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Fall Inspired Front Door Décor

Today, we’re sharing easy ideas for Fall inspired front door decor! 

Years ago when I was in graduate school, I lived in a very small apartment. I would spend hours flipping through Fall inspired home décor magazines dreaming of a big porch.

My apartment had more of a tiny stoop than an actual porch and oh my word, I wanted a big porch so bad

I promised myself right then and there, I would study hard enough to have a big porch one day. 

And while I was committing, I promised myself I would have a porch big enough to put out scarecrows, bales of straw, tons of pumpkins and mums… lots and lots of mums.

It’s been over a decade since that dream came true and every day I’m so thankful for our front porch. 

In retrospect, I think I had those dreams because we never really had a big front porch growing up.  We moved around from base housing to rental properties a lot thanks to my Dad’s extensive military career.

And while I’m grateful my porch dreams have come true, I can totally relate to not having a big porch to decorate for the seasons.

If there’s one thing I learned from all those military houses and my graduate school apartment though, it’s that you don’t have to have a big porch to make your home feel welcoming.

Here are a few ways to give your Fall inspired front door decor a bit of pizzazz…

Try a Fall Leaf Wreath 

Consider making your own Fall leaf wreath or buying one from a local store.

The pop of saturated Fall colors brings instant drama to your front door. No pumpkins or straw bales required.

Fall Inspired Front Door Décor - The Crowned Goat

Double Up

Consider using two smaller wreaths on the same door.

These Fall inspired wreaths would be too small to use alone. But together they make a statement.

I love the mix of gourds, pumpkins, and berry picks.

Fall Inspired Front Door Décor - The Crowned Goat

Think Outside the Box

Consider using something completely unexpected like this old bank bag.

The magnolia leaves and goldenrod are from different places on the property and were super easy to tuck into the bank bag.

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I wanted the Fall front door décor to be simple because I used so many mums around the base of the door.

Obviously the mums are the star of the show, but the bank bag shows our love of vintage finds.

If you’re not able to find a bank bag try using a feed sack, flour sack, or canvas mailbag.

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Embrace Seasonal Colors

Anytime I think about Fall, I immediately start thinking about the saturated colors found in nature.

Colors like vibrant reds, deep oranges, mustard yellows, and jeweled greens.

Going on an early morning mountain hike while the air is still crisp, snuggled up in a cable knit sweater is truly one of my favorite getaway luxuries.

And I try to channel that experience on our front porch any time I find mums available in those colors.

Opt for Neutral Fall Front Door Decor 

If you live in a warm-weather climate or want to stretch your seasonal decorating budget, opt for neutral Fall front door decor.

Neutral wreaths are great because you can use them year after year.

You can dress them up or down by adding mums and pumpkins.

DIY Grapevine Wreaths 

Grapevine wreaths are also a great option because you can change out the ribbon and the floral picks throughout the year to help give your wreath a fresh feel each season. 

This was one of my favorite wreaths and also one of the least expensive to create too.

A Budget-Friendly Option

Finally, if you’re on a limited budget consider buying a Fall inspired doormat and a few Fall flowers.

You don’t necessarily have to hang something on the door to make your entrance feel seasonal or welcoming.

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I hope these tips have helped you see your Fall front door decor in a different way.

Let us know how you plan to decorate your door and porch for Fall! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Many blessings,

CoCo

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25 Comments

  1. Thank you, Lisa! I went shopping with my Mom for a wreath the other day and she found one for $285! I had no idea wreaths even cost that much, we clearly need your mad wreath making skills in Florida. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Thanks so much ladies! It’s always so much fun to create a welcoming front door no matter what the size of your porch is 🙂 Hugs, Coco

  3. You’re so sweet, Mary Beth, that was my favorite too! Hugs, CoCo

  4. ha ha those apartment days were something else, Stacey! I’ve had a few sticky finger moments like that myself…I have no idea why I thought leaving a scarecrow on my stoop unattended was a good idea 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  5. I really loved your double wreath idea for the front door, I have never thought to try that before… and nothing says it’s Fall like beautiful mums. So lovely!

