Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Décor
Have you started looking for fall wreaths & autumn inspired door décor yet?
I usually start with a specific color palette in mind and then shop for a few accessories and flowers.
It’s so easy to go overboard and buy all the things when you’re excited about decorating for the seasons!
One of my favorite spaces to decorate every year is our front porch.
When I was in graduate school I lived in an apartment that basically had a concrete slab and a step for a porch.
Every year I would hang a wreath on the door and add a few potted plants to either side of the stoop.
When I was finished decorating, I would read as many magazines as I could find and dream about having a big front porch with gobs of mums one day.
While I’m excited to say that big porch dream came true, I’ve never forgotten how good it felt to walk up to a front door decorated with intention.
Here are a few Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Décor ideas to consider no matter if you have a tiny stoop, a big porch, or something in between…
Use Corn and Other Natural Elements…
One of our favorite front door décor ideas ago was also one of the easiest.
We bought several ears of corn from Fresh Market and put a coat of polyurethane on the ears to protect them from the elements.
Then we nestled the corn inside a hanging wicker flower basket.
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 a basket for a creative take on a fall wreath too!
Embrace Wreath Alternatives…
Another unexpected fall wreath or autumn-inspired door décor idea is to use a grain sack, feed sack, bank bag, or mailbag for a container.
I found this vintage bank bag several years ago while out thrifting one day. We filled it with goldenrod and magnolia clippings from around our property.
Then we 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, consider doing something really simple for a fall wreath.
That way, your mums, goldenrod, and other fall-inspired planters can be the star of the show.
Keep in mind, you’ll have to change out the flowers pretty regularly to keep them fresh unless you’re using faux stems.
You may also want to use a product like Scotch Guard to protect the fabric from outdoor elements.
Create a Fall Leaf Wreath…
If you live in an area where leaves are falling or you have a magnolia tree in your yard, make your own fall leaf wreath.
The pop of saturated fall colors or the subtle blend of brown and green can bring instant drama to your front door.
If you find a small fall wreath you love, 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.
Embrace a Pop of Orange…
Last year, was probably the most colorful year we’ve had in a long time. There were fun pops of orange everywhere!
While I try to have a color palette in mind, the colors we choose for our front porch are almost always determined by what color mums are in stock at the garden center.
Sometimes the mums are yellow and orange, other times they’re white.
Neutral Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Decor Ideas…
One of my favorite years was the year we found beautiful purplish pink-colored mums.
That was also the year I made a grapevine wreath for the front door. I was a total beginner but it could not have been easier to create!
We’ve used this neutral-inspired fall wreath both outside and inside for several years now and we still love it.
Even though the colors aren’t considered typical fall colors, the pinecones and pumpkins really help to make it feel festive.
Add a Ribbon…
Speaking of colors that aren’t typical for fall – I’ve been obsessed with pink for as long as I can remember.
One year, I found a spool of satin ribbon in pretty dusty pink color and used it everywhere, including on our front door wreath.
The dark pink and magenta colored roses were totally different than anything we’d ever used before which was a fun change.
Fall Welcome Mats…
Finally, if fall wreaths & autumn inspired door décor isn’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 warm and inviting this season.
Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Décor Ideas We Spotted at Target and Amazon…
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Peony Wreath * Harvest Berry Wreath * Pine Doormat * Check Rug
Sunflower Wreath * Fall Grass Wreath * Faux Bay Leaf Wreath * Come in and Cozy Up Doormat
Pumpkin Welcome Mat * Pumpkins and Leaves * Faux Rusted Eucalyptus Wreath * Hydrangea Wreath
Plaid Rug * Pumpkin Doormat * Oak Leaf Wreath * Grass Wreath
What kind of Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Décor do you plan to use this year?
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Other Fall Wreath, Autumn Inspired Door Decor, and Porch Ideas to Explore…
- Fall Porch Tour with Orange Mums and Thoughts on Stewarding The Season Well
- Elegant Fall Front Porch Tour and Blog Hop with Red Mums
- Fall Harvest Porches and Patio Blog Hop
- Fall Porch Decorating Ideas with Purple Mums
Great Post. I think I really love the white look, so striking with your classic elements of your architecture. We have Chicago brick, with an orange-red-black cast–so I’m compelled to do traditional Fall colors, but I love the white look for your home!
