11 of the Prettiest Fall-Inspired Front Doors We Spotted on Instagram

Updated 10/15/19

Design by Emily Henderson Design; Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

Your front door is your home’s first impression. It welcomes guests and sets the tone for what’s in store. It’s also the perfect spot to showcase your seasonal spirit, without breaking the bank.

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. Though, if we had to design a formula it would be this: Get yourself a cute doormat and a wreath or sign, then sprinkle in pumpkins of varying shapes and sizes. Bonus points if there’s a lighting element that makes your door stand out even at nighttime.

If we had to design a formula it would be this: Get yourself a cute doormat and a wreath or sign, then sprinkle in pumpkins of varying shapes and sizes.

For more ideas, check out these festive front doors we found on Instagram.

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Curvy Curb Appeal

This showstopper is a study in symmetry, from the perfectly proportioned oversized rug and doormat to the twin corn stalks that draw the eye upward. We also love how the owner transformed a year-round wreath to fit the season with colorful ribbons. The velvet keeps the black and orange from looking kitschy.

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Fairy Tale Fall

Like something out of a storybook, this stoop boasts hay bales and a wooden crate that build dimension and create a layered look.

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Pop of Color

There’s no reason to stick to the typical black-and-orange palette. Aqua, pink, and yellow make for a cheerful bohemian vibe.

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Minimalist Mood

This front door proves fewer design elements can pack just as much style. We love the tiny wheat wreath.

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Pattern Play

Stripes and checkerboard prints intermingle with nature’s unique textures and patterns in this autumnal vignette.

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Modern Farmhouse

Greenery and Earth-toned pumpkins complement the cobblestone porch and barn-style door.

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Beautiful Bounty

An old wooden dresser on the porch? We wish we’d thought of that! It’s made even more beautiful when overflowing with a fall harvest.

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Banners and Bows

The burlap pennants and the planters’ black-and-white bows are what drew us in to this front door design.

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Magical Glow

Fairy lights and battery-powered votives make this front door welcoming, day or night.

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Perfectly Placed

Rather than concentrate all the pumpkins around the door, why not spread them out? We love how this homeowner heightened the anticipation by lining their pathway.

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Classic Vibes

White mums and pale-green pumpkins create a polished scene with just the right amount of rustic flair.

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