Now that Labor Day weekend is over and the kids are back in school, the calendar alone reminds us that fall is right around the corner. The days are still incredibly hot and humid, but our first cold front is due to arrive by the end of the week. Regardless of the weather, September 1st usually marks the change on the store shelves as they fill with pumpkin spice and fall colors. Now is the time to begin decorating our front porch with fall decor. As such, we will explore three ways to bring fall color into our curb appeal with wreath, flower pots, and a welcome sign.
Of course you can always purchase a wreath for your front door, but making one can be a fun project. Using a grapevine wreath as a base is an easy and inexpensive way to begin a DIY fall wreath project. There are so many ideas online that can inspire you. I found the following video of a woman demonstrating how she made a beautiful wreath in 6 minutes from items purchased from Hobby Lobby. It is certainly doable even for the most un-crafty person. Check it out even more ideas at Classy Clutter.
There is something very beautiful about stairs leading up to your front door lined with flower pots. A great way to bring fall to your front porch is to fill your flower pots with chrysanthemums. These flowers are perfect; however, they are not your only option. Other flowers that are great for pots and fall color are asters, coneflowers, and Black-eyed Susans, which are native to Texas. The Spruce has a great article called, “12 Good Plants for Fall Containers,” which has many more options from which to choose.
You not only want your curb appeal to be spot on and welcoming, but why not state without a doubt that guests are welcome with a sign. This project is so simple that anyone can do it. The wood can be reclaimed or brand-new depending on the look you want. If you want a brand-new board because you are fresh out of reclaimed wood, then cedar would be a good choice. Fresh cedar has a beautiful fall color, it ages to a great grey, and is lighter than other boards its same size. Either way once you have your board, simply attaching store-bought letters to say, “Welcome.”
For as many front porches there are, there are that many different ways to decorate for the fall season. Today I have picked three easy ways to inject fall colors and a fall theme to your curb appeal. If you are hungry for more fall decor ideas, then definitely check out “25 Fall Porch Decorating Ideas to Make Your Home the Envy of the Neighborhood.”