Autumn’s all about creating cozy, welcoming vibes to get into the spirit of the season. One of the best ways to enjoy fall is to decorate your front porch and door. Having a beautiful autumn-themed entrance to your home feels festive and inviting. Plus, it’ll instantly improve your curb appeal, impressing your friends, family, and neighbors. Our flower and decor experts at Boyd’s Flowers in Wilmington recommend the following fun and easy ideas for brightening your front porch to celebrate autumn.
1. Pops of Floral Color
Our favorite way to decorate a front porch for fall is, of course, with flowers and plants featuring autumn colors, textures, and blooms. Potted chrysanthemums are a must-have for fall flowers, as they’re in-season, hardy, and bloom in a seemingly endless number of varieties and colors. For an outdoor fall display, we also love sunflowers, marigolds, potted kale, goldenrod, and lantana. To make sure your display lasts throughout the season, be sure to cover or move your potted plants indoors before any frosty nights!
2. Put a Wreath On It
No front porch fall display is complete without a wreath on the front door. We recommend selecting one that features autumn flowers in colors that either complement or contrast the color of your front door. You can add a few fall ribbons, miniature pumpkins, or pinecones to the wreath to make it look even more festive.
3. A Drape for Outside
The home in this photograph has a beautiful arrangement of fall flowers and pumpkins, but it feels incomplete. To draw the eye upward, consider draping an autumn-themed garland of flowers, leaves, and greenery. Not only will this balance out your display, but it’ll also make your front door the welcoming focal point it should be.
4. Pumpkins Aplenty
Fall just isn’t fall without pumpkins and gourds. We recommend selecting a wide variety in all different textures, colors, shapes, and sizes. You can use them to add fun, festive pops of color all around the front of your house or set them up in cute clusters. You can carve them to create jack-o-lanterns or other glowing designs. To create a display that lasts through the season, however, consider leaving your pumpkins intact. You can get creative by painting them with festive designs like acorns, leaves, owls, and squirrels or spraying them to glimmer with silver or gold paint.
5. Autumn Accents
While we love flowers, pumpkins, and gourds, there’s much more to fall decor! Accent these seasonal classics with autumn accents like colorful cornstalks, cattails, hay bales, scarecrows, sprigs of imitation autumn leaves, and more. You can add a few spooky elements for October and continue to enjoy the rest of your harvest design through Thanksgiving Day.
6. Toasty Textiles
Combat the chill of fall with the coziness of autumn-themed textiles. Put your summery pillows and doormats into storage and cover your outdoor furniture with soft flannels and warmly colored plaid prints. These will create a welcoming atmosphere that makes you want to curl up in the autumn chill with a mug of hot apple cider and a good book!
Too Cold to Decorate the Front Porch? Bring Autumn Indoors!
If it’s too cold to decorate the outside of your home for autumn, then bring the pumpkins, fall flowers, and other festivities inside! Our expert florists at Boyd’s Flowers can help you select the best indoor arrangements to help you celebrate the season. Whether you’re looking for a centerpiece for a harvest dinner or other floral accents to warm your home, as the temperature and leaves fall, we have all the unique and festive designs you need. We welcome you to drop by our showroom to see our fall selection or order online today!