With pumpkin spice in the air, everyone is on that craze for everything fall-flavored. October 31st festivities may be different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't dive into the autumn season with excitement. We've got some creative ways to transform your home into a harvest haven that will uplift your family. These fall porch decor ideas will overflow with warmth as you work with your little loved ones to create a pumpkin-patch replica on your property.
Let's begin with the basic color scheme; orange and yellows are an obvious choice. But you also want to accent these bright colors with some neutral tones as fall is a calm and subtle season. Balance the warm hues with brown, black, white, and greyish-green. Repainting your front door black will create an excellent backdrop against an autumn wreath. Set up an assortment of plaid pillows and a throw blanket on a black outdoor bench so you can sit out on the porch and watch while children parade the streets on the 31st. Arrange a mixture of pumpkins leading up to your door. If you have stairs, let the heirloom gourds cascade down the steps. Position Orange, White, and Jarrahdale pumpkins as if they are tumbling over one another. (Pro-tip: Wash your pumpkins with a mixture of bleach and water to keep them from rotting. Bacteria thriving in the dirt that settles on vegetables is the catalyst for rot, so cleaning your pumpkins before displaying them will help preserve the gourds. You can also spray them daily with the cleaning mixture.) To enhance the farmhouse-inspired pumpkin garden, compliment the gourds with orange and white Mums.