20 FRONT DOOR CHRISTMAS DECORATION IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE
They say "deck the halls," but decking your exterior is actually just as important as trimming your tree. Decorating your front door is a great way to welcome guests this holiday season and share your holiday joy with all of your neighbors. Even if you don't have a large porch to decorate, you can focus on just the front door to spread cheer.
Your front door's decor should speak to the rest of your home and feel as though it is part of the flow of your design. From modern farmhouse to simple and streamlined, your front door should speak to your personality and give your guests a taste of your interior style.
Whether you're into store-bought wreaths or you want to DIY something a little different this year, look no further. Here are some of the best ways to spruce up your front door this holiday.
01 Stick With Greenery
Sometimes the best design ideas are the simplest. You can DIY a fresh fragrant wreath using store-bought greenery or you can purchase a real one at your local florist or Christmas tree farm. Keep it simple and outfit your door in evergreens for that traditional Christmas look that works well with any exterior color scheme.
02 Opt for Asymmetry
While a full wreath is beautiful, we love an asymmetrical one to mix things up and give your front door a more modern look and feel. The base can be made of either twigs and sticks or you can repurpose a metal hoop for a more contemporary look. Pair with a simple entryway rug and voila.
03 Pick a Theme
Sometimes the best way to start decorating for the holidays is to pick a theme and run with it. This super festive front door is all about red bows and red poinsettias and it's a great way to add a load of color to your front porch.
While poinsettias can live a few months outdoors in warm climates, they won't tolerate cold weather so opt for faux if you want to add this festive flower to your front door in colder months.
04 Go Ice Skating
While a wreath is by far the most common and traditional way to decorate a front door, consider thinking outside of the box this year. We love using a pair of vintage skates hung in the center of the door as decor. A rustic snowshoe and of course a few strands of garland really finish the look.
05 Keep it Traditional
There's nothing wrong with opting for the traditional Christmas decor we all know and love. If your exterior is ornate already, sometimes the best option is keeping your holiday decor simple. We love an oversized fresh wreath with a large bow or faux poinsettias to lend just enough holiday cheer without overwhelming the space.
06 Consider Mini Christmas Trees
Flank your front door with two mini Christmas trees to upgrade your porch this holiday season. You can decorate them with bulbs or keep it simple and go for just lights. Just be sure to pick outdoor-safe lights if you want to add that warm glow. Look for a three to four foot tree for the perfect size next to your front door.
07 Think Outside the Circle
Who says wreaths must always be round? Instead, consider a wreath in a fun shape that strays a bit from the traditional. A Christmas-tree inspired wreath is a fun conversation starter. Other ideas include a star or a square to keep things a little interesting.
08 Throw in a Matching Rug
Once you've picked a theme and color scheme for your wreath, consider weaving it throughout the front porch. Here, a wreath adorned with red and silver accents pairs wonderfully with the red plaid entryway rug. This is a great way to make your front door feel finished without a lot of elbow grease.
09 Say it Out Loud
We love non-traditional ways to decorate for the holiday season so we can't get enough of this modern porch. A simple minimalist wreath adorns the actual front door, but the white letters that spell out "fa la la" are a great extra touch to catch your neighbors eye when he's passing by.
10 Go for Nostalgia
We bet if you spent some time digging around your grandma's basement you're sure to find some old holiday decor that you can repurpose this year. This vintage plastic Santa is giving us major old school vibes and is perfect for adding a bit of color to a simple exterior.
11 Add a Bell
There are many ways to spice up a wreath. Add a vintage-inspired bell to the center of your wreath for a lovely traditional look and feel. Plus, you get the added bonus of a little chime every time someone comes and goes from your home.
12 Keep the Door Naked
Who says you have to hang anything on your front door to decorate it? Instead, focus on the outline and decorate the space in front of your sidelights. A simple Christmas tree is a great option if you want to keep it traditional or you can DIY something a little out of the box such as stacked faux presents.
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