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If you live in a temperate climate, you might be able to accent your front door with seasonal flower displays, such as poinsettias. To dress up the arrangement, try selections in an accent color -- here, white adds a pop of bright against the brick. If your weather isn't as mild, go for faux flowers that you can reuse from year after year.
This large, leafy garland and matching front door swag are made from evergreen branches, pinecones, berries, apples, magnolia leaves, and festive holiday ribbon. At nighttime, the intertwined lights add a cozy, cheery glow. Use it as inspiration for your front door or add your favorite festive elements.
Editor's Tip: Purchase a long evergreen garland to serve as the base, then use florist's pins and hot glue to secure embellishments.
Most seasonal displays are fairly static, but small elements can help you add a bit more personality to your front door decor. Here, a tiny chalkboard allows the homeowners to add a changing message on the front door wreath. Other ideas: a countdown to Christmas, or ribbon or wreaths that change weekly.
Instead of simply accenting your front door, try integrating the rest of the front yard into your design. Here, simple lit orbs add unexpected brilliance to the large focal point tree. The lights also make the Christmas house as attractive by night as it is by day.
Wreaths are a lovely addition to nearly every front entryway. But there are other items that can work well to add seasonal interest to your door. Here, ice skates -- tied with a bit of greenery and ribbon -- dress up the traditional entry.
You can easily dress up a holiday wreath with colors or special accents chosen to coordinate with the rest of your holiday decor. For example, wide bits of velvet ribbon -- hot-glued at the back -- coordinate with the sleigh bells and snowflakes, attached here with wire.
A basic design principle can be all you need to create a pulled-together front door. For example, traditional-style homes equal traditional-style seasonal decorations -- and rustic calls for a more casual set-up. That's the case with these lovely, easy-breezy accents, including a simple garland over the entry and two nearly unadorned wreaths by the door.
One way to make your front door Christmas decor stand out is through strategic use of color. White is always a good contrast, particularly to dark or bright colors. Here, wooden snowflake cutouts are spray-painted white and hot-glued on top of each other. A wide double ribbon -- one layer white, one red to coordinate with the door -- adds a simple, elegant finish.
If you have a large front entryway, then you're lucky: You have more room to work with to add pretty holiday accents. One way to unify them is to choose just a few materials to repeat -- here, grapevine (in the urn and wreaths) and fir (in the form of a small tree and as embellishments in the wreaths and urn).
Whether you have a built-in planter or a simple weather-resistant version, consider placing it by your front door and filling it with a variety of seasonal accents. Here, a miniature tree, a colorful bow, and bright berries make a great combination. Other ideas include colorful garden orbs or even a sculptural branch wrapped in ribbon or lights.
Evergreens and pinecones are standard elements for front door Christmas decorations, but there are other materials that can add texture and visual interest. Here, rolled-up cones of printed paper, torn from an old book, are glued to a wreath for a graphic update to a holiday classic.
For the novice holiday decorator, seasonal accents may seem overwhelming -- too many items to choose from, too many colors to coordinate. Fortunately, elegance is easy, as this simple garland draping proves. For a hint of color, try wrapping a piece with a plain ribbon.
Ornate doors and wide front entryways need little decoration. Instead, add accents to the surrounding areas to create the perfect holiday look. Two containers flank this wide entry; their placement plays off the elegant front porch's symmetry. Bright silver and red holiday ornaments accent both the containers and the evergreen wreath.
Funky forms are a wonderful way to add visual interest to a holiday front door decorating scheme. Here, distinctively shaped topiaries play against the loosely assembled gathering of bright berries and the bright white counterpoint of the wreath.
A simple wreath base and some yarn are all it takes to create a beautiful door decoration this Christmas. See how!
Sparkle and shine are synonymous with the season. Use this pretty silver front door decoration as inspiration to create your own glittering, seasonal welcome. Purchase a silver wreath or paint a grapevine wreath using metallic spray paint; add a sparkling ribbon and weave in silver and blue ornament balls. For another sparkling color scheme, use gold and bronze decorations to glam up your Christmas front door.
For simple and classic Christmas door decorations, use a traditional evergreen wreath and garland with red accents on your front door and porch. Hang white icicle lights above the entrance to illuminate the festive display.
Give a traditional Christmas wreath a sparkling touch by placing a large silver star in the center. Drape a garland with a string of Christmas lights over your front door, and add some extra glow with two lit candles in simple outdoor lanterns.
There are several ways to decorate a door for Christmas without using a traditional wreath. For a festive and creative idea, accent your door knocker with a pretty picture frame. Frame your door knocker with a golden picture frame dressed up with small red berries and holiday ribbon.
Take a new look at nontraditional items and colors to create unique Christmas door decorations. Here, orange is the unexpected holiday focus: Bright ribbon suspends the bay leaf wreath and piles of fresh oranges add a visual punch to the topiaries, which are sculpted as trumpeting angels.
You can decorate a door for Christmas in a way that's both classic and fresh with traditional accents. Hang a medium-size boxwood wreath with a bright red bow in the middle for pretty texture and style. Add symmetrical accents on either side of the door to complete the look, such as the shaped topiaries shown here.
Personalize a plain holiday wreath on your front door with faux white roses, pinecones, blue ribbon, and a simple holiday message. Small light blue flowers and green and purple berries also make great accents for this creative Christmas wreath.
There is a surprising array of diversity in the green color spectrum, from deep and rich to light and bright. These simple and traditional Christmas door decorations focus on color variations to add visual interest. A green ribbon adds luster to an evergreen wreath, while tiny lights brighten the garland around the front door.
Similar colors can have a powerful impact in Christmas door decorations. Here, silver and white create a magical winter wonderland on the porch of this cottage-style home. Strands of light, accented with oversize snowflakes, hang from the ceiling, and branches in galvanized pails suspend more snowflakes. For the final touch, spray-paint wire baskets white, hang, and fill each with a sparkling silver orb.
It's easy to customize an ordinary garland for extraordinary impact. Small holiday ornaments secured with hot glue coordinate with this red front door, adding bright pops of color to a premade pinecone garland. Tall lanterns, adorned with small sprigs of berries, add to the colorful Christmas door decorations.
Play up the traditional Christmas red-and-green color scheme with a modern spin. If you have a green door, accent it with an all-red wreath and place your favorite bright red flowers on the front porch (poinsettias would make this scene particularly festive). Don't have a green door? Play around with other color schemes, such as white and blue (good for lighter doors) or silver and gold (good for darker doors).
Give your Christmas door decorations a sleek and modern look with this unconventional wreath fashioned from a silver dish and a cluster of brightly colored ornaments. Hang it from your door with an equally bright colored ribbon to make your front door stand out.