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Fall Entry Decor | Sometimes Simple is Best

In this post: Fall Entry Decor: Sometimes Simple is Best. Just a few simple touches and natural elements bring a touch of fall to a small entry.

Sometimes simple is best. This year my fall entry decor is just that…simple, quick, inexpensive. The stairway was dressed with dried hydrangea blooms in vintage pitchers. Each pitcher was paired with a mini orange pumpkin. Even if orange isn’t your favorite, a small dose brings in a festive fall pop of color. This look can take you from early fall all the way through Thanksgiving. 

simple fall entry decor pitchers on stairway

Fall Entry Decor Tip:

Make sure to prepare your real gourds/pumpkins so they don’t mold and turn nasty.
See what to do by clicking HERE.

pumpkins in tub of soapy water

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simple fall entry decor mini pumpkins on stairway

If you want to create a look similar to this one but don’t have dried hydrangeas, it would work beautifully to substitute faux hydrangeas, fresh/faux greenery or even another type of dried flower. I almost bought several bunches of dried wheat and then talked myself out of it in favor of the hydrangeas…but wheat would be a lovely choice as well.

Related: All About Limelight Hydrangeas

simple fall entry decor small chest with lamp

simple fall entry decor lamp on chest

My “Gather Here” stenciled pillow cover has moved since I first shared it. It started out on the porch but is now resting on the entry chair. It was a last minute addition to my fall entry decor but I think it’s perfect. I have to admit that every time I go up or down the stairway, it brings a smile to my face. 

Related: Easy Stenciled Pillow Cover | Gather Here

simple fall entry decor gather pillow on chair

simple fall entry decor gather pillow dried hydrangeas

Even if you don’t like to go all out with fall decor, a sprinkling of tiny pumpkins is an easy and inexpensive way to bring a touch of autumn into your home. Thank you, as always, for spending a bit of your day with me. Best wishes for a wonderful week!

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  1. I am a subscriber to your blog and even though I’m a rare poster, I want to tell you how much I do enjoy your thoughts and ideas. I was moved to post today because, after my daily browse of pinterest, your post from Dec. 2015 on “doable” front porch decor caught me. I needed your words and your ideas. I have been feeling defeated looking at all the Perfect pics and knowing that this year, it will have to be nothing fancy. I live in Louisiana and the flood is still affecting us and it will, I’m sure, for a long time. I will not let comparison steal my joy :) With your ideas, I feel relieved and excited about getting ready for Christmas 2017. Thank you.

  2. I think (SImple) is always best!
    All very pretty –

  3. Nell Foster says:

    Beautiful! I love green flowers because they go with & compliment all other flowers. And, they’re also lovely on their own. Hydrangeas turn all sorts of colors at this time of year – so fun for decorating.

  4. Shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Love the beautiful simplicity of your entry…Your limelights are beautiful Ann….I have limelights for the first time this year…they produced small blooms, so need to find out what I need to do for a larger bloom next year…

  5. I absolutely adore that you make simple so beautiful. I’m tempted to keep adding decor, and when I do,I usually feel dissatisfied. Simple decor makes me feel more calm and serene, if that is possible, but I think it’s true. Love your posts, Ann.

  6. Debbie Manno says:

    Looks fantastic Ann! I love your entry way. The gather here pillow looks right at home. Your new creations are super cute too!

  7. Sue ~ The World of Suzy Homemaker says:

    I adore this, Ann. I can go a bit OTT with my seasonal decor, but I love simple just as much. Those limelight hydrangeas are gorgeous. I’m not sure how well they’d fair in our climate, but they are on my garden bucket list! Sue x

  8. alexandra says:

    Simply beautiful! Love it!

  9. Less is more. Very, very pretty!

  10. Kathy Patton says:

    I like your neat and clean decor. It is refreshing.

  11. I love your entryway looks, Ann. I believe elegance is always found in simplicity.

  12. Where did you get that beautiful champagne bucket???

  13. Sheila DelCharco says:

    I love the simplicity of this look! Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. Love the enteryway.bThanks for letting us know about your friend Debbie’s blog,going to order the gather stencil.How do I find your things on eBay?

  15. Just lovely! I love you style!

  16. Susan Dupuis says:

    Love the chair!

  17. Love that pillow cover. The chicken just makes the design.

  18. Like the table, like the stairs, like the pictures on the wall, like it all! Great job!

  19. Ann, your decor always makes me smile. And thanks for the gourd/pumpkin tip.

  20. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You have some great decor and a lovely home, have a wonderful day.

  21. Fantastic…as always. :)
    Now, of course, I want to throw out all my fall decor and copy you !

  22. Linda Charlton says:

    I love your chest. I do have a question though. I have a mahogany buffet and have been thinking of painting it. I am wondering how you got the finish on the chest so satiny. I really don’t want to paint my buffet but like to have that satin wood finish,

  23. Love the simplicity and class of your fall decor…

  24. Kathleen G says:

    Orange pumpkins and hydrangeas go together beautifully. Also white pumpkins and bittersweet too. Thank you for letting us in your home Ann and Happy Harvest!
    Kathleen in Az

  25. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says:

    Beautiful Ann!

  26. I’m all about simple this year too. I’ve seen so many beautiful blogs loaded with pumpkins but it’s just not me. I have a friend that wants to give me some of her hydrangea bush cuttings for my place. I’ve planted them in the past and they never live. I’d love to have blooms like yours.

  27. I love the pop of orange…you made the right choice! Also thanks for the tips on helping them to last longer! I still need to get my “fall on”!

  28. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    What a lovely welcome to your home.
    Thanks for sharing!

    PS Do you have a source for dried hydrangras? I used mine fresh and do not have any dried?

  29. Lydia Langston says:

    I love it. Your so right, simple can be better. Thanks Ann

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