Exterior Holiday Decor

I have a confession. I drive through pretty neighbourhoods (possibly yours too) across the city admiring gorgeous houses. This is my favourite time of year to live vicariously through the homes of others, when the festive decorations come out.

Your front door is the first hint of what guests can expect once they pass the threshold. Front door decorating can be overwhelming with the endless array of wreaths, lanterns, statues and arrangements out there. Some opt for heavy trimmings while others, like myself, prefer delicate accents. The holidays are a great time to showcase your personal style, so deck as you please!

Here are some beautiful entryway ideas to inspire you:

This ski lodge-style exterior is heavily decorated but just right with its organic theme.

I’m not sure if it’s the whimsical display or the stunning deep indigo colour, but this door takes my breath away. I would like a door just like this one day.

I like the effect of an entire walkway adorned, not just the front door.

This is just really fun!

I’m constantly looking for inspiration in the Christmas aisles, but particularly this year since I have to work around a green door that is already pretty festive. Here are some favourite items I’ve come across:

A pop of colour from Etsy.

For the minimalist: Williams-Sonoma’s Bay Leaf Wreath & Garland.

Swap traditional outdoor lights for these quirky globes from Pottery Barn.

Restoration Hardware carries a great assortment of rustic trimmings, which can also be used indoors.

I just picked up this giant lantern from HomeSense, along with a flameless candle. Line your front steps with a few of them for a welcoming glow.

Check back soon to see how I made out with my green door.

Photo credits:
1. Orphic Pixel
2. Broste Copenhagen
3. Pottery Barn via Little Black Sweats
4. Small Home & Garden
5. Elegantholidays shop, Etsy
6. Bay Leaf Wreath & Garland, Williams-Sonoma
7. Lit Allium Flowers, Pottery Barn
8. Driftwood Trees and Driftwood Wreath, Restoration Hardware
9. Weathered Antler Wreaths, Restoration Hardware
10. Floriana Paonessa

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