September 22, 2020
The night air is crisp and the leaves are just starting to change—it’s time to celebrate autumn every way we can! Make a statement with your front door and porch by decorating them with themes of the season!
Classic Fall Front Doors
Design an entry to your home that celebrates all the colors and themes of the season! HGTV shows you how to make an exquisite wreath of “mini-pumpkins”—which are really dried putka pods, but they look exactly like tiny pumpkins!
If you prefer an earthier take on the season, you can use this Bohemian Herb Wreath from DIY Network for inspiration. The wide-ranging color palette still embraces the spirit of the season but in a less traditional way.
For a full-on classic, you can’t beat this Colorful Foliage wreath from Southern Living. Find out how to make this wreath from autumn leaves that will last for two to three years!
Sometimes the biggest statement you can make is the most obvious—House Beautiful suggests forgoing the wreath and re-painting your front door instead! Choose a festive autumn color like bright orange!
No matter how caring a gardener you are, this is the time of year when your prize floral gardens may be looking tired. One answer (and easy pick-me-up) is to place pots of colorful mums in containers on your front porch. DIY Networksuggests using a child’s wagon to display the flowers.
Another area that may be feeling the change of season is your window boxes. The Spruce has several creative and unique ideas about how to transform your window boxes to reflect the colorful fall season—including using mums, ornamental kale and cabbage, and gourds!
Simple Ideas Make a Statement
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the ones that are the most charming. Paper bag luminaries are easy to make and a great family project—yet the effect is so warm and welcoming! Use leaf shapes cut into the paper bags for an autumn theme, then line your porch or stairway with the glowing bags! Or grab these from Wayfair! (Be sure to use battery-operated votives instead of real ones.)
There’s nothing like colorful ears of dried corn, complete with their pale dried stalks, to remind us that nature is the greatest designer of all. Make some simple arrangements of dried corn to hang on your front door, porch railing, or anywhere on the front of your home.
It’s a little early to start thinking of Halloween, but it’s not too early for pumpkins—especially if they are elegantly designed with your house number painted on them! Country Living has a whole bunch of ideas for decorating with pumpkins—and most of them don’t come close to resembling a jack-o-lantern! Like this one from Lovely Indeed, which brings the movie “Hocus Pocus” to life!
Welcome Fall at Southshore
With nature in your own backyard, the master-planned community of Southshore is a great place to celebrate autumn—and all the seasons! Custom new homes in Aurora’s only lakeside community offer the best of both worlds—you’re close to all the urban happenings and you’re just steps away from nature’s playground! Take a tour of the brand new homesfrom Richmond American Homes,Toll Brothers, and Taylor Morrison for a taste of Life at the Lake. These ranch and two-story designs are priced between the $400s and the $700s.