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How to Create a Welcoming Door for Autumn/Fall

How to Create a Welcoming Door for Autumn/Fall

Autumn is all about cooler temperatures and warmer colors. As the days get shorter and people start to spend more time indoors, make sure your friends and family feel warm and welcome at your house with innovative fall entryway décor that goes beyond the basic door wreath.

First off, lay the groundwork for your autumnal entryway with a harvest-themed doormat or floor rug, then let our expert fall decorating ideas and your own imagination inspire the rest!

How to Create Designer-Inspired Fall Door Decorations

Your front door is the first impression that friends and family see when they visit during the holiday season. What do you want yours to say? More traditional door designers may choose to stick to the warm welcome conveyed by classic harvest wreaths and garlands, constructed from all your favorite fall materials like berries, acorns, miniature pumpkins, sunflowers, mums and more.

For hosts who want to add a little more flair to their outdoor fall door decorations, we’re here to help you think beyond the wreath to incorporate other decorative items and fall-themed design ideas that will really make your guests feel grateful to arrive. Elevate your entryway with these three, easy tips and even strangers will stop and smile when they see your stunning door swag!

Try a Different Door Hanger: Harvest Art & Wall Plaques

Take a different approach to making your door stand out when you swap the traditional harvest wreath for alternative fall door hangers, including art prints, wall plaques, banners, and more. Opt to hang a monogrammed pumpkin made out of wood, or choose a vertical wall plaque that stands on its own and announces the season for all to see. You can even combine a garland or wreath will several smaller pieces to create your own unique fall front door décor, or string two wreaths together to double down on the spirit of the season.

Spread Out with Seasonal Planters and Furniture

Once your door is done, it’s time to take full advantage of the area around it. Set up a seasonal scene using weathered wooden furniture and fill each surface with fall flowers and fruit. Create a movable feast with a wooden wagon pumpkin planter that reminds everyone of their favorite fall food, or feature more subtle flower arrangements for fall that offset the expected oranges, reds, and yellows of the season with a silver tin pot, woven rattan bowl, or glitter-finished glass vase.

Add Finishing Touches with Fall-Themed Accessories

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When you’re ready to tie the entire look together, add some of our favorite fall accessories to the outdoor display you’ve designed. Create a one-of-a-kind impression when you mix and match decorative, monogrammed, painted, and even pre-lit pumpkins and scatter them throughout the scene. Get the lighting just right with a hand-picked assortment of lanterns that match the mood of fall. Finally, add a touch of comfort with fall accent pillows that share your favorite sentiment of the season, from “be grateful” to “happy fall.”

When you follow these few, simple outdoor design ideas, you’re sure to transform your outdoor fall décor by creating a festive environment for family, friends, guests, and neighbors to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Share your front door designs on Instagram and tag @thefoxdecor and #thefoxdecor to show us your style. We can’t wait to see your stunning, seasonal entryways and ideas!


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