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Thanksgiving Front Door Decorating

Try These Thanksgiving Door Decor Ideas

It feels like, between Halloween and Christmas, we skip over Thanksgiving decorating as fall color transitions to holiday cheer. The nice thing about front door decorating is that it gives you the opportunity to celebrate a season, event, or holiday without hours of work. Today, let’s put Turkey Day back where it belongs – front and center – on a front door.

You’ll love these Thanksgiving door decorations too!

woman hanging garland over door that consists of branches of acorns pinecones and leaves

Do you have a narrow entrance? A smaller door and limited space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! You can still make a big statement. Uses these decorating tricks to maximize your door’s potential.


  1. Use garland and wreaths around the door. This frames the door and makes it the centerpiece. It also maximizes the space you have above and on the sides of the door.
  2. Stagger décor out along the sidewalk and porch. This elongates and expands your entrance creating the illusion of space.
woman placing pumpkins and gourds on a wooden barrel next to vertical welcome sign and fall décor on porch

Smaller items tend to get lost in the great outdoors. But you can still use them for decorating. In fact, a variety of sizes is recommended for more depth and dimension.


  1. More is better. This is a classic “go big or go home” moment.  Cluster a vignette on one side for a focal point.
  2. Elevate the small items. A table, barrel or crates is great. Try to get them closer to eye level.
wooden wagon full of pumpkins and gourds

You’ve heard of edible centerpieces? Take that concept and run with it! Create an edible display on your front porch that truly celebrates the bounty of the season.


  1. Shop in your garden…or at a farmer’s market! Take advantage of the beautiful seasonal gourds and squashes to decorate.
  2. Hosting a dinner party? Design a vegetable display in baskets-then use the vegetables for your meal!
woman hanging three large baskets on outside wall with fall décor and sign

Have you ever thought about decorating the wall leading up to your door? An empty wall inside your house would probably bother you. Sometimes big, empty wall space can suck up the holiday spirit. Change that with Thanksgiving wall decor.


  1. What do you have laying around? Baskets make a beautiful outdoor gallery wall. Or, buy a burlap wreath.
  2. Gather greenery and create simple arrangements inside the baskets. This is easy to change out as well.
  3. Don’t forget a sign! Have fun with your decorating and let your personality show.

Now you are ready to welcome your guests as you celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Meet Robin!

woman with white scarf smiling and opening front door

Robin grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin. After years living “in town,” she recently moved back to the country where she is renovating an old farmhouse. She’s an expert on window blinds and drape installations, color consultation and blind repair. Her flagship store, “House to Home Designs” is located on the historic Square, downtown Monroe, Wisconsin. Read More

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I miss Robin doing Front Door Fridays, I looked forward to all of them especially Halloween, fall and winter holidays. She was the best, please bring her back.

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