Today, we’re sharing our effortless Christmas entry décor!
How was your holiday weekend?
We spent ours snuggled up in our jammers with zero plans save for watching holiday movies, finishing good books, crafting ornaments while listening to Christmas music, baking pies, taking long sips of a peppermint mocha, and hanging out by the tree wrapping presents.
At first glance, the items on this list seem like such small things.
But having uninterrupted time to do the things you love most feels like a huge luxury these days and I don’t take a single second for granted.
Christmas Entry Decor Ideas From Years Past…
Since we’re still working on a few projects around the house, I really wanted to create an effortless Christmas entry and keep our holiday decorating as no fuss and as drama-free as possible this year.
In the past, I’ve been mad for plaid in the entry…
and embraced a soft and romantic farmhouse Christmas entry with pops of pink…
Taking a Slow Approach to Holiday Decorating…
Truthfully, I’ve really struggled to come up with a theme for our holiday season, which is kind of unusual for me.
Normally, I find a piece of inspiration, a color scheme, fabric, vignette, or a series of ornaments months in advance and I run with it.
This year though, my goal was to create a cozy feeling throughout the house using lots of greenery, candles, twinkling white lights, and a tiny bit of sparkle.
And since we’re talking cozy, I wanted the house to smell like a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, and gingerbread too.
Creating an Effortless Christmas Entry…
To create an effortless Christmas entry, we started by layering greenery around our existing décor.
As I’ve shared before, this tiny island cottage doesn’t have a lot of storage space which means using what we have on hand is a top priority.
I picked up several new pine garlands at Joann’s this year to add to our collection that looks and feels real.
They’re very easy to use because they’re pliable and relatively light which makes them simple to hang all over from the mantel to the table to adding greenery to the chandeliers.
Next, I decorated a small tree with some of my favorite ornaments. Years ago, I found these tree plate ornaments and scooped them at yard sale prices.
They all have different species of trees on them. And while some of them are cracked, missing their plate hooks, and have even started crazing, I love their vintage feel.
Speaking of vintage, can you even with this old horse ribbon as a tree topper?
Sometimes I feel like I should change out this horse print for a holiday sign or a Christmas print.
For some reason though, I’m just not ready to take it down yet – holiday or no holiday – even after all these years ?
Budget-Friendly Entry Decor Ideas…
One of the most budget-friendly and effortless Christmas entry ideas you can create is a present filled dough bowl.
These are actual gifts but even if they weren’t you could easily save old boxes and wrap them in pretty paper and bows for a no-fuss and festive feel.
We have a lot of people to buy for every year, so we try to start as early as possible.
If you haven’t finished your shopping yet make sure to check out Our Best Holiday Gift Guides. We try to keep them updated so you can refer to them and shop throughout the year for other events like birthdays and anniversaries too.
Another thrifty and effortless Christmas entry idea is to make a blanket for your bench seat. This brushed plaid flannel used to be curtains in our breakfast nook.
But over the years, we’ve used them on the entry bench seat and on the couches for the front porch as well.
With just a little over a yard and a half of fabric, it really makes for a budget-friendly project you can change up in a variety of seasons.
Finally, don’t forget to add texture with a throw blanket. I picked this one up at a charity shop for a few dollars.
While this one is a bit too scratchy to snuggle up with, it’s easy to throw over the arm of a chair, an ottoman, or a bench for an inexpensive layer of texture.
Finding Festive Ways to Celebrate This Year…
Whether you’re embracing slow decorating and creating effortless Christmas entry décor like we are or going all out with lots of reds and greens, I hope you’re enjoying the season so far this year.
Yes, it will be different but there are still so many things to celebrate.
Other Christmas Inspired Posts to Enjoy:
- DIY Ice Skate Wreath
- Easy Vintage Dresser Gift Wrap Station
- Soft and Romantic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
- Treat Yourself Advent Calendar Basket
- Blue and White Christmas Home Tour at Bliss Barracks