As the saying goes, “there is no place like home,” and that’s why decorating our homes for the holidays has to be one of the pinnacle experiences of the Christmas season. Every year, millions of us the world over get excited about transforming our dwellings into a soul-warming destination of peace, comfort, and joy, surrounded by all the Christmas decorations that are near and dear to our hearts.
Decorating the inside living space of your home for Christmas often brings nostalgic feelings, contentment, and praise from family and friends. But what about the potential wonderland on the other side of the door? There are as many possibilities for creative holiday expression outside as there is all over your home. And while plenty of Christmas lovers decorate their lawns with statuesque reindeer, inflated Santa’s and Nativity scenes, and trim the outside of their house with twinkling lights and hanging icicles, today we want to give you a few ideas about a location that is often overlooked: the front door.
Because the front door can set the scene for entering your holiday home, it should certainly be considered for its decorating potential. It is often the first thing people notice before coming inside for a visit, and we all know how important first impression is. This means you have a unique opportunity to create a pleasant, even magical, experience for family, friends, and your own household with just a few creative touches. Please enjoy some quick tips below on how to dress up your front door for the holidays.
Wreaths – there are a wealth of festive rings available to add a seasonal touch to your front door. You should have no problem finding one that fits your personal style or that matches your interior decor, to enhance your entrance. Wreaths are traditional and are also a perennial favorite.
Lights – a simple set of white Christmas lights can do wonders for the entrance to your home. String them up around the door, nestle them in a holiday wreath (see above), or outline your front porch or porch furniture with a strand to brighten your front door.
Wrapping Paper and Ornaments – give your front door a holiday makeover when you wrap it in festive Christmas paper to look like a giant, inviting gift. You can even add a big bow or add Christmas ornaments, depending on the kind of front door you have. Many enjoy using these usually convenient supplies to transform their front door into a Christmas art project during the holidays.
Potted Plants – never underestimate the power of a poinsettia or another gorgeous holiday bloom. Just like wreaths, the natural look of plants and flowers (both real and artificial) are not only beautiful but create an inviting welcome of greenery for which there is no substitute (and adding lights to them as suggested above, could bring even more warmth and a magical feel).
Welcome Statements – speaking of welcomes, holiday door mats, doorknob hangers, and welcome signs are all quick and easy ways to add a festive greeting to the entrance of your home. Plus, they are available in many different designs and themes to match your decor.
Thanks for reading! If you have been inspired to spruce up your front door with the wonders of the Christmas season, don’t forget that The Bradford Exchange offers many exciting ways to do just that. Be sure to take a peek while you’re visiting with us today. And we hope the holidays are very merry for you and your family.Enter Christmas Wonder: Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Front Door by The Bradford Exchange