One of the best ways to get into the festivities of fall is to decorating your home’s front porch, steps, and door. You can create a fun, cheerful display that makes your home look welcoming and cozy. These quick and easy tips from Zeidler’s Flowers in Evansville will instantly boost your home’s curb appeal, impressing your neighbors, friends, and family.
1. Fall Flowers
Fall Mums and Pumpkins
The chrysanthemum is fall’s favorite flower, and potted varieties are perfect for outdoor decorating. They bloom abundantly in almost every color of the rainbow, including all of autumn’s favorites like yellow, gold, red, bronze, copper, and orange! Since mums are in-season, potted chrysanthemums will continue to bloom until winter. To create a more interesting outdoor floral display, mix your mums with other fall flowers and plants, like marigolds, potted kale, and croton plants. Just be sure to bring your fall flowers indoors before any frosty weather.
Fall Patio Garden
2. Pumpkins Galore
Fall wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins aplenty. Gather up a variety of pumpkins and gourds in all sorts of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures. Then create visually dynamic groupings along your steps, pathway, or on either side of your front door.
There are endless ways to incorporate pumpkins in your outdoor autumn display. Instead of carving, we recommend leaving pumpkins fully intact to ensure they last the entire season. You can decorate them with fun patterns, spray them metallic gold or silver, or even paint on festive pictures, using cute stencils of cats, bats, owls, and squirrels. If you have an upcoming party, paint your house numbers in bold on a few stacked pumpkins to help your guests find your house.
3. Festive Front Door
The focal point of any front porch decorations should always be the front door. You can highlight yours by hanging a fun or elegant Autumn Wreath featuring fall foliage, miniature pumpkins, pinecones, silk accents, ribbons, and more! Look for a wreath designed with colors that’ll either complement or contrast the color of your front door. You want to make sure your wreath shows up boldly against the door, but also doesn’t clash with the rest of your home. If your front door can’t accommodate a wreath, consider draping a festive garland of foliage above your doorframe.
4. Cozy Textiles
If you have outdoor furniture, don’t move it into storage for winter just yet. Instead, switch out your summery pillows and cushions for those featuring fall fabrics. Look for ones upholstered in flannel or wool and stack up a few plaid blankets. You’ll be able to snuggle up outside with a mug of hot apple cider and a good book or buddy all season long.
5. Bountiful Beauty
The main theme of the harvest is abundance. You can reflect the bounty of the season in your autumn decorations by piling on the layers. Mix autumn plants, flowers, pumpkins, gourds, and other seasonal accents like cornstalks and hay bales to create a cornucopia for the senses on your front porch. To prevent the display from looking messy or jumbled, try to maintain a line of symmetry and balance on either side of your front door or steps.
Bring the Seasonal Fun Inside with Autumn Floral Arrangements
There’s no reason why the fall fun has to stop at your front door! Bring the festivities indoors with potted plants and floral arrangements designed especially for autumn. Whether you decorate a sunny spot with a potted arrangement of Harvest Memories or your dining room table with an elegant seasonal centerpiece, your home will be filled with the warmth and coziness of the season. To view our complete fall floral collection, we welcome you to visit our Zeidler’s Flowers showroom or to browse our autumn arrangements online.