The calendar says that is is officially fall, and we’ve been enjoying our first pumpkin spice lattes of the season. So it’s time to take another look at all the ways you can decorate your front door for the season. (We couldn’t resist adding in a few Halloween ideas, too!) After all, it is the first thing guests encounter when they come to your home. Shouldn’t it be a reflection of what’s waiting inside? Check out our top picks.
1. DIY Pumpkin Wreath: You can never have too many pumpkins. And this DIY wreath proves that point. Plus, because it’s not too Halloween centric, you can leave it up through Thanksgiving. (via 320 Sycamore)
2. Balloon Spiders: Don’t worry these pumped up arachnids won’t bite! But they will make your home ready for trick-or-treaters! (via Martha Stewart)
3. Tulle Wreath ($55): The autumn colors in an unexpected tulle will make a statement on your door this fall. Of course, we’re fans of the fact that there’s a little sparkle involved, too.
4. Stained Glass Tree: This twisted tree is great year round, but we love the shades of brown for fall. (via James Witt)
5. Broom Garland: We’re betting if you hang up this broom garland you’ll sweep the competition for best Halloween outdoor decor—especially if you’re dressed as a witch. (via Martha Stewart)
6. Gourd Family: Think of this gourd family as the autumn answer to snowmen. They are perfect for kids to decorate. Just look for pumpkins with out stems so the stack more easily. (via Martha Stewart)
7. Pumpkin Totem: Another take on the stacked pumpkins, this totem is one of our favorites from our no-carve pumpkin roundup. The goofy faces give us a chuckle. (via HGTV)
8. Eyeball Wreath: If your front door gets full sun all day, this is the wreath for you. Each of the bouncy ball eyeballs glows in the dark. Trick-0r-treaters will be greeted by a group of ghoulish glowing eyes. Creepy! (via Country Living)
9. Mummy Door: You can make this spooky mummy door in less than 15 minutes. All it requires is white streamers and construction paper eyes. (via Honey and Fitz)
10. Monster Door: If monsters are more your style try this take on a Frankenstein door. Admittedly, he looks a bit more goofy than scary, but that’s best if you have young trick-or-treaters. (via My Life and Kids)
11. Chalkboard Door: Of course we saved the best for last! Chalkboard paint works great on the inside of the front door, but we bet it would work just as well outside, if your door has an overhang. (via Apartment Therapy)
12. Three-Story Spiders: Okay, this goes beyond just the front door, but we’re impressed with the dedication of these home owners. We can only imagine how intricate their Christmas decorations must be! (via Apartment Therapy)
Do you decorate your front door for fall or Halloween? Tell us what you do in the comments!