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

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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 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.

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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 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!

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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. Scattered pumpkins in various shapes and sizes add visual interest.

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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.

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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, as well as how a muted color palette—from the pastel pumpkins to the neutral doormat—look cohesive. Black and white striped accents add just enough energy to the overall look.

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Pattern Play

Stripes and checkerboard prints intermingle with nature’s unique textures and patterns in this autumnal vignette. Arranging items on both sides of the stoop creates a festive runway leading up to the front door, and a fun first impression to receive guests.

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Modern Farmhouse

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.

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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. Dried flower bouquets in a sun-dappled palette, coupled with whitewashed pumpkins feel distinctly rustic and chic.

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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. We also love the pennants' calligraphy font—very DIY and wholesome.

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Magical Glow

Fairy lights and battery-powered votives make this front door welcoming, day or night. The miniature pumpkins that adorn the wreath are a creative way to incorporate the ubiquitous fall gourds.

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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. Also, the leafy, branched archway framing the front door feels like the cherry on top of a sweet pathway into the home.

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Classic Vibes

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.

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Black and White Charm

Black and white décor looks modern and polished. This bold look features painted pumpkins, twin cornstalks tied in black and white ribbon, and a black rocking chair and broom near the front door to complete the mood.

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Simple, Yet Elegant

A garland of fall leaves adds a seasonal touch to an otherwise foliage-filled front door area. We love the simple, understated vibe.

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A Touch of Fall

The bright red color of this home's front door means it doesn't take much to dress up the area. For fall, a simple wreath and several pumpkins is all this home needs to keep with the season.

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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.

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Gourd-geous Fall Décor

A few seasonal décor touches in a dusty fall color palette enhances the brick of this home. Copy the look with a seasonal sign, decorative corn stalks around the doorframe, and a handful of pumpkins for the steps.

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Dynamic Display

This dynamic porch display arranges pumpkins and other gourds amid a tangle of snaking vines. The look is so striking, it doesn't need much else.

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Tasteful Tea Lights

A collection of tea lights in glass votives bumps up the front porch ambiance come evening. They provide a lit pathway to the front door, while also casting a warm glow on the pumpkins and potted flowers.

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Seeing Double

Let your double doors take the lead with two of every décor item for symmetry. Understated pairs of wreaths and pumpkin-filled lanterns add balance to this home.

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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.

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