Is your holiday front door ready? The holiday season officially kicks off today as we say goodbye to the fall and hello to winter and the holiday season. It’s a great time to start planning for the holidays in your home. This month welcomes in the brisk and cold air into our warm homes and promises festive ideas for entertaining and enjoying the season.
Festive Holiday Front Door and Entry Ideas
Your front door sets the tone for your home throughout the year, especially during the holidays. Too often this focal point of the front of your home is simply forgotten. However, you can bring the front door into the holiday spirit by remembering to trim the door along with the tree.
Christmas Decorations: Pine Wreaths are Perfect!
A lovely pine wreath will add warmth to the porch and let everyone who comes to your door know that you are feeling the holiday spirit. However, you don’t have to settle for a basic wreath. Liven it up with some colorful, wide ribbon in a shiny and luxurious satin or deep, elegant velvet. Add some battery-powered lights around the wreath so it will show up at night. Another option is to add some large pinecones to the wreath for a natural look that will stand out and draw attention.
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Image via: Etsy – Pine Wreath Ideas – Designing Creations
Christmas Decorating – Garlands
These strings of natural pine boughs aren’t just for staircases. Mounted around your front door it becomes a focal piece that will make the entire area feel more impressive. Match the decorations on the garland to the wreath that will grace the center of your entry door.
Holiday Front Door Ideas – Who Doesn’t Love Jingle Bells?
Add an old-world feel to your home by hanging jingle bells in place of a wreath. Available at the local hardware store, traditional sleigh bells mounted on a leather strap can be dressed up with colorful, dramatic ribbon or added to a wreath. Complete the look by leaning an old-fashioned toboggan against the wall near the door. Need more creative front door ideas? Southern Living features creative Outdoor Christmas decorating ideas, too.
Holiday Front Door Decorations: Add Festive Decor
Match the star on top of your tree with a beautiful star on the front door. Choose one with vibrant colors that will stand out, and then finish off the door by putting a pine bough around that is adorned with smaller stars. Try adding a pair of vintage skates! An excellent match for the old toboggan you’re pulling out of the attic, hang a pair of vintage ice skates on the front door. Paint the skates to match your holiday color theme and include some colorful, matching pompoms on the laces. Fill the skates with small, wrapped gift boxes to complete the holiday feel.
Front Door Ideas – Why Not Add Some Stockings?
There are so many beautiful stockings now that can add interest and spark to your holiday decorating. Put one outside the house on your front door. Hung with a large bow behind it, the stocking is a fun decoration. Fill the top with greenery and berries or overflowing, wrapped gift boxes to complete the look.
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Christmas Door Swag Ideas
Pick up some large pinecones at the local craft store and attach them to long strings of festive ribbon or cording. Tie them to the front door with a large bow, allowing the ends to hang down alongside the ribbons. It’s an elegant and understated door decoration that could be the perfect finishing touch. Add a simple Christmas swag like this one from Etsy Shop – Chickadee Lore for a unique take on a holiday wreath.
Image via: Etsy – Christmas Door Swag – Chickadee Lore
There is no end to the amazing things you can do to make your holiday front door stand out this holiday season. Coordinate any wreaths and swags you use for a refined look and don’t be afraid to have some fun with the decorations. This is your guest’s first impression of your home and it’s your chance to show off some of your personality.
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