Whether you "deck the halls" in colorful lights or keep it simple with some minimalistic décor—decorating for the holiday season is a fun and simple way to add festive flair to your home during the most wonderful time of the year.
There is one spot you won't want to overlook when decorating for the holidays—your front door! Entryway décor adds effortless curb appeal to your exterior and provides a warm, festive greeting to friends, family, guests, and visitors during the holidays.
Ready to start decorating? Get some inspiration for holiday front door decorations below!
Festive Front Door Holiday Decorating Ideas
There's no doubt about it—wreaths are the most classic and popular way to add festive charm to your front door.
You can opt for a traditional wreath with evergreen leaves and holly berries or something that matches your home's style a bit more effortlessly, like a rustic wreath with pinecones for a farmhouse-style home or an eclectic wreath made from multicolored ornaments for a modern dwelling.
Garland is a low-key (yet beautiful!) way to "dress up" your home's entrance for the holiday season.
You can add a lighted garland arch around your front door—either with colored or white lights—to illuminate your entryway at night, or opt for a natural-looking garland complete with pinecones, holly berries, or poinsettias for a more elegant look.
Personalized Door Hangers
Add a personalized touch to your front entrance during the holiday season with a festive door hanger. You'll likely be able to find several door hangers at your local home décor store with generic holiday greetings, or you can order a personalized one online with your family name.
If you're feeling crafty, you can even purchase craft supplies to create one yourself—or you can have your kids help you in order to keep them busy over the holiday break!
Decorative Standing Door Signs
Standing door signs have been gaining rapid popularity in recent years, and they're the perfect decorative addition to any front porch. However, the holiday season is a great time to swap out your "welcome" sign with a standing sign that is a bit more festive.
Find (or create!) a standing door sign that greets guests with a warm holiday message, like "Merry Christmas" or "Season's Greetings." Even better, find a double-sided standing door sign with one side that can be used for autumn and the other for winter holidays. This way, you'll get extra use out of your holiday sign!
Our warm, humid climate in Georgia is perfect for growing poinsettias. So, if you're looking for a simplistic way to adorn your porch this holiday season, set a few poinsettias on either side of the doorway and hang an elegant wreath decorated with poinsettias right in the middle of the door!
Instead of adding a traditional wreath to your door, consider placing a festive bright red bow front and center. If you'd like, you can even string red ribbons through your green garland arch to add a cheerful yet simplistic touch to your entryway.
Lights are a beautiful and practical choice to decorate for the holidays since they'll illuminate your entryway at night. Fortunately, there are several creative ways to incorporate lights into your holiday front door display.
String lights into a wreath or garland, hang a lantern inside to illuminate your transom window above the front door at night, or light the path up to your front door with brilliant luminaria (you can make your own with paper bags and sand, or purchase reusable electric ones!).
Upgrade Your Front Door to Ring in the New Year with North Georgia Replacement Windows
If you notice your front door needs some attention while stringing lights or hanging a festive wreath this holiday season, the door installation experts at North Georgia Replacement Windows would love to help you spruce up your entryway with a brand-new entry door.