Last year we update our fall decor a bit, but I decided not to share it or any photographs of it because I did not want to give any identifying information to our house (since there are some weird people out there). However, since the outside of our home isn’t your traditional single-family home and we share a wall on both sides with our neighbors, we know firsthand that decorating the front of your house means getting creative. It means utilizing railings, flower boxes and anything else you can to make your home more fall-ready.
In today’s post, we’re going to share some of our tips for adding curb appeal to your home for the fall season.
KEEP IT SIMPLE:
I don’t know about you, but during the fall I feel tempted to overdo it with pumpkins, mums, standing fall signs and more! However, I don’t have the space for it and even if I could technically make space for it since we have lawn space out front, it would make it look really crowded and overdone.
When living in a row home or a narrow home, I would recommend sticking to a few pieces that make a statement. For example, for our fall decor, we’ve decided that we are going to have some new chair seats, pumpkins near our steps and potted mum, but that’s it.
CHOOSE A SPOT AND STICK TO IT:
Going off the point above, a trick we learned for decorating the front of our home is focusing on a particular spot or location we want to highlight. For us, it’s the front of our stairs by the railing. For you it may be your outdoor table set up or your lawn. Whatever it is, it’s better to pick a spot you really want to get items for rather than trying to fill up every empty space you have outside.
CHANGE YOUR DOORMAT:
A simple and easy way to update your home for the fall is to change your doormat. Seasons are a great time to update your doormats if you have ones that aren’t the nice rubber ones. I know of a few stores that have quite a few selections of quirky doormats for the fall season.
DIVERSIFY THE SIZE OF YOUR PUMPKINS:
For our outdoor pumpkins, we typically only put 2-3 large ones at different sizes. They’re typically near the front of the step and are positioned so they’re gathered together around the potted mum instead of a straight down the steps. While we have enough space that we have lined our steps with tiny, mini pumpkins before, the larger ones, which tend to be the focus of our pumpkin decor, are on the ground near the front of the steps where we have more space to work with.
As much as I love seeing homes with large pumpkins and mums adorning both sides of the steps all the way up, when you have a narrow walkway or space, it makes it very crowded very fast. You can still get the gathered pumpkin look by diversifying the size of your pumpkins and placing them at a spot out front that works for your home.
GET A DOOR WREATH:
Door wreaths are one of my favorite ways to change things for the fall season. In fact, for every season and sometimes even holidays, I’ll change our door wreath to one that reflects the schedule more. The door is one of the first things your guests, the mailman and anyone else who approaches your door will see when walking up to your house, so it’s always been one of the areas in the front of our that we’ve tried to focus on the most.
You can make your own wreath if you want, but if you’re strapped for time or not super creative, there’s plenty of shops that have wreaths you can purchase for different price points.
In short, having a narrow home, twin or row home does not mean that you cannot still decorate for the fall season. It just means that you may have to get more creative and intentional about the placement of your items and the items you choose.
How do you like to decorate your front?