The entryway is usually the focal point of the exterior of a house. It is the area that guests and passersby notice first, and it should serve as a forerunner to what lies beyond the door. It may be elegant or rustic, or it could be vibrant and festive. In any case, it can be decorated according to the season, and wintertime is ideal for dressing up your exterior foyer. Consider four gorgeous ways to decorate around an entrance, and add a seasonal touch to an otherwise plain ingress.
Begin with a Festive Winter Wreath in the Center of the Door
Since the entryway door is the hub of the home, begin with a festive winter wreath. They are fun and easy to make and decorate, and countless colors and styles are available in stores. Use the first photo as a guide to get an idea of what you want. You might choose flocked pinecones or a whirl of crimson berries, or maybe you would prefer a wreath that is made of wire and dozens of fabric strips. The choice is yours, but whatever you select, make it a reflection of your personal preference and style. It will make the coldest winter day feel visually warmer.
Wreaths are Not Just for Doors
If your entryway door is not the ideal place to hang a winter wreath, consider one or both sides of the entrance. As the second photo shows, light fixtures that do not become too hot can be used as hangers. Plant hooks can also be used to hold gorgeous winter wreaths. If the house is brick, do not give up. Search online for brick clips. They can hold all sorts of decorative items, and without drilling a single hole.
Decorate around the Entryway Door with Lighted Pine Garland
After hanging a wreath on the entryway door, consider decorating around it. Hang lighted pine garland on the house around the doorway. Look for it where Christmas decor is sold. If one section of garland is not long enough, twist or tie the ends together. It will beautifully frame the door while giving it a more welcoming and festal look.
Display Potted Pines on Both Sides of the Entryway
Buy a couple of potted pines to decorate both sides of the entryway door. Leave them as they are or tie on miniature pinecones or small indoor/outdoor silver and gold ornaments. In the daytime, ornaments will reflect natural light, and at night they will sparkle and shine in the ambient glow of LED lights or nearby porch lights.
Source: Professional Home Decorating and Advanced Crafting Experience