Get in the Christmas spirit even if you live in a more contemporary dwelling such as a condo or townhouse. Offset the bold architectural lines of the building with the softness of embellished garlands, round wreaths, hanging ornaments and red-banded planters set with natural elements.
Your new holiday entry looks even better with the lights on! With lights surrounding the door, the entire entrance takes on a holiday glow. Mix in a pre-lit wreath, lighted garland and hanging Christmas globe lights for a welcoming effect.
For a dash of Christmas color, lay down a new holiday welcome mat and dress up a planter with a red-painted base. Fill planters with oversize shatterproof ornaments, greens and unexpected decor such as birch logs.
Use an extra-large round Christmas wreath to match the scale of large windows. Embellish it with string lights and ornaments. Complement modern architecture by placing the ornaments evenly around the wreath.
Turn your front entry into a holiday focal point using garland, hanging baskets, wreaths, lighted reindeer and lanterns.
Hanging baskets aren’t just for potted plants. Use them during the holidays. Just fill with greens and pinecones spray-painted a Christmas red. Here’s a time-smart trick: Start with an artificial green wreath placed over the basket frame. Tuck in extra sprigs of artificial garland for more fullness and finish with the red pinecones.
The easiest decoration: Swap out the autumn welcome mat for one with a holiday theme.
There’s nothing warmer and more inviting than candlelight. Set a small outdoor table with greens, ornaments and bright lanterns with LED candles. Another timely trick: Repurpose outdoor accessories for the holidays. These red lanterns are repurposed bird feeders.
Evoke a little bit of Santa with a pair of whimsical lighted reindeer with red bows for color.
Dress up a traditional front porch and entry using all the classic Christmas decorations: Hang multicolor string lights, pin a stocking to a mailbox, decorate a Christmas tree and hedges with lights and lighted faux presents, add greenery and a door wreath and put down a new holiday welcome mat.
Balance the heft of the outdoor Christmas tree by placing a small rustic bench on the other side of the front door. Top it with greenery embellished with oversize shatterproof ornaments, picks and ribbon.
Stockings aren’t just for the fireplace mantel! Hang one near the front door for another dash of color and a bit of whimsy. Fill it with wrapped gift boxes.
Greet guests with a new seasonal welcome mat.
No holiday door is complete without a gorgeous Christmas wreath. Embellish an inexpensive plain green wreath with colorful shatterproof ornaments, pinecones and berry picks. If you’re feeling adventurous, paint your front door red to really make it pop!
Surround the base of the Christmas tree with outdoor decor like these pre-lit champagne-colored “presents.”
Turn on the string lights and let your house shine bright.