9 fabulous festive doorways

Christmas inspired decoration ideas for your front door this festive season

Christmas is just around the corner, and with that in mind we've come up with a few ideas to help you get into the festive spirit! Whether your style is bold and bright or soft and subtle, these ideas for decorating your front door are sure to inspire...

Double Act

Break tradition by placing Christmas trees outside your front door and decorate them as much or as little as you wish! Coated in snow they look very festive and appealing to all.

doorway with bricked wall and wreath and pots

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Mix and Match
Creating a colour scheme for your doorway is a fabulously fun way of adding charisma to your home. Guests will feel festive before they have set foot inside!

doorway with white wall and bricked wall and wreath

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Big and Bold
A grand entrance deserves grand decorations, and these pillars entwined with garlands are no exception! Cinnamon sticks, dried fruit and bundles of red berries add plenty of Christmas character.


white pillars with garlands and cinnamon sticks and dried fruit

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Simply Seasonal
If you prefer to take a more subtle approach, then a simple wreath is always a great way of adding instant Christmas charm. Pared with pastel colours, they can be given a fresh, modern feel.

house exterior with blue door and wreath

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Light The Way
Welcome guests into your home by lining your garden path with an array of candles and flowers. This creates interest and looks simply stunning!


doorway with black door and candles

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Country Charm
This cosy cottage looks just perfect surrounded by Christmas colours, exposed beams and a natural brick wall. A chunky wreath finishes off the festive look perfectly!


doorway with red door and wreath and bricked wall

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Naturally Inviting
Pretty white roses add a touch of elegance to this wreath, paired with a wonderfully rustic front door and pile of kindling ready for the fire...


doorway with wreath and firewood

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Perfectly Presented
A floral wreath co-ordinating with a Christmas themed doormat adds a lovely touch to this doorway. We love the unusual gift display inside the wellies!


doorway with white door and wreath

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Christmas Grotto
This cavernous doorway is cosy and enchanting despite its size. The lantern display is very inviting and adds a lovely warm glow to this captivating entrance. We'd love to step inside!


doorway with lantern and candles

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Like this? For more ideas and inspiration visit the Country Homes & Interiors homepage.


Thea Babington-Stitt
Assistant Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.