Original Outdoor Fall Decor For Your Exterior Living Spaces

Outdoor fall decor adds character to your home. You can showcase your DIY creative design skills and surprise your family and neighbors. The world is painted in shades of orange, red, and yellow and, as it gets chilly outside, we start to feel super cozy in our homes.

As homebuilding trends have indicated, outside space has become a priority among homeowners. According to ProBuilder, “homebuyers prefer multifunctional outdoor living spaces far more than open turf areas, even on tight lots.” This latest trend has caused the demand for outdoor decor. 

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas

Our objective here is to give you examples of how you can make your outdoor space visually appealing during the fall season. 

30 Outdoor Fall Season Decor Ideas for 2022

Carefully handpicked by our team of home decor experts, here are a few of the hottest exterior decor ideas for your home.

Wreath And Pumpkins

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A front door wreath with porch pumpkins is a traditional American image. Fall is harvest season, and pumpkins represent a healthy environment. One popular idea is to decorate a wreath with dried flowers and leaves and then hang it on your front door, as shown on homestoriesatoz.

Cozy Fall Display

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A fall porch decor is simple andsuggestive as shown on yellowprairieinteriors. You’ll find inspiration with these pumpkin decor ideas.

Barrel Planters 

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Old barrels, large planters, pumpkins, and wooden signs can personalize your home. We suggest using reclaimed items for added charm. Find inspiration on serendipityrefined.

Fall Curb Appeal

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Outdoor decor means improving curb appeal with a few strategically-placed items like a bright orange pumpkin against a gray planter. Choosing a handful of high-quality decorations is better than cluttering your porch with cheap ones. It doesn’t take much effort to make your front patio the talk of the neighborhood.

Pumpkin Basket Tower

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Baskets and pumpkins make a great combo, especially when it comes to outdoor fall decor. Check out mycreativedays for more details.

Marquee Sign

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Add a little bit of glitz and glamour to your outdoor fall decor with marquee light letters which you can attach to some white-painted pumpkins for a stylish contrast. You could reuse them next year. Also, check out karaspartyideas for more details related to this project.

Galvanized Fall Cornucopia

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A small bucket of orange pumpkins will help you achieve a monochromatic look. Use other colors for bohemian flair. Hay is good material for displaying front porch decor.  The idea comes from threepixelane.

Hand-Painted Fall Sign

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Reclaimed wood pieces cut at the same length will help you achieve a fall harvest look. Display the wood next to seasonal planters, pumpkins, and other items. Learn more at themagicbrushinc.

Painted Cornstalk Barrels

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Paint old fuel barrels in fall colors and fill them with corn stalks and cattails. This is a decor look that can add height and drama to any fall porch display.  The idea comes from allthingsthrifty.

Vintage Fall Patio Decor

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Use an old chair as decoration and combine it with other things. Yard sales and thrift stores are also good places to find cool fall centerpieces for displays. Check out this charming patio featured on organizedclutter for inspiration.

Front Door Corn Garland

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Use corn to make a garland. When it’s ready, display it above the front door, porch, patio. Check out confessionsofplateaddict for more details.

Dried Corn Door Wreath

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Dried corn stalks can also be used to make a funky wreath that can be displayed on the front door. You can also hang a garland made of dried leaves and add a cozy rocking chair on the patio with a blanket and seasonal planters next to it. A basket full of pumpkins and gourds would also look nice. Find more inspiring ideas on stonegableblog.

Cornstalk Garden Cart

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Corn stalks are pretty great and versatile when it comes to outdoor fall decor ideas. You can use the stalks to decorate the fence or you can tie some in a bunch and display that on the porch or the lawn, next to a few other fall-inspired decorations. A decorative garden cart is perfect as the centerpiece of a fall display in your front yard since it reminds visitors of fall harvests.

Harvest Fall Decor

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You might also like to prepare a harvest-inspired set of outdoor decorations which you can display on the patio, the porch, or on the lawn. You can either go with pumpkins and other veggies or with flowers.

You’ll be able to also use these decorations for Thanksgiving and just add a few more accent pieces when the time comes. The pumpkins can be reused on Halloween if you want to make jack-o-lanterns or carve them.

Orange Fall Color Scheme

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The color theme of your outdoor fall decor can be orange, but you can also mix and match several color tones. Orange pairs with traditional fall colors like yellow, green, red, and brown. 

Plastic Pumpkins

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Plastic pumpkins make for effective planters. Here’s an idea of how you can stack a few pumpkin planters by using a stake to balance them out and keep them stable. The tutorial for this project can be found here: birdsandblooms.

Cornstalk Pillar Displays

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Corn stalks add charm and character to your outdoor spaces. You’ll need plenty of cornstalks so your porch will look like a genuine cornfield. Check out thewoodgraincottage for some inspiring ideas in this sense.

DIY Fall Wreaths

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Wreaths are useful themed décor. Rustic materials like burlap and twine will give your wreath a country look. Use ribbons and glitter for a sophisticated aesthetic. Check out the ideas featured on thecraftingchicks.

