French Country Decorating

10 Tips: Create an Envy-Worthy Fall Entry

Who doesn’t love driving the countryside to bask in the foliage and admire fall decor? This year, make your front door the prettiest on the block. Here are some helpful tips to decorate your fall haven.

Tip 1: Go Big
This little white barn masterfully balances modern and country. By adding two 7-foot tall autumnal trees in galvanized buckets with a large grouping of pumpkins and gourds, it’s transformed into a fall destination.
Image: pinterest

Tip 2: More is More
Not just one, but lots of white pumpkins, gourds, squash and white mums in galvanized buckets make this front entry a fall delight. For a unique twist, owners transformed a square picture frame with mini-pumpkins for an autumn wreath.

Tip 3: Punctuate Your Paint
Pause to take a gander at this gorgeous fall door. It’s freshly painted with this season’s trending color, “greige”. Owners complemented the rich door color with pheasant feathers, white pumpkins and berries that punctuate the grey-brown hue.


Tip 4: Simplify with Scale
The grand scale of these containers with late-summer blooming hydrangeas is extraordinary on this porch entry. You can eliminate the need for many small items by going large in scale.

Tip 5: DIY-It
On a small budget? Try drying bunches of white hydrangea from your garden. When dry, they turn a lovely sage green for fall. Then combine hydrangea with white pumpkins and gourds. No white pumpkins? Paint your pumpkins any shade that matches your design. It’s the little touches that transform this sky blue front door from summer to fall.

Tip 6: Stick with Tradition
This timeless French country style home with an arched wooden door is lovely unto itself. Change it up for fall by adding a simple autumn wreath to balance out the weathered concrete urns.

Image: Instagram @ourvintagehomelove

Tip 7: Flaws Are Your Friend 
Antique homes always look perfect during the fall. The well-loved dings, scratches, and chipping paint all add character to your fall decor. This hand-scraped, weathered wood door flanked by corn stalks and hay bails just exudes rustic charm.


Tip 8: Add Color
Vivid purple mums in verdigris urns balance out the front door of this stone chateau. It’s just the right touch of color to make this neutral home feel fall.

Tip 9: Natural Harmony
Sometimes you don’t need pumpkins to create a stunning fall entry. Instead, let nature around you be the star. Complement the colors of the season with neatly stacked firewood and evergreens in large weathered containers.

Rule 10: Be The Background
A classic white brick home is the perfect backdrop to showcase the colors of the season. Simple evergreens in aged urns let the fall leaves be the showstopper.


Pumpkins, gourds, wreaths or hay bails—it’s always fun to get your fall decorations out. Start outdoors, then head inside! Feeling inspired to get started?

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