Today, I want to share with you how we decorated the entry for fall. We’ve been adding a few seasonal touches to our home here and there as we have time. In the past, I would have been all “we gotta get out the pumpkins STAT!” but this year, we’ve been taking a more relaxed approach and it’s been fun to see how the house is taking shape room by room.
The entry is one of those areas where you have to leave room for things like boots, backpacks, purses, coats and scarves but you also want it to look as festive as the porch given the transition from one space to the other. Here are a few easy to tips to keep in mind that will help you make the entry both functional and seasonal…
As you’re decorating remember to choose a color palette for the entry based on the colors that are already found in your home. This will help keep things consistent with the way you actually live. We have mostly neutral tones in our home and have been adding bits of muted blues and greens for fall.
If you have a designated place to put on your shoes like a bench, chair, or stool in the entry add texture with pillows, blankets or scarves. This is my all-time favorite plaid throw. We’ve used it as a dining table runner, on the porch, layered on the bed with other linens – literally it’s so versatile.
Over the summer, I made these washed canvas stenciled pillow covers. I stenciled only one side of the covers so it would be easier to decorate during the holidays. The houndstooth plaid pillow has been used in the bedroom and I just picked up this thrifted lumbar pillow on Friday.
I picked up this nubby pumpkin on sale at Michaels. Don’t you love this color?
I bought this wreath at Michaels too. Bringing in bits of nature from your yard or your local farmers market is an easy way to add color and seasonal elements to your entry space.
Finally, don’t forget the pumpkins! Pumpkins and gourds come in all different shapes and sizes. They’re relatively inexpensive and are always a fun way to jazz things up.
Choose a vintage container like this old crate, a pretty urn, mop or champagne bucket or even a dough bowl filled with pumpkins would be awesome too.
Keep in mind loose pumpkins or seasonal plants may not be a great idea if you have curious pets or littles.
I thought I would be able to keep these here but this sweet pete kept sneaking over for a looksie so I had to move them the minute I took the last picture.
We keep pet supplies (think wipes for dirty paws and combs for outdoor brushing) in one basket and a place for shoes in the other. It makes cleaning the mud and dirt out of their paws so much easier.
Decorating the entry is a simple way to welcome your family, neighbors and guests into your home. Even if you have a small porch or no porch at all – the front door and entry area can be festive.
You don’t have to “go all out” but it is fun to come home to a place that has a seasonal feel. Just take a few minutes to pull some of your favorite things together and then spend the rest of the time celebrating all that fall has to offer!