Transform Your Front Door for Fall
A change in season is a great reason to refresh your home decor – both inside and out. Between the shift in weather and pre-holiday prep, fall is the perfect opportunity for a revamp. Here are some ways to integrate nature’s bounty and beautiful color palette into your front porch.
Wreaths are typically crafted with evergreen branches and symbolize the winter holidays, but different styles can transcend the seasons. Autumnal wreaths set the tone for your porch by mimicking fall foliage. Eye-catching wreaths make for a warm welcome: You can even write a personalized greeting note to stick in them when you’re expecting guests. Classic fall wreaths may include leaves in deep, warm hues, as well as pinecones and berries; feathers and mini faux gourds suit those with more of an eclectic style. String matching garland around the door for a cohesive look.
Pumpkin and gourds are quintessential for fall. Stagger them down your stairs, and light up the walkway with large lanterns and flameless pillar candles. For a look that will carry through to winter, try galvanized metal pumpkin sculptures – they complement industrial and rustic styles, and everything in between. If fall makes you think hayrides, try hay bales as stands for pumpkins, planters and other accessories.
Mats can be kitschy or clever, sophisticated or stylish, and are a fun way to greet your guests before you even answer the door. They also help keep dirt and debris at bay and can easily be switched out for different occasions. Choose materials that can hold up to foot traffic – coir, made from the husks of coconut shells, and other natural fibers are especially durable. Personalize one with a monogram or even display your favorite team’s colors.