Fall decorations enhance your home entrance that welcomes friends and family.

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It's time showcase your home's beautiful Fall color design. Fall officially started September 23rd. and you are an official fall scrooge if you haven't begun to break out the Fall decorations. Not much has changed in Florida where our temperatures remain in the high 80s. But it's time to start breaking out the pumpkins and changing over to the festive orange, yellow, and brown colors around the house.

My personal rules for decorating entrances.


My home is located on a corner lot -- so I have TWO entrances to decorate for every season. I don't worry about matching the exact decorations at each doorway because it wouldn't work: one entrance has a wrought iron gate and the front door has a standard storm door. I buy or refresh old decorations when I can. But I make it a point to invest in a new garden flag every 90 days and treat myself to a new door mat. Still I have some basic rules I use.

  • No Garden flags with words and sayings.
    You never know who will be offended by a message regardless of how harmless it seems. I once had a neighbor tell me the Easter saying proclaiming "Christ is Risen" offends those of non-Christian faith. While I'm entitled to my faith and my beliefs, putting that message on a garden flag is not win me a place in heaven. It's simply not worth offending my neighbors.

  • Lighting should help illuminate and not become the focal part of the landscape.
    Disco entrance lights or crazy flashing lights are distracting and do not enhance your efforts to show off your entrances.

  • Don't limit your door decorations to wreaths.
    Baskets, door hangers and signs that celebrate activities during Fall can be beautiful and festive.




    I love this Mickey-shaped sign. The shape is immediately recognizable here in Orlando.
    Are we ready for some football? If you are a fan, or live with one, this sign adds a little humor to the decorations!

  • I never buy a "WELCOME" mat or sign.

    This is a weird personality trait. I never wanted people to arrive at my home unannounced. For that reason I just don't put anything out that says "welcome". I love having guests, but mostly on my own terms. Sorry friends.

Here are a few of my favorite examples of great fall decorations for your doors and entrances!



Fall Garden Flags
Fall Garden Flags



Festive Pumpkin Yard Signs
Festive Pumpkin Yard Signs



New Autumn Door Mat in Earthy Green
New Autumn Door Mat in Earthy Green



Pumpkin Spice Door Wreath
Pumpkin Spice Door Wreath



Refreshed Garden Pathway Lights in Yellow
Refreshed Garden Pathway Lights in Yellow



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