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24 Outstanding Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations

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Christmas is a time when you want your house to be as welcoming as it can get. Using some of the Ideas for Christmas front door decorations listed below can be the easiest way to boost your house’s curb appeal and show you’re open for guests.

What is great about the ideas presented below is they can be done in basically any budget. What money can change is the scale. So don’t be shy and copy whatever you like. Make your front door look outstanding for the coming Christmas!

1. Make a good use of Christmas ornaments

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Add as many Christmas

This is a way to go if you enjoy traditional Christmas decor and you want your house to be stylishly outstanding. With this design the less you have to decorate the better, so it is going to be a great fit for city houses.

What you basically need to do here is to add Christmas trees, voluminous garlands, and a wreath. Cover all of them with a lot of fairy lights and a tone of Christmas ornaments, including figures, baubles, sleigh, and more. It is going to look amazing both during the daytime and after the sunset.

In this design, I enjoy it a lot the window. It simply feels like child’s dream come true.

If you need more pics of this marvelous place for inspiration you can view them here.

2. Dress up your entryway with Flowers of the Holy Night

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Poinsettias are a great choice for decorating an entryway for Christmas

Poinsettias, which are called “Flowers of the Holy Night”, are a traditional, but marvelous addition to a Christmas front door design. There actually is a heartwarming old Mexican legend about this flower, which you can learn more about here.

What’s worth knowing about poinsettias? First of all, you can keep them outside if the lowest temperature during the day does not go below 59°F. If it’s colder it may get yellow and loose leaves. Second of all, it can be poisonous to kids and animals (especially cats).

3. Cast an Enchanting Spell with Exterior Lanterns

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Lanterns are one of the best Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations

The mix of lights at these doors is just amazing. Front door lamps, string lights, fairy lights, and lanterns create a very welcoming entrance. All of the elements work so well together, as each fixture shares the same temperature of light. Lanterns, out of all, make you feel most welcome, as you know somebody had to illuminate them for you.

You may not feel super-safe with an unattended candle outside though. Fortunately, there are LED pillar candles and battery-operated fairy lights you can use.

As you can see light can be the most important part of Christmas Front Door Design. It is so crucial I wrote an entire article about outdoor Christmas lights ideas (20 of them!). If you enjoy designing with lights feel free to grab ideas I gathered.

4. Decorate Christmas trees with apples

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Apples are a traditional Christmas tree decor

Christmas is a lot about tradition. I enjoy finding old ways and learning about them. Even though decorating Christmas trees with apples might seem bizarre it actually is a medieval tradition. The wisdom behind it was to remind people that humanity learns from mistakes. If you want to learn more about it, you can educate here.

You don’t have to be religious to take this idea and use it at your door. It is organic, can work even in places with a lot of snow, and adds a much-wanted red color to your front door decor.

5. Jazz up your front door wreath with apples

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Decorating a front door wreath with apples is an excellent idea

If you enjoy tradition and simplicity this Idea for Christmas front door decorations can be a hit for you. This elegant wreath with a big, red bow is simply beautiful. Gathering apples in groups, in my opinion, is a perfect way to present them on the wreath.

I actually enjoy a lot that planters with trees do not resemble the style of the wreath. At the same time, their shape directs the sight up. Simple and elegant!

6. Decorate with apples above the front door

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Above door Christmas decor

Above the door decor is a hit from the list of ideas for Christmas front door decorations. It looks so unique! Can you imagine it is traditional Christmas decor?

7. Add traditional above the door decor

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Traditional above the front door decor

Is there anything that says Christmas more than pineapple? Sure. But this is a reason an above-the-door decor in the picture is so unique!

Even if a pineapple is too extreme a Christmas decor choice for you a decor like this can be a great inspiration for any rustic design.

8. Get a Boho door decor

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Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations: pomegranate

Did you know you can get a boho style using traditional front door decor from Virginia? What you can see in the picture is traditional entryway decor from Williamsburg.

Railing and doors are decorated with lush foliage garlands. The main star of this design is a voluminous wreath decorated with pomegranates. The color combination in the wreath looks amazing. This is a design worth copying!

9. Spruce up rails and pillars with a ribbon

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A red ribbon on a white pillar looks festive

This idea for Christmas front door decorations is going to work especially well if you have white elements, like pillars, or railings, at your patio. You can easily transform them with a red ribbon. It is a very simple move, but it works!

Planters with illuminated trees obviously are the most important part of this design but can be easily recreated. Bows on the planters are a final touch, that makes me smile.

10. Make a grand effect with garlands

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Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations: sparkling garlands on pillars

If you’re looking for a glamour style you cannot go wrong with garlands. They’re basically boas for pillars.

The house in the picture has glass doors, which makes decorating for Christmas much more difficult. Making pillars pop out is a perfect (and so simple!) move. All you need is a garland, bow, and battery-operated lights. And the effect is simply amazing!

11. Add glistening garland and wreath duo

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Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations: match elements with lighting

Adding a massive garland around a doorway and a wreath of similar style is a success guarantee. It looks natural and unpretentious. Wrapping both elements with fairy lights brings it to another level.

