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The Best Ideas to Decorate a Cozy Fall Entryway You’ll Love

Welcome your friends and family with the best cozy fall entryway ideas! You’re going to want to replicate these tips now.

I’ve always said my favorite season is summer.

And although I still love summer best of all, fall is creeping closer to one of my faves.

Seriously, what’s not to love?

The weather here in the south is just about perfect.

Crisp mornings, warm afternoons, and cool evenings.

The foliage is beautiful too but we do have to wait a bit longer for our leaves to turn all the gorgeous colors of fall.

So we just have to bring some of that late autumn color inside with our home decor at this time of year.

I just finished decorating my entryway for fall and I can’t wait to show it to you but first…

Welcome to the Celebrate Fall Home Tour

Don’t you love visiting the homes of decor bloggers and finding new ideas and inspiration for your home?

We sure do!

Today we’re excited to join 23 other bloggers for the Celebrate Fall Home Tour hosted by our friend Leen from Sand Dollar Lane.  You can find links to everyone’s ideas at the bottom of this post.

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If you’re visiting us from Sand Dollar Lane, wasn’t Leen’s kitchen so pretty all decorated for fall? We just love her coastal home.

We’re so happy you’ve stopped by to visit Simply2Moms. If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be besties and neighbors.

two women standing beside eachother smiling at camera on dock with lake behind them

That’s me, AnnMarie wearing beige on the left, and Anne is wearing green on the right.

We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decoratingrecipesDIY projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).

You can read more about us and our families over here.

And we would love to learn more about you! Be sure to say “hi” in the comments below and tell us where you’re visiting from.

But that’s enough about us.

Now go grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and let’s get my cozy fall entryway tour started.

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How to Welcome Guests to your Home

AnnMarie from Simply2Moms standing in open doorway of her house

Decorating my small front porch with colorful mums and adding a comfy throw on the bench welcomes our guests at the front door even before they step inside.

When you come for a visit and ring the doorbell, I always open the door and take a moment to pose for the camera.

Just kidding!

But I will throw the door open excitedly and say hey there friend!

Come on in!

How to Style a Modern Farmhouse Foyer

view from porch looking into house from open front door

When you walk through the doorway I hope you’ll feel a sense of the casual comfortable vibe in our home.

Our house is more of a traditional style with columns, an angled staircase with classic balusters, and picture frame molding trim in the formal living and dining rooms.

But since I’m all about creating a cozy home for my family, I’ve decorated it with a modern farmhouse theme and attempted to downplay the traditional designs.

I gave our entryway a makeover last year and swapped out the classic table and mirror combo for this black wood spindle bench.

I really like the new casual space but it’s been a bit controversial with some of our readers who preferred the console table.

Go check out the before and after and let me know what you think.

How to Create a Cozy Fall Entryway

foyer bench and row of hooks decorated with antiques for fall

Recently, I shared my fave cozy fall linens from Amazon for our weekly Friday Favorites and promised our readers that I’d be using them in my home decor this year.

Well, guess what?

I bought all of those cozy linens for decorating my entryway this fall…so let’s check them out.

On my bench, I added two throw pillows to soften the lines of the hard furniture and create a more comfortable place to sit when you put your shoes on.

I love really plaid for fall…and for the holidays, don’t you?

I wanted to add more neutral beige, creams, and browns to our house this fall so when shopping online I was able to narrow down my options to that color scheme.

This little plaid lumber pillow is an amazing Amazon find for under $10.

And it looks great in front of a cream fringed linen pillow.

Which by the way is my new favorite pillow cover.

It’s just so dang pretty in person and can be used all year not just during the fall.

S2M Tip: Choosing pillow covers rather than pillows allows you to store out of season styles easily rather than a bunch of bulky pillows.

On the floor next to the bench, I filled my vintage crock with faux red maple leaf stems.

And on the other side, I set a gorgeous large wood lantern that Anne gave me because she didn’t really love it for her home.

Because the lantern is a lighter colored wood than our flooring it looks beautiful sitting beside the black bench.

What to Hang on a Decorative Row of Hooks

black wood bench with DIY row of hooks above decorated with fall decor

The DIY coat rack above the bench is a fun place to decorate each season.

I made the row of hooks out of an old piece of barn wood.

The metal farmhouse-style hooks are the perfect place to hang some thrift finds.

I’ve always appreciated antiques but never really knew how to incorporate them into my home decor.

When Anne and I would hit up our local antique shop I’d be drawn to certain pieces and even buy some things I really liked.

But I just couldn’t figure out exactly how to mix the old with the new.

