Christmas Decorating: Front Doors

One of the easiest Christmas decorating projects is the front door. A favorite wreath, a holiday bough, maybe even a pair of ice skates have graced your own front door for the holidays. I haven’t yet decided how I’m going to decorate my door this Christmas, but for the time being, I can admire other Christmas doors to become inspired. I hope you enjoy these selections, too!

A very full wreath adorns a blue Victorian door. When a wreath is this plump, it really doesn’t need a lot of bling – just a simple bow will do.

Photo by Rikki Snyder


Cottage charm enjoys a wreath on the door and a bough overhead.

Photo by Rikki Snyder


Red is the perfect front door color for Christmas decorating. The glow of holiday lights can be seen on the tree just beyond the glass window.

Photo by Rikki Snyder


A neutral door looks equally festive with an over-sized wreath.

Photo by Jules Duffy Designs


Purple ornaments on a green wreath are the perfect complement to a front door painted dark gray.

Photo by Emma Green Design


If you’re a fan of color at Christmas, you might enjoy this festive wreath with beaded faux fruit. It reminds me of the little marzipan candies that are so popular during the holiday season.

Colorful Christmas Decorating



A brick red door enjoys a large wreath decorated with pine cones and a couple of bows.

Photo by Your Space By Design


A star-shaped mini pine cone wreath is layered over an evergreen wreath. A glittery white star finishes off the look.

By Holly Marder Delft


Snow will always create a Christmas feeling. A bright blue door makes it easy to find your home in the midst of a snow storm. The wreath looks like it’s flocked with all the snow accumulation.

Photo by The Impatient Gardener


A red historic home goes festive with a blue door Christmas garland.

Photo by Rikki Snyder


A single ice skate filled with Christmas greens creates a unique alternative to the classic wreath.

Photo by Barbara Pintozzi


My friend Laurie at VinYet Etc. hung a pair of vintage ice skates on the back of her door. Laurie’s one of my partners in crime in the monthly Cozy Living series.

Christmas Door by VinYet Etc.


I snapped this photo while walking around my home town of Geneva, Illinois. The front door wears no wreath, but the porch enjoys plenty of holiday trimmings.

Christmas Porch in Geneva, IL


My friend Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies decked her front door with a gorgeous magnolia leaf wreath and garland. Her cute dog, Poppy, is a very photogenic subject!

Christmas Door by Finding Silver Pennies


And Kristi of Making It In the Mountains gave her front door a classic look with both a flocked garland and a green wreath. A pair of festive topiaries flank the entrance way.

Christmas Porch by Making It In the Mountains


Last year I hung my pine cone wreath on the front door to complete my Christmas decorating. This year I’d like to do something a little different. I haven’t decided what that will be yet, but these ideas have provided plenty of inspiration.

Pine Cone Christmas Wreath

What goes on your front door for the holidays? A wreath, a bough, or something different?


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  1. Jennifer, some really pretty and festive ideas here. Pinned it to my Wreaths and Door Decor board.

  2. Last year I used my childhood sled (more than 50 years old—yikes!) propped up next to my front door with a pair of vintage ice skates and some greenery laying over the top. it was fun to use something from my Christmases past to decorate our front porch.

  3. Hi Jennifer, Beautiful front doors. Love vintage ice skates


  4. Tina Carpenter says:

    Hi1 The second picture shows a hanging bell decorated for Christmas to the left of the door. Do you know any sources where I can find that bell? I would love to have a few of those. Thank you

  5. I am loving idea of prior commentor who used her childhood sled and skates with greenery. All the wreaths along with doors they were on are incredible,love them all.

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