Your front door is your home’s first impression. It welcomes guests and sets the tone for what’s inside. It’s also the perfect spot to showcase your seasonal spirit, and you don't have to break the bank to do so.
Before you get started on your fall front door décor, know that there isn’t one right way to decorate. You can go big with dozens of pumpkins, hay bales, and corn stalks, or keep it simple with existing greenery and a few thoughtful accessories. Traditional colors like black and orange are fun, while a more muted palette can look chic and modern. Use your creative freedom to go as traditional or non-traditional as you want.
Here's a fall-ready front door décor formula: Get yourself a cute doormat and a wreath or seasonal welcome sign, then sprinkle in pumpkins of varying shapes and sizes. Bonus points if there’s a lighting element that makes your door stand out come evening.
For more ideas, check out these 20 festive front doors we found on Instagram.
Curvy Curb Appeal
This showstopper is a study in symmetry, from the perfectly proportioned oversized rug and doormat to the twin potted corn stalks that draw the eye upward. We also love how the owner transformed a year-round wreath to fit the season with colorful velvet ribbons. The velvet keeps the black and orange from looking kitschy, but if kitschy is what you're after, go for it!
Pop of Color
There’s no reason to stick to the typical black-and-orange fall palette. In this example, aqua, pink, and yellow make for a cheerful bohemian vibe. We're also fans of the cheery, fall-appropriate foliage hanging from the doorway.
Greenery and an array of pumpkins and other squash complement the cobblestone porch and barn-style door. The wreath, made from natural materials, pulls everything together.
White mums and pale-green pumpkins create a polished scene with just the right amount of rustic flair. The cornstalks that flank the steps' railings also look like regal, sculptural art pieces.
This seasonally decorated front porch tells a story, and that story is that fall has undeniably arrived. A straw broom adds a throughline to the welcome sign, and the mix-and-match glass bottles in a crate, plus the apothecary bottles displayed on the bench tie the witch theme together.
Festive and bright
White accents liven up this front porch, from the painted pumpkins, to striped doormat, rocking chair, and potted flowers. A pumpkin wreath keeps the theme going from the porch to the front door.