Pimp Your Front Door 4 Autumn

‘Pimp your front door 4 Autumn’ shows you some affordable and simple things you can do this autumn (fall) to brighten up and improve the look of your front door space. Whether you live in a house, a condo, a little flat or a plush apartment, choose the one(s) that suit you and make a go for it. It won’t cost you much and it definitely won’t take a lot of your time. What it will do, is put a smile on your and your neighbours’ faces. So how do you pimp your front door 4 autumn? (This post also includes information about improving not only your front door, but the entire front door area). 

Use paint to pimp your front door 4 Autumn

When I published this article: paint colours for your front door my site traffic went wild. It just goes to show that people are concerned about the way their property looks from the street. Painting is definitely one of the ways to pimp your front door for the autumn. The linked article shows you some of the most popular colours for front doors and what the choice of these colours may say about the owners of the homes in question. What colour is your front door and what does it say about you? Paint is the easiest and quickest way to positively change your front door area. And it’s not limited to the door. Here are some other options within this tip:

Paint wooden and plastic parts around the door and the door frame.

Paint your step – even if you just have one or two.

Paint plant pots (we discuss this option below).

Paint door handles and other metal parts around your front door.

You can also paint a plant table to place outside your front door.


Use door wreaths to pimp your front door 4 autumn

There’s lots to celebrate during the autumn season. It’s getting cooler and darker and many householders seek to brighten up their front door space to cancel out this. Besides, with Halloween and Thanksgiving on our tails, there’s every excuse to use different door wreaths for different occasions.

Front door wreaths  add colour and vibrancy to the front of your house, but not only that, they make your home stand out and draw attention to something attractive – even in the dull, dark months of the year. You can see more about (Easter) front door wreaths in this article on this blog, if you want to stock up for next Spring 🙂

The beauty about wreaths is that you can either make them with your kids or buy them really cheaply on the Internet. The link above goes to Amazon – to a page with some attractive Autumn wreaths. It takes almost no effort, but the outcome is very rewarding.


Use evergreen or succulent plants to pimp your front door area this autumn

This one is not difficult at all. There are several things you can do in your garden to improve your exterior design (we talk about them on this garden DIY page). Some take a while to achieve and others may need an extra hand or two. However, using plants around your front door is a relatively simple look to achieve. You can paint old plant pots to match the surrounding areas. There’s no need to go out and buy new pots at all – even plastic pots can be painted with oil-based paint. If you have any left over paint in the shed or garage, hunt them down and use them. Sometimes even contrasting colours will go well together. 

Once you’ve got your pots sorted, you can use plant cuttings or seeds to achieve your potted greenery. Experiment to see what you like. But I can recommend either evergreens (they don’t die back in the winter) or succulents – because they don’t need too much watering. One point to note: many succulents need to be put into a warmer place like the garage or shed if you live in an area that gets really cold in the winter.


Refresh your light fitting to pimp your front door 4 autumn


Have you got a light fitting outside your front door which you’ve had for ages? Is it old-fashioned, rusting, falling off or just not stylish at all? You’d be amazed at the change a light fitting can make to your front door area. Without even putting the light on, a light fitting like the one above will add a great deal to your front, outdoor space area.

You don’t have to use all of these to achieve a better front-door look this autumn. Just one of these points can bring about a tremendous change. Let me know which one will work for you. If you liked Pimp Your Front Door 4 Autumn please share it on your social networking sites and with someone who can use it. Thank you. 

See this page: Exterior Designs and gardening for more posts like this one.


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29 Responses to Pimp Your Front Door 4 Autumn

  1. Harry October 21, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    Hi Anne, Autumn is my favourite time of the year. Everything looks beautiful in Autumn, and I love to welcome it. I like the idea of doing my door for Autumn, so that even my house welcomes it with open arms and an open heart. Thanks for the idea.

  2. RachelWilliams October 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Loved this article, thanks for sharing some great ideas 🙂

  3. Mary Jacobson from Organization November 9, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    This look is a perfect entrance. You had given me an idea of what color to paint for my door. I am planning to change paint this week and i would like that color of you too.

  4. Adam from canada October 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Hi Anne,
    I tried using lemon yellow color paint to pimp my front door for Autumn and trust me it was looking amazing and fabulous in the bright months of summer. Even I found paint is the easiest and quickest way to positively change your front door and make it look different from rest of the people. Thanks for such a wonderful post! Cheers!

  5. liz October 5, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Great ideas to spruce things up when a new change in season is coming. If you have a large porch or front entranceway, sometimes different furnuture like rustic chairs or a small table with a plant can make it look ready for fall too.
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  6. Elena Anne October 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Great tips, and I also like the wrapping paper idea of the previous poster! True, you have a few less options when you’re renting (or having to adhere to strict HOA standards). However, by using plants and other decorative items, you can add personality and warmth to your door. It feels nicer to come home to a welcoming and festive entry area. Fun read! 🙂

  7. Jessica from Roofing September 29, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    I have my dining room and kitchen renovated last week. And i’m planning to get some good looks for my front house and living room. Thanks for sharing this post. you gave me a nice idea.

