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15 Ideas For Fall Decorating Outdoors

I’m excited to share these 15 ideas for Fall Decorating Outdoors and more with you today. Budget friendly DIY and creative decor ideas for porches, she sheds, outdoor kitchens and other outside spaces.

Fall is in the air here at The Ponds and I’ve already been adding fall touches around the house.

For today’s post, we’re taking a look back at some of my favorite outdoors decorating ideas from previous years.

Some of this inspiration was before I started the blog so I’m excited to share these views with you for the first time here.

It always helps to look back and pull from our creative vault to reimagine our spaces for the coming fall season.

Farmhouse Front Porch with rockers and cornstalks, pumpkins and fall decor.  Fall porch decorations, Natural foliage decorations
Fall front porch decorated with cornstalks and pumpkins

Fall Inspiration

Today’s Early Fall Inspiration Blog Hop is hosted by Pasha from Pasha Is Home. You will see decorating ideas and DIY projects to get your fall decorating off to a great start so be sure to click on each link below to follow along on the hop.

If you are joining me from Simply 2 Mom’s, thanks for stopping by. Their fall porch ideas were so inspiring?

Fall Decorating Ideas for Outdoors: Porches

First, my favorite place to decorate seasonally is the front porch. I’ve shared many times that a large front porch was a priority when planning and building our forever home.

This porch decor is one of the all time favorite fall decorating ideas.

The vintage galvanized tubs are filled with corn stalks gathered from a neighbors field. They surround two old shutters which are each holding a beautiful fall wreath from Floral Treasure.

In addition to the porch lanterns, a small string of twinkle lights helps to illuminate the DIY address sign above the door.

Galvanized tubs filled with cornstalks and shutter surround french doors.  Farmhouse style fall wreaths and pumpkins for fall decorating.
The Front Porch Rug is actually two layered rugs. A larger jute rug is layer with a smaller fall leaf rug.

The best part of this front porch design was the free corn stalks that can be thrown away once the season is over.

To add corn stalks to your porch posts begin by placing them inside containers. Next, completely circle the post with the stalks and secure with simple twine, tied tightly.

Another fun touch is to add an overturned vintage fruit basket allowing faux apples to spill onto the porch. Just nestle them in amongst the many pumpkins and mums.

Ideas for Fall Decorating Outdoors on Farmhouse Front Porch with free cornstalks, pumpkins, fall wreaths and old shutters.

In addition to the natural corn stalks and corn husks, a vintage container full of pussy willow stems and both real and faux pumpkins were added to the porch.

Another tip is to vary the height of items in your vignettes. Using items like old stools, planters, books and such, with varying heights will help to make your displays more interesting.

This view of the pond from inside the house has always been a favorite of mine.

Pond view of the farmhouse front porch with cornstalks, pumpkins and pussy willow stems for fall decorating.

Ideas for Fall Decorating: Porch Seating Area

Next to the master bedroom doors, is another seating area that’s fun to decorate. A primitive cabinet stands next to the french doors and holds a collection of clay pots and copper pieces.

In addition, vintage baskets, a fall framed needlepoint piece and more fall pumpkins help to round out the corner filled with inexpensive thrifted finds.

Outdoor primitive cabinet filled with thrift store finds such as clay pots, vintage copper and pumpkins.

Shades of orange and blue help to create a cozy and relaxing spot to enjoy cooler fall temps on the porch. Adding lots of pillows and throw blankets allow you to cuddle up and watch the fall sunset.

Sprinkle a few fall leaves onto the tables and around the pumpkins to enhance the fall atmosphere on your porches.

Ideas for fall decorating on the outdoor front porch.  Farmhouse and cottage style porch decor for fall. Decorating with stools

Corn stalks with twinkle lights are draped around the porch swing and light up this evening view of the porch seating area.

This year the porch is filled with pumpkins, mums, faux fall leaves and ferns in addition to the natural corn stalks. A basket of freshly gathered acorns is nestled in with a pumpkin filled metal cloche and a mini dolls chair is perfect for holding a small pumpkin.

Farmhouse Porch swing wrapped with corn stalks and twinkle lights decorated for fall.  Porch swing decorations

Screened Porch Decorated for Fall

Another area to enjoy the cooler fall evenings is the screened porch. The old ice cream churn was a roadside find and is filled with black eyed susan’s from the garden.

More throw blankets and pillows are ready when the temperatures drop.

Trash to treasure road side find filled with fresh black eyed susan's on farmhouse screened porch. Decorating with flowers

A collection of amber bottle with faux vintage labels brighten the area around the dining table. The combination of dried flowers and pumpkins make for charming porch decor.

