Have you guys started looking for fall wreaths or autumn inspired door décor yet? I was out shopping with my mom a few weeks ago and they have some great options already. I usually start with a specific color palette in mind and then shop for a couple of fresh accessories. It’s so easy to go overboard when you’re excited about decorating for the seasons, right?
One of our favorite things to decorate each year is our front porch. I may have shared this with you before but when I was in graduate school I lived in an apartment that had a stoop for a porch. I mean, it was basically a concrete slab and a step.
Every season I would hang a wreath on the door and add a few potted plants to either side of the stoop. I would read as many different magazines as I could find and dream about having a big front porch with gobs of mums or gardenias one day. While I’m excited to say those big porch dreams have come true, I’ve never forgotten how good it felt to walk up to a front door that had been decorated with intention even when I had that small apartment.
Here are a few fall wreath and door décor ideas to consider no matter if you have a tiny stoop, a big porch or something in between…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)
One of our favorite front door décor ideas from a few years ago was also one of the easiest. We bought several ears of corn from Fresh Market, put a coat of polyurethane on the ears to protect them from the elements and nestled the corn inside a hanging wicker flower basket. Similar decorative Indian Corn found here.
The different colors in the ears of corn made an immediate impact without a lot of fuss. You could just as easily put pumpkins in the basket too!
Another unexpected front door idea is to use a grain sack, feed sack, bank bag or mail bag. I found this vintage bank bag a few years ago while out thrifting one day. We filled it with golden rod and magnolia branches from around our property and hung it on the front door with jute string.
If you plan to use a lot of mums or different potted plants around the door, you may want to consider doing something really simple on the door so the mums can be the star of the show. Keep in mind, you’ll have to change out the flowers on the door pretty regularly unless you’re using faux stems. You may want to also use a product like Scotch Guard to protect any fabric like this bank bag from outdoor elements.
If you live in an area where pretty leaves are falling consider making your own fall leaf wreath. The pop of saturated fall colors brings instant drama to the front door. We bought this one at our local craft supply store but you can also find one here.
If you find a wreath you love but it’s a little on the small side, buy two and double the impact. These fall inspired grapevine wreaths would be too small to use alone but together they make a statement with the mix of gourds, pumpkins and berry picks. You can find a similar wreath here.
Last year, we used this neutral inspired fall wreath and honestly, we still love it. Even though the colors aren’t what you would consider typical fall colors the front door still felt festive because of the pine cones and the pumpkins. Similar wreath found here.
I’m hoping we can find a spot for it this year too. I’m still trying to decide what color mums I want to use around the house. I’m thinking maybe orange this year.
Finally, if wreaths aren’t your thing or if you’re on a limited budget consider buying a fall inspired doormat or a few fall flowers. You don’t necessarily have to hang something on the door to make your entrance feel seasonal or welcoming. Super cute door mat found here.
If you have any fall door décor tips you love, let us know, we’d love to share them. See you guys back here tomorrow, I’ll share scenes from our week and our favorite things from around the web. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.