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Simple Fall Entryway Decorating Ideas

Sharing simple fall entryway decorating ideas that you can easily incorporate into your home this season. These easy entryway fall decor ideas will help you welcome the new season into your home.

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Hello and welcome! I am so excited to join in with some of my talented blogging friends for the Celebrate Fall Home Tour, hosted by Leen from Sand Dollar Lane. There are 24 incredibly talented bloggers sharing their beautifully decorated fall homes all week long! We all have our own unique styles and love welcoming you into our homes to share our ideas with you.

collage of 24 pictures of blogger fall homes

If you are visiting from Pasha’s beautiful home at Pasha Is Home, welcome! I love visiting her blog. Pasha’s style is so easy and beautiful.

For those who are new to My Family Thyme, welcome! I’m Lynne. I am a Connecticut wife, mom, and fourth grade teacher by day, and a self-proclaimed home decor enthusiast by night.

I love all things home…simple DIY projects, crafting, trying new recipes, and decorating on a budget. I would love to connect with you, so please leave me a comment below and say hello!

Today I am thrilled to welcome you into my home and share some of my favorite simple fall entryway decorating ideas.

entryway with board and batten wall and bench decorated with blue and white for fall

Decorating for a new season doesn’t mean redecorating your home. By adding a few simple and inexpensive touches, you can bring the warm and cozy feeling of fall into your home.

The entryway in our home is a relatively small and simple space, with DIY Board and Batten on one wall and a neutral paint color in a matte. It is furnished only with my grandmother’s deacon’s bench. With a few simple autumn additions, it now feels ready for the new season. I hope you enjoy these entryway fall decor ideas.

Favorite Fall Entryway Decorating Ideas

entryway with board and batten wall and bench decorated with blue and white for fall

Add a Cozy Blanket

Fall in New England means a chill in the air and the need for cozy blankets. Along with providing warmth, they can add texture and a feel of fall to your home. Depending on the blanket you use, they can also be a great way to add a pop of seasonal color to your space.

Layer Pillows

Fall is a great time to mix textures, colors and patterns and give you a cozier feel.

This year I decided to stay with the blues that I have been slowing adding to our home and to bring fall colors into this space in other ways. When recently shopping at Target, this Threshold Jacobean Square Throw Pillow caught my eye. The pretty blue and natural pattern, with the tassels is great for layering on my bench.

entryway with board and batten wall and bench decorated with blue and white for fall

Change Out Artwork

I have used my entryway to display some of my favorite Martha’s Vineyard Watercolors. These are some of the same prints that I share with you when you subscribe to my email list.

For the new season, I decided to change them out for these beautiful Autumn Leaves Botanical Watercolor Prints by Susan Fern Art. I purchased these downloadable prints and printed them at home on watercolor paper. These prints are such an easy and inexpensive way to bring in a seasonal touch. They are one of my favorite fall entryway decorating ideas.

entryway with board and batten wall and bench decorated with blue and white for fall

Bring the Outdoors In

Bring the outdoors in by adding natural elements to your entryway decor. Fall stems, dried hydrangea blooms and pine cones add organic fall colors and textures.

view of fall entryway from front door

I recently dried some beautiful hydrangea blooms and used them to create this beautiful wreath. It only took about 10 minutes! I’ll be sharing the complete tutorial later this week.

dried hydrangea wreath hanging on a mirror

Adding a few high quality faux fall branches to a large artisan vase is a great way to bring in the colors of fall.

faux fall stems in artisan vase

Add a Lantern

Lanterns and candles can make a space feel so welcoming. For safety reasons in the entryway, I am a big fan of using flameless candles. At night, it makes the space feel cozy and inviting.

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Bring in a Basket

Another one of my favorite entryway fall decor ideas is to use baskets. Woven baskets bring in rich colors and textures. I added some pine cones, but you can use baskets to hold plants, blankets, or pillows.

entryway with board and batten wall and bench decorated with blue and white for fall

Add a Unique Pumpkin

A few years ago, I had painted traditional Buffalo Check pumpkins. I recently had some fun painting this classic gingham pattern on this pumpkin with shades of blue. You’ll enjoy this simple, step by step tutorial for Gingham Painted Pumpkins. Have fun making this seasonal craft and bring a unique bit of fall into your home!

gingham painted pumpkin finished on bench in fall decorated entryway

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to reach out to me or leave a comment below. I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog! 

