7 Front Door Decorating Ideas for instant Fall Curb Appeal

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The leaves, acorns, pinecones, fall is definitely is full swing! The best way to greet this colorful season is by giving your front door and porch a full-on makeover. This doesn’t mean hanging up your dusty old wreath from last year, but getting creative with some simple ideas you can make yourself, without the need of shelling out the big bucks. We’ve gathered some of our favorite ideas that are easy, fun, and editor approved.

1. DIY Spooky Witches Brooms

The fall season has a big focus on Halloween, so decorate accordingly! These spooky witch brooms made by The Ribbon Lady are a fun way to decorate your porch with a comical, kid-friendly approach. Load up the glitter on regular straw brooms, paint the handles black and decorate them with spider web lace cloth, rhinestones, ribbon, e.t.c.

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2. Set up a Festive Fall Chair

Take one of your porch chairs and load it up with everything that screams fall season. Leaves in traditional fall colors like burnt orange, red, and brown are a fall staple as well as pumpkins and various assortments of squash. Let your visitors know that fall is here with a nice display of all the symbols that represent this beautiful season. A fall-colored wool throw adds a nice finishing touch!

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3. Fill up a Planter with Plain Ol’ Kale!

Swap your regular flowers for kale! That’s right kale isn’t just for eating, it also makes beautiful arrangements that last much longer than flowers. No need to worry about drying up buds, kale is perfect for a shot of fall color on your porch. Take a trip to your local farmers market and your sure to fun lots of pre-made arrangements or even seedlings for purple kale and even white kale which makes a good contrasting statement.

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4. Get Spooky with these Slogan Pillows

You don’t need to have any professional sewing skills to make these pretty pillows. What I love about them is that they are completely customizable! Choose your color of fabric, glitter, and even text! You can get the full tutorial here.

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5. Frame Your Door with a Garland

Creating a fall garland is easy and fun! One of my favorite southern bloggers, Christy from Our Southern Home created this gorgeous porch makeover using everything that represents the fall season. Wrapping up the door in a garland made from fall leaves, squashes, mini-pupkins, burlap ribbon, and orange twinkle lights is a beautiful way to greet your family and friends this holiday season.

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6. Make Your Own Hanging Flower Balls

This is a fun DIY you can easily make with your favorite type of fall flowers. All you need is a foam carnation ball, some string, and artificial or real flowers. Simply attach the string to your foam ball, poke flowers all around till you fill up all the empty spaces and you’ve got yourself a nice hanging ball of flowers! It’s a simple and cute project you can whip up in a few minutes. These look best when hung up at various heights all around your porch.

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7. Stencil a Welcome Mat with Your Family’s Initials

We all know those monogramed welcome mats from Neimans can come with a pretty heavy price tag, and finding one from the various types of door mats that match your family’s initials is a definite lost cause! You can make your own welcome mat by buying a cheap woven mat, cutting out your own stencil, and spraying the stencil over with regular spray paint! This is one of the best ways you can customize your front porch for fall, and I love how it draws the whole family in.

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