I’m all about a front door.

I love to knock on them.

I love to open them (especially if there’s a casserole involved).

I love to walk through them.

But most of all—I love to decorate them.

You know the kind of door that’s the star of the neighborhood.  The door that makes you sigh, that makes you smile, that makes you want to turn the car around so you can see how they decorated it?

Here are a few of my favorite doors just like that. 🙂

Door Number One:

Here are some fun door decorating tips from this door:

1. I love mixing in a fun color like purple or magenta. It’s kind of unexpected for fall.

2. Mix pumpkins. Make sure you always have a few real pumpkins in the mix. It elevates the rest of the pumpkins.

3. Add a pop of pattern like the black and white buffalo check throw.

Door Number Two:

Here are some fun door decorating tips from this door:

1. Sticks are your friend.  I added these flowers to the urns and they just needed some height.  So I went out into the yard and found some twigs and added them to the planter.

2. Mix textures.  See the galvanized metal of the urn next to the wood planter next to the rustic wood of the ladder.

3. Add height.  I hung the metal spheres on either side of the door from hooks.  It makes the whole display feel intentional.

Door Number Three:

Here are some fun door decorating tips from this door:

1. Color is FUN for fall. Don’t be afraid to add color to your front door.

2. These monogrammed planters are so easy to make. You can see the instructions here.

3. Mix the textures of your pumpkins.

4. A golden retriever always makes everything cuter.

Door Number Four

Here are some fun door decorating tips from this door:

1. Tie pinecones onto a ribbon and loop them around the wreath on your front door.

2. Place a grapevine wreath at the top of your urn and fill with dollar store pumpkins.  You can always use bricks for filler so you won’t need as many pumpkins.

3. Fill lanterns with pumpkins.

(total aside:  if you fill your lanterns with pumpkins, please don’t forget about them and one day discover a lantern full of rot.  Of course—not that I’ve ever done that.)

Door Number Five:

Here are some fun door decorating tips from this door:

1. Want to make a monogrammed pumpkin?  Just glue a coaster on to the front of it.

2. The wreath on this door?  It’s a runner.  I just looped it over the top of the door and let it hang down the center.

3. I cut out leaves from another runner and glued them to the top of dollar store pumpkins to make them fancier.

Door Number Six:

Here are some fun door decorating tips from this door:

1. Make your own address sign with pumpkins.  Just paint the numbers on the pumpkins and attach them to a board.

2. Instead of a wreath add a wood pumpkin to your door.  You could even monogram it with one of those coasters.

3. Mix a little black and white in with your orange.  Especially if it’s polka dotted, striped or chevroned.

I hope you were inspired.

I hope you found at least one idea that will make your front door smile.

But most of all….

….I hope your neighborhood realizes what a rock star you are.

From my front door to yours—happy fall. 🙂

PS Which one is your favorite?

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  1. Image for Linda Linda

    I love all of them but my favorite is the one with all the pretty orange fall leaves and Ofcourse Buddy lying in the door. How old is Buddy now ? Tell him Scobbee and Merlin say Hi and Happy Fall

  2. Image for Terri Terri

    Love the welcome of these front door displays!!!! I have a heavy metal door and wonder if you have any ideas how to hang a wreath/decoration on it. I've tried the heavy duty command hooks and they come off during the winter cold. Needless to say, my door isn't very welcoming!

    1. Image for Victoria McKinney-Vareschi Victoria McKinney-Vareschi

      Can you use a metal over the door wreath hanger? https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/bee-willow-galvanized-over-the-door-wreath-hook-in-dark-pewter/5485395?skuId=69536019&enginename=bing&mcid=PS_bing_nonbrand_storagecleaning_Local&product_id=69536019&adtype=&product_channel=Local&adpos=&creative=&device=c&matchtype=e&network=o&gclid=07f9a2d98322185baef9c3b01c9f49e8&gclsrc=3p.ds&msclkid=07f9a2d98322185baef9c3b01c9f49e8

    2. Image for Tammy Tammy

      Terri - I too have a metal door and FINALLY! got my husband to where he was willing to drill small hole and insert a metal hook for all my door displays. My email is mtguseman@msn.com and if you're interested I can send you photos of the hook we used.

    3. Image for Amy Amy

      Terri, I use magnetic wreath hangers. There's tons on Amazon. Make sure your paint is really cured, though, or that you don't want to move the hanger as it can leave a mark. It's worth it!!

  3. Image for Sharon Sharon

    I definitely got some great ideas from this post . I especially liked 1, 2, and 3. The sheer number of pumpkins, lanterns and mums in #1 really gave it a "wow" factor. I loved the metal urns with the twigs and also the grapevine pumpkins in #2. My favorite part of #3 was the grapevine pumpkin and pinecones on the door. It just seemed unexpected to me. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    I like different elements of all of them. How did you know that today was the day I decorated my porch? The rain finally let up enough for me to tackle that job.

  5. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    So much cuteness its hard to tell which one I like the best, maybe a little from all! Thanks and have a great weekend!!

  6. Image for Kathy Menold Kathy Menold

    I am rather a traditionalist when it comes to my front door. Two black rocking chairs with chartreuse and buffalo black and white pillows and a buffalo checked rug lots of heirloom pumpkins and lanterns with faux candles on timers. On the door a bittersweet garland above and a glittery lit mixed pumpkin wreath with a huge bow flanked by black urns with big orange pumpkins 🎃. Love this season.

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