Holiday season is here—and that means festive gatherings, gift-giving, visiting guests and family pop-overs are in full swing. So, decking out your front entrance to create a warm holiday welcome is a must. You’ll love the way your property looks, and you’ll get a noticeable boost to your curb appeal that impresses everyone.
By the way, if you don’t like wreaths on your front door, don’t worry! There are tons of options available, and you can get quite creative in giving your front entrance a special celebratory look that reflects your personality and wows visitors.
Here are a few of our favorite suggestions.
Chicago’s Favorite Holiday Door Décor Choices
1. Monogrammed Letters
You can do this trend up fancily with a custom-made, wood or metal monogram, or do it affordably by perusing the décor at box stores. But hanging your initials on your front door is an easy way to create seasonal charm.
2. Chalkboard Signs
Have you seen how cute and attractive these are? Small or large, rustic or decorated with flowers and ribbons, chalkboards are unique. And you can write a personalized greeting for guests to make them feel extra welcome.
3. Decorated Picture Frames
If you have an old photo frame in your supply closet, dig it out and glue on some flowers, stones, buttons, bows, and other bling. Or, paint it a bright color for a simple way to enliven your door. You can hang a holiday message inside the frame too.
4. Wood Cut-Outs
Craft stores often have cool wooden cut-outs that are begging to be decorated. Get one large one, or a few small ones and paint them, then attach a bright seasonal bow for hanging them on the front door. TIP: This is a great craft you can do with your children!
5. Holiday Greenery
Small poinsettias, mini-evergreen trees, and pinecone garlands—real or otherwise—make great decorative elements. You can hang them on your doors, set them on windowsills, wrap them around porch railings, and more.
6. Wrappings and Ribbons
If you have attractive planters and other porch décor already, you can add a simple seasonal touch by wrapping them in silver and gold wrapping paper, or tying bright red and green ribbons around them.
7. Oversized Ornaments
Invest in some sizable ornaments, and hang them from the eaves of your porch and/or railings for a unique and festive look. You can also attach smaller, flatter ornaments to driveway columns and mailboxes.
8. Holiday Lights
Hanging strands of outdoor twinkle lights is a fun way to add a bright bit of charm. But if you’re not into that, you can create a seasonal look by setting lanterns on your steps. Or, take large white candles, surround them with colorful greens and holly berries, and set them atop porch furniture.
9. Found Objects
Creative crafters can get a lot of mileage out of objects in and around the house. Stack some firewood by the porch steps. Hang a stocking on the door instead of your mantle. Gather pinecones and branches, then stack them decoratively in a basket on the front steps. The possibilities are endless!
10. Refresh Your Front Door
If your existing doors are looking lackluster or you’re not liking their style anymore, making a change can be pretty simple and fast. Paint the door a bright color that contrasts with your siding. It’ll help your whole front entrance stand out.
Other ways to update your entryway’s design include adding outdoor lights along the walkway, setting up seasonal furnishings, or even installing a brand-new, stylish door.
Benefits of Updating Your Doors Before the Holidays
When you’re considering your holiday décor, you may decide it’s about time to get rid of those old doors and invest in new ones. Now is a great time to make this upgrade and enjoy the benefits!
Your front door is a major feature in your home’s entire look. So, investing in one of the numerous lovely designs available today can really create dramatic curb appeal—and easily!
New doors come with a host of energy-saving features that keep your home insulated, free of drafts, and toasty warm in Chicago’s frigid winter weather.
Gain the advantages offered by today’s high-performing locking mechanisms and their ability to resist break-ins—a good benefit anytime of the year but especially at the holidays.
Affordable, Efficient Upgrade
Relatively speaking, installing new doors is a cost-effective, quick way to boost your property’s looks and performance. Simply adding a new front door can make your entryway look fresh, and it adds value too.
Brighten Your Exterior with Doors and More
As you prepare your home for the holidays, you may decide you’d like to upgrade your doors, windows or other features. Siding and Windows Group is here to make that easy for you. Get started dreaming about the possibilities by looking at how our door installations make homes in and around Chicago pop with style.