Today I want to share a few photos of our entryway with its simple fall touches.
I am still so satisfied with the improvements we made to it last summer. Thanks to our friends at Lowe’s, we turned a stock kitchen cabinet into a bench and it has been excellent for containing the clutter. The white shiplap walls and black and white hooks are charming and welcoming, and the shelf above the bench lets me add something personal to the space. I’m still shopping around for a new light fixture and rug, but our entryway makes me smile when I walk through the door each day.
It is also a lovely canvas to decorate for the changing seasons and holidays. This fall, I placed the pumpkins I made from old sweaters (tutorial here) on the shelf and updated the frames with our family photos.
On the bench, I arranged faux florals in a hand-painted craft pumpkin. I painted the pumpkin and filled it with a fresh flowers for our Thanksgiving centerpiece last year (read about it here), but it was too pretty to throw away. It now has new life with a nice pop of color against the white shiplap and black bench top.
I bought this adorable sisal fox at Michael’s to lend a touch of woodland whimsy. It also reminds me of my dog, Kona. Don’t you see the resemblance?
Like many people, I also like to change my door decor each season. This fall I decided to extend the faux florals I used in the entryway pumpkin to a wall-mount mailbox hanging on our front door. (Learn how to make it here.) I’ll change it again for Halloween, but until then it’s hello, fall!
The things I like best about these seasonal decor updates is that they’re (1) quick and easy, and (2) didn’t cost a fortune. They were things I diy’d, used in different ways or put in different places, and they all came together to create a lovely autumn welcome.
So have you spruced up your front porch or entryway for fall? What are your favorite tips and tricks? Thanks for reading and happy fall, ya’ll! — v.