    • Anne October 1, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      Hi Jessica, this is the perfect time to get all those outdoor jobs done. Soon it’ll be too cold to do anything outdoors.

  8. Paul September 27, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    I think it is a great idea to paint your door and place evergreen plants near it. You can always go for a color that contrasts green to make your front porch look vivid and bright during Autumn.

  9. Jannet September 27, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    We all need that extra color to brighten us during Autumn. And these tips that you just gave spell C-O-L-O-R in big bright letters. When everything looks so dull and grey outside, a dash of color on the door or the greenery of the plants on a porch can definitely boost up your spirits. Thanks for sharing this Anne.

  10. David from Renovation September 26, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    These are such simple methods and yet the change they bring over the house is remarkable. These are the best options if you don’t want to give your house a complete and expensive makeover. Thanks for sharing these tips Anne.

  11. Henry September 26, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Really great tips Anne! I have been thinking of something to do to make my home look more lively during autumn. These tips are exactly what I need. Thanks for sharing them.

  12. Thomas September 25, 2012 at 4:22 am #

    I think this is such a great way to bring some color in our lives during this season. Thanks for sharing this with us Anne. Off now to pimp up my front porch with paint, lights and plants.

  13. Monika September 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Anne, I love your DIY blog. Recently we tried using stencils of different shapes to make our kids’s room colourful and interesting. I turned out to be quite nice and I think if you can suggest an interesting design or motif for front doors, that could make the doors more interesting

  14. Jack September 20, 2012 at 3:39 am #

    Some very good tips Anne. I agree that this time of the year can get a bit gloomy. And something that adds extra color to life is always welcome. I think I’m going in for painting my door and setting up lights. I think the warmth and glow that a front porch light emanates is such a mood-changer at this time of the year.

    • Anne September 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      I have a glass+metal door. It isn’t built for beauty, but for safety, so I can live with that. However, I recently painted the metal parts and the difference is quite noticeable.

  15. Lina September 18, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    I think the best part about autumn is wreaths. I see wreaths on almost every door. Somehow the wreath, to me, is very re-assuring; especially the evergreen ones. Also, I love the idea of a classic lamp near the door. A lamp and a wreath together will give a classic old-century look to your home. Thanks for sharing these ideas with us Anne.

    • Anne September 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      You’re welcome, Lina. I think this time of year is quite popular for wreaths – definitely. Maybe it’s because so many holidays are crammed into the space of a few months. Or it could be that people are trying to brighten up what could be a very dull and dark time of year. Either way, wreaths do make the homes the decorate more beautiful.

  16. Domenic De Giorgio September 15, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    I think using evergreen plants is a terrific idea. I mean I love to see healthy plants. Also, the place looks so fresh and alive when there are plants around. I really like the lamp that you put up as an example for light fittings. I’d want to use an old- fashioned but classy lamp like that near my door. Thanks for sharing Anne.

    • Anne September 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      Yes, evergreen plants really do make a difference in the cold months when everything else is almost dead. Green plants in autumn/winter gives me the feeling of new life, even when I’m feeling cold and miserable 🙂

  17. Wandering Thought September 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Fantastic ideas! I will have to make an autumn wreath soon..

    • Anne September 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      Fantastic, Icy. Maybe we’ll see pictures of it on your blog soon? 🙂

  18. Thomas September 14, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    This blog gives you some more ideas on how to decorate your front door for Autumn. Since Autumn is a season of celebrations, everyone wants to give their front door a warm, welcoming look. This is so because your front door reflects your personality to a great extent. So all those waiting for Autumn must gear up for some hard core decoration. The blog has some ideas on giving your front door a new look.

  19. Kimberly September 14, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    Great tips. I just love Autumn. I’m going to display some really bright colors at my doorstep. Pots with different colored flowers in it and a vividly painted front door are my favorites. I might even go for an old era Aladdin-style lamp to hang outside my door. They are very classy and they uplift the look of the area.

    • Anne September 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

      I love lamps too, Kimberly. I just recently broke mine and need to replace it soon.

  20. Andy D September 13, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Good stuff. For halloween I am planning to decorate around my front door, but seeing how I rent, painting is out of the question. Instead I was going to plaster my door with holoween style wrapping paper, it’s an easy sollution to the nit-picking landbaron problem I have lol.
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    • Anne September 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      I know what you mean, Andy. It’s not the same when you’re renting. You really can’t express your personality as you like.
      The wrapping paper seems a great solution. You can always rip it off when Holoween is over.


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