Fabulous Ideas for Holiday Front Door Décor

It’s finally here – time to decorate your front door (and the rest of your home) for the winter holidays! Many people look forward to holiday decorating just as much as the presents, candy canes and hot chocolate, and with guests dropping by throughout the season, you’ll want your exterior front doors to look their best. So sweep away those fall leaves and spruce up your doors with some holiday cheer. Start here for some inspiration!

Photo: Etsy.comJolly Holiday Basket

For an interesting but not-too-unusual departure from the traditional holiday wreath, try a winter basket arrangement like this one filled with greenery and contrasting white ornamental springs. Greenery and holly berries also make a simple but beautiful dressing for any door.


Photo: Homedit

Stocking Hung with Care

Christmas stockings don’t have to be limited to the mantel. Stuffed with pine sprigs and holly, a stocking brings the warmth of the indoors outside.



Pinecones & Lanterns

Photo: Better Homes & GardensMake the entry door the focal point with a pinecone garland accented with red. Cozy lanterns add a welcoming touch to the bold statement. This arrangement is also a festive way to decorate sliding patio doors without obstructing the view from inside.

Photo: Robin Stubbert PhotographyWinter Wonderland

If holiday red doesn’t complement the exterior of your home, try this palette featuring cool blues and shiny silver to make your porch sparkle. Once the snow falls, you’ll have your own personal scene from a winter wonderland.


Decked in Silver & Gold

Photo: Pottery BarnAdd some sparkly metallic elements to give your front door a little bit of glam. Purchase a silver wreath, or paint a grapevine wreath using metallic spray. When contrasted with a background of white and green, you have an effect that’s pure holiday decorating magic.

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Joseph Mills

Joseph Mills

Joe Mills is the Director of Marketing for Sunrise Windows and Doors. He has spent almost 15 years working with homeowners helping them envision and design home improvement projects. He is proficient in assisting homeowners through their entire buying process, including helping them do the proper research, what signs to look for to minimize a homeowner’s risk, understanding the in home selling process and once the decision is made, how the installation process will work. He has written a consumer-oriented book called “How To Buy Vinyl Replacement Windows” that can help window buyers make educated choices.