Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Fresh Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Door

A well-decorated front door provides a warm welcome for both loved ones and guests. Traditional wreaths are old favorites, but re-inventing your decorations for your home’s entrance creates a unique look that is both interesting and inviting.

Here are a few ideas on how to get a fresh holiday look for your front door.

  • Wreaths made of flowers such as roses or carnations create a comfortable and calming effect to any home. Winterberries, pepperberries, and cranberries have bright red colors that suggest a lively and festive atmosphere. Use a craft wire or twine to gather these natural elements into a garland and mount it by the door.
  • Hang a small chalkboard on the front door, and write a happy holiday message for your guests. Decorate it with magnetic pins and bows. This is a lovely gesture that will make guests feel right at home.
  • Hang a palm-sized wreath of sleigh bells on a string and attach it to your door. The sound of gentle ringing is like a happy welcome greeting for every guest that enters your home.
  • Gather an assortment of small boxes and wrap them in glittery wrapping paper. Next, tie a bow around each one and then glue them together to make a wreath. Finally, take a ribbon of a different color to hang the wreath of gifts from on the top rail of your front door.
  • Give a modern twist to the traditional round wreaths with a picture frame. Get one with a festive and ornate design, and then mount it on the door with a ribbon of a contrasting color.
  • Collect a dozen Christmas gift cards and glue them on a circular wiring. Put it against your door to give beautiful artwork and heartfelt holiday messages to your guest as soon as they ring your doorbell.
  • Artificial wreaths tinted in strong, modern colors such as maroon, burgundy, and turquoise are a refreshing sight amidst all the traditional colors of Christmas. Hang it on your door and impress your visitors with an intriguing display.

It’s important to include the entryway in designing the home’s holiday décor. Achieve a beautifully decorated front door to ensure a warm welcome for both family and guests. Happy decorating!

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.