Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner, so make sure you welcome your guests into your home with much-needed fall accents and accessories that remind us why we love the start of the holiday season. Whether you have an urban apartment or a countryside cottage, your home entryway should be decorated for trick-or-treaters and visitors. Harvest your inner design spirit, and be inspired by these five tips for adding autumn flair to your front door with help of course, from the Front Door.
1. Add festive flowers.
Chrysanthemums, yellow pansies, purple fountain grass, black-eyed Susans and other plants and flowers that grow in the fall are the perfect home entryway accent both inside and outside. Mums in orange, burgundy and golden yellow will add a festive color scheme for fall and can be arranged in decorative vases, baskets, or watering cans for a gardened appearance that will look great in front of any home.
2. Bring home baskets.
A-tisket, a-tasket. Your entryway is better with a basket. Cornucopia-inspired accents made of wicker and rattan in all shapes and sizes remind us of the seasonal harvest, so use baskets to beautify your front porch. Decorate baskets with orange ribbon and other festive ties to announce the coming of the fall season
3. Use weathered wood and other natural items.
Reclaimed wood and other natural pieces in your entryway will add rustic design to your home. Fall is about family and enjoying the chilly, autumn air outdoors, so add a distressed wooden server to your foyer or place tree branches in a vase for an organic aesthetic that welcomes the coziness that comes with the drop in temperature. A basket of apples for guests or decorative bales of hay are also farm-inspired accents that remind us of a simpler time and celebrate the season.
4. Accent with pumpkins and gourds.
Don’t forget the pumpkins! In addition to fall flowers, pumpkins and gourds are the perfect harvest accent and they come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes so you can mix and match for the décor style that suits you and your home. Whether they are round and orange with a ribbon, painted white, or sparkled in gold glitter, pumpkins have serious fall flair and will look lovely on the steps leading to your front door or inside your home’s entrance.
5. Choose an inviting welcome mat.
Last but not least, make sure you make a statement. A welcome mat might seem obvious but you want to greet your guests the right way. Whether it has a simple welcoming phrase, a pumpkin pattern, or celebratory statement, your welcome mat is the finishing touch on your front porch so choose wisely.
Fall is finally here, so make sure your home entryway is ready. Happy decorating!