Tuesday, November 08 2016
Add the Perfect Touch of Fall to Your Entryway with These Great Decorating Ideas
So, you have finally taken down your Halloween decorations and the house is looking a bit dull. Now let’s all be honest, it’s a bit too early to start decorating for Hanukkah or Christmas, but you still want to stay in the holiday mood. We have the perfect solution to keep that feel-good holiday spirit flowing throughout your home. By adding a touch of fall to your front porch, you and your guests will continue to feel the holiday love.
Re-Use your Halloween Pumpkins
If you read our previous blogs about “no carve pumpkins,” you may still have perfectly good pumpkins you can use to update your seasonal outdoor decorations. By repurposing your pumpkins with fall themed colors, you can turn your spooky decorations into elegant outdoor pieces for all to enjoy. Head to your local arts and crafts store and pick up a can or two of gold metallic spray paint. Adding a sparkly coat of paint to your pumpkins brings a quick and chic holiday feel to your home. If you want to keep it simple, use ivory paint instead of metallic. This will give you a neutral, yet stylish, addition without overpowering other decorations.
DIY Wreath for the Front Door
Get creative. With the holiday season upon us, many guests will be knocking on your door. First, take a few minutes to wipe down the surfaces of your door and any glass in the entry with a clean soft cloth so your door gleams. Add a touch of fall to your entry door by creating a beautiful wreath that guests will think you spent a fortune on. Pick up a pre-made grapevine wreath in a unique shape or size. Next, add some texture and color to your rustic wreath by securing three or four flowers to the vines with crafting wire—think red, yellow, orange, and white to project that colorful autumn ambience. Hang your wreath directly on a hook, or use a length of ribbon or burlap and let it hang. This project will take only ten or fifteen minutes and your entry door will be holiday ready!
Greet Your Guests with a Sign
Another way to make your home feel inviting for the holidays is to add a little welcome note to your front porch. Head over to your local second hand store and pick up an old frame or serving platter that has a rustic feel to it. Paint the front of your serving platter or the glass of the frame with chalkboard paint and write a personalized holiday-themed welcome message. With this simple addition to the front porch, your guests will feel the holiday vibe before you even answer the doorbell!
Keep the holiday spirit flowing throughout your home with stunning autumn decorations for all to enjoy! Ensure that your entryway is ready for the fall holidays by choosing beautiful Bi-Fold, Lift and Slide, Multi-Slide Patio Doors, Entry Doors, and Windows. AG Millworks can help you create the perfect indoor-outdoor living areas. Contact the professionals at AG Millworks to learn more OR by simply clicking the button below!