Dressing up the front of the house for the holidays has become a big thing, and these Christmas front door decorating ideas prove why! Swap out the traditional wreath to make it attractive to friends and family and a great conversation piece for the neighbors.
Outdoor Christmas decoration ideas take the atmosphere of the season through the walls of the house and spread it throughout the surroundings, spreading the holiday spirit. Kids especially love trying to dress up the front door, so get them involved for an afternoon of family fun.
From traditional door wreaths to trendy ball arches, there’s a seasonal decor idea for every home.
1. Create a show stopping display with stars
Making a festive first impression is a great way to set the tone for the rest of your Christmas decorating schedule. Decorating the outside of your home also brings holiday cheer to neighbors and passers-by, an ideal way to extend seasonal greetings to the wider community.
For a modern take on Christmas wreath ideas, make a glittery star out of paper and wire stars. To make the night sparkle, use battery-powered twinkle stars and hang them from a long metal strip.
Large ornaments also make a big statement and can be placed on the floor for an extra festive touch.
Be reckless with masks and umbrellas. A feather wreath married to a swan mask will add swan lake charm to your front door. Use umbrellas as elegant props and hang delicate Christmas lights in your hallway that will shine on your door glass for a great Christmas window decoration idea.
2. Opt for an elegant entrance
Use your seasonal flowers with beautiful sprinkles in indigo and amber colors tied with a beautiful velvet ribbon. You’ll probably find that there’s a lot left over from decorating the tree, so it’s a great idea to budget for Christmas decorations.
If you’re going to attach them to a door knocker, be sure to use unbreakable trinkets so you don’t have to worry about them falling loose or falling off.
An asymmetrical crown is a bold style statement. Make a string using imitation garland, fabric flowers and unbreakable ornaments. For extra sparkle, use battery-operated fake garlands with Christmas lights.
Attach the wire hanger to the back using zip ties to attach the wreath to the door frame.
You can even add fresh flowers to create a corner, but remember that they may not last the entire celebration, so wait until closer to the big day to place them.
3. Keep it simple with baubles
A sturdy balloon arch became a detail for this Christmas party idea, creating the perfect entry point for guests. Inexpensive, £11.90 Amazon Rose Garden (opens in new tab) Transform the feel of a balloon by tying a cascading length of red ribbon and let it flutter in the breeze.
Our top tip? This look is probably best saved for days when you know you’ll have guests coming over, as they minimize the appearance of messy balloons.
4. Craft a Christmassy corner
Christmas decor adds a touch of cement to your front door wreath by adding whimsical ornaments and baubles. Choose a simple leaf wreath to brighten it up with your choice of embellishments—a great opportunity to add bold accent colors.
It also allows homeowners to put together a decor scheme. Decorate with a Christmas tree to create a flow to your decorating scheme.
Only once a year, why save it?! Choose a large wreath to fill the doorway to make a statement with your decorations this year.
With a larger wreath, it will be heavier, especially if it’s real – so your hanging fountain can support the weight.
How do you hang Christmas decorations on the front door?
The best way to hang Christmas decorations on the front is to first apply the paint or the door without marking or damaging it as they should look good even after they come off the door. A wreath door hanger is the perfect way to hang a wreath without damaging it. The design snaps onto the top of the door frame and provides a sturdy metal hinge.
I personally fasten mine with double garden twine to increase its load-carrying capacity, then place a photo pin on the wooden door frame. Push in just enough to secure, but leave the pin exposed so you can wrap the rope around the head of the pin – to hold the wreath in place.
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