    1. Thank you so much, Heidi! The double wreath idea is super easy to do and budget-friendly too because you can buy smaller wreaths 🙂 I saw a few mums at Lowes over the weekend but they hadn’t started blooming yet. It’s exciting to know they’re getting ready to hit all the stores though! Sending you hugs for a happy Fall, CoCo

  6. With Fall just around the corner, these tips are really so useful! That grapevine wreath is especially interesting, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

    1. Thanks so much! That grapevine wreath was the first time I had ever tried to make my own wreath but honestly, it was super easy and we’ve used it in multiple seasons which made it budget-friendly too 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

  7. Coco,

    Great inspiration and I love mums but in NJ they don’t last long enough for us. They’re supposed to be hardy but the temperature can be fickle during fall.

    I yse flowering kale, they’re pretty and never let me down.. Love decorating our porch.

    We were supposed to have a huge porch in front but when building the town said no because of variance.

    Hope you’re making progress on the shed.

    Cindy

    1. Thanks so much for all your sweet and kinds words, Cindy! I really appreciate it. I’m crossing my fingers they have lots of mums and flowering kale available given everything that has been going on this year. I’m hoping to work on the shed more tomorrow so it’s coming along. I swear this is the slowest project we’ve ever completed but I’m learning so much 🙂 Sending you lots of hugs, CoCo

  8. We are so alike, really! I have longed for a big old porch for as long as I can remember! Our first house had a nice one, but we only lived there a few years before we began moving and the next two houses did NOT have a good porch — and by good I mean large and COVERED! Don’t get me wrong — I love our brick colonial to pieces, but I really want a covered front porch! All your ideas are fabulous. We just got two HUGE pots of mums from Costco today! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. That is such a sweet compliment, Kathleen, thank you! I’d be twinsies with you any day of the week 🙂 I can’t wait to see the mums you picked up and all your Fall decor ideas too. I know they’re going to be fabulous no matter what the size of your porch. Hugs, CoCo PS: You can come hang out on my porch any time 🙂

  9. Your decor and ideas were great. I, too, have wished for a front porch. I have tiny steps with 1 railing–not ideal for decor. I have glass French doors for an entry so I also put a wreathe or decor (currently a tobacco basket with flowers) on my front hall closet door.

  10. Oh my goodness, CoCo! SO much gorgeous fall inspiration! I love each and every one of your wreaths, but the duo wreaths were definitely my favorite! We picked up a few mums and pumpkins yesterday when we want on a little drive around the countryside. I’m super excited to start decorating our front porch this weekend!

    1. That’s so exciting, Christine! It’s always fun to decorate the front door and porch. They really feel like the best way to welcome you home. I can’t wait to see the mums and the pumpkins you chose too. It seems like Fall has officially arrived in your area which is super exciting. Enjoy every minute! Hugs, CoCo

  11. Your front porch is gorgeous CoCo! Lots of inspiration for me once the fires and harvest here are over 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! I watch the fires update nearly every day and think of you. It blows my mind over 2.2 million acres have been lost already. I’m hoping they will pass you by completely and be contained soon. I can’t even imagine. Hugs, CoCo

  12. These are such wonderful ideas and gorgeous photos, too. I’ll be featuring this post tomorrow at the TFT link party. 🙂

    1. That’s such a sweet surprise, Pam, thank you so much. I really appreciate it! Hope your week has been a fun one, CoCo

  13. CoCo, You are a girl after my own heart as I LOVE wreaths on the front door! Thank you for sharing so many inspiring ideas. I am up at our mountain cabin and I am heading to the store today to make one for our front door! It is finally chilly here and feels like Fall, unlike our home in Phoenix. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

    1. That is so exciting, Mary! I know there is nothing more special than getting away and enjoying the change of seasons. It really feels like the best gift. Can’t wait to see your Fall wreath. I love your style so I know it’s going to be fabulous. Hugs and Happy Fall, CoCo

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