Autumn is simultaneously one of the most beautiful and cozy seasons. A great way to celebrate and share the spirit of fall is to decorate your front porch, steps, and door for a creative autumn design. Try out these fall decorating ideas from our design experts at Nanz & Kraft Florist to instantly boost your curb appeal and impress your neighbors, friends, and family in Louisville.
1. Fall Flowers
Mums and Pumpkins
Charming Hardy Mums
Chrysanthemums are always the preferred flowers for autumn. They’re available in just about every color you can imagine, including all the favorites for fall like yellow, red, orange, gold, bronze, and copper. Plus, potted varieties of these hardy plants are in-season and will continue blooming well beyond Thanksgiving Day. Baskets of potted chrysanthemums add bright bursts of color to an outdoor autumn display and can be positioned around your doorway or along your front steps. Just be sure to bring them indoors if there’s any frosty weather in the forecast.
2. Autumn Greenery
Croton Plant in Decorative Tin
Although pretty fall flowers can stand on their own in an autumn display, they’re made even more beautiful when accented with leafy greens. We especially love hardy croton plants for the red and yellow mottled leaves. Arrangements of dark purple and green potted kale also look stunning in a front porch display for fall.
3. Festive Front Door
Fall-Decorated Porch – photo by Savvy Southern Style
The front door should be the focal point of any front porch display, and there are a variety of fun ways to make the most of yours. You can welcome guests with a hanging basket of freshly picked hospitality or spring for a more elegant floral wreath. Look for one in autumn colors with fall accents like miniature pumpkins, pinecones, berries, and foliage. If your front door’s design won’t accommodate a basket or wreath, you can still highlight the main entrance to your home by draping a festive garland over your doorframe.
4. Toasty Textiles
Instead of moving your outdoor furniture into storage for the colder part of the year, switch out your summer cushions and pillows for autumn versions featuring warm fabrics like flannel and wool. Look for cinnamon colored flannels and navy prints. Then add a couple of warm blankets for snuggling up with good company and mugs of hot apple cider.
5. Bountiful Beauty
One of the main themes of autumn is the harvest, and harvest is all about abundance. Channel the spirit of an overfilled cornucopia in your design by layering on the elements. Adorn your porch with pumpkins, gourds, greens, flowers, hay bales, cornstalks, and anything else you can think of! To keep it put-together, sophisticated, and never messy, be sure to maintain balance and symmetry around your front door.
Celebrate Indoors with Lovely Fall Floral Arrangements
There’s no reason the fall fun has to stop at your front door. Bring the beauty of the season indoors with artfully arranged autumn flowers, bouquets, and centerpieces. Fall flowers can brighten up a dark corner, your entryway, or add elegance to the center of your dining table. At Nanz & Kraft Florist, we have a wide variety of floral arrangements especially designed to celebrate autumn. To view our full selection, we welcome you to stop by one of our showrooms or browse online today.