The Busy Girl’s Guide to Decorating an Entry for Fall

Today, we’re sharing The Busy Girl’s Guide to Decorating an Entry for Fall!

This year was the first year I really struggled to come up with a Fall color palette I loved. I kept looking for something we’ve never done before and I just couldn’t find it. 

Truthfully, we’ve been working to turn our outdoor shed into an office and it’s occupied the majority of my time.  

Fall is my favorite season of the entire year though.

And while there was no outside pressure to make it fabulous, I feel like if there were ever a year to try and make things special, it’s definitely this year. 

As I was trying to come up with fresh Fall decorating ideas it got me thinking if my schedule has been crazy lately maybe your schedule has gotten a little crazy too.

Whatever your season of life, we’ve got you covered with quick and easy budget-friendly decorating tips.  These simple ideas can be implemented without spending a lot of extra time or money.

Here’s a look at The Busy Girl’s Guide to Decorating an Entry for Fall…

Choose a Consistent Color Palette

Chose a color palette for the entry based on the colors that are already found around your home.

This will provide a cohesive feel consistent with the way you actually live. 

We have a lot of grays, whites, and camels all around the house so I chose a Fall color palette of deep burgundy, dusty rose, and emerald green this year.

Layer in Texture

If you have a designated place to put on your shoes like a bench, chair, or stool, add a bit of texture with pillows or place a favorite fabric over your bench pad.

I found the fawn fabric at Hobby Lobby (here’s a less expensive antelope print fabric too) and I made the vintage monogrammed no-sew pillows in an afternoon.  They were super easy and we use them all over the house. 

Highlight Nature

Bringing in bits of nature from your yard, your local farmers market, or adding your favorite faux flowers is a great way to add color and seasonal elements while you’re decorating an entry for Fall. 

I have terrible allergies and while my preference will always be fresh flowers, I’ve learned to live with pretty faux flowers too.  These are from the Bloom Room Collection at Joann’s. 

Succulents, potted mums, lilies, dried hydrangeas, or even branches with Fall colored leaves are all an easy and budget-friendly way to dress up your entry space.

Keep in mind, if you decide to use branches, leaves, or flowers from your yard make sure they’ve been well cleaned and are free from pests.

Create a Simple Pumpkin Display

Finally, break out the pumpkins! Take the time to shop around and find pumpkins you love in multiple shapes and sizes when you’re decorating an entry for Fall. 

Most every big box or craft supply store have shipments of faux pumpkins fully stocked right now.  Some are already on sale at 40-60% off too! 

If you prefer real pumpkins check your local grocery store, farmer’s market, or pumpkin patch.

Just make sure to protect each pumpkin with a layer of polyurethane if you plan to decorate with them as they won’t last as long as faux pumpkins. 

In addition, if you have curious littles or pets make sure any pumpkins and Fall decor are out of their reach as safety should be a top priority. 

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Decorating an Entry for Fall

Keep in mind, decorating an entry for Fall is a simple way to welcome the season into your home.

Especially, if you have a small porch area or you don’t have a porch at all. 

Entries are also relatively inexpensive spaces to decorate and if you’re on a budget it’s the perfect area to dress up for Fall.

I hope this post, The Busy Girl’s Guide to Decorating an Entry for Fall helps to give you a few ideas you’ll be able to use in your home too.  

I know this year has been like nothing we ever expected.  So, take the time to put out a few things that feel festive. Then spend the rest of Fall celebrating all the season has to offer!

PS: If you ever wonder why all the posts from the entry are just a tad bit wonky, it’s because there is a ginormous column directly in the middle of the shot I have to work around

That will be another thing I’m embracing this year, perfectly imperfect shots he he!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Many blessings,


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  1. This is simply stunning. I’m not a fan of orange so the rich burgundy and rose really appeals to me. Your bench is just beautiful and I just love your trophy! Great job!

    1. Such sweet and kind words, Ellen, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Hope your week has been a good one, CoCo

    1. Thank you, Cindy! It’s kind of weird to be using deep colors because we love neutrals so much but since we’ll miss our time at the cabin this year I figured I better try and bring the feeling of the mountains to the sea 🙂 Sending you hugs for a happy week, CoCo

  2. Great tips and beautiful pictures Coco. There’s no better time to add tons of texture to your hone than fall and winter. I love using natural elements now.

    Hope you’re making headway on your shed.


    1. You are so right, Cindy! I love Fall because it can be as festive as Christmas but without all the pressure to make it perfectly magical 🙂 I finished the second coat of paint on Wednesday so today I’ll be picking up the floor paint and the paint for the trusses which will be fun. Hope you’ve had the best week, CoCo

  3. Nice colors! I haven’t found what i hoped to use…yet! Yours will transition well into the Christmas season too.

    1. Thank you, Linda! I don’t know what it was about this year that I just couldn’t decide on a colorway. I love the equestrian style so I finally decided there would be no better time to celebrate Fall and the derby at the same time 🙂 Hope you find what you’re looking for too. I know there are supposed to be a lot of fun sales happening this weekend. Happy shopping, CoCo

  4. Your entrance is beautiful! I also love real-looking faux flowers. I never seem to pick a palette, I just GO! lol Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Oh my gosh, Kathleen, I would love to be able to shoot from the hip like that and just go with it. I’m totally jealous. I plan everything. Maybe this year will be my year 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you focused on natural colors with the splash of magenta florals. I am not a fan of all the orange and black of Fall decorating because it clashes with the rest of my year-round decor and I don’t want to have to remove all of that, but this is something I can definitely do easily with my existing decor for a subtle touch of Fall that matches my style. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Such a sweet and thoughtful compliment, Elena, thank you so much. I’m normally very much a neutrals girl but there was something about this year that made me want to make an extra special effort. I don’t want to take down my decor usual decor every season either but I think we’ll be able to use this color palette well into the holidays. All the pops of color here and there are definitely a fun change 🙂 Hope your week has been fabulous so far and it feels like Fall is on the way in your area, CoCo

  6. Coco, I love your palette this year. It looks so beautiful with burgundy and rose. Totally different, but spectacular. Your entry looks lovely. always a pleasure to visit and see your masterpieces. Thank you for sharing at Love Your Creativity. xo

    1. I really appreciate it, Linda, thank you so much. I’m normally a neutrals kind of girl but I saw these deep colors and fell in love. They’ve been a lot of fun to use around the house this season. Hope your week has been a fun one, CoCo

  7. Always love equestrian decor and that shade of rose is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

    1. Thank you, Kathleen! It’s so weird to use color but I’m definitely up for the challenge this year. I think it will be fun to do something completely different 🙂 Sending you hugs, CoCo

  8. Your entryway is gorgeous! And I love your color palette you chose for fall. I love seeing people incorporating non-traditional colors for the seasons and you did it beautifully! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday!

    1. I really appreciate that Michelle, thank you! I just pinned your entry to my Fall board. You’re always so creative! Big hugs, CoCo

  9. Great tips CoCo and I absolutely adore your new fall colour palette you have chosen for this year.
    Thank you for sharing your Busy Girls Guide to Fall Decorating at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this post at tonight’s party and pinning too.

    1. That is so sweet, Kerryanne, thank you! It took me a while to find a Fall color palette I loved this year. While it’s a completely different take on the neutrals we love, it’s been fun to see pops of color all over the house. Big hugs and lots of thank yous, CoCo

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