Holidays may be chaotic and overwhelming, but holiday decorating doesn't have to be. And whether you adapt a classic green and red color palette or go for an all-white winter look, there's something inherently calming about holiday décor.
The soothing twinkle lights, blooming poinsettias, and fresh pine scents create an idyllic atmosphere. And the best place to kickstart this holiday feel? Your entryway. Ahead, we've outlined 14 Christmas entryway decoration ideas guaranteed to wrap you in holiday cheer every time you enter (and exit) your home.
Let Your Tree Make a Major Design Statement
Placing a Christmas tree in your entryway may be all the magic you need (if you prefer to take a minimal decorating route). This focal point will add enough visual interest and sparkle to your entryway while eliminating the need for excessive décor.
Depending on the layout of your entryway, you can place your tree in the center, towards the side of your staircase, or in an empty corner. Just be sure to leave a minimum of 36" of clearance if your tree will be placed in any walkway areas.
Illuminate Your Space With String Lights
Imagining more than just one tree? Use your full entryway to create a well-curated Christmas atmosphere. Start with a wreath on your door and add twinkle lights to your staircase. If you have the square footage, finish off your entryway with a cozy bench and an eye-catching console table.
Create a Christmas Vignette
For a pretty statement feature, use your entryway console table to display a small grouping of Christmas-inspired decorative objects. Doing so creates a vignette. Its purpose is two-fold: you can showcase your favorite collectibles, and create a design statement unique to your style.
Use All Your Merry Elements
Looking for a budget-friendly entryway style that never tires? Pick a narrow wooden table and circulate any Christmas elements you have laying around. Nothing is off limits—from pillows, red baskets, and mini trees, to wooden beads and holiday signage.
Decorate a Hall Tree
If you have an entryway space that doubles as a mudroom and need a superhero piece of furniture that triples as a bench, storage area, and coat hanger, invest in a pre-built or custom hall tree with a top ledge. Use any of your hall tree's free space for the holidays to display stockings or sprinkle in a touch of evergreen.
Add Red Poinsettias
Pick a classic red and green theme for formal entryways (and times when you're not itching to try something new). Then, embellish your staircase with a few live poinsettias. These blooms are one traditional Christmas decorating idea that will work year after year.
Create a Neutral Mix
Not the red and green type? Try going for a subtle Christmas look instead that's primarily monochromatic. Whether you dot your space with red details through blankets, books, or artwork is up to you. Instead of red or green, you can also layer in Christmas accents that match your unique palette. We love this entryway's soft, country feel, which also swaps red poinsettias for white.
Let Your Mirror Shine
For a perfect entryway, use a mirror that's about 1/2 to 2/3 the width of your entryway table. This creates a nice visual scale between your design elements and gives you a useful space to catch one last glance before heading out the door.
Add Something Fresh
For an elevated entryway that smells just as good as it looks, fill up your space with cinnamon-infused pine cones and pine garlands. This idea will cozy up your entryway in an instant.
Rely on Classic Pieces of Festive Décor
If you're looking to add a bit of whimsy to your entryway space instead, play with different textures, colors, and animal figurines. A few classics that will remain forever timeless include deer, wood slices, candles, decorative accents in metallic finishes, and pine.
Make a Tiny Village
Create a tiny village on your entryway table using wooden homes and trees. This forms a simple and interesting first impression.
Wrap Your Staircases in Faux Garlands
For one of the best Christmas entryway decoration ideas, add a bushy faux garland accented with velvety bows, shiny ornaments, and bright lights. And get creative with this entryway decoration idea. There are so many wow-worthy colorful holiday garland ideas, whether you've got a boho-inspired style or a multi-colored palette.
Curate a Designer Look
Cheers to another entryway idea that lets your mirror shine. To polish the space, simply add a curated stack of books, various small decorative items, and anything else that will complement your Christmas style.
Try Door Knob Decorations
Christmas decorating doesn't always have to be elaborate or expensive. Instead, you can opt-in to add small details like this door knob jingle or DIY Christmas decorations instead.