air of fall.

May you have a wonderful, sweet friend!

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  1. Beautiful! Beginning my transformation now. Thanks for your inspiration. It always makes my world brighter!

  2. So pretty, Tammy. I love all of your tips and am obsessing over that pretty pumpkin topiary for fall. I am totally going to borrow your idea. Happy to be hopping with you Pinned!

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