Why save your autumn decorations for the inside of the house? Your front door and entrance way are the first impression any guests get of your home. Give them a warm autumnal welcome with beautiful seasonal decorations, both on your porch and inside the hallway.
So how can you decorate your front porch for the autumn months? We’ve put together some fantastic ideas for decorating the outside of your house as well as your hallway.
Keep it minimalist
Nobody wants a cluttered home, and the same goes for the front of the house. Keep your autumnal design limited to a beautiful wreath on the front door using warm and earthy colours. Channel the harvest season by incorporating autumnal leaves, pine cones, berries, and other harvest features.
If you’re looking for a wreath to last you until Christmas, weave in some wintery shades to transcend the shift in season.
Style with pumpkins
Not just for Halloween and jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins and gourds in different colours and shapes look great for the whole season. Why not choose varying colours and layer them on your outside steps, or place a couple by the door. You could also bring them indoors and assemble them around your hallway furniture, alongside autumn leaf decor and beautiful seasonal lighting.
Repaint the front door
If you’re short on space, or don’t want to shell out too much money on seasonal design changes, it doesn’t mean you can’t embrace autumnal decor this year. Repainting your front door, whether simply the inside, or the outside too, can help to bring real warmth to your home styling. Opt for earthy reds, yellows and oranges, or be bold with a bright pumpkin orange.
For more on how you can use autumn colours in your home, read our handy guide here.
Bring the outside in
Embrace the outdoors, and incorporate plants into your autumn styling. Rustic dried florals have been stealing the interior design show this year, whether used as part of a garland, or simply in a vase.
Why not also get creative with autumn leaves? String them into a garland or loop them through fairy lights for a warming touch.
Want to turn your own hand to drying flowers? Make the transition to autumn by being creative with your existing flowers and plants. Find out more here.
Add warmth with a runner
Whether your floor is carpeted or hardwood, add a runner to keep your home’s entrance warm underfoot for both you and your guests. Aim to match it to the length and shape of your hallway, and choose complementary colours. Grey tones are often a popular choice, both for style and practicality; you’ll want a colour to withstand muddy footprints!
As the days get shorter, lighting becomes an essential part of your styling process. Bring lamp lighting into your hallway for a warm and ambient welcome, but don’t forget about the outside. Wrap your home in gorgeous string bulb lighting, or guide your guests to your door with low pathway lighting for the perfect warm autumnal look.
Prepare your home for autumn weather
It’s not all about getting the decor down to a tee, you also need to get your home ready for the muddier winter months. Get practical with doormats and welly racks, but remember you don’t need to lose out on style with function. Go for metal racks that stand the test of time and are easily cleaned, and choose a doormat that blends in seamlessly with your hallway decor.
You should now be feeling inspired to dress up your porch and hallway for autumn. We love seeing how our customers style their homes, so make sure to tag us in your beautiful autumnal decor using #OakFurniturelandStyle.