Let’s style a cozy and colorful fall front porch with cinderella pumpkins! This look is budget friendly and fun to create.
Hi friends! Earlier this week I revealed our fall front porch on Instagram stories, but wanted to share more photos and tips here on the blog! Our whole family had fun with this project, as we went on a few shopping trips to collect pumpkins, then enjoyed washing and prepping them in the backyard–and spraying one another with the hose 😉 A fall front porch doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy. Assorted pumpkins, a few seasonal plants, and pretty porch basics are all you need! I’ll be sharing where I purchased my cinderella pumpkins, and a few styling tips for a cozy fall porch.
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Where to Find Cinderella Pumpkins
Cinderella pumpkins (also called fairytale pumpkins) can be a little harder to find than traditional pumpkins, but with their growing popularity in the last few years, more stores are carrying them. This year we purchased ours at Trader Joe’s and Home Depot, but you can also try your local grocery store or pumpkin patch. Cinderella pumpkins are typically more expensive than regular orange pumpkins, but you can mix and match and achieve this look on a budget!
This year I decided to work a little harder to preserve my pumpkins so that they hopefully last all season long! I followed my friend Jen’s suggestions from her Instagram reel, linked here. She suggests washing the pumpkins with dish soap, then spritzing with bleach water. After a few minutes, rinse them and allow to dry. Finally, spray the pumpkins with matte sealer to protect from moisture. (I had glossy sealer on hand which is why mine look shiny.) I will be sure to update this post later in the season and let you know how the pumpkins lasted!
If you cannot find cinderella pumpkins locally, here are some faux options that could be used year after year:
Simple Fall Porch Decor Ideas
Here are some tips for styling a fall porch! First, this is a good time of year to refresh your doormat, if yours is looking worn out or faded after summer. Many are only $10-12 and instantly make your porch feel happy and welcoming again. I picked this pinecone coir doormat because it will transition into the holiday season and I like the contrast of the pattern. I’ve had the geometric indoor/outdoor rug for a year and it is still in perfect condition! Layering rugs is a great way to add extra coziness.
Next, add a few seasonal plants. Mums are an easy choice, as you’ll find them at most stores and they are very affordable. You could also use small evergreen bushes, grasses, or ornamental cabbage or kale. Pop them in some planters for added texture. Just don’t forget to water! I just purchased these seagrass basket planters and love that they have a plastic lining to protect them.
Now is the time to add your pumpkins! Try to vary the heights and colors for a casual look. As I mentioned above, I mixed cinderella pumpkins and traditional pumpkins to achieve this look while staying on budget. One of my favorite things about fall porch decor is that it looks best (in my opinion) when it isn’t too perfect. No need to match both sides of the porch! Here are some pretty faux cinderella pumpkins if you cannot find them where you live.
Finally, finish off the look with an autumn wreath, and pillows (similar) and a cozy throw if you have chairs on your porch. If not, add height with a few larger planters with evergreen bushes, or dried cornstalks on either side.
I hope this post was inspiring as you plan your fall front porch. If you go pumpkin hunting, let me know below where you found the best ones! XO,