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6 festive ways to bring Christmas cheer to your front door this season

From welcoming wreaths to pleasing plants, here’s how to get your front door ready for Christmas.

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CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING and that often means lots of visitors will be, too.

Decorating the front door is always a nice, welcoming touch and serves as a precursor for how your home has been decorated inside. 

This week, we’ve searched high and low on Instagram for front door ideas that aren’t too over the top, but still embrace the Christmas spirit. It’s time to get festive! 

Rug addict: Two nicely layered weather-resistant mats will draw attention to your doorway and add depth to the design scheme. We love @sbkliving’s checkered mat and matching cushion peeking into the shot.

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H O L I D A Y S // Hello, Monday! Looking festive AF ova at my house!🤩🏠 Decorated my door this past weekend with all of my fave farmhouse holiday goodies👉🏻 wreath, buffalo plaid rug, antler mat, flocked trees, galvanized tubs, pine cones, wooden signs and more! GOOD news... I’ve partnered with @branchnbloom to give ONE of you boos an 18” WREATH of your choice!!🎄😍 Here’s how to enter👇🏻 1️⃣ follow me and @branchnbloom 2️⃣ tag your holiday-loving bestie Good luck!!🥳🥳🥳 Giveaway ends on Thursday, Nov. 21st at 11:59pm (EST). Winner will be announced on Friday (11/22) on the original post! By entering, entrants confirm they are of 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and abide to Instagram’s terms of use. Must be in the U.S. Shop my #holiday decor over on the @liketoknow.it app! Download it and follow me “sbkliving” for links🤶🏻 DM me with any questions! #holidaydecor #christmas #christmasdecor #frontdoor #christmasfrontporch #entryway #sbkliving #wreath #christmastree #doormat #doordecor #liketkit #LTKholidayathome #LTKhome #LTKholidaystyle // @liketoknow.it.home http://liketk.it/2H1eU

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Look at this reversible rug on Littlewoods Ireland.

Inside out: If you have little or no shelter over the door, decorating in a way that’s safe – and won’t get wet when it comes to electrics – might be the answer. @our_self_build_ni added two trees adorned with lights that shine through the windows to frame the doorway and give Christmas cheer.

Find similar trees that you can add Christmas lights to at Artificialtrees.ie 

Bauble burst: @newlandsrealestate goes big and goes home with this loud and commanding wreath against this pretty pink door. Traditional wreaths have had contemporary upgrades in recent years and baubles are a sure sign your house is ready for the big day.


Have a look at these modern wreaths and door additions over on Amara.

Plants on pink: Colour and symmetry are the order of the day when it comes to @athomewithashley’s doorstep. The touch of metallic keeps things modern, while the evergreen foliage around the frame sets the seasonal theme. 

Check out these similar gold plant stands on Trouva.

Perfect match: Small additions can tie a whole look together when you take colour into account. @thevintageroom’s heart-shaped wreath brings festive cheer and we love how the lantern colour matches this door perfectly.

How about painting these lanterns from IKEA  in a similar shade to your front door?

Wonderful wood: @jogalbraithathome creates a simple forest scene with mini trees set in pretty woven baskets. She also added a basket of chopped wood that looks ready to be taken inside for the fire. 

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Now that winter has come early to our part of the world, I am so glad that my husband and I spent that couple of hours a couple of weeks ago tramping around our woods trying to find a couple of trees 🌲🌲for the front porch and bless my fab husband for digging these baby trees 🌲🌲without complaint so I can hopefully plant them in the backyard in the Spring...(do you think they will survive??) even though chopping them down would have been sooooo much easier. I used a variety of containers including a thrifted copper urn and a basket from Walmart (on the right) Basket for the logs, door mat and the wreath from @homesensecanada Exterior Sconce from @modernkomfort Lantern from @canadiantire 🌲 🌲 🌲 #crazy4christmasdecor #housebeautifulhomeholiday #bhghowiholiday #fleamarketstyle #countrylivingmag #mycountryhome #thecottagejournal #cottagesandbungalows #bhgchristmas #thedesigntwinslovechristmas #greenchristmas #winterdecor #doorsofinstagram #christmasporch #christmasdoor #doorcolor #bluedoor #christmasinspo #romantichome #porchdecor #frontporchdecor #holidaydecor #holidaycheer #christmasiscoming #farmhousechristmas #naturalchristmas

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Find seagrass baskets that could be used as planters over on Not on the High Street.

More: Let it all hang out: 6 coat hooks for a welcoming and uncluttered hallway

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