Here are a couple of suggestions to inspire you as you dress your door for Halloween, holiday parties and more.
As we transition into fall — the season for trick or treating, holiday parties and other opportunities to interact with friends — we want our front door to say welcome, an invitation to come on in.
But sometimes it can be hard to come up with interesting treatments for your door. Here are a couple of suggestions to inspire you as you dress your door for fall.
Leaf swag. If you want simple yet stunning, this idea is for you. We hung a fall swag from a little nail in my door, then filled in with a few of our favorite fall picks to make it fuller, more 3-D. We finished it off with long twists of ribbon: a ticking-inspired stripe and a cream ribbon dotted with pheasants. Tying perfect bows is hard, I think. So we cheated. We created a few loops, then used simple plastic zip ties to hold them in place.
Candle in a can. This one is more elaborate and best for porches that are protected, not buffeted by rain and wind. Start with a long, thin and pretty flat basket, securing it to the door with zip ties. Then add in a bronze wall sconce. We have these fabulous battery-operated fake candles, some that even work on timers, that would be perfect here. They allow you to get the warm, twinkling effect of a real candle with none of the danger or hassle. We finished by snaking in a fall leaf swag, perked up in the center focal point with a few red berry picks.
Floral-filled basket. For this fun idea, we picked a small metal tin and used it as a basket for a cascading bouquet of fall florals. We finished it off with some twists and turns of ribbon with a sweet ticking pattern.
Wreath with double ribbons. We have had more fun with this amazing wreath this year. When it comes in the box, it’s flat as a pancake. Then, with a little finessing, it springs to life and becomes this rich, full, fabulous halo of fall leaves.
One of the reasons wreaths are a perennial favorite is you really don’t have to do much to make them look great. We just added in a duo of bows, picking this rust ribbon trimmed in plaid to pull out the hues in the leaves.