Now make sure to head over and visit my friend Melanie at Southern Crush at Home. You are in for a treat! She is sharing her gorgeous fall dining room. You don’t want to miss out on all of other creative bloggers below!

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  1. Your entry way looks so pretty, Lynne. You know I love the blues (ordering that pillow now). I bet this space feels so cozy in the evening with the lantern candle going.
    Looking forward to the wreath and pumpkin tutorials too!
    Thanks for joining me again on this tour. It wouldn’t be the same without you.

    1. Lynne,
      I was born and raised on the shore in Conn and now my husband and I have retired in N.C. Every fall I get homesick for New England. We have a beautiful fall here but it doesn’t get cool till Oct. I will put out my autumn decor after labor day but can expect the hot weather to linger. A trade off for a mild usually snow less winter. Also our children and 10 grandchildren are in N.C. Last month we were gifted with our first great granddaughter. How time flies.
      Love your simple decor and I agree that orange and blue are a great combination. Love it in my garden too. Enjoy a great fall in beautiful Ct.

  2. Lynne, I love the touches of blue for fall. It’s my favorite color. Your entryway is inviting and cozy, just what we want for fall. I also love your use of fresh and faux florals. Who doesn’t love a hydrangea wreath and faux branches are perfect. I’d love to bring in real fall leaves but often they are buggy or not nice looking. Why not use faux?

  3. Lynne your entryway is gorgeous. I love the board and batten with the bench in front of it! I also love how you decorated with blues this season. Can’t wait for the hydrangea wreath tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Lynne – I love your cozy and welcoming entryway! The lantern on the stairs next to the bench from your mom is the perfect touch ;)!

  5. Love your beautiful fall entry Lynn! The blues are so pretty for fall. It’s so special to have a treasured piece like your bench from your grandmother. So fun touring together this week. Pinned!

  6. Love your cozy and welcoming entryway Lynne! That navy check pumpkin is just the cutest!!

  7. Your entry is so pretty for fall Lynne! I hadn’t seen that lovely pillow at Target but now I’ll be on the lookout. And I can’t wait to see the how to of that hydrangea wreath!!

  8. That pumpkin is EVERYTHING! Buffalo check is a well-known favorite of mine and the fact that it’s navy is a complete bonus! Can’t wait to see how you made it! Thank you for sharing your fall decor!

  9. Lynne I love the Fall looks you have incorporated into your entry! That pumpkin is my favorite oh and the hydrangea wreath too! So pretty and welcoming. Pinned!

  10. Your entry is perfect! Love the bench, the colors and how the stairs are off to the side with a charming mirror and wreath! I would adore decorating this space for every season. It screams, come on in and sit a spell. Happy Fall!

  11. Lynne, that pumpkin is seriously the cutest one I’ve seen!! Pinned 🙂

  12. Lynne, so nice to hop with you again. I love the bench in your entry. What a great place for a checked pumpkin. Your artwork is lovely. Love the lantern and the basket with pinecones.

  13. Oh, my goodness! I am in love with that board and batten wall…and those prints may have to join me in the bedroom! and that hydrangea wreath is lovely. Beautiful entry!

  14. That pumpkin is just darling! Might have to make myself a red one this weekend! 😉

  15. That pumpkin is just darling! Might have to make one of my own in red this weekend! 😉

  16. Libbie Burling says:


    I love how you added blue to your Fall decor. It’s so pretty! And that board and batten wall… swoon-worthy. 🙂

  17. Lynne I always love your style with pops of navy. Those botanical prints are so pretty and the perfect touch. As always it was fun hopping with you this fall.

  18. Lynne, your entryway looks so welcoming! I love how you swapped out the artwork for the season. You’ve inspired me to make a hydrangea wreath, too. It’s always fun to hop with you, my friend! Pinned 🙂

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