Christmas is a special time for many of us, and there’s nothing more enjoyable than decorating your home and getting into the festive spirit. If you’re looking forward to digging out the decorations, trawling the shops for new additions to your collection, and getting your home prepped for the festive season, the logical place to start is your front door. What could be better than arriving home at the end of a long, busy day to a reminder that the most wonderful time of the year is on its way? If you’re looking for ideas for your front door this Christmas, take a look at these scintillating suggestions.
The traditional Christmas wreath
For some people, nothing beats the traditional festive wreath. Made from foliage, including holly leaves, these classic garlands are usually adorned with red ribbons, ties, or berries and they are ideal for creating a rustic aesthetic that suits almost every home.
If you fancy veering off-piste a little but sticking with the traditional vibe, why not opt for a wreath made from festive fruits? You can give your foliage a lift using brightly coloured fresh fruits like lemons, pears and red apples, or you could buy artificial fruits painted in shades of gold, red, and silver.
Festive pots and planters
If you’ve got a porch or a patio outside your front door, why not hone your green-fingered skills and place some pots and planters to add serious Christmas curb appeal? You can choose from a wide range of evergreen plants and coloured flowers or opt for trees that you can adorn with lights or tiny baubles. If you plan to hang a wreath too, go for coordinating themes, trends, and colours.
There’s something quite magical about twinkling lights on a dark December day. Lanterns are a fantastic addition to porches and steps leading up to the front door, and they come in an array of styles to suit all homes. Go for oversized rose gold models for new homes or old-school period styles for a country cottage.
A doormat with a difference
If you’re hosting friends or family, or you’re keen to spread some Christmas cheer, why not opt for a doormat with a difference this year? You can opt for a funny or heartwarming slogan or quote, or go for a traditional Christmas message.
If you’ve got a porch or your door has a broad frame, garlands are an excellent idea. You can hang your garland to frame the door or the porch, and add baubles, fairy lights, or artificial berries to add interest and colour.
If you’re looking for a cute alternative to a festive wreath, why not hang small wooden or glass stars on your front door?
The bells are ringing
Bells are a Christmas staple, and a fabulous addition to any door. You can hang them above the door or on the handle or knocker to add that festive feel.
If you’ve got visitors this Christmas, usher them into your home with a unique ‘Welcome’ sign. You can choose from a range of themes from Christmas trees and nativity scenes to festive food, snowy landscapes or popular figures like Rudolph or Father Christmas.
For those who have their heart set on the prettiest front door on the block, bows and ribbons are ideal. You can hang ribbons and create a giant bow on your door to create a stunning aesthetic. Opt for red or gold for maximum impact.