A big welcome to you! I’m so excited to have you here at my Cottage in the Mitten! Being a native Michigander, I get to experience, in full, all the beauty of each season. By far, I think fall is the prettiest! Since it’s right around the corner, I wanted to share my best fall front porch decor with colorful mums with you.

My Fall Front Door

I have wreaths stashed away for every season. Sometimes, depending on my porch theme, I change them up by adding different ribbon, flowers or decorative items.

Sometimes friends, I leave them just as they are.

“Make your front porch a part of your home, and it will make you a part of the world.” – John Sarris

This fall I used a wreath that I’ve used in seasons past. It still looks good, no changes needed, and it matches all the vibrant fall colors that I am using for my porch.

It’s festive and pretty, right?

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Give Me Mums!

Decorating my porch for fall gives me all the feels and is my favorite season to decorate outdoors!

I try to switch things up from year to year. At least that’s my goal.

Even though I switch things up, I can’t possibly decorate without mums! What do you think the most popular color of mum is?

If you said yellow, you’re right!

I always start my porch decor by shopping for my mums and even though it is the most popular, I don’t always buy just yellow!

If you have been visiting here for a while, you know I love color. So I am betting it will be no surprise, that I usually buy multiple colors of mums. This year, I bought yellow, orange, AND purple.

I threw in one muti-colored one for good measure too! It’s was so fun I couldn’t pass it up!

Lining the mums on my porch and down the porch steps gives a welcoming feel. I’ve also put them inside real pumpkins in previous years. This year I added one in a crate that I got when buying some tomatos to freeze.

Free crate equaled great decor!

How About Those Pumpkins!

I also love using pumpkins with a little character. In my opinion, they don’t always have to be orange either. I actually hit the jackpot at my local grocery store. Don’t underestimate the power of the grocery store!

If I remember correctly, the two pumpkins below were 2 for $12. That’s a win in my book!

Pumpkins are typically way less expensive there than going to an orchard or farm. I’m not sure what it’s like where you live, but here in the Mitten you pay for pumpkins by the pound at an orchard or farm. My son paid $30 for a pumpkin at our local orchard last season!

No thank you!

What Can I Hang On My Front Porch For Fall?

There are a few good options when it comes to hanging other fall items on your front porch.

You can use:

  • Cornstalks
  • Garland
  • Mums (for porches with hooks)
  • Fall signs

One of my favorite must have items for me every year are cornstalks! I have two columns on my front porch that are just screaming for them!

So completing my fall porch were the always anticipated cornstalks. I absolutely love it when they still have corn on them…however, so do the neighborhood squirrels! Believe it or not, my neighbor told me he saw a squirrel run off with a cob before I got my pictures!!

Seriously…the nerve!

My Best Fall Porch

There you have it! My fall front porch decor with colorful mums!

Oh, I have one more picture to leave you with, before I go.

You see that sweet little face? That’s my precious granddaughter! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that every Tuesday, all summer long, she took time to smell the flowers. Now that summer is over, she is still smelling those beautiful flowers.

Bless her heart!

I hope she always remembers to take time to smell the flowers.

Have an amazing day and happy fall decorating!

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  1. Your porch is so beautiful, Kim. I bought my first mums yesterday! Now let’s hope I can keep them alive and mother nature turns down the thermometer here in Neb!

  2. Fellow Michigander here and I’m with you, I love Mums! Yours look absolutely beautiful alongside your cornstalks. Pumpkins can be quite expensive and I like to find mine for less as well. Your little nature loving grandbaby smelling the flowers is so sweet!

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