Published: 06th December 2022
There really is something magical about seeing a whole street filled with beautifully decorated homes and entranceways on a crisp, wintery night. For some homeowners, it’s all about a traditional look and feel, with natural textures and embellishments, whereas for others, more is most definitely more when it comes to festive sparkle! Looking for some inspiration? Then you’ve come to the right place…
Merry and Bright
If you’re feeling like being bright and bold this year, this is the trend for you! A mix of neon brights, rainbow hues and metallic finishes, this vibrant, quirky theme is sure to bring a smile to the faces of big and little kids alike.
Etsy trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson reports “There has been a 346% increase in searches for disco ball decor, an 86% increase in searches for vibrant wall art and a 24% increase in searches for colourful wreaths on Etsy,”
What better way to celebrate the Christmas season and look towards a brighter New Year ahead?
Have a sustainable Christmas
Over the last few years, there has been a much greater focus on all of us making eco-friendly and sustainable choices when it comes to Christmas décor and accessories.
Items such as dried fruit, paper scraps and foliage are a great starting point when creating your very own DIY Christmas door décor. As an added bonus, taking this approach means that you’re not only creating beautiful and unique pieces, but you also have the opportunity to get your family to join in so that you make some great festive memories at the same time.
For inspiration, Pinterest is a great tool for finding zero-waste decoration ideas and tutorials.
A Pink Christmas?
For a non-traditional Christmas décor trend, mid-century colour schemes are making a comeback. The 1950s inspired bubblegum pink is a hot choice for festive decorations in 2022 as this trending tone evolves from this summer’s Barbiecore trend.
Incorporate blush and soft pastel pink decorations against green fir foliage to create a cozy yet whimsical welcome. As the colour pink symbolises love and kindness, the colour leans into the Christmas spirit of giving.
Gift wrap your front door
Create a simple, yet very effective statement with the addition of a huge ribbon to finish your front door!
To wrap your front door, use a lightweight ribbon in two lengths, one long enough to drape from top to bottom and one horizontally across the width of your door. Simply tie the two lengths together in the middle in a bow, as if wrapping your front door like a gift.
Top tip: choose a silky or velvet ribbon for a luxurious finish and to prevent any scratches to your door.
Potted Christmas trees are perfect for porches
Who says Christmas trees are only for indoors?
Extend the festive cheer to your entranceway with a potted Christmas tree. Choose either a real or an artificial tree and decorate it with baubles, lights and even a festive tree topper to complement your front door or garden space.
Finish with a festive wreath
If you’re a fan of no-fuss festive decorations, a wreath is a classic and easy way to spruce up your door so it’s ready for the Christmas season. Choose from the huge range that are available to buy ready-made or get creative and craft your own. You will find lots of inspiration on sites such as Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube with videos on how to create a beautiful Christmas wreath. Whether you choose to make your own or buy the finished article, there are plenty of options available from traditional, minimal, rustic or vivid colours with a high impact.
Top tip: adding fairy lights to your wreath will ensure it is dressed to impress once the sun goes down.
Add a pop of colour with plants
Just like any other time of year, you can’t go wrong with florals. Adding seasonal colours such as red and white to your planters and garden during the festive season can bring a touch of the festivities to your home without going overboard.
Here are some of our favourite plants, which are all ideal for sprucing up your entranceway and creating a warm welcome to your abode during the Christmas holidays:
- Poinsettia – A traditional and classic Christmas plant with bright red flowers.
- Winter heathers – Low maintenance and can be adorned with fairy lights to add some magic and sparkle
- Pansies – The undisputed star of a winter garden. They can be found in an array of colours to suit your Christmas décor and are small enough to look great in pots and planters.
Light it up
Even on cold dark winter evenings, a well-lit porch and entrance offer a friendly and inviting welcome for friends and loved ones.
If you’d like to illuminate your doorway this festive season, make sure your lights are made for outdoor use and string a cluster of lights around your front door.
Choose a style that will complement your home, your door and the rest of your Christmas decorations to really extend your festive cheer. With brightly coloured bulbs, soft gold and white lights, or even icicle shaped string lights to add a winter wonderland finish to your home, there are plenty of ways to make your entrance sparkle with festive cheer this Christmas.
And finally… make it personal
However you choose to decorate the entrance to your home this festive season, make sure that it represents your own unique taste and style. If you prefer to add a playful twist to your Christmas decorating, why not add some hanging mistletoe or a sign for Santa Claus? Or if you’re more understated in your style, choose hurricane lanterns or battery-operated pillar candles to add a classical glow to welcome your visitors.