With Christmas fast approaching and festive decorations popping up on every high street and in every window around the country, it’s time to get your house holiday-ready. The door is the entrance to your home, and one of the most seen parts of your house – so why not get creative with your decorations?
Here are our top tips for the perfect festive doorway this Christmas season:
The perfect solution for those minimalists out there, a simple lit entrance can provide welcoming festive cheer without going too much into the cheesy territory. For a truly modern look, pair cool white lights with simple wreath or star shapes for a stylish option that’s perfect for a grown-up Christmas. Add some carefully decorated accessories, such as topiary trees, for a simple yet sweet style.
No one is as excited about the festive season as children, and that’s why doorway decoration is a great, safe way to let your children contribute to the festive cheer of your house. Create wreaths using items from craft stores, add some papier-mâché reindeer for the more rainproof foyers and encourage Santa to visit with some hand-painted signs. The kids will love the decorating, and you can store any particularly beloved creations for the following year.
Poinsettia, evergreens and deep jewel tones are the perfect floral addition to any doorway. Add some cinnamon sticks, dried fruit and stunning ribbons for an adult, classic look for any porch that also smells amazing – getting any festive visitors in the mood before they even get through the door. Log piles are another rustic yet classic addition to the doorway that can make all the difference.
Friend of the animals
If you’re looking to attract the local wildlife to your door (or maybe your garden) this festive season, or if you want to make sure that the local robins and finches can enjoy their own festive feast, incorporate some festive style with decorated bird feeders and other items that are as practical as they are pretty. Forgo the plastic accessories for a more natural look with real trees and materials, that can be composted post-festivities for the more eco-friendly homestead.