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10 Ways to Create the Perfect Holiday Entryway because the front entry of your house says a lot about the people who live there. What does your door say about you?
Creating a wonderful and welcoming entry into your home makes guests feel that you really do want them to come in.
An entryway shrouded in darkness and obscured by overgrowth makes your home look like a haunted or abandoned house discouraging visitors from wanting to enter.
Who you are and how you feel about guests will be communicated by how you will decorate your front door when the holiday season ushers in. Are you celebrating a Joyous Noel or are you a Scrooge?
At this time of the year, relatives, friends, and guests will come to visit you and enter through your front door. You surely want them to feel welcomed when they visit, and you want them to enjoy their stay too.
A New Coat of Paint
Chipped and damage paint can ruin the main entrance of your home and its overall ambiance too. By painting your door with a bright color can give it new life so that it evokes a warm and inviting feel. You may want to do this while the weather is still warm if you live in a cold climate.
New Door Knob
If you have a worn out, broken or damaged doorknob, it can ruin the entire look of your front door even if it’s newly painted. The holiday season is the perfect time to replace it with something new. You can make a doorknob look festive by tying ribbons onto it. Or you can hang bells, chimes, and other types of garlands.
Clean Front Door and Surroundings
Dirty surroundings will detract from the beauty of your decorations regardless of how fancy looking your holiday theme might be. Make sure that floors, walls, windows, and ceilings are all cleaned up. Wipe down the front door and the surrounding porch area including sweeping dirt or snow off the steps and porch before you start decorating. The front door will give visitors a first impression as to your personality and character. Make sure it’s a good one.
Be sure to remove any decorative items from holidays past before decorating for the Christmas season. So if you still have pumpkin bags and planters hanging out at the front door remove them prior to decorating. Your holiday decor will only truly stand out if you stick with the holiday theme all throughout your house and yard.
You can use a lot of decorations for the holiday season; and hanging a few items on your front door will make it look festive, bright and welcoming. Wreaths are some of the most common door decorations especially around Christmas time although there are wreaths for every season. You can also hang bells and balls and other colorful items that are reflective of the season’s mood.
Holiday Themed Doormat
As the front door of your house should have a welcoming effect, accessorizing with a doormat can add to your home’s overall appeal. It serves a dual purpose too; your visitors can wipe their shoes on the mat before entering.
Decorating your door with Christmas lights will really make it attractive. Moreover, having lights in the entryway will make it easy for guests to navigate through your pathway to your front door when it’s nighttime.
Seasonal ornaments look really good when displayed on the front door, and you can go for small simple items to large decorative accents. A big welcoming portrait of Santa Claus can be placed on the main door as this is a very popular character during this season. And when he’s riding his sled with his reindeers and cargo of gifts, it can really give the impression that you’re celebrating the season with a bang.
There are certain types of plants that are particularly popular around the holidays, such as poinsettia plants. Real or artificial, decorating with this type of plant will let people know that you are in great holiday spirits. Pots and planters can be lined up on the stairway or pathway that leads to your front door. You can also use ribbons to highlight the presence of flowers.
Outdoor Christmas Trees
Christmas trees make for great holiday decorations both indoors and outdoors. As this tree will be exposed to harsh elements outdoors it is more practical to use trees with rugged construction for this purpose. You can make them out of wood, pine boughs, or any other materials.
Putting a simple Christmas tree that’s made of dried up branches and a tomato cage by your front door would be a great idea.
Painting it with white snow, put some glitter on the branches, and hanging decorations and lights on it will make it truly eye-catching to visitors and passers-by.
Regardless of how you choose to decorate the front entrance of your house, a well-lit entry and walkway make it not only safe but inviting too for your holiday season guests.
Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings to one and all!