Great Post and I had such a hard time picking which one to Pin. These are all beautiful against the black door. I love the corn in the basket. At our home the squirrels would eat that clean to the cobb, lol
Such sweet and kind words, Cindy, thank you! I’ve heard a lot of people say they wouldn’t be able to have corn on their front door either. We haven’t had a problem yet because we put so much varnish on the cobs but it’s definitely something I’m on the lookout for. Big hugs, CoCo
You know I’m also infatuated with pink. So those stole my heart but the bank bag… I have one of those and totally think I’m going to do that at the farmhouse. Fingers crossed I remember. I have lots of ideas this year and will most likely forget them all when I finally get there and see the dust. :/ Love this post friend. pinned
You are so funny, Cindy! We’ve also used the bank bags as stockings for Christmas so keep that idea in your back pocket as well. I can’t wait to see what you have in store. You’re always super creative and I’m thankful you share your best ideas with us. Hugs, CoCo
It is so hard to pick a favorite. They all look so amazing. I would say one of my favorites is the wreath with pine cones, pumpkins, ferns, and the corn husks in a basket. Wonderful post! So happy to see you here at our brand new Home Imagined link party. Thank you for the support. Have a great week.
Thank you for your kind words, Meagan, I really appreciate it! That pumpkin and pinecone wreath is one of the easiest wreaths to use. I swear you can dress it up or down. So excited to be at your party this week and I hope it’s successful for years to come. Hugs, CoCo
I LOVE this post!! I adore how you showed so many different ways of creating a fall front porch and with many different color schemes. The pink wreath with the dusty pink ribbon was so pretty tied in with those magenta mums!! Thanks for sharing so many fun ways and ideas of decorating a porch! Wishing you a happy fall!
Thank you bunches, Rachel! I had THE TINIEST little stoop in graduate school and every time I walk out my front door I’m beyond thankful to finally have a big porch to decorate. It’s a huge blessing, especially during the Fall season. Hugs, CoCo PS: I just can’t quit pink no matter how hard I try 😉
Oh my your front door is gorgeous and all the different looks are beautiful, I just couldn’t say which one I liked best. But I will say each and every one is a winner, I do so love autumn and all the colours it brings us, thanks so much for sharing Coco.xx
That’s so sweet of you to say, Janette, thank you! Fall is such a fun season to decorate for especially on the porch and around the front door. Sending you lots of hugs and adding my prayers to all the others who are mourning the loss of The Queen today, CoCo
Such a fun post! I love seeing all your creativity and the different colors you have used to decorate your porch! Mums and pumpkins are some of my favorite items to decorate with! My front porch is still a work in progress! Hoping to finish it this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Donna
Thank you, Donna! As you know I’m super organized so it’s very interesting to show up at the garden center and have to work with whatever they have on hand. It almost feels like a yearly Fall test 😆 It has been storming here the past few days but the minute it clears up I’ll be on my way to fixing up our porch for Fall too. Can’t wait to see how yours comes together. I know it will be amazing, CoCo
Oh I love all your porch designs Coco! Mums really do add a joyful Fall welcome when gathered outside the front door. The double wreath also grabbed my attention, so pretty and a little different, which is always good!
Thank you so much for your sweet words, Maria. Mums are definitely a favorite of ours no matter what the season. I wish they would grow in the ground in Florida but I haven’t had any luck with them yet so I’m all for keeping them in containers. The double wreath idea is so easy! You could definitely do it! Hope you’ve had a great week, CoCo
Such beautiful ideas for the front porch. I love the unique look of your basket filled with corn. Would love to have you link each week at the #HomeMattersParty every Thursday (9pm est) through Monday.
Thanks so much for your sweet words, Allyson, I really appreciate it. Heading over now to link up! Thank you for the invitation. I hope you’ve had the best week, CoCo
Hi CoCo! I loved this post so much. It will be featured during our next Home Imagined Link Party. So many great ideas. Pinned.
That’s so sweet of you guys, thank you so much, Anna. I really appreciate it! Big hugs, CoCo
Beautiful post, CoCo! I love the variety of wreaths and porch decor you shared. The color combinations you used are gorgeous! I am thrilled to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Thank you so much for sharing!
That is so sweet of you, Lynne, thank you so much. I really appreciate it! Our front door and porch are always so much fun to decorate. It takes about 2 days to get it all done but a huge blessing to be able to walk out the door and be surrounded by gobs of mums each season. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo
Coco, your Autumn inspired decor post will be featured at our next Home Imagined link party #2 (Tuesday 9am-Thursday 5pm Eastern Standard time). Hope to see you there! congrats!
That is so sweet of you guys, Meagan, thank you! I really appreciate it. You totally made my week! Hugs, CoCo