Simple Tips to Style Your Entry Door for the Holidays

If you have yet to get cracking on your holiday decorating, the good news is that it’s not too late to get started. One of the easiest areas of your home to decorate is your entry door—it covers a small space but it can provide a big impact with the right décor.

Before you pull your hair out and stress over decorating your home for the holidays, check out the following simple tips to style your entry door this season:

Tip #1: Dust off those Vintage Ice Skates

If you or grandma happen to have a pair of vintage ice skates collecting dust, you can easily use these as a prop for your holiday door décor. This tip is so simple you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried it before.

All you need to do is take two vintage ice skates and place floral foam inside. Add sprigs like berries and evergreens so they are sticking out of skates. Tie the pair of laces together so both skates are attached, and hang them from a wreath on your front door.

Voila—you’ll have a creative, crafty, and eye-catching centerpiece for your entry door.

Tip #2: Take Advantage of Your Red Door

Do you have a red entry door? Red is one of the most popular colors for entry doors, and you’re at an advantage this time of year if your door sports this color.

Image source: Good Housekeeping

Image source: Good Housekeeping

You can get away with very simple décor ideas with a red door backdrop. You can find a large star, like pictured above, from the hobby store and place on your entry door. You can also add an evergreen wreath in place of a star, which will pop beautifully against the red.

Tip #3: Go for Garlands and Bows

For those who want to celebrate the season with a classic touch, garland with red bows will look beautiful with any entry door. This is a simple tip that only requires a few feet of green garland and a pack of red bows.

Tie the bows around the base of surrounding porch lights by the door. You can also add bows throughout the garland for extra visual interest.

Tip #4: Choose Interesting Shapes and Textures

Textures and shapes are always a great way to add excitement to an entry door, even during the holidays. Consider adding a pinecone wreath on your entry door, or even adding topiaries with interesting shapes on either side of the door.

‘Tis season to have fun with your décor. Mix your personal taste with classic elements of Christmas, and enjoy this time of year with family and friends.