Outside Fall Decorating Ideas: Create an Exterior Entryway to Fall For

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Do you love fall? It’s amazing how the landscape changes. One minute it’s dotted with shades of pinks and light yellows, and the next it’s painted with golden yellows, deep oranges, and vibrant reds. It’s also the season when you start thinking about Thanksgiving. That means you’ll want to consider outside fall decorating ideas. Keep reading to find out how you can make your guests feel welcome.

Is Your Home Missing That Warm and Cozy Feeling?

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Have you considered that when guests walk up to your home, they may not get a warm and cozy feeling? Even though you and your family are welcoming, your home’s exterior entryway or porch may not be. Let’s face it: it may be time for this part of your home to get a makeover. Use these outside fall decorating ideas to create a warm and inviting feeling.

Fall front door decor includes Fall wreaths (use an adjustable wreath hanger or a magnetic wreath hanger) that feature colors of the fall season such as orange, yellows, greens, and browns. However, you can add more pizazz to your entryway if they light up.

For instance, you can use micro string lights. And if you have a wreath that doesn’t light up, you can add the lights to it. Keep in mind that you can also drape your exterior entryway door or double doors with lighted garland (use a doorway garland hanger). You may also include an urn planter that’s filled with an urn filler and stacking pumpkins to bring the look together. And remember, using fall decor that feature lighting not only will brighten your entryway or porch, but it will also help your guests if they need to step-up to walk into your home.

Another fall decorating tip is to hang a swag on your door and perhaps add a hanging basket if you can. Of course, if you don’t want to hang the basket, you can always place it in an urn planter or flower pot. If you have windows, dress them up with a fall window box filler.

Hang on, because we’re not through yet! We have another example of fall decor for your exterior entryway. Keep reading.

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Use pre-lit faux hay bales as the main focal point. Why? Because these fall decorations will add autumnal charm to your home – they’ll light the outside of your home. You can stack the hay bales on top of each other to create heights; you may consider staggering them. Or you could put one hay bale on each side of your exterior entryway. Of course, you don’t want the hay bales to be empty. Place grapevine glitter pumpkins on them to jazz them up. On the ground, put the following fall decorations: LED pillar and candle lanterns, fall topiary, and doormat.

If you have stairs leading up to your exterior entryway, you could add rubber stair treads in the same style as the doormat. A stair tread is the horizontal portion of a set of stairs on which a person walks. It’s composed of either wood, metal, plastic, or other materials. Using stair treads is a great way to keep dirt, debris, and mud at bay. And an anti-skid backing can help prevent you and your guests from falling.

What’s more, if you like Halloween and want to add a bit of spookiness to your entryway, consider adding a spider lantern or witch lantern along with starlight spheres, which you could place in an urn planter or hang from tree branches. Adding outdoor Halloween decorations to your fall decorations can give your entryway more personality.

Finally, create a lovely fall scene on your covered porch starting with a wooden Fall sign that’s made of fir wood and has the distressed look of reclaimed barn wood. The sturdy latch in the back will prevent it from bending.

Next, add fall tree with lights. Ours actually resembles a real-life maple tree. It has micro LED lights for a stunning glow and features realistic-looking tree bark to add to the overall natural look. The beautiful, color-changing faux leaves are on flexible branches, so you can arrange them as you like.

To tie the look together, add real or even stacked faux pumpkins in an urn planter –  you can easily stake them into the urn. Add outdoor lanterns with flameless candles, a Thanksgiving iron turkey, and Japanese lantern fall garland. Guests who approach your home will get a warm welcome, even though there may be a chill in the air.

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Use Outside Fall Decorating Ideas and Give Guests a Warm Welcome

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Use our outside fall decorating ideas and give your guests a warm welcome! But keep in mind that you don’t want to go overboard with fall decorations for your home. It’s best to use a few select pieces to create a look that exudes warmth and coziness. And you know what else? You can use your outdoor fall decor for years to come. Of course, you can always update and mix and match pieces to design a look that works with your style. After all, these fall home decorating ideas are meant to be utilized to create the look you want.

If you know someone who loves fall and Thanksgiving, forward this post to them via email or your favorite social network: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. After all, they too may be looking for outside fall decorating ideas. Share the knowledge!

P.S. Don’t struggle to hang your fall garland! Check out this How to Hang Garland illustration.

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