I love over-the-top seasonal porch decorations. You know the ones: corn stalks on either side of the door, stacks of pumpkins, piles of leaves, oversized lanterns and autumn garlands. They are so creative and put visitors in the mood for fall right away. Pottery Barn catalogs are notorious for having gorgeously decorated entries and I always enjoy flipping through to see what the designers have come up with next.
While theme-y porches are fun to look at, I can’t say I’m a theme-y porch doer. I prefer simplicity, clean lines and just the addition of a classic fall wreath to announce and celebrate the new season.
Now I know wreaths are a bit controversial (way too strong of word, but you know what I mean). People are either fans or not.
I happen to be a fan of a good wreath. In fact, in my compulsive crafting days, I made a million (here are a bunch of tutorials of the wreaths I’ve made over the years).
I like wreaths indoors – hung on a bookshelf, as wall decor (you can see the dried boxwood wreath hanging on the wall in this video house tour), for party decorations and strung from ribbon in windows during Christmas (see what I mean here).
I like wreaths outdoors, too. Especially a simple, fresh wreath hung on a black door. It is such a classic look.
If you are looking for a simple way to update your front door this fall, perhaps you could try one of these nine favorite classic fall wreaths. SOURCES
Preserved Boxwood $44.99 (currently on sale for $38.24)
Salal Wreath $59.95
Bay Leaf Wreath $59.95
Wheat Wreath $44.95 (currently on sale for $38.24)
Harvest Olive Wreath $149
Olive Wreath $65
Rosemary Wreath $58.95
A few notes:
Some of the wreaths are fresh which means they smell amazing, need to be misted daily to keep them fresh for about 4 weeks and then will dry naturally. Of course you can make your own fresh rosemary, bay leaf, olive or salal wreath if you have armloads of clippings. Simply wire the stems to a wreath form and you’re set!
The Olive Wreath is from this floral company with the most gorgeous farm flower bouquets. Definitely worth checking out.
You can hang a wreath with a ribbon by thumb-tacking it to the top of the door or try this brass wreath door hanger (I just ordered one for me!).
Cheers to easy fall decor!