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Posted by shotwell florist on October 23, 2019 | Last Updated: October 8, 2020 Fall Flowers

5 Fun and Festive Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch for Autumn

One of the best ways to celebrate the beauty of autumn is to highlight it with a creatively decorated front porch, front door, and steps. Create a cheerful and welcoming look at the front of your house that you’ll enjoy all season long. With these simple, yet fun, ideas from our expert designers at Shotwell Floral and Greenhouse, you can instantly boost your curb appeal to impress your neighbors, friends, and family in Fargo.

Mums and Pumpkins

Fall Flowers

Create an abundantly beautiful outdoor design to celebrate autumn with lovely fall flowers. Cheerful chrysanthemums are undoubtedly the most popular for the season. They bloom in almost every color of the rainbow, including all of fall’s favorites like red, burgundy, bronze, gold, orange, copper, and yellow. Plus, they’re in-season, so potted varieties will continue to bloom well after you’ve finished your Thanksgiving dinner. Just be sure to move them to a warmer location before frosty weather.

Plentiful Pumpkins and Gourds

Fall just doesn’t feel like fall without a pumpkin — or several! Choose a variety of pumpkins in different shapes, colors, sizes, and textures and mix them with a few gourds to create visually interesting groups. If you want your pumpkins to last the season, refrain from hollowing them out for Halloween. Instead, you can paint them with fun patterns, designs, or use stencils to decorate them with cute seasonal critters. For a more elegant take on the pumpkin, spray them silver or gold metallic and tie with pretty ribbons. If you’ll be having guests over for a party or dinner, paint your house numbers on several pumpkins in bold numbering to help your guests find your home.

Focus on the Front Door

The front door should be the focal point of your autumn display. Highlight yours with a pretty fall wreath featuring foliage, flowers, and embellishments like miniature pumpkins, pinecones, ribbons, and more! Be sure to choose a wreath that features complementary colors that’ll look wonderful against your front door. If you can’t hang a wreath on your door, highlight your home’s main entrance by hanging a seasonal garland above the doorframe.

Fall textiles

Cozy Cushions

Don’t move your outdoor furniture into storage just yet. Instead, trade out your summery pillows and cushions for ones featuring heavier fabrics for fall. Look for plaid prints on flannel and pile up a few wool blankets, too. You can enjoy a lovely autumn day, snuggled up with a fresh mug of hot apple cider.

Bountiful Beauty

Capture the mood of harvest with a design featuring an abundance of decorative elements. You can create a virtual cornucopia on your front porch with pops of pumpkin orange, flowing florals, and leafy greens. Add in a few cornstalks, hay bales, scarecrows, or any autumn accent that suits your taste. However you pile on the pretties, make sure to maintain symmetry and balance to prevent the whole design from looking messy.

Mums the Word

Happy Days

Enjoy Fun and Festivity with Indoor Arrangements for Autumn

There’s no reason the fun has to stop at your front door. You can bring the beauty and joy of autumn’s Wild Woodlands indoors with beautifully designed floral arrangements for fall. At Shotwell Floral and Greenhouse, we have a wide selection of lovely floral arrangements, centerpieces, and potted plants that will help you celebrate the season inside and out! To view our complete autumn selection, stop by our showroom or visit us online today.