Create an entryway that celebrates the bounty of the season

Jil Peters,  – October 4, 2004

As cool days arrive and we begin to turn our focus indoors, the entry is where we make our last stand. It provides us with a final opportunity to celebrate all the gardening season has to offer. Find ideas in these pages, then gather an armload of blazing branches or bring home a trunkful of gourds or pumpkins for decorating.

Pick one color from your home’s exterior ― such as the porch, trim, or brick pavers ― and let it set the palette for the decor you choose. With all of the vibrant colors and textures of fall, a warm and inviting entry couldn’t be easier to create.

When choosing your colors, don’t feel limited by the traditional tones of the season; white or green pumpkins can be just as festive as orange ones.

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