white pumpkins for fall decoration

How to Decorate a Small Porch for Fall

Five easy ways to decorate

a small porch for Fall

Do you struggle with how to decorate a small porch?  It can be difficult to decorate a tiny area like a side porch or a front covered entry.  It’s easy to use too many decorations and tempting to not use any decor at all.  The secret is somewhere in the middle.  

Today I am going to show you how to decorate a small porch for Fall with five easy tips.

small porch decorating

I am so excited to be joining a group of amazing bloggers featuring their Fall ideas this week.  All week our group has been sharing Fall decorating ideas, recipes and DIY’s .  See the bottom if this post for all the participants and some great ideas!  Thanks to Angie from Postcards from the Ridge  for hosting this fun tour!

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How to decorate a small porch for Fall

1. Decorate the door- Small porches don’t have a lot of floor space but they do have vertical space on the door.  Don’t forget about this important area.  A small wreath or basket proportional to the space will pretty it up without making it too busy.Cute basket for Fall door

2. Add visual interest with a rug- You don’t need to use a small door mat, use as large of an area rug as you can fit.  This rug adds color and visual interest without making the porch look crowded.  Because it’s smaller, it’s also affordable! 

Love this rug for covered porch!

3. Don’t overcrowd your space- Too many small items make an area look crowded and busy quick!  Just a few items is enough to dress up a small porch without overwhelming it.

rust colored coleus is perfect for fall decorations

4. Use coordinating accessories- Similar items help move the eye around your space.  The blue and rust colors in the basket pull your eye from the blue and rust colors in the rug.  The green hydrangeas in the door basket pull your eye from the basket on the chair.  Too many different accessories and color combos will make your space confusing and hard on the eye.

small porch decorated for Fall

5. Move off the porch- Place a large flower pot, lantern or other larger accessory just off the edge of the porch.  This will make the area seem larger and more open.

white mums and white pumpkins

I hope these tips gave you some inspiration to help decorate your small porch for Fall. 

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Need ideas for decorating a larger porch for Fall?  Check out our Coastal Style Fall Porch from last year.

Fall Ideas Tour

Monday – Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

fall mantel decorating ideas


Tuesday – Fall Tablescape Ideas

fall table decorating ideas

Wednesday – Fall DIY Projects

fall diy decor projects


Thursday – Fall Recipes

fall recipes

Friday – Fall Porch Decor Ideas


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  1. Love these tips and ideas for a small porch, Leen, especially the part about putting something just off the porch. I need to put a plant on the top step of my wee landing! Pinning to two boards!

  2. I love your Fall decor tips! I also love the idea of using a larger rug for in front of the door, how smart! I hope your pretty porch is good to go when you make your way back home again, goodness such a stressful time!

  3. Your porch is so pretty! Love the picnic basket filled with pumpkins and hydrangeas. I hope you are safe, my friend. You have definitely been in my thoughts. Hugs and prayers to you!

  4. Your porch looks great Leen. I love the dried hydrangea. Just picked some to bring in for the fall myself. Your tips are spot on and could be used in so many decorating situations and are a great reminders too.

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