This group of beautiful front porch fall planter ideas will inspire you to decorate your front porch or entryway for the autumn season. Make some now and you'll be set until it's time to decorate for Christmas.
As the temperatures start to cool and the leaves begin to change color, it's time to start thinking about fall planters for your front porch.
Use Fall Colored Flowers and Plants
Coleus is a pretty annual that comes in many shades of yellow, orange, and red - perfect for creating a fall-themed planter. Pansies and asters are other great fall container plants to use.
For an elegant look decorate a large urn using the "thriller, filler and spiller" method. A trailing plant like a sweet potato vine or a creeping jenny with ornamental grasses and annuals in pretty purple hues would look gorgeous.
Also, consider planting some perennials in fall colors such as black-eyed Susan or coral bells. You can put them out just before the really cold weather and plant them in the garden.
Use Pumpkins and Gourd Accents
Pumpkins are a classic fall decoration, and they make great planters. Arrange a few pumpkins of different sizes and colors on your front porch, then fill them with fall flowers or foliage.
Consider filling large pumpkins with purple fountain grass, ornamental kale or cabbage, and ivy for a stunning display. Fall pumpkins are also great for decorating your walkway. Line several pumpkins along the pathway towards your front entry for a welcoming display.
Or for a more timeless look, fill your pumpkins or planters with pots of mums in shades of white, purple, and yellow.
You can even use faux pumpkins that can be displayed year after year!
Whether you're looking for traditional fall decorations or a more creative way to decorate your front porch this fall, these ideas are sure to inspire you! Enjoy!
Front Porch Fall Planter Ideas
Fall is a great time to get creative with your porch planters. Enjoy these 23 fabulous ideas that will add some festive flair to your front porch.
Fall Flower Planters
A super simple idea for front porch decor is to decorate a few fall flower planters. Certain flowers like daisies can last right up until the first frost.
For my front porch I updated an existing planter by adding a raspberry colored mum and a pretty green and purple ornamental cabbage. An heirloom pumpkin placed in front of the planter adds texture and a little traditional fall color.
Simple Container Care Fall Planters
Fall container gardens are easy to care for especially with these simple tips and tricks.
Create a Beautiful Fall Planter
The black foliage used in this fall planter is simply lovely, especially when paired with a bright orange pumpkin.
Low-Maintenance Fall Planters
If you are looking for low-maintenance fall planters that still add a pop of color, this is for you!
Easy to Make DIY Fall Planters
Krista from The Happy Housie shows you how she made a fall planter using the filler, thriller, spiller design. She placed the taller plants like purple fountain grass in the back, then added a potato vine for a cascading plant at the front. Pretty flowers and other grasses complete the look as the fillers.
Fall Color Container Planters
A whiskey barrel planter is filled with coleus and orange impatiens which pick up the stripes in the tall Flax. Purple trailing petunias spill over the edges.
Fall Planters The Easy Way
Yvonne from Stone Gable shares her tips for creating a designer style fall planter with yellow and purple pansies and pops of burgundy.
I decorated a planter with a Heliopsis 'Burning Hearts' perfect for fall. It's also a perennial so I can plant it in the garden just before winter sets in. The bright green sweet potato vine pops against the black pearl plant.
Fall Planter Ideas
This pretty fall planter includes purple kale, mums, pansies and violas for a cool toned monochromatic theme.
Making A Fall Foliage Planter
Pam from House of Hawthornes shares her tips for decorating an urn for fall using only foliage plants. It's so pretty!
Fall planters with Pumpkins
A must for any fall porch are pumpkins. Here are some ideas that include pumpkins IN the planters.
Fall Planter Ideas for Front Porch Decor
Check out the step-by-step tutorial to make your own planter with sunflowers and pumpkins in a decorative urn.
Create A Beautiful Fall Planter The Fast And Easy Way
Suzy from Worthing Court shows us how to make a fall planter the quick and easy way.
Fall Container Garden DIY
Here is a simple idea for a container garden with pretty white pumpkins
DIY Fall Pumpkin Planter
Fill a real or faux pumpkin with fall flowers, like this pretty burgundy mum, for a super simple planter idea.
Fall Planter with Ornamental Grass
An oversized galvanized bucket is the perfect size to use as a porch planter. Add your favorite fall flowers and plants to create a statement piece. I bet sunflowers and ornamental peppers would also look great in this container.
DIY Festive Fall Planter
The bright shade of orange pumpkins looks incredible when paired with the purple hues of these pretty mums.
Fall Mum Planters
Fall mum planters are probably the most classic style of planters used in fall porch decor. Here are several easy planters to inspire you!
Fall Planter Idea with Lanterns
Ann from On Sutton Place created a gorgeous pair of fall planters to flank her door. The tall lanterns add dimension and the trailing ivy and orange mums add texture and a pop of color.
Refresh A Container Garden For Fall
Easily refresh an existing container garden for fall by adding mums and a trailing plant like ivy or a sweet potato vine.
Ghostly Fairy Garden Planter
Learn how to create a super fun fairy garden with a twist for Halloween! Such a sweet way to greet trick or treaters.
Small Fall Porch Decorating Ideas
Olive buckets make perfect fall planters. Fill them with mums for color, or add gourds and mini pumpkins for a festive look.
Oversized Fall Porch Planter
Create a monochromatic look with baby boo pumpkins and mums for this farmhouse style display. You can easily swap out the mums for daisies. For a traditional look use a black eyed susan with mini orange pumpkins.
Beginner Friendly Fall Porch Planter
Follow this detailed DIY tutorial for a fall porch planter that wows!
Easy DIY Fall Planter with Birch Logs
Add height to your planter by adding birch logs. Simply fill in around the logs with your favorite fall foliage.
I hope you’ve found a few fall planter ideas in this post that you can use to spruce up your front porch for an inviting entrance to all who come to visit.
Thanks for all the great ideas. Going to try some of the fall ones.
I'm so glad you like them Christine. Have fun creating your own.