Today, we’re sharing another installment of the series The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating in the Entry!
I was insta-chatting with one of my girlfriends the other day. We were discussing business goals, personal goals and upcoming plans. I was telling her how excited I was to finally be taking a weekend off now that the kitchen makeover is finished.
She sweetly said, “You need to – you always seem to have a lot on your plate.” I don’t know why but on this particular day those words struck me harder than most days. She didn’t know it at the time but I had heard almost those exact same words just two days prior. There was one word in particular – always – that really stuck with me.
Anyway, it got me thinking if my schedule has been crazy lately maybe your schedule has gotten a little crazy too. Especially now that school is in full swing and the holidays feel right around the corner.
You might be carting kids off to cheer or band practice. Maybe you’re spending the weekends at the soccer fields or caring for a sick parent. Perhaps you.just.need.five.minutes.already to take a nice relaxing bath.
Whatever your season of life, I’ve got you covered with quick and easy decorating tips.
Here are a few budget friendly tips to consider starting with The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating the Entry…
Add Fall Accents to Your Entry Hooks
You probably have hooks by your door for your keys, purse and coat so start there. Switch out your summer bag for your fall bag. And your summer cardigan for your fall coat or sweater.
Super easy, right?
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.
The entry is festive enough to celebrate the season yet still complements the rest of our home.
Layer in Texture
I you have a designated place to put on your shoes like a bench, chair, or stool, add a bit of texture with pillows. The Pies for Sale pillow was made from canvas drop cloths. The faux fur pillow is a thrifted find. And the burlap sack pillow is made from a feed sack that fits snuggly over a king size pillow.
Bringing in bits of nature from your yard or your local farmers market is also a great way to add color and seasonal elements to your entry space. I stuffed these oak tree branches from the front yard into an old pair of rubber garden boots.
You could also use succulents, potted mums or even branches that have fall colored leaves on them. Just make sure anything you bring inside the house has been cleaned well and is free from bugs.
Create a Simple Pumpkin Display
Finally, break out the pumpkins! Most every grocery store or market I’ve been to recently has gotten their shipments of pumpkins. So, shop around and find one you love. If you have curious littles or pets and you don’t feel comfortable having real pumpkins around consider using faux pumpkins.
A lot of craft stores are running specials with fall décor at 40-50% off right now if you’re looking for alternative pumpkin decorations.
The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating in the entry is an easy way to welcome your family, neighbors and guests into your home. Particularly, if you have a small porch area or you don’t have a porch at all.
It’s also a relatively inexpensive space to decorate so if you’re on a budget it’s the perfect area to dress up for the fall season.
Since the front door could technically be considered part of the entry, keep in mind, it’s a great way to add seasonal touches to an entry space. I’ll share my front door next week when I share my porch tour but you can find more front door ideas for fall here.
Here’s a peek at our front door last year…
If you’re going to get swept up in anything this fall let it be truly being present and spending time with your family and friends. I hope this post, The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating in the Entry helps to show you that You don’t have to “go all out” and decorate like you see so many people doing on social media.
Take this time to put out a few things that feel festive and spend the rest of the time celebrating all the season has to offer!