Christmas Decorating Ideas for Your Foyer
There’s only one chance to make a first impression, and this holiday you’ll certainly want to create a welcoming atmosphere for your guests when they arrive at your home. From holiday garland spiraling down your front staircase to artfully created displays, there is no end to the possibilities. Spend some time making your entryway the holiday greeting it can be with these inspirational foyer decorating ideas!
Traditional Victorian Christmas Foyer
Find your inspiration from Victorian caroling books with a charming vintage look that feels like Dickens could have decorated your entryway himself. Start by adding pre-lit garland along the staircase railing, along ledges or hung over archways. Cap off the end of your banister with a special grouping of décor that finishes the look. Take time to hide the electrical cords with the many helpful temporary hanging hooks available this time of year at your local home store. Hang a wall sign that lets Santa know he’s in good company at your house. Decorative lanterns or wall sconces add to the old-fashioned appeal. Fill them with LED candles and add decorative ribbons or holly for the perfect finishing touch.
Do you have a small table or console in your entryway? Commandeer it to display your favorite Christmas decor tablescape. Think small pre-lit trees with colorful ornaments, festive floral arrangements or a trio of pillar candles in festive colors. Don’t forget to engage your guests’ senses when they arrive. Soft lighting, a basket of scented pine cones or several aromatic candles help complement the festive atmosphere you are creating.
Festive Santa Stop Entryway
Keep the spirit of giving in your holiday decorating when you have Santa serve as sentry near your front door. He makes for a perfect welcoming sight to your guests when the come to visit at your holiday gatherings. Place him at the bottom of a staircase, near a hall tree or next to a hallway bench. Nothing says the holidays, quite like Santa does! Next, add a wall sign that adds a festive holiday touch. It’s okay to swap out your everyday wall décor with something that radiates the holiday mood and makes everything merry and bright. Weave holiday greenery throughout the room, and let the entryway be your place to add a small decorative tree in a slightly different decorative style than your main room’s tree. Consider displaying holiday cards around a mirror frame or string them along your staircase.
Guests will appreciate seeing their greeting card on display in your home. Be sure to have a place where guests can leave winter outerwear and purses, like a bench or hall tree. If you’re not using a nearby dining room for your entertaining, consider using it as a place for guests to leave packages, bags or coats. They often have their hands full when they come through the door this time of year!
Christmas Front Door Decorating
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Make sure to extend your entryway Christmas decorating to the front porch. Front Door Decorating is a popular trend that makes a mark with holiday guests.
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New Year’s Entryway Decorating Ideas
While you’re taking down the Christmas wreath and packing away the ornaments and seasonal decor, take time to revitalize your entryway decor with a new look that will start the year off on a fresh note.
Start with a console table — these are typically narrow and fit beautifully in an entryway. Will you take a turn for the shabby chic look? Rustic elegance? Elegant and formal? Now build from there.
Add a lovely area rug that provides guests a place to land once they enter the foyer. If a window is nearby, give it an update with breezy new window treatments that help transition the space from the holidays to the next part of the season.
Enchanting accent pieces add whimsy and character. Consider a set of scrollwork lanterns, an unexpected flower arrangement or a few welcoming individuals, like a pair of rabbit figurines. Complete the look by hanging a welcome sign nearby.
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New Year’s Eve Party
If you are decorating for a New Year’s Eve party at your home, check out these New Year’s Eve front door decorating ideas.
How Did You Do It?
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