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Festive Entry Ideas for Fabulous Holidays: Ring in the Good Times!

If you have not heard it already several times no matter where you turn, then let us bring the news to you – it is that time of the year again when festive joy takes over the world around us! Even the staunchest of cynics starts to feel the change in the mood and even in these trying times of a global pandemic, we cannot stop thinking about decorating our homes and buying gifts as Christmas comes closer. Of course, the Holiday Season is about a lot more than just decorations and gifts; but they do help usher in the festive vibe. And it all starts with a beautiful entryway or porch that has been perfectly decked out for the Holidays!

Green garland and Christmas tree for the entry transform the ambiance of this home
Green garland and Christmas tree for the entry transform the ambiance of this home [From: Good Housekeeping]

A smart and gorgeous festive entry is bound to turn heads and is going to become the showstopper of the neighborhood. Even otherwise, it is still a great way to welcome friends and family all through December, even as you start gearing up for (hopefully a much, much better) New Year. Christmas-themed entryways are easy to create – especially if you already have a fall-themed or festive entry in place. A few changes and additions is all you need to transform the entry, while those who are starting out fresh also can work miracles with just a wreath garland and string lights. So step in and discover the festive entry trends for 2020 –

A Beautiful Wreath to Start It All

Even if you are not in a mood for anything else this year, when it comes to Holiday Season decorations, do not give the simple wreath a miss. There are many, many DIY ideas out there for creating a festive wreath and many of them do not take more than a few hours of your weekend. From the easy and modern straw wreath in white and red to the popular evergreen wreaths decorated with Christmas ornaments, there are different looks to choose from. This year it is undoubtedly the lush green ones that are topping the trends chart and adding a simple red ribbon to one should dress up your front door for the last few weeks of the year.

Hang baubles and Christmas ornaments that complement the appeal of the lovely little wreath [From: Home Click]
Pops of red added to potted plants and a simple green wreath make a difference to the holiday entry
Stylish and simple retro yarn Christmas wreath in white and red
Add perfect little ornaments that bring the charm of Christmas to your holiday wreath
Combine evergreen wreaths with Christmas ornaments for a beautiful Holiday Season wreath [From: K. Rue Designs]
Easy-to-make straw wreath for Holidays and beyond

Going All Out with Decorations

There are two different approaches that you can take with decorating the entryway for the Holidays. One is simple, understated and an idea that we will get to in greater detail down the line. The other is the more traditional approach of ‘going all out’ with grand decorations, a series of brilliant garlands and sparkling string lighting that bring everything alive as the sun sets. No matter what the current trend is, this is an approach that we absolutely adore and one your kids will love as well! Sure, it requires a whole lot more effort.

Just throw in a bit of red to make this Holiday entryway decoration far more festive [From: Modern Rustic Homes]
Let your home standout from the crowd with a holiday-themed entryway

Start by choosing a color scheme and specific theme for the entryway decorations. Red and green or all white are two popular choices this time of the year. Also ensure that the style of the decorations is in line with the style of your home façade.

Simple and elegant evergreen wreaths and garlands can turn the entryway into an absolute showstopper [From: Mary Prince Photography]
Homemade garland, wreaths and lighting ideas for the festive entryway [From: Wilson Lighting]

Lighting Makes a Difference

Much like the simple wreath for the door, a series of string lights is another ‘must-have’ for the holiday entryway. Those sparkling lights perfectly capture the joy and beauty of the festive season and they serve you beautifully as you head into the New Year as well. A poorly illuminated entryway is just unappealing, no matter what else you do with after sunset and this is why combing those holiday lights with smart ambient lighting is so very important. Maybe lantern or two here and there (still around from your fall decorations) and a star welcoming guests is the perfect combination for a splendid entry come Christmas.

String lighting brings brightness to the front yard with a sparkling, festive appeal [From: Grandin Road Blog]
Brilliant entryway idea to welcome home a magical Christmas
Spectacular entryway idea to welcome home a white Christmas!

Try Out a Simpler Look

There are plenty of celebrations that we had to scale back on because of 2020’s unique circumstances and if you feel the same way about holiday entryway decoration, then combining those outdoor plants with an understated wreath is all you need to do. Minimal holiday decorations are understandably popular this year and your modern entry can reflect this decorating choice. Make sure though that you do not use too many colors and rest of the entryway is as uncluttered as possible to highlight the few holiday decorations you chose for the space.

You do not need much to create a lovely Christmas themed front porch like this
Combine the lush green garland with string lighting for a smart entryway that feels cheerful
Plaid pattern, holiday wreath and greenery used to decorate the festive porch
Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor 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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