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Elegant Entryways: Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

The most breathtaking holiday homes radiate the beauty of Christmas from every angle. While a Christmas tree fills your interiors with the spirit of the season, a beautifully decorated entryway conveys a festive atmosphere that extends beyond the four corners of your home. Here are a few Christmas door decorating ideas to inspire your entryway décor this season.

A Frosty French Door Ensemble

Merry and Bright Doorway Decorations. Photo courtesy of French Country Cottage

Brimming with snowy splendor, frosted accents bring the beauty of winter into your home. For her Merry & Bright Christmas, Courtney of French Country Cottage opted for flocked evergreens and bright lights to adorn her white French doors.

A Festive Holiday Entryway. Photo courtesy of French Country Cottage

A pair of frosted evergreen wreaths is an ideal centerpiece for your entryway if you have double doors. To emphasize the wintry theme, drape a matching frosted garland around the door frame. For this Christmas door decorating idea, soft, warm lighting can be used to create a more inviting atmosphere. Courtney did this by placing battery-operated candles inside traditional crossbar lanterns, and arranging them sporadically around her wooden steps.

Rustic Christmas Cottage

Rustic Christmas Porch. Photo courtesy of The Wicker House

The smallest details can evoke memories that make your front door decorations more meaningful for friends and family. In her rustic Christmas cottage porch, Emily of The Wicker House complemented her simple front door décor with items close to heart, including her grandmother’s skis and distressed bells from her uncle’s store.

Rustic Porch with a Personal Touch. Photo courtesy of The Wicker House

You can create a rustic, heartwarming display by using items that are reminiscent of a Christmas retreat, like an antique lantern or a vintage “welcome” sign. Pair these items with organic accents, such as potted trees in galvanized buckets, stacks of logs, and decorative pinecones. To stay consistent with the theme’s quaint style, go for foliage with minimal ornamentation—like our Frozen Pine Wreath or the Mixed Evergreen Foliage.

A Simple and Natural Welcome

Front Steps Decorated with Natural Elements. Photo courtesy of French Country Cottage

Traditional foliage creates the quintessential holiday welcome for your guests. If you love natural elements as Courtney does, go for a classic look that focuses on colors and textures that appear in nature.

 

Naturally Inviting Front Door Décor. Photo courtesy of French Country Cottage

Create a variation of Courtney’s Simple and Natural ensemble with the lifelike mix of cedar and fir branch cuttings in our Winter Evergreen Foliage. If you prefer decorated wreaths and garlands, avoid those with metallic ornaments that steer away from the theme. Instead, choose items with natural elements such as our White Berry Cypress Garland. You can also thoughtfully place clusters of red berries or sprigs of lavender throughout the foliage for vibrant pops of color, and to help break the monotony of green and brown.

Silver and Gold Elegance

The ideal front door décor provides an exciting prelude of what’s inside your home. Decorated in an elegant silver and gold theme, Randi Garrett’s front porch shares the same shimmer of her home’s interior.

Silver and Gold Front Door Christmas Decorations. Photo courtesy of Randi Garret Design

A wreath is the focal point of your door decoration, so choose one that echoes the sparkling tones of the theme, like our pre-decorated Silver and Gold Wreath. Since metallic ornaments are great at reflecting light, make sure you have ample lighting by using pre-lit potted trees or garlands to add extra shimmer. Like Randi, remember to add thoughtful accents like ribbon bows to tie the theme together.

Using wreaths, garlands, and other holiday foliage, you can create your own elegant Christmas door decorations that extend a warm invite to your friends and family. See our short video on How to Shape an Artificial Wreath to make sure your Christmas door wreath looks its best throughout the season.

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On the Balsam Hill blog, we hope to provide our readers with inspirational decorating ideas the entire family will love. Beautifully appoint your home for every holiday with our decorating tips and tricks.

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