Fall Nesting Tips: #3

Give yourself a happy & welcoming homecoming! So many of us enter our homes through a dull, dingy and dreary garage door. How sad for us! Be boring no more! A red door makes everything cheerier. The stenciled steps, striped rug and funky chair will smile at you every time you come home. Have fun this fall nesting around your entrances and give them an extra dose of personality!

Photo inspiration: Country Living

For more ideas, visit these fall nesting & decorating posts!


  1. Robin All Things Heart and Home

    Love the thoughts! I’m working on my entrance for Autumn it’s always the last thing to come together!
    Happy nesting
    All Things Heart and Home

  2. Julia

    I wish my garage door looked this good! It never occurred to me to paint it anything other than white. What an interesting idea!
    .-= Julia @ Hooked on Houses´s last blog ..A Victorian Artist’s Loft in London =-.

  3. Jen

    What a brilliant idea! When we come home we enter through our laundry room which is one of my favorite areas in the house but the area leading into the laundry room is terrible and totally unwelcoming. Thanks for the inspiration!
    .-= Jen@thecottagenest´s last blog ..Wishful Thinking =-.

  4. Susie

    How funny. This project is on my to-do list.
    .-= Susie´s last blog ..Bedroom Tour =-.

  5. Melinda

    LOVE IT….taking this idea for sure!
    .-= Melinda´s last blog .. =-.

  6. g.suzie

    Okay, I think this a great idea, most everyone that visits our home comes to the back door, through the garage! I usually decorate the front doorway, but it’s really my backdoor that has all the traffic. Thanks for this tip, my wheels are spinning as I write!

    • cheryl

      It is a great idea isn’t it. That’s so true, most people including myself and my husband enter through the garage door! Never really thought about it either.

  7. cheryl

    I just love your ideas! Keep them coming, please:) Your blog is wonderful!

  8. Shilo

    I love that idea of writing on the steps. That is so sweet.
    I also wanted to say thank you for your post yesterday. Your honesty is so refreshing and encouraging. I’m sorry you have had to go through so much the past few years, and yet, I know it is what really builds our belief in GOD’S character and power. I’m praying today that you can “count it all joy” as you go through these things for HIM!
    Many blessings,

  9. Mary Anne

    Love the red door! Our old farm house is painted curry color, green trim, eggplant shutters and red doors!!!!!In the Pacific Northwest it can get kind of dreary in the winter, so this is a cheerer upper, all red doored people Unite! Mary Anne

  10. Janell Beals

    How true! You’ve given me some ideas for my front entry, it is indeed looking a bit dreary!
    .-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..A Simple Shopping Trip =-.

  11. Shannon

    I have wanted a red door for so long. We recently painted our house, and red would not match at all. What a great idea though, the garage! It doesn’t have to match, because nobody would see it but us!
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Love Letters In Chalk -DIY Chalkboard =-.

  12. Jocelyn Stott

    What a simple improvement that makes such a difference. I am going to remember this one for when I finally become a big girl and get my own home. Thanks!
    .-= Jocelyn Stott´s last blog ..There’s A New Sheriff in Town =-.

  13. Emily-Sarah

    This is beautiful — and of course a red door is a sign of hospitality. This is a good reminder that we need our home to be welcoming not only to guests but to *us* too.

  14. Amber

    Love that! Those steps are too cute. This makes having to enter in through the back door much more appealing!

    I also think that more homeowners should enter their homes more from the nice front door. I make it a point to do that as much as possible! Why is it that something so simple makes ya feel so special? …Hmm. Maybe I don’t get out much? ;-)
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Flying with the Angels – Dancing with the Stars. =-.

  15. GUSSY

    OHHH!!! I LOVE a red door! love, love, love :)

    .-= GUSSY´s last blog ..{looking back…} =-.

  16. brandy

    Oh my! I love those steps! Such a neat idea!
    .-= brandy´s last blog ..A Fall Poem =-.

  17. Morning T

    I love this picture and I agree wholeheartedly! If I had an attached garage that wasn’t filled to the brim with JUNK, I would most definitely make the entrance bright and fun like this.
    .-= Morning T´s last blog ..Reading and dreaming =-.

  18. Erin R.

    I love this idea, we are moving Saturday and I have been wondering how to make the house more homey this is just the thing!
    .-= Erin R.´s last blog ..Convention Card =-.

  19. Betty Cummings

    Your posts always cheer me and give me inspiration! Today is no different. I love making my back door entrance cute and welcoming. Keep up the good work!
    .-= Betty Cummings´s last blog ..Playoff Baseball =-.

  20. teresa

    this has given me some ideas about how I enter my home- I now have a new fall project.
    Thanks =) {I mean that in a good way}

  21. Cheryl

    Love this idea. I have to add it to my ever growing list of home projects to do. thanks for sharing.
    .-= Cheryl´s last blog ..An autumn recipe to share =-.

  22. Penny

    Hi Melissa! I have been so busy selling my old home and trying to renovate my new one before moving in that I have not had alot of time to comment on your blog. I do visit every new post and am always inspired! THIS post is PERFECT for me! We just installed a new garage door and I have to paint it. I was going to paint it white, like the inside…but NOW you have inspired me and I am painting it red to match the FRONT door! Thank you!!!

  23. Jean

    I love the red door idea–because I love red! I will tuck that in my head and I want to try it. My daughter just painted hers black and added a stencil. It is much more inviting now. Thanks for this idea and the picture today.
    .-= Jean´s last blog ..Happy Birthday to You! =-.

  24. Dawn

    LOVE IT! And so gonna COPY IT! Wait. I don’t have steps anymore. OK. Then I’ll just paint it on the ground in front of the door! “Home” Thanks for sharing!!!
    .-= Dawn´s last blog .. =-.

  25. Katie at makingthishome.com

    Oh I’m a sucker for red doors! Paint wouldn’t work on the material in our door. Probably a good thing by my husband.
    .-= Katie at makingthishome.com´s last blog ..A Flying Journal =-.

  26. Pearl Maple

    Too pretty and too right.
    My first thought was how pretty and shame my entrance is through the garage door and laundry, might have to rethink that space.
    .-= Pearl Maple´s last blog ..Sky Watch Friday =-.

  27. Los Angeles Wood Door Arts

    Love the bright colors with the black & white contrast. A great idea to Stumble upon. Thanks.


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