While autumn doesn't officially hit until somewhere between September 21 and September 24, depending on the year, you can start decorating for fall whenever it feels right. Many people put up their fall decorations as early as late August. It's the perfect time to give your home and porch a face-lift, as the weather is beginning to shift, and the back-to-school rush makes change feel natural.
If you’re eager to put up fall decorations even earlier, keep in mind that a front door wreath is often the first bit of autumnal decor to be put on display. You can swap your decor gradually, moving out your beachy knickknacks 1 week and moving in leaf garlands and pumpkins the next.
What Are the Different Types of Fall Wreaths?
If you're stuck on ideas for a fall wreath, fear not - CVS has plenty. Styles run the gamut from classic black-and-orange arrangements with spider webs and spiders to a spooky crow wreath that feels decidedly Gothic. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with wreaths, such as the Spooky Village fabric wreath with flowers and skulls that honors tradition with painted skulls and tons of brightly colored flowers.
You can match your wreath to your other Halloween decorations, including pairing a pumpkin wreath with a black light-up ceramic pumpkin. Or you can go for a totally eclectic look, combining fall pieces and holiday garland in whatever way you see fit.
Where Can You Hang a Fall Wreath?
It's pretty common to shop for a fall wreath for the front door, but your entryway isn't the only place you can display a wreath or two. A wreath is also perfect for use as a temporary picture frame - hang it around last year's family costume photo, perhaps. Add smaller wreaths to your bathrooms to enjoy some seasonal spice as you get ready every morning, or put them in your kitchen and dining room to give off spooky vibes while you cook and eat.
You can hang wreaths inside to be enjoyed from the outside, too. Hanging wreaths in your window facing outward gives passersby a treat and ensures your entire home is prepped and ready for late October fun. Your garage and storage sheds deserve their share of wreath magic as well. Put one above your garage door to welcome you back as you return from work or the school run.