Today, we’re sharing holiday door decor inspiration as we team up with some of our favorite bloggers for the Holiday Door Decor Blog Hop hosted by the always creative Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home .
If you’re coming over from Cecilia’s blog at My Thrift Store Addiction, welcome, we’re glad you’re here!
One of our favorite things to decorate each holiday season is our front door and porch area. Mostly because when I was in graduate school, I lived in an apartment that had a stoop for a porch. No playing, it was basically a concrete slab and a step.
Every season I would hang a wreath on the door and add a few potted plants to either side of the stoop.
Once I was finished decorating, I would read as many magazines as I could find and dream about having a big front porch with gobs of seasonal flowers and pretty wicker furniture one day.
While I’m excited to say those big porch dreams have come true, I’ve never forgotten how good it felt to walk up to a front door that had been decorated with intention.
Here are a few holiday door decor inspiration and blog hop ideas to consider no matter if you have a tiny stoop, a big porch or something in a bit in between…
Use Fresh Greenery, Yard Clippings and Other Natural Elements to Create a Door Swag
One of our favorite front holiday door decor inspiration ideas from a few years ago was also one of the easiest. We bought this fresh greenery swag back home from the cabin that year. Oh my word, it smelled amazing.
It doesn’t usually get cold in Florida until late December or early January. So, that year we had to literally spritz the swag every morning to keep it green and fresh.
Make no mistake though, it was totally worth it.
Layer a Store-Bought Wreath with a Christmas Inspired Grain Sack
Another unexpected holiday door decor inspiration idea is to use a grain sack, feed sack, bank bag or mail bag to layer underneath a store-bought wreath.
My sweet friends from 2 Bees in a Pod gifted me this vintage inspired reindeer bag one year and I fell in love with it immediately. We’ve used it all over the house over the years, including our mad for plaid entry.
Keep in mind, you may need to use a product like Scotch Guard to protect your fabric bag from outdoor elements.
Add Festive Ribbon to Front Door Wreaths
If you plan to use potted plants like poinsettias or cedar trees or seasonal accents like faux presents around the door, consider doing something super simple with your holiday wreath and only adding festive ribbon.
That way, your seasonal plants or holiday accents can be the star of the show.
As with the holiday fabric mentioned above, you’ll also need to make sure any faux packages or presents are protected from outdoor elements.
Create a Wreath with Vintage Seasonal Accents
I found these vintage skates at a thrift store a few years ago and they were such a great price, I couldn’t pass them up. They’re another simple, yet seasonal accent, we’ve used all over the house to decorate for Christmas.
We created this DIY Ice Skate Wreath for our holiday front door decor inspiration last year. It was one of those projects that was easy to create but made a big impact on our front door.
Frame the Front Door with Garlands
While I’ve always wanted to decorate the frame around the front door with plenty of lush green garlands, I realized last year, it was much tougher in real life than it looks online 😊
For one thing, you need a lot of greenery. For another, it’s hard to work around hurricane shutter straps and pegs.
Nevertheless, we gave it our best attempt and learned a lot about decorating our front porch for the holidays along the way.
Embrace Unexpected Holiday Colors
When I think about the color pink, I rarely think about the holidays. But as I’ll share tomorrow, pink has unexpectedly become our signature color again this year. I’m still working on the rest of the front porch but managed to make our holiday front door feel festive.
We don’t have a lot of storage space in our little island cottage. So, we’re constantly looking to reuse seasonal items like garlands, floral picks and wreaths.
We hope these holiday door decor inspiration and ideas have helped to make your decorating a little easier.
Be sure to check out what Paula at Sweet Pea is sharing next! And don’t miss the rest of the creative ladies on the Holiday Door Decor and Inspiration Blog Hop.
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.