It’s impossible to count all the reasons to love fall. Some of the most popular include:

  • Sweater weather

  • Pumpkin-flavored treats

  • Bonfires

  • Carving pumpkins

  • Halloween & Thanksgiving

  • Did we mention pumpkins?

Truly, we could go on all day. To celebrate the changing seasons, we’ve scoured the web to bring you a few of our favorite ideas to help you boost your curb appeal this autumn. From festive pumpkin wreaths to simple porch decor, you’re sure to find something that fits your autumn aesthetic.

Pro tip: Pumpkins don’t have to be used exclusively for Halloween. Save your jack-o-lanterns for October 31st and get the most out of your pumpkins this season!

1Make a wreath.

Wreaths aren’t just for wintery holidays! Celebrate the warmth and festivities of fall with a twist on an old-school front door staple. Use as many pumpkins or gourds as you’d like. Make it totally your own by adding:

  • Cranberries

  • Metallic leaves

  • Flowers

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2Line your stairs or porch with a trail of pumpkins, gourds, and apples.

Brighten up your concrete walkways and porches with pops of fall fruits. (Yes, pumpkins and gourds are fruits, too. We looked it up.) Baskets, wooden chairs, tin buckets, and even hanging baskets make great props for this type of decor. 

Make a pumpkin planter.3

Show your fall florals some love and show off your creativity by making a pumpkin planter. You can either carve out and use a real pumpkin or buy a ceramic one to use year after year.

Carvable craft pumpkins are another great option, eliminating the mess of traditional carving for decor you can use well beyond this season.

4Painted pumpkins.

Painting pumpkins is an affordable, creative, and unique way to decorate your porch or stoop for Halloween.

Rather than making a mess carving pumpkins, grab a paint brush and some acrylic paint to DIY decorations that are sure to impress.

Not wild about warm, earthy colors?

You can still use pumpkins and gourds to decorate. Just use lighter shades!

White pumpkins add a touch of elegance to your autumn decor. They can even be used to make unique Halloween decorations! Pair them with pale orange or speckled pumpkins and gourds for an understated look. You can even use smaller white pumpkins to create a neutral wreath that’s still festive.