I like a lot how permanent planters have been used in this design. Amazing compositions created out of different types of branches are grand. Illuminated with the fairy lights they are part of the front door composition, even though they’re different from the festive decor.

12. Make a massive garland, voluminous wreath and several planters meet at your door

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Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations: a plentiful decor

Even though lights add a lot to Christmas-related front door design, they can be done entirely without them. Just take a look at this lovely entryway in the picture. It is decorated with a massive garland, voluminous wreath, and several planters. As the buildings’ facade is made out of bricks, the green color of natural branches pops out very pleasantly.

I adore the simplicity of this project. It is just festive enough.

13. Make your entryway sparkling with nutcrackers

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Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations: Large nutcrackers

Nutcracker is a symbol of the holiday season. A nutcracker was born in the late-17th century in Germany. Back in these days, the purpose of a nutcracker was to protect the house. The nutcrackers in the picture seem to have the same job.

There are so many nutcracker ornaments you can use for front door decorations, but none of them makes a bigger statement than a large illuminated figure. I believe the number of lights used in this design is crucial to balance these soldiers.

14. Use giant baulbes to wish Merry Christmas

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Wishing everybody Merry Christmas with giant baubles

Christmas is a time of year most people care about each other more. Showing it with a sign is an excellent idea. Wishing “Merry Christmas” with giant baubles is a whole new level.

If you choose this option people may get so excited that placing nutcrackers in front of your doors might become a must. Aren’t they adorable?

15. Invite a lit up raindeer to your front door

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Reindeer lights can add a tone of fun to your Christmas front door design

An illuminated reindeer can be the most fun of all ideas for Christmas front door decorations. I’m positive both you and the kids are going to enjoy it a lot.

In the picture, a reindeer is a part of the front door composition. Each element is illuminated, including the garland and Christmas trees. A reindeer uses the same string lights as the rest of the decorations, so it simply fits.

16. Make a bauble Christmas tree

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Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations: bauble trees and wreath

There is nothing that screams Christmas more than a tree made out of baubles! You cannot miss it! And two of these amazingly frame the doors! They do not need to be watered or cared for in any other way. Can be also easily stored for another year.

I like a lot how they added a wreath on the doors to this composition. It looks similar to the trees, as it has the same color of ornaments, but has a slightly different style.

17. Use pine cones for front door decoration

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Pine cones are excellent ornaments for Christmas front door decorations

Pine cones look amazing on Christmas decorations even if they’re the only ornament. In fact, I collect cones during summer holidays that I use later on for Christmas decorations. This way can enjoy even more Christmas decorations.

Anyways, the entryway in the picture is decorated with a wreath and a garland on the fence. Both have pine cones attached, but the wreath is so rich in texture and types of plants, it’s simply outstanding.

18. Decorate the space above the door

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The above-the-door decor will make your entryway grander

Not everybody is lucky to have an entryway like in the picture. But if you do it is worth adding the above door decorations.

In the picture, we can see a voluminous garland decorated with ribbon and pine cones, which simply make the entrance even grander.

19. Decorate your porch with dazzling garlands

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A porch decoration

Adding a garland with lights to a porch is an excellent idea if you want your entryway to look festive. It is a simple idea, but well crafted can transform the space a lot.

20. Decorate above the doors with icicle lights

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Above the door decor: icicle lights

Icicle lights are a simple, yet amazing, tool to make your entryway look festive. It’s worth choosing a warm temperature of lights. It simply seems to be more welcoming.

If you enjoy decorating the front door with lights and look for inspiration, you can grab it from a blog post I wrote entirely about Outdoor Christmas Light Ideas (there are 20! of them).

21. Add a Christmas outdoor lamp post decoration

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Outdoor lamp post front door decor

If you’re looking for decor standing in front of the door, but planters are not festive enough, check the outdoor lamp post. There are plenty of these available and the big advantage of them is they can be an additional battery-operated source of light.

You can also festively decorate outdoor lamp posts with a bow, branches, or even gift boxes.

22. Decorate your side lamps

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Fron door lamp decor for Christmas

If you enjoy decorating the front door area for Christmas you can add decor to side lamps. A branch or a wreath with a bow is going to make the trick.

23. Make your doorknob festive with a hanging spruce wreath

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A festive doorknob

A doorknob Christmas decor is such a unique idea. It looks amazing (especially on double doors), doesn’t require any special constructions to put in on the door, and is relatively small (therefore inexpensive).

24. Add a hilarious crotchety string lights

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Crochet string lights

I find this project so amusing that I’d love to gift it to family & friends, that already have it all.

Crochet string lights look amazing and are very energy-efficient. And so funny!

Now it’s your turn

I hope you find my outdoor Ideas for Christmas Front Door Decorations inspiring.

Now I’d like to hear from you: which type of Christmas front door decor did you like the most and would like to use?

Was it the above-the-door decor, or Merry Christmas baubles?

Let me know by leaving a quick comment below.

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