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5 Easy Ways To Decorate A Large Farmhouse Porch For Fall

Fall is the best time for porch sitting, and creating a cozy and inviting farmhouse porch is at the top of my decorating list. Are you looking for fall ideas for your front porch? Keeping everything cozy when decorating a large farmhouse porch can be challenging. However, after six years I have several large front porch ideas to share with you. Whether your front porch is large or small, these farmhouse front porch ideas are guaranteed to help you create a cozy farmhouse porch for fall.

Large Farmhouse Porch Ideas for Fall and Autumn Cozy Decorating.  Front Doors with garland and planters filled with pumpkins

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What Every Farmhouse Porch Needs For Fall

When looking for fall ideas for the front porch, every Farmhouse porch needs at least 5 things to make it cozy. We will take a look at each of these 5 Easy Ways to decorate a fall porch

  1. Wreaths
  2. Planters/Flowers/Foliage
  3. Garlands
  4. Cozy Textiles – Rugs, Pillows, and Throw Blankets
  5. Pumpkins & other Fall Accessories
Cozy seating area for large front porch ideas with planters filled with pumpkin, basket of dried hydrangeas and throw pillows

Cozy Large Front Porch Ideas

Do you have a large porch? If so, there are a few other considerations when decorating a larger porch for any season.

In addition to the decor items needed to decorate a porch for fall, you need to establish focal points and cozy seating areas within your space.

The front porch swing is the focal point for our large porch seating area. I’m sharing views from several seasons of fall decorating, and you can see the links for each fall porch at the end of this post.

Farmhouse front porch ideas with porch swing and corn stalk garland with cozy throw pillows & pumpkins

The space is filled with many fall ideas for the front porch. Whether it is filled with warm and cozy rusts and browns or a neutral white pumpkin approach to fall, it’s always a favorite spot for porch sitting.

Although the decor changes each fall, the must-have farmhouse style remains. Cozy textiles include rugs, throw blankets, and fall throw pillows.

The lighted corn stalk garland adds the perfect canopy for the porch swing. You can see the details on How to Make A Fall Garland with Corn Stalks tutorial.

Farmhouse front porch ideas with porch swing and corn stalk garland with cozy throw pillows & pumpkins

Add Cozy Seating Areas

Another smaller seating area is established in the middle of the porch. This area includes two comfy rockers with a side table between them. The space is perfect for a cozy conversation while watching the sun disappear behind the mountain.

The rockers can be easily pulled to the larger seating area next to the swing for a larger gathering.

Main Focal Point on Large Front Porch

The main focal point of the large front porch is the french doors.

The doors are flanked by two wreath-filled shutters and topped with a DIY Address Sign.

Corn stalks and husk fill the porch with a rustic country chic fall ambiance.

Fall ideas for front porch with corn stalks and pumpkins around french doors.

A more recent porch view reveals updated DIY Door Shutters, Tall DIY Faux Galvanized Planters, and a Autumn Leaf Rug, and Bunny Tail Boxwood Wreaths from Plow and Hearth for Fall. For more details about the DIY projects or to shop Plow and Hearth, click on the highlighted links.

French doors surrounded by leaf garland, bunny tails boxwood wreaths and autumn leaves rug with planters.

Fall Ideas for Front Porch – Wreaths

I enjoy having wreaths next to my front doors year round but especially for Autumn. The organic textures of grapevine, bunny tails and boxwood are ideal for fall decorating.

Wreaths on a front door add a welcoming touch that invited guests to enter.

Farmhouse Front Porch Ideas for a large porch with french doors and shutters with grapevines wreaths.

Think outside the box when decorating with wreaths. Use them to anchor or enhance other decor.

A grapevine wreath surround one of the adorable bird statues from Hearth and Plow and a wheat straw wreath serves as a base for a white pumpkin on the porch coffee table.

Garland – Large Front Porch Ideas

Adding garlands around the front doors or on a porch swing create another cozy fall porch feeling.

The oak leaf garland from Plow and Hearth lighted and adds such great style the doorway.

French doors surrounded by leaf garland, bunny tails boxwood wreaths and autumn leaves rug with planters.

When you add twinkle light, the warm ambiance is immediately increased. The corn stalk garland is enhance by the warm lights.

Planters for Fall Decorating

Planter’s, planter’s and more planter’s is what I say. The tall DIY Faux Galvanized planters have been a favorite since we added them to the porch.

Fall ideas for front porch with corn stalks and pumpkins around french doors.

However, I love old wash tubs, basket, fruit crates, old boxes, and buckets filled with mums and fall foliage also.

Pumpkins for Farmhouse Front Porch Ideas

Adding pumpkins to your farmhouse front porch decor is an obvious way to up the farmhouse style.

French doors surrounded by corn husks and pumpkin for fall ides for front porch decorating.

Are you a real pumpkin fan? I love them anyway they come and I regularly mix fake pumpkins with real ones to keep people guessing.

Single pumpkin on vintage black stool for farmhouse front porch decorating ideas.

Don’t forget to tuck a few other fall accessories around the porch. Add acorns, dried flowers, nuts, and pinecones to side and coffee tables.

The primitive cabinet holds many thrifted treasures that were cheap and I don’t worry about moisture damage.

Primitive cabinet with large basket filled with dried stems on farmhouse front porch

Cozy Textiles – Rugs, Pillows and Throw Blankets

Nothing beat curling up on the porch with a cozy blanket as the temperatures drop in the evening.

Provide you guests with easy to grab blankets, and comfy pillows to encourage porch sitting.

I love the cozy colors in the striped throw blanket.

Cozy blanket on vintage wicker seating area on front porch.

Decorative fall pillows also help to enhance your fall decor. The hand hooked Pheasant Pillow and Woodland Pinecone Pillow are new this season from Plow and Hearth.

Hand-hooked pillows on rocking chairs for fall decorating

A great rug helps to anchor seating areas and provides a great welcome mat for your entry doors.

In addition, they provide color, texture and a cozy vibe for your outdoor areas.

Front doors with large rug and black shutter with grapevine wreaths.


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If you enjoyed seeing all the different ways I’ve decorated my porch over the past several fall seasons, below is a link to each porch style.

I hope these ideas will inspire you for your porch decorating. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Tuesday 19th of September 2023

Your porch is so amazing! So many great details. Happy Fall, my friend


Tuesday 19th of September 2023

Renae, Thank you for stopping by.