Deck Your Door: Front Door Decorating Tips

Festoon your front door with one of these knock-outs.
Snowman with Mittens Wreath

Snowman with Mittens Wreath

Photo by: Image courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Image courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Santa's coming down the chimney, but everyone else is entering through the front door. "Your front door is the first and last impression of your home," says lifestyle expert James Farmer. "No matter now Scrooge-ish you are, you can always put up a wreath." 

Traditional wreaths are wonderful, but there are plenty of ways to greet guests with intrigue and interest. "I've seen people use taxidermy, feathers, antlers, figurines and a Santa's sleigh worth of festive decor to make it the calling card of the home," Farmer says. 

Check out these fun front door decorations that set the tone for a stylish holiday:

Winter Door Decor Ideas

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Snowman with Mittens Wreath

Adorable burlap mittens keep this snowman wreath's twiggy hands warm. $69.95;

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Cedar Letter

Any letter of the alphabet made from cedar boughs will make a great initial impression. $39.95;

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Jingle Bell Green Tree Door Hanger

Hello? Is that you, Santa? Everyone sounds merrier when they enter through a door decorated with bells and a leather cut-out Christmas tree. $19.95;

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Christmas Tree Wreath

Monterey pine, red cedar and California bay leaves act as a backdrop for shiny silver ornaments on this festive tree-shaped wreath. $59.95;

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Silver Peace Wreath

Silver recycled aluminum gets a new life as this peaceful tree adorned with crystals and metallic olive leaves. $79-$139;

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Door Basket with Greenery

It looks like a beautiful basket of winter elements found around the yard, but this wicker arrangement includes western red cedar, red twig dogwood and was made by hand on an Oregon farm. $69.95

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Jingle Bell Brown Reindeer Door Hanger

Don't just ring any bells this season: The ones on this leather reindeer door hanger are made in a small Iowa workshop that "specializes in recreating the quality and rich tones of antique sleigh bells," according to the website. $19.95;

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