Spruce Up Your Entryway for the Holidays With These 15 Festive Decorating Ideas
As the holidays quickly approach, many of us are scrambling to get our homes guest-ready. While putting up the tree and decorating the mantel are no-brainers, the place we often forget to decorate is the first place people see when they walk into our homes. No worries! We've got you covered with festive DIY decor ideas to help get your entryway or foyer in top shape for hosting this holiday season.
Create a Vignette
A foyer table is the perfect place to show off your prettiest Christmas decorations. In this colorful display from HGTV Magazine, seasonal branches are trimmed with bright metallic ornaments and are a fun, modern complement to a vintage chalkboard statement piece.
Get Inspired: More Holiday Decorating Ideas From HGTV Magazine
Make a Mobile Christmas Tree
Add natural holiday flair to your foyer with a mini tree on wheels. Once guests have settled, you can move the tree to the dining room or other small spaces to be enjoyed throughout the evening.
Make This: DIY Mobile Christmas Tree
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Store Extra Gifts
Space under the tree is at a premium these days. Add holiday cheer to your entryway and clear up some space in the living room by storing wrapped gifts in decorative groupings on one side of your staircase.
Wintry Twig-Embellished Mirror
Craft this DIY twig mirror to hang above your entry table or other wall space for a wintry update that looks great all season long.
Make This: Twig-Embellished Mirror
Coordinate With Everyday Home Decor
For a simple, elegant look, coordinate entryway decorations to match your everyday decor. In this small foyer, understated mercury glass candle holders, a small potted tree and fresh flowers perfectly complement the home's neutral palette.
Put Christmas Cards on Display
Display your family's Christmas cards on top of gift boxes of varying heights and arrange around a small entryway tree.
Make This: Handmade Holiday Photo Card
Update Traditional Garland
Give traditional garland a chic update with these beautiful DIY felt poinsettias.
Make This: DIY Felt Poinsettias
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Add vintage charm to your foyer table vignette with a DIY Advent calendar like this adorable creation made from upcycled sweaters.
Make This: Advent Calendar From Old Sweaters
No-Sew Peppermint-Stripe Pillow
Add holiday flair to your foyer bench or chair with these candy-striped Christmas pillows. No needle and thread required!
Make This: Wintry Peppermint-Stripe Pillow
Keep It Simple
If you're short on time or don't want to go through the hassle of a decorating overhaul, simply add string lights or holiday garland to your existing entryway decor. It only takes a few minutes but makes a big impact!
Small Space Solution
If you don't have a fireplace or mantel to hang stockings, use your entryway's coat rack as a creative alternative. Not only does it solve the problem of where to hang your stockings, but also adds festive color to your foyer. Decorate the top of your new "mantel" with greenery and ornaments for extra holiday flair.
Make This: Faux Holiday Mantel
Chandelier Spruce Up
Add decorative interest above as well as below. Weave lengths of fresh garland and burlap through the arms of your foyer's chandelier and secure with twine or florist wire. Hang metallic globe ornaments in varying sizes throughout for a touch of holiday sparkle.
Holiday Boot Tray
Give your boot tray a festive makeover with fun holiday fabric. Trace the bottom of the tray onto your fabric of choice, cut out and attach with double-sided tape. If you don't have a boot tray, an old cookie sheet works as well!
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Skip traditional fresh garland and line entry stairs with a fun and modern holiday banner like this DIY vintage book version instead.
Make This: Vintage Holiday Book Banner
DIY Mail Holder Art
Give every member of your family a special place for outgoing and incoming mail this holiday season by creating individual mail stations. Paint holiday silhouettes onto blank canvases and personalize with each person's name. The canvases can be repainted and used again throughout the year.