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 season!
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 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…
*This post was updated September 2023
Use Corn and Other Natural Elements…
One of our favorite front door décor ideas from years ago was also one of the easiest.
We bought several ears of corn from Fresh Market. Then put a coat of polyurethane on the ears to protect them from the elements.
Next, 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 though!
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, that 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 a 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.
Seasonal Apple Picks…
To celebrate back to school season, we created simple apple vignettes and added apple picks to the front door flower basket.
This idea was another really easy one to create and it completely took the pressure off summer to fall decorating as well.
Pumpkin and Oak Leaf Wreath…
Truthfully, it’s still pretty hot and humid in Florida right now but I’m itching to pull out the pumpkins and the cable knit sweaters.
So, while we’re waiting for the temps to cool off just a bit I’ve been picking up a few supplies here and there.
This wreath pumpkin, acorn, and leaf wreath is from Michaels.
Not only does it already come with a ready made bow, but it also has a hook on the back to make hanging a wreath on the front door easy peasy.
Fall Welcome Mats…
Finally, if fall wreaths & autumn inspired door décor 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 warm and inviting this season.
Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Décor Ideas We Spotted at Amazon…
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What kind of Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Décor do you plan to use this year?
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