The holidays are fast approaching, and that means it’s time to prep your home for parties, gatherings, and extra company. Even if you’re not planning to host any holiday extravaganzas this year, decking out your entryway for the holidays will help get you into the spirit and bring a festive energy to your home.
Whether you take the less is more approach to the holidays or you love to do it big, here are 10 ways you can enhance your entryway for the holidays.
#1. Decorative Door Glass
The holidays are the perfect time to spruce up your entryway by adding some new, decorative door glass to your front door. Here at Zabitat, we have everything you need to add or replace your door glass in 30 minutes or less. Plus, with our wide variety of styles, there’s a door glass design for everyone. You can even get it installed by a pro.
Adding a wreath to your front door is an easy, simple way to add some interest to your entryway. If you’re a crafty person, check out one of these 55 DIY Christmas wreaths that are sure to turn heads. If DIY isn’t your thing (no judgement here), pick up a unique, or even a customized, design on Etsy.
#3. Festive Lights
Nothing screams holiday cheer like festive lights lining your entryway. Whether you love colorful lights or you prefer classic white, stringing some lights around your front door will make your entryway more cheerful and bright. For tips on successful outdoor lighting, check out this helpful article from Better Homes & Gardens.
#4. Fresh Greenery
There’s something magical about fresh greenery around the holidays. From potted pine trees to fresh wreaths and garlands, incorporating greenery in your entryway is an elegant, inviting way to decorate for the holidays. While fresh greenery always looks natural and beautiful, keeping it fresh can be a challenge. Check out this article for tips on how to keep it looking healthy throughout the holidays.
We love the look of lanterns anytime of year, but during the holidays, they’re particularly warm and peaceful. Stagger different sizes of lanterns around your doorway for a rustic look. Use battery-powered or real candles to illuminate them in the evenings, just don’t forget to blow them out! This article will show you how to style a front-porch lantern for the holidays, as well as other decorating ideas.
#6. A New Handleset
Is you handleset rusty and out-of-date? If so, the holidays are the perfect time to replace it with something sleek and new. Browse our wide selection of finishes and designs, and find the handleset that adds the finishing touch to your entryway.
In addition to fresh greenery, we love the look of potted poinsettias surrounding your entryway. Add one of two on your porch steps for a pop of color, or go all-out. Like this one, for example, that makes poinsettias the main theme of their holiday decor.
#8. Vintage Sleigh or Skis
Skip the blow-up Santa this year and instead, decorate your entryway with a pair of vintage skis or a retro sleigh. A quick search on Pinterest gave us a ton of ideas on how to incorporate a holiday sleigh to your decor, while this article highlights a pair of skis that really nail the holiday spirit with a hollyberry wreath.
#9. Storm Doors
If the weather outside your door is frightful, consider adding a storm door to your entryway this season for added energy efficiency. Our Andersen storms doors are durable, strong, and keep the elements out. As a bonus, many of our styles easily convert into screen doors — perfect for when spring finally rolls around. Plus, you can even get them installed.
#10. Artificial Snow
You know all that fresh greenery and poinsettia plants you’re adding to your entryway? They would look a lot more festive with some artificial snow. Pick up a bottle of spray-on snow and create a winter wonderland in your entryway, even if the weather outside is a little more tropical storm than blizzard.
If you’re looking for more ways to enhance your entryway, no matter the season, check out another one of our inspirational pieces on must-have items to upgrade your door and entryway. Click below for more!