A little fall inspiration for your budget friendly front door decor!
Since moving into our new home, I’ve been familiarizing myself on home decor styles. Historically, I’ve rented apartments and didn’t spend much money in decorating . For me, as long as the furniture was functional and affordable, it served it’s purpose. Taken a bit of a different approach this time around, I’ve been really attentive to every single detail of our home- from landscaping to the interiors.
While browsing Pinterest, I was inspired to decorate our front door with some autumn/fall decor. Most of the autumn front door decor I came across focused on the Halloween holiday. But considering we don’t celebrate Halloween, I endeavored to find fall decor that wasn’t the typical brown, orange and red colorways. Orange pumpkins and skeletons were out of the question; and as a professional plant killer, I knew buying real potted plants wouldn’t be a good idea.
I went to one of my favorite furniture stores, Home Goods and found this faux plant and lantern. I love the blueish gray color and ivory pumpkin atop. It was the perfect addition for me to create this decorative design. Because the width of the lantern and plant didn’t completely fill up the space I desired, I knew a tall and narrow vase would look perfect in the corner. Randomly stumbled across this blue one from Home Goods for only $30. Unfortunately, there was only one so I had to be super creative with what I would do on the other side of the door. I also bought this bunch of branches from Home Goods for only $14.99.
I used to live in the Bronx in a large co-op apartment complex. There was a hallway across from the incinerator room where people would often leave unwanted furniture. I found this white chair and knew it would look perfect on our former veranda of our rented apartment. So when we moved into our home, I brought the chairs with me and temporarily stored them on our deck. Since I couldn’t find a 2nd blue vase to match the 1st, I put the chair on the other side instead.
I’ve been into doormat layering for a few weeks now. I purchased the ‘Hello’ doormat from Target and the plaid doormat from Amazon. This black and white striped pillow was on clearance for $1.97 at Home Depot. While it isn’t really effective for open porches ( imagine it getting soaked in rain), it does compliment the plaid rug nicely. Hopefully I always remember to bring it in on rainy days!
I’m not really a fan of wreaths but something seemed to be missing from the actual door so I headed back to Home Goods and found this wreath that perfectly matched the lantern and faux plant. The lesson here? Don’t knock something until you try it!
I didn’t want to spend more than $300 on decor. To some this may be a lot of money for the front area, but I reasoned this decor will be re -purposed every fall season. Let’s see how I did:
Lanterns (2): $50 each
Faux plants: $16.99 each
Hello Doormat: $13
Plaid Doormat: $26
Striped pillow: $1.97
Total project price: $244.97
I completed my front door project for less than $250. And the best part-since no real plants are involved, I can use the decor every fall season!
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