Decorating your front door shows that you are paying attention to detail, and that you have chosen decorations to represent you and your family during the festive season. Even people who live in your home during the year will feel welcomed home when they arrive at the door and see a pretty wreathe or other welcoming decoration. They will forget about their worries and hard day at school or work, and feel relaxed on entering the home.
Decorations on front doors instantly tell everyone that it is Christmas time, and that it is time to relax, party and spend time with family and friends. It is always great to remind everyone of this, and when you decorate your front door you are finishing off all of the decorations, both inside and outside of your home.
There are many different types of decorations that you can use during Christmas time, to make your home a brilliant place to be, and many of these are suitable for the front door of a home. You can use a variety of different decorations for your front door, so don’t feel that you have to keep to traditional choices like wreaths or welcome signs.
The main thing to consider when decorating your front door, is that the decoration will need to fit on it, not be too heavy, and not obstruct people who are trying to walk in and out of the door. Other than that, you have a lot of choice, and you should use your imagination to ensure that you make the right decision for you and your family.
Here are some suggestions for types of decorations that you can hang on your door. Remember that you can think creatively, so you don’t have to choose a decoration that is on this list. If it fits on your door, and does not obstruct the pathway, then you can use almost anything you want!
Bells are a fantastic choice for a front door Christmas decoration, as they are small and fit nicely on a hook attached to the front door. They are very merry and also elegant and traditional. They will put anyone who sees them in a good mood, and they can also be used as a doorbell. Adults and children will find it hard not to ring a bell every time that they arrive at the front door. Its tinkling and chiming will sound beautifully around the house.
Wreathes and Garlands
Wreathes and Garlands are traditional options for front door decorations during Christmas time, but there are many styles to choose from. You can purchase a traditional wreath or you can choose something that is a bit more colourful and creative. The circular shape will be well balanced, and the decoration will be designed to fit neatly on the front of your house’s door.
A welcome sign will be a direct message to your guests that they are welcome in your home, and that you are glad that they are joining you for Christmas. You could choose a sign that says a range of things, including ‘seasons greetings’, ‘welcome’, or ‘merry Christmas’.
Fairy lights can certainly be used on doors to make them glow brilliantly. Ensure that you choose a style that is suitable for outdoor use, and that doesn’t cause any problems with cords being draped across pathways. You can even use solar LED lights which attract energy from the sun.
A light motif will look grand on your front door, and can be used like fairy lights. It will be a picture of a Christmas-themed image, lit up with lights. What a great way to welcome people enthusiastically into your home!