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21 Last-Minute Christmas Entryway Decorating Ideas to Wow Your Guests

We know what you are thinking; it is way too late to be decorating for Christmas at this point. Yet, year after year, we see many homeowners scurrying around even on Christmas Day itself to find ornaments and decorative pieces that are perfect for their home. For some, it is a lack of time that leads to this last-minute rush and for others, it is just a blend of procrastination and unwillingness to really get down to the nitty-gritty! No matter what your reason, there is still plenty of time to get your home ready for Christmas, if you are willing to put in a bit of extra effort. And what better way to get started than the entry?

Entry with staircase is muc more fun to decorate and gives you wider range of options
An entry with staircase is much more fun to decorate and gives you a wider range of options

Decorating the entry is a great way to create the right first impression and as you will see below, it is easy to get this look with a few Christmas garlands, wreaths, decorative Christmas trees and a host of other ornaments that are not too difficult to find. Whether you have a small apartment entry with contemporary style or one that is large and comes with a classic, traditional look, these trendy and gorgeous Christmas entry ideas come in handy –

Finding the Right Look for the Entry

If you think about the final look you want for a festive entry, it might seem a bit too overwhelming at the start. But it is still important to determine the look that you are aiming for before you head out to buy your preferred decorative pieces. Styles that are popular this time of the year include rustic, farmhouse and the traditional winter cabin-inspired look that never fails once the holidays roll in. If you have an entry with a staircase, you can use the stairway to add to the festive appeal with a garland, stockings and Christmas ornaments to usher in festive cheer. On the other hand, a small entry with a console table filled with holiday decorations feels equally charming.

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Dark blue and white entry with a lovely green wreath, indoor plants and plenty of festive cheer [From: Beautiful Chaos Interior Design & Styling]
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Expansive modern entry is festive both on the inside and out!
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Fun way to decorate the entry with stairs using a Christmas garland and some elves
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Incorporate your regular entry decorative pieces into Holiday decorations
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Lovely Christmas wreath adds Holiday cheer to this entry in an understated manner [From: Lowe’s Home Improvement]
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Sparkling lights and a Christmas tree welcome you to this modern home [From: Marcusse Construction]

What Your Home Needs

Not every Christmas entry needs to be flashy and grand. Sometimes, a more understated and minimal look also works just fine. A few throw pillows with Christmas motifs of the entry bench, a small decorative Christmas tree with lights in the corner and a lovely green and red garland to top it all off can create a look that is equally magical.

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Farmhouse style entry with a sparkling Christmas tree and plenty of festive joy
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Touch of green is the perfect way to add festive cheer to this entry with staircase [From: Robeson Design]
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Trendy entry in deep green promises to stay relevant beyond the festive season
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Welcome your guests this Holiday Season with garlands and wreaths
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A hint of plaid brings in both festive and winter touch to any room it adorns
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Cozy and easy Christmas entry decorating ideas with plaid pillows
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Family photographs, wall art and custom blackboards with Holiday season messages are used to decorate this entry

Color Scheme for the Decorated Entry

Thinking about a color scheme for the festive entry that fits in with the style of your choice and also the look of the living space next to it? Most often, a white backdrop with a splash of red, green and a touch of woodsy warmth is the perfect mix for a festive welcome. Those who prefer a more contemporary and refined look can tone down on the wreaths and garlands used and use more minimal decorative pieces that are ideal for the modern home.

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Festive entry decoration with a Christmas wreath and a Merry Christmas banner
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Getting the contemporary apartment entry ready for the Holiday Season
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Mistletoe banner, green Christmas wreath and decked out plants for the Holiday entryway [From: Julie Ranee Photography]
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Modern Farmhouse style entry with Christmas decorations in white and wood
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Wreath above the console table along with small illuminated Christmas trees bring festive joy to this entry
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A touch of greenery and blanket with festive motifs makes an instant impact here
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Adding a dash of festive charm to the black and white modern entry
Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, d├ęcor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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