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How to Enhance Your Home’s Exterior for Autumn

November 5, 2017

Drive through any neighborhood of homes in Columbus GA this time of year, and you’re likely to see front doors and porches sporting autumn decor. If you want to add some seasonal cheer to your front entrance, here are a few simple ways to welcome guests and enhance your home’s curb appeal.

Wreaths – Front door wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. Wreaths that feature traditional harvest, autumn foliages, natural or artificial items like fruits, flowers, acorns and pinecones are a perfect way to dress up your home’s entrance. You can find seasonal wreaths in stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond or Crate and Barrel. Or you can go to your local craft store for supplies and make your own.

Door Hangers / Swag – If wreaths aren’t your thing, you can fashion together a hanging flower and leaf arrangement in fall colors, and attach the swag to a hook on your door. Or you can fill one or two rustic-style buckets with fall blooms and red-colored berries to hang on the door hook.

Gourds, Pumpkins and More –Your fall décor just wouldn’t be complete without some gourds and pumpkins. Place these seasonal vegetables along the steps of your home. For a more elegant look, you can even spray paint them white, gold or black. Adding in some pots of fall flowers like asters, mums, or verbena will dress up your front entry even more.

DIY Fall Planters – Reuse an old washtub or planter of similar size to create an autumn display for your front porch consisting of fall plants, such as holly leaves, wheat stems, berries, sunflowers and fir branches.

Urn or Topiary – Another way to enhance your front entrance is to place an urn or topiary filled with fall harvest or greenery on your porch, or next to your front door. Create a topiary by placing pumpkins or gourds of different sizes and colors on top of one another on a planter, held together with wooden skewers.

Alternatively, a decorative urn can add drama to your front porch by filling it with small pumpkins, gourds, lotus pods, artificial leaves, berries and squash. Fill the inside of the urn with a mound of foam pieces first and cover the surface with Spanish moss. Then use green pins to keep the rest of the items attached to each other.

Fall is a wonderful time of year to look for homes in Columbus GA. If you’d like to purchase a new home before the holidays, contact Rose Anne Erickson Realty today.

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