Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Classic Door Decor for Christmas

Welcome your guests and leave a striking first impression through statement Christmas pieces that hang on your door. Check out these timeless decorating ideas for your entryways:

Caption: Frosted greens and merry lights frame this doorway (Photo courtesy of French Country Cottage)

Caption: Frosted greens and merry lights frame this doorway (Photo courtesy of French Country Cottage)

Christmas Wreaths

A Christmas wreath is the easiest way to decorate your door for Christmas. Pre-decorated wreaths are readily available in stores but you can also do it yourself. Below are some ideas for a DIY wreath.

  • Mixed greens are usually made of pine, grapevine, and various leaves combined with pinecones, assorted seasonal flowers and fruits. To create a traditional fruit-and-greenery wreath, add several dried pomegranates or berries.
  • Attach Christmas cards, gift cards, or photos to create a personalized wreath. You may also use old neckties, handkerchiefs, or scarves.
  • Try making a sugar-coated fruit wreath made of assorted artificial fruits such as pears, oranges, lemons  and apples.

In last year’s Insider Showcase tree lot event, our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage and acclaimed floral designer, Brad Schmidt showed us how to spruce up a wreath. Watch the demo in this Facebook live video.

Courtney of French Country Cottage and Brad Schmidt sprucing up a pre-lit wreath in metallic accents

Courtney of French Country Cottage and Brad Schmidt sprucing up a pre-lit wreath in metallic accents

Red and Green Ornaments

Red and green are classic Christmas colors, and you can achieve that look by simply adding red and green ornaments to your front door. You may use a huge crimson bow, a Santa figurine or cranberries as accents to a verdant wreath.

Red and green are classic colors of the season

Red and green are classic colors of the season

Caption: Red and green are classic colors of the season

White Christmas

Grapevine, twigs, and pinecones may be turned into wintry Christmas pieces by sprinkling them with faux snowflakes. You can also spray white paint on the ornaments to add a snowy effect. If you do not have spray paint, you can lightly dust them with Epsom salt or white and silver glitter.

Caption: Frosted green foliage and the white surroundings made for a winter welcome in this entryway (Photo courtesy of The Wicker House)

Caption: Frosted green foliage and the white surroundings made for a winter welcome in this entryway (Photo courtesy of The Wicker House)

With a bit of ingenuity and creativity, you can charm your guests as you greet them or see them off in your beautifully decorated doorway.

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.