Screened Porch cabinet filled with fall decor such as amber bottles and pumpkins on a vintage ice box. Screen porch decorations

Outdoor Fall Decorating: Pier Dining

Let’s not forget about decorating the pier when fall arrives. As the trees begin to turn color, the pier is a great spot to enjoy the fall season.

Whether the table is set with late evening appetizers, a glass of wine or an alfresco meal, the pier gets lots of use year round.

This cozy dinner table setting includes a plaid table runner, a few snacks for appetizers and pumpkin embossed plates. Rudy was just a puppy at this fall event.

Dining Alfresco on the pier with fall tableware and cornstalks.  picnic basket filled with pumpkins and mini golden doodle Rudy. Ponds water feature

DIY Greenhouse/She Shed Outside Fall Decorating Ideas

This photo was from the first fall in the greenhouse/she shed. The idea of filling the front porch with ALL the pumpkins seemed like a great idea. LOL

The porch is not only filled with pumpkins, but with DIY birdhouses, mums and other fall plants. The gathered items are enhanced by multiple candles and string lights that make everything glow as evening approaches.

Ideas for fall decorating outdoors on the greenhouse she shed porch with pumpkin, mums and candles.  Greenhouse decorations

There was no need to decorate around the exterior of the greenhouse because many late summer garden blooms were holding on for the photo shoot.

In addition, the doors are thrown open to invite you inside for the first Fall Greenhouse Tour and more fall decorating ideas.

Ideas for fall decorating around the greenhouse she shed, pumpkins fill the porch and late summer blooms.

Inside there are many dried blooms hanging from the rafters and stored in thrift store baskets.

In addition, the DIY apothecary cabinet holds Dollar Tree Decoupaged Pumpkins, a basket filled with ferns and my mama’s old watering can.

Another fun fall decorating tip is to use fresh persimmons stem loaded with beautifully colored fruit.

The worktable centerpiece is a huge thrifted amber vase filled with the stems gathered from the many trees on our property.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas for Greenhouse with apothecary cabinet and persimmon centerpiece.  She shed decorating

Outdoor Entertaining Area: The Outdoor Kitchen

Fall may just be the best time for entertaining in the outdoor kitchen. Therefore, decorating this area for fall is so much fun.

The DIY table runners are hand painted and custom made to fit each of the outdoor tables. A buffet table was set up for a “help yourself” Pulled Pork Nacho Dinner Party last fall.

Farmhouse style outdoor decorating ideas for buffet table party.  Pumpkin plates and table lanterns. Reclaimed sigh, faux signs

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Another fall table setting includes Cheap Outdoor Table Ideas like this DIY earthenware vessel made from an inexpensive thrifted vase. The vase is filled with late summer flowers and foliage, gathered from the garden, to form a fall centerpiece.

Fall Decorating Outdoors in Outdoor Kitchen with metal bistro tables and DIY earthenware centerpiece with fresh flowers

Mixing and matching dinner plates is perfectly acceptable when you don’t have enough of one pattern for a dinner party.

The Golden Wheat pattern is favorite for fall and combining them with other thrift store collections makes for an interesting outdoor fall table.

Ideas for Fall Decorating outdoors with fresh flowers in outdoor kitchen, vintage tableware.  Outdoor tablescape

Another budget friendly table idea is to fill small clay pots with fall plants and add them to outdoor table for a fall centerpiece.

Ideas for outdoor entertaining with mixed matched vintage dishes and clay pots with fresh mums for centerpiece. Dining by water

Lighting for Outdoor Areas

A few years ago, just before hosting a fall dinner party, we decided to make portable string light posts. The posts can be repositioned to provide light to the exact area needed for your fall parties.

In addition, the days are much shorter once fall arrives and adding string lights really helps to illuminate the dining tables.

Note: I do recommend using light weight lights. Anything heavy will tip the portable posts.

Outdoor party with friends. Fire pit. Outdoor lighting. Outdoor heaters. Outdoor entertaining by outdoor kitchen and fire pit.

Entertaining outdoors in the fall is just the best, however lighting can be a challenge and the string lights keep everything cozy but well lit.

That was at least 15 Fall Outdoor Decorating ideas to get you started. But don’t leave yet because up next is Kim from Cottage in the Mitten with her easy fall lantern tutorial.

Early Fall Inspiration from 17 Talented Bloggers

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

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back for more Fall Decorating Ideas later this week.


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