Fall is right around the corner. While we will miss picnics in the park and sunny days at the beach, something is refreshing about leaves crunching under one’s foot and feeling a brisk, cool breeze on your skin.
Autumn is a great time for a front door refresh. Welcome fall and your holiday guests the right way by sprucing up your front door. Here are some easy ways to create a warm, welcoming entryway this fall.
Transition Your Summer Containers to Fall
Replace your warm weather annuals with some warm fall perennials. Try Coral Bells, which are hardy plants that are perfect for fall containers. They have lovely golden-colored leaves. Decorative cabbages and kale are also excellent for fall. These delightful chubby plants feature beautiful sage colored leaves with hints of pink and purple. Chrysanthemums and sunflowers are also great choices for fall planters.
Give Your Entryway a Rustic Farm Look
One way to get a rustic look is to decorate with the harvest. A fall harvest wreath is a nice touch for any front door. Try gathering a couple of bushels of dried corn stalks. Tie them with a thick ribbon and then place them by the front door.
Welcome Guests Properly
A very inexpensive and warm way to welcome guests to your home is with a new doormat. With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, you’ll no doubt have increased foot traffic. A new doormat will help prevent dirt and leaves from getting tracked inside your home, and it will also give your front door a festive feel. Choose a welcome mat that is inspired by the season. You can go with a Halloween-themed mat or a rustic, fall look.
Use Outdoor Baskets
For a country-chic look, use baskets to add a sense of autumn to your front entryway. Outdoor baskets are a clever way to display Indian corn, squash, pumpkins, and other fall elements. You can also fill the baskets with colorful fall leaves or seed pods and other natural items.
Hang a Fall Wreath
Get your home ready for sweater weather with a warm autumn wreath. Since fall is the prettiest time of the year, it is easy to find natural elements to add to your wreath if you choose to go the DIY route. Mums, pinecones, dried fall fruits, artificial berries are all great elements to capture the feel of the season. Here are some easy-to-make DIY ideas for fall wreaths from Garden Therapy.
For more tips and tricks for your front entryway door, check out The Window Source New Hampshire blog.