Now as I’ve been collecting more vintage decor items I’m learning how to style them throughout my house.

vintage wall paper brush hanging inside small square black tobacco basket

On our last shopping trip to the antique store, I found this vintage wallpaper brush that I thought was so cool.

When I was styling the coat rack I looked at the brush and thought it would be great to add if it had a hole in the handle.

Hmm, how could I hang it?

I grabbed a roll of jute twine and tied it around the handle then made a loop to hang the brush inside a small black basket.

feather tied with jute twine hanging from hook in front of plaid scarf shawl

On the next hook, hangs a group of feathers that I bought at Vintage Market Days last month.

I plan to add them to a DIY wreath but since I haven’t made that yet hanging them in front of this plaid scarf adds a fun natural element.

The shawl is another Amazon cozy fall linen purchase.

S2M Tip: Layering two or more decor pieces on each hook adds interest while filling in empty space between the hooks.

vintage black glass and metal lantern

Next, I borrowed Anne’s vintage lantern to hang in the middle of the barn wood coat rack.

Lanterns are one of the items I look for when thrifting but I haven’t found a black one for a decent price so I’ll keep searching.

I did find a small green one that will be cute for Christmas.

hanging wicker basket filled with faux beige hydrangea stems on hook

I bought this wicker basket at The Findery in Waco, Texas in the spring and it’s been hanging here since April.

Have you been to Waco?

If not you need to plan a trip there…it’s such a fun little town.

Hello…Magnolia Market!

Don’t tell Chip and Jo but we actually like the Findery better so you’ll have to check it out online if you aren’t heading to Texas anytime soon.

I added several fall hydrangea picks in a medium brown color from Hobby Lobby inside the basket.

S2M Tip: Hanging baskets are a great alternative to a wreath for doors or hooks in your home. Just swap out the faux stems for a new look each season.

cream tufted throw blanket with tassels on hook with garland of wood beads

A neutral linen throw blanket with tufted strip accents and tassels on each corner hangs on the last hook.

Layering a garland of wood-stained beads and twine over the throw adds a bit of neutral color.

What Should You Hang on the Inside of a Front Door

hoop wheat wreath hanging on front door

We usually add a wreath or hanging basket to the outside of our front doors but don’t forget about the inside too.

Since the inside of my door is painted black I decided to go with something lighter in color so it pops against the dark color.

This hoop wreath with dried wheat looks beautiful hanging on the door this year.

Last year this wreath was hung on a mirror in my dining room and looked great there as well.

Unfortunately, Kirkland’s no longer sells this wreath but I found a similar option for you below.

See the “shop this post” photo.

entryway round jute rug in front of door bench on wall with row of hooks above

All the neutral colors are so beautiful with the black door and bench in the foyer.

Even the rug is natural jute with black accents.

Are you curious to see what’s on the other side of the entryway?

Can you tell from the peak in this picture?

How to Bring Autumn to an Entryway Corner

antique ladder leaning against wall in foyer with five throw blankets over rungs

It’s a vintage painter’s ladder!

I’ve been eyeing antique ladders for over a year because I thought one would look amazing in our family room.

We have two-story ceilings in that room and needed something tall next to our large entertainment media console.

Any of the vintage ladders I found were about $100 but I didn’t want to spend that much.

I’m always concerned when thrifting because I really have to love it to spend the money.

I can’t return an item if it doesn’t work in my house like I can in a retail store.

S2M Tip: There are no returns at antique stores. Before you go shopping take measurements of your home so you know if a piece will fit in the space.

vintage painters ladder with neutral colored beige throw blankets hanging on rungs

Then I found this ladder for only $40!


I couldn’t wait to get it home and start styling it.

Remember those cozy fall linen favorites?

All five throws are from Amazon!

And all five blankets are under $25!

Check them out if you want to grab a few for your cozy fall home too.

antique firkin wood bucket with handle filled with faux fall stems

I’ve always admired Anne’s vintage firkin bucket that her mom gave her years ago.

She had used it for her newborn photography business but now styles it in her home.

Since she hasn’t offered it to me (lol) and I haven’t been able to sneak it out of her home without her noticing (haha) I bought one for myself.

I added a few faux floral stems to the small wood barrel and set it beside the ladder.

I love the warm colors of the worn wood and can’t wait to use this bucket in different areas of my house.

Do you have any tips to add a cozy vibe to your home?

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Next up on our Celebrate Fall Home Tour is our friend Pasha from Pasha is Home. We’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with Pasha the past two years at the Haven Conference and we just love her! Wait until you see her beautiful home in sunny California. Pasha is sharing her fall entryway too and I can’t wait to read her blog post and get inspired!

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