Neutral Fall Decor

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When decorating outdoor you don’t need strong and cold colors. It’s best to find inspiration in the landscape and incorporate local and seasonal elements into the décor. Autumn flowers and plants from your garden like corn stalks, vines, pumpkins, will fit with your fall motif.

Garden Fall Decor

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Decorate your garden shed with fence decorations. You can fill a wheelbarrow with pumpkins, flowers, and other things from your garden. Another idea is to make hanging planters out of cans. More ideas like these can be found on partyresources.

Combination Fall Decor

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Use different items and to create points of interest outside your home. Some of the items that can be used for this include pumpkins of different shapes, colors, and sizes; planters; repurposed items like watering cans, crates, and pots; flowers, and so on.

Check out unskinnyboppy to see how such a combo would look like.

Old Rake Decor

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Repurpose an old rake to give your porch a rustic look.  You’ll need paint, twisted sisal rope, seasonal flowers, dried corn cobs with husks, and a drill. Rakes and other garden utensils add a harvest vibe  to a fall display.

There’s a tutorial for this on thesummeryumbrella.

Fall Scarecrow

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A scarecrow is one of the most iconic displays that people associate with harvests. With  some burlap sacks and old rustic clothing you can make a scarecrow. Scarecrows can even be re-decorated with spooky accessories for Halloween. Check out how to make your own at The Budget Decorator.

Fall Lanterns

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Fall lanterns are a great way to add some lights to your exterior while also including some harvest decorations at the same time. There are different styles of lanterns to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that matches your exterior design. Find some fall lanterns for your outdoor decor collection at Kindesign.

Autumn Leaf Lighting

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Faux leaves add autumn pizzazz to your outdoor lighting schemes. Silk leaves come in a wide assortment. By taking scissors and cutting a small slot in the leaves, you can string them on many different kinds of lighting to decorate your porch railing or doorway. Learn how to make your own autumn leaf lighting at Oh My Creative.

Flameless Candles

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Flameless candles are a safe way to add light to your outdoor settings. The faux candles are safer than wax candles and are battery powered. Flameless candles to line your front porch or place them down the middle of an outdoor picnic table for a captivating table runner like this display at The Glossy Nest.

Throw Blankets

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With front or back patio sitting areas, fall is the ideal time to add some cozy accent pieces like throw blankets. Seasonal blankets and throw pillows offer warmth and comfort. Check the examples at Simply 2 Moms.

DIY Fall Planters

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A DIY fall planter for your front porch would symbolize a healthy home. Use traditional mums or add your own favorite fall plants for an eclectic display like these pots from The Happy Housie.

Layered Doormat

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Layering mats at your front door serves multiple purposes. The mats are not only decor items but also serve a function. Doormats help introduce multiple colors and textures into your exterior home design.

Choose a neutral rug like this striped rug at Modern Glam to anchor bright accent pieces on your porch or pick a bright colored rug to act as the focal point for your porch.

Sunflower Kissing Balls

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DIY sunflower kissing balls from Crafts by Amanda with flowers will transform your front porch. e them to line your back patio for a fanciful touch. These decorations can be created easily with nothing more than wiffle balls, some ribbon, and faux flowers. 

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Which Décor Items Will Make My Porch Safe For Children?


An anti-fall protective mesh net for your front porch stairs would safeguard against accidental falling and tripping. The nets are made with nylon ropes that provide traction in harsh weather conditions. Your porch stairs would be safer for small children and the elderly. The mesh nets are available in a variety of sizes and colors, depending on your porch. 


Which Outdoor Décor Items Are Fireproof?


Outdoor décor items made with non-combustible or ignition-resistant material will help protect your home from fire. A thick rubber doormat would be better than one made of natural fibers. Instead of wicker furniture, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends aluminum or hardwood furniture to safeguard against fire hazards. 


Outdoor decor can be a fire risk, especially in hot climate regions. You’ll need to check if your front porch accessories are made with combustible materials. Items that can easily catch fire include natural fiber doormats, straw wreaths, and umbrellas. Decor can act as kindling, which helps fire spread. 


Are Flame Retardant Chemicals Bad For Dogs?

The Environmental Working Group urges homeowners to seal ripped or damaged foam seat cushions. When adding décor items on your front porch or deck, avoid products made with brominated fire retardants. The chemical can cause cancer and other health problems for canines. 

Can I Install Electric Lights On Metallic Trees?

Electric lights on metallic trees pose a fire hazard. Do not hang approved non-combustible items from emergency lights, water sprinklers, front porch smoke detectors, or any outdoor safety equipment.

What Is The Best Rug For A Front Porch?


Polyester rugs are best for porches with wood surfaces. The material does not absorb water which would cause mildew problems. With tile surfaces, cover the tile with grout before placing a rug over it. For metal surfaces, install click-lock tiles underneath the rug to protect the floor from rust and corrosion. 

Outdoor Fall Decor Conclusion

Fall is the prettiest season. You want to decorate your outdoor spaces to complement your environment, but safety regulations should not be ignored.  According to FEMA, “a porch, balcony, deck or the like with open space underneath is fuel for fire. The risk increases if vegetation grows underneath, the area is used for storage or any other combustible material accumulates.”