Sharing my Welcoming Christmas Entryway Decor Ideas!
How to create a cozy, inviting look with a bench, mirrors, Christmas decor and holiday lighting!
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I love to decorate my entry way at Christmas to create a space that’s welcoming and cozy for guests and family!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen clips of my holiday spaces and all the Christmas decor tips I share there!
The front entry is the first room in the home that your guests see your personality and style! So add some warm, inviting elements with holiday lighting and decor to make it special!
Here are the ways I love to add a festive, welcoming look to my foyer:
Christmas Entryway Decor Ideas – The Overall Style, Colors & Feeling of the Entry:
The first step in decorating your entryway for Christmas is to decide on how you want your front entry to feel!
Cheery? Elegant? Whimsical? I decided I wanted a timeless, elegant feel to our foyer with a winter wonderland style!
Next step is to select your holiday colors? Do you like bright colors? Classic Red? Gold and Silver? I chose gold and silver mixed with creamy ivory for my foyer holiday look.
What style do you want your foyer to have for Christmas?
Coastal? Traditional? Modern? This will determine the style of ornaments, wreaths and decor you bring into your entry!
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Embellish On What You Have & Determine What You Need:
Survey your entry and decide on what you already have that will create the Christmas style you want. Then determine what you need to fill the gaps.
Maybe you have a console table that you want to decorate but you need a new area rug. Or maybe you need a new mirror and some bench seating. Maybe its new garland or tabletop Christmas trees. Make a list and pick up what you need to create your Christmas entry!
I’m still obsessed with this gray and ivory rug in our foyer! It’s so stunning! It’s a gorgeous timeless pattern, so soft and hides dirt really well!
We also get so many compliments on our high back tufted bench! It’s on sale now – 63% off and free shipping!
I would buy it again a million times over, we use it every day to sit and put our shoes on! And it’s really great for the holidays for guests!
Here are several welcoming Christmas entryway decor ideas:
- Holiday Trees:
- pencil tree
- led birch tree
- tall vase of decorative glitter birch branches
If you have the space add a pencil Christmas tree or this stunning led birch tree that has a twinkling light setting! Oh my – so gorgeous!
Next year I think I’ll add a slim flocked tree….or maybe this stunning gold tinsel tree I’ve had my eye on!
I think if I bend the branches on the back side I can squeeze a couple in the corners where my fiddle leaf fig stems are.
2. Console decor:
- Glass Christmas trees
- Cone Christmas trees
- Farmhouse sign
- Mirror to hang above the console
- Christmas balls
3. Bench decor:
- holiday pillows
4. Wall Decor:
- Holiday framed prints
- Typography signs
5. Back of Front Door and Closet Doors
- Christmas ribbon to hang wreath with
- Christmas balls to add to the wreath
I LOVE LOVE LOVE adding glimmer lights to my entire home at Christmas! There is nothing more peaceful and relaxing than Christmas twinkle lights!
They are perfect for farmhouse style, traditional, modern and glam interior decor styles too!
I filled 4 lanterns I have in my foyer with them and draped one on the bench! They are battery operated with timers so they automatically turn on at dusk.
I use them outdoors in the summer too, on our porch and our backyard patio and pergola – they add beautiful ambiance and decoration all year round!
Bowl of Christmas Ornaments:
A bowl of Christmas ornaments is such an affordable, simple and quick way to decorate the entry for the holidays!
Use a color and ornament style you love and fill a bowl with this easy festive idea!
You could add small birch branches and led grapevine orbs for a rustic look.
I added silver and gold balls and gold glitter artificial leaves to a white ironstone bowl. This is such an easy centerpiece! I love the shimmer and shine of the metallic Christmas balls!
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Christmas Pillows are such welcoming Christmas entryway decor!
I’m obsessed with pillows – especially pillows with holiday patterns and holiday words! They make such a big impact!
Beaded and embroidered holiday pillows or pillows with festive quotes and snowflakes on them are a quick and easy way to add holiday style!
