I love it when my neighbors decorate their front doors for fall. When I run (okay, more like walk) through the ‘hood every morning, all the wreaths and pumpkins make me feel grateful that a new, beautiful fall season is here.
But I also know how intimidating it can be to decorate your front door for fall. Who has time, right? And where do you get all that stuff, anyway?
I totally get it. But I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. There’s a simple formula for getting your front door fall-ready in a snap: All you need to do is choose from three elements.
Let’s start with the easiest idea. (I’m lumping these guys together because they go hand-in-hand.) Here are places where you can find pumpkins and mums: Your local grocery store, Trader Joe’s (for the best prices), Costco, and Home Depot.
Here are the instructions: Bring pumpkins and mums home. Pile them along the sides of your front door. Done! Seriously, does it get easier than that? And look how pretty it is.
If you want to take it slightly up a notch, I suggest adding in element number two, the wreath.
In the photo below, what really makes the scene say “fall” is the wreath (okay, and the pumpkins). But doesn’t that wreath really make the scene?
Of course, online shopping makes all of this easier. Here’s a great one – reasonably priced – that has that fall look:
This is one of my go-to fall decorating tricks! Buy some dried out corn stalks, prop them up, and call it a day. Here’s a beautiful example:
I did it on my own front door a few years ago and got a great response from passers-by:
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I found my corn stalks at the Home Depot! They are so inexpensive! You can also try a local nursery.
So there you have it:
1. Pumpkins and Mums
2. A Wreath
3. Corn Stalks
Pick one or two from this list and you are in business. I’ll make sure to post a photo of my own front door this year when I finally get my act together. Expect to see some corn stalks! Happy fall decorating, everyone!
Lorri Dyner is an interior designer and blogger who believes in the power of “decorating for the rest of us.” Using clever, accessible, and affordable ideas, she brings us insider tips and tricks that make our living spaces feel pulled together. Lorri resides in Westchester with her husband and two small children. Visit her at lorridynerdesign.com.