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Festive Holiday Entry Ideas

We’re sharing festive holiday entry ideas today!

When it comes to decorating the entry for the holidays, I’ve never shied away from saying it’s THE hardest space in the house to decorate because it rarely ever changes.

Festive Holiday Entry with Cozy Pillows-The Crowned Goat

We intentionally keep it simple because our spacious front porch is always the star of the show.

And we want the transition from one space to another to feel seamless.

Still, the transition is an important one and deserves a little extra effort.

Especially, for the holidays.

When I first started planning our holiday home last year, I imagined lots of pale pinks, seafoam greens, and muted blues.

Festive Holiday Entry Ideas-Tinsel Tree and Presents-The Crowned Goat

But once our travel plans changed, I decided to fully embrace one of my favorite quotes…” she leaves a little sparkle everywhere she goes…” as our holiday theme.

And it wound up being one of your favorite holiday home tours of the entire year!

I used the silver tinsel tree my parents gifted me years ago and it was just the right amount of sparkle for our entry area.

Despite trying to keep our entry area as clutter-free as possible, I couldn’t help but place a few extra packages around the tinsel tree.

My Mom also added my riding boots with a basket of greenery to help round the area out.

Using Riding Boots and Basket of Greenery to Create a Festive Holdiay Entry-The Crowned Goat

Greenery, ornaments, and ribbons are always a really easy way to make things feel festive and budget-friendly.

Every season I say I’m going to replace the horse print with something else and each time I just can’t let it go.

How to Create a Festive Holiday Entry-The Crowned Goat

In fact, here’s a look at how we’ve created a festive holiday entry using the same horse print over the years…

Mad for Plaid Holiday Entry

Mad for Plaid Holiday Entry Ideas-The Crowned Goat

Soft and Romantic Farmhouse Festive Holiday Entry

Soft and Romantic Farmhouse Holiday Entry-The Crowned Goat

Effortless Christmas Entry with Gray and White Plaid

Equestrian Inspired Festive Holiday Entry Ideas-The Crowned Goat

Cabin-Inspired Christmas Entry

Cabin Inspired Holiday Entry with Greenery and Plaid-The Crowned Goat

Sweet Shop-Inspired Entry…

This year, I decided I wanted something completely different than anything we’d ever done before.

Tips and Tricks for Creating a Festive Holiday Entry - The Crowned Goat

I wanted a sweet shop-inspired holiday season based on the phrase “Let your heart be light” from the song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

For us that meant, adding lots of color and things you would find in a candy shop like lollipops and sprinkles and tissue paper pom poms.

I wanted to open the front door and have our home feel as light as a whisp of cotton candy.

While it’s been much harder than I imagined to keep our sweet rescue Piper from stealing the “sweet treats” from this area, it’s been fun to find fresh and creative ways to dress up the entry this season.

Bonus, the sprinkle-patterned paper lanterns, honeycomb balls, fans, and pom poms can be reused for other festive celebrations throughout the year.

If you’re in the midst of creating a festive holiday entry too, here are a few things to keep in mind…

  • Choose a color palette that is consistent with the color palette you’re using for the rest of your holiday home
  • Add texture with cozy pillows, throws, and decorative accents
  • Layer in a bit of nature with greenery picks and garlands or use festive garlands
  • Remember to create or leave space for packages, presents, and other deliveries

I know sometimes decorating for the holidays can be overwhelming.

But honestly, now is a great time to get creative and try out the ideas you’ve been pinning for months.

Simple Ideas for a Sweet Shop Inspired Holiday Entry-The Crowned Goat

It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

So, grab your favorite things and get started creating a festive holiday entry today!

Sweet Shop Inspired Holiday Entry Ideas-The Crowned Goat
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Other Festive Holiday Posts to Enjoy Before You Go…

Many blessings,

CoCo

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18 Comments

  1. I love the horse print and your entry looks so beautiful with the pale pink too🙌🏻

    1. Thank you bunches, Ann! The horse print and pale pinks will always be two of my favorite things. I’m thankful they’re so easy to work around too. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth, I really appreciate it. The horse print steals my heart every time too. Hugs, CoCo

  2. This is so beautiful! I love the soft colors. I’d like to share on my Sunday Dirt Road adventures!

    1. That is so sweet of you, Rachel, thank you so much. I really appreciate it! Hope your holiday weekend was a blessed one, CoCo

  3. Each of those are gorgeous entries that I’d love to walk into every day! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. pinned

    1. You are so sweet, Cindy, thank you! It’s definitely an interesting spot to dress up or down no matter what the season. Big hugs, CoCo

  4. I love how the tree added just the right touch to your entry. It fits perfectly with what you already have, while elegantly making the space feel like Christmas. Thank you for the lovely Christmas inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Heidi! This is the first time in a LONG time we’ve used that tree so it was a lot of fun to have it front and center in the entry this year. Hope your holiday weekend was a fun one, CoCo

  5. Hey CoCo! I love the sparkle and the pink touches you added to your entryway! It looks wonderful and very welcoming! Happy Holidays! Donna

    1. Thank you so much, Donna, I really appreciate it! Every time I think I’m going to choose another color to decorate with I just fall in love with pink all over again 🙌 Hugs, CoCo

  6. Oh so lovely CoCo! Your beautiful pink ribbons are inspiring me, and I – like everyone else – do love your horse picture! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday!

    1. Thank you, Barbara! I think that horse picture might be hanging up there for decades 😉 As far as the pink ribbon goes, I found it and fell in love – it literally goes with everything so I might keep it around next year too! Hope your holiday season is off to a great start, CoCo

  7. Each of your entry way themes are so gorgeous!! You use ribbon so well. I love how you follow where your heart leads when it comes to decorating…thanks so much for encouraging others to try and go outside of the box sometimes!

    1. You are so welcome, Rachel! There definitely seems to be an expectation when it comes to holiday decorating especially on social media. While I can’t say our sweet shop theme has been the most popular, it has made us the happiest. Being true to yourself will always be in style no matter what season you find yourself in. Big hugs, CoCo

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