I picked these gorgeous metallic beaded JOY pillows at HomeSense, here are more holiday pillows you may like!
I mixed them with my Mongolian fur pillows – which actually look like snow at Christmas!
Pillows in a basket or on a bench are such beautiful Christmas entryway decor ideas!
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Decorative Wrapped Packages:
Each Christmas I buy a few rolls of coordinating holiday gift wrap to wrap some ‘presents’ with!
I save cardboard boxes in Oct and November and wrap them with beautiful holiday wrap and ribbon to stack around my home and under the tree.
They are inexpensive holiday decor and can be reused each Christmas!
It’s a fun, whimsical way to add color and pattern into the foyer this time of year!
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I hope you enjoyed my Welcoming Christmas Entryway Decor Ideas and my entryway look!
The next stop is Southern State Of Mind! Head on over to see her beautiful Christmas space!
Here’s the rest of my Christmas home tour!
Elegant Gold and White Flocked Christmas Tree
Elegant Gold and White Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas
Elegant Gold and White Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas
Here are some more Christmas entertaining and decorating ideas to enjoy!
- Christmas Sherbet Punch Recipe – Nonalcoholic & Alcohol Versions
- A Pencil Christmas Tree Style for Narrow Spaces
- Refresh your guest room for the holidays with these 35 Gorgeous, Affordable Headboards!
- How To Set Up A Flocked Christmas Tree To Minimize Flock Shedding
- 36 Stunning Trestle Dining Tables to update your dining space!
- Beautiful & Affordable Christmas Decor Ideas For The Home
- Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas With Deer, Stockings & Decorative Christmas Picks & Sprays
- Elegant Silver and Gold Christmas Entryway Decor Ideas
Grab more beautiful Christmas decor ideas by clicking over to each of the blogs below!
Monday December 9th
A Stroll Thru Life, Remodelando La Casa , Cuckoo4Design , Far Above Rubies , Southern Hospitality , Pink Peppermint Design
Tuesday December 10th
House By Hoff , Duke Manor Farm , ZDesign At Home , Taryn Whiteaker , Inspiration For Moms , Decor To Adore
Wednesday December 11
Doreen @ Hymns and Verses says
Such great tips, Heather! And, everything looks so pretty! Happy Christmas!
Thank you so much Doreen – I’m so glad you like my holiday foyer decor! Merry Christmas!!
This was such a great post with so many tips and ideas for decorating an entry. I love how you cover every detail of your beautifully decorated entry, it glows with pretty Christmas decor. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this year, it is always a delight to have you.
Thank you so much Marty for your lovely compliments and for hosting this fun tour – it’s always a pleasure to be involved! Merry Christmas! xo Heather
cassie bustamante says
such a beautiful and welcoming holiday entry!
Thank you so much Cassie! Merry Christmas! xo Heather
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
I absolutely love your neutral color palette. Yet there is still so much sparkle and shine. It’s a joy to be on tour with you.
Thank you so much Laura for the lovely compliments! I’m obsessed with adding sparkle and shine to my home this time of year! It always helps on gray dark winter days too! xo Heather
It is all so pretty my friend! I love those JOY pillows, you always find the prettiest ones and they are so fun combined with the fur. Your entry is so welcoming, the gold and all the sparkle is perfect for this time of year. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much Amy! Have a very merry Christmas sweet friend! xo Heather
Deb Foglia says
I love how you added the twinkle lights in the throw blanket! Need to steal that idea!
Steal away Deb! 🙂 I’m so glad you like this idea – Merry Christmas!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
What a beautiful warm welcome! I adore all the neutrals with gold.
Thank you so much Christy! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! xo Heather
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Such great tips and I love the pom pom throw with the fairy lights. Merry Christmas!
Thank you Julia – I’m so thrilled you like my Christmas entryway decor! Merry Christmas!
laura janning says
how fun and cozy looking is that pom pom throw. thanks for sharing all your wonderful decorating tips. merry Christmas!
Thank yo Laura! Pom poms and tassels are so fun to decorate with aren’t they?!! Merry Christmas!