3 Ways to Dress Up Your Porch for Autumn

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, chances are you are testing recipes and dusting off your entertaining sets! If you haven’t thought about décor yet, I’m here to help! Let’s talk about how you can dress up your porch for Thanksgiving by creating a beautiful entrance with these simple ideas!

Purchase a Few Staple Items

There are a few things I turn to each year to help me get ready for fall. I have a beautiful garland that looks real (I even add a few real clippings to it to make it a bit more full and organic looking), and a colorful fall wreath. These two staple items are my key fall pieces that set the mood for the season. After adding these things to my porch, I break out my favorite baskets and then head outside to finish things off!

Turn to Nature

Need a little inspiration? Look outside! Some of the most beautiful décor can be found in nature. Plus, it’s free!! Instead of sweeping away all of the leaves, gather them up and use them as décor! Clip a few branches and put them in a jar, or buy a few pumpkins and place them outside. It’s simple, natural touches that make a beautiful statement!

Use Transitional Décor

Thanksgiving is the grand finale of fall; so don’t spend your decorating budget on things that won’t work for winter too! My go-to items are baskets that can be filled with things like leaves and then swapped out with pinecones for winter.

Baskets of all shapes and sizes filled with odds and ends found in nature look beautiful grouped together. The beauty of this is that you can select baskets & containers that fit your style. If like a more modern aesthetic, go with something that is simple and classic. If you prefer a vintage look, look for organic or antique baskets and jars.

Once Thanksgiving is over, swap out the leaves and branches for pinecones and evergreen clippings without spending any additional money on décor. You can re-use this idea throughout the year for all of the different seasons! Doormats are also an inexpensive way to switch it up.


I hope you’re feeling inspired to decorate your porch this Thanksgiving with these simple tips. I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving filled with great food and family!