holiday: 6 Ways to Style Your Front Door This Holiday Season

I can’t get on board with Christmas decor just YET (because Thanksgiving comes first), but I do want to begin transforming our home for winter and the snow that will start falling sooner rather than later. Since ‘6 Ways to Style Your Nightstand‘ and ‘6 Ways to Style an Entryway Console Table‘ were so popular, I thought I should continue the series! Why not extend styling to the exterior of your home and the first vignette that will leave an impression on holiday visitors… let’s chat about the front door. Click through for lots of ideas on styling your front door this holiday season- that will last all winter long.I’ll start by saying- none of these vignettes scream “Christmas”. That’s how I prefer my holiday decor though… I like to keep it up from November throughout January and I tend to stick with more of a winter / cozy theme and sprinkle in the specific holiday stuff just during the week surrounding Christmas festivities. I just feel like it’s a lot of effort, so it might as well be a look that has longevity.

Anyway, let’s jump in! You can shop by either clicking directly on the products– or by using the numbered links below. First up? We’re going big with a chic double door (because GOALS)


01: outdoor pendant // 02: double front doors // 03: magnolia wreaths // 04: brass entry door hardware // 05: brass kick plate // 06: monogrammed doormat

This might be my favorite from the entire post, and there’s a good reason I led with it. Ever since seeing this front door, I cannot get that color out of my head! This look feels timeless and sophisticated. Magnolia wreaths are also my absolute favorite! I’m secretly hoping our next renovation will have double front doors. So for all of those reasons- this one takes the cake for me.


01: green front door // 02: outdoor sconce // 03: ram head door knocker // 04: post mailbox // 05: brass door hardware // 06: faux lit evergreen tree // 07: black kick plate // 08: modern planter // 09: doormat

This entry vignette actually reminds me of my own front door. I still love my mailbox DIY and the back porch light that illuminates the veranda. I threw in a modern planter, my favorite color of green, and some fun accessories in a timeless color palette. It does feel pretty cool, doesn’t it?


01: four panel door // 02: outdoor sconce // 03: black entry door hardware // 04: mail slot // 05: modern planters // 06: doormat

This one has a city appeal, in my opinion. Can’t you just imagine stumbling across this modern door in Manhattan? I certainly can! I’ve always longed for a mail slot. I’m really loving the simple four panel door and those offset modern planters filled with classic boxwoods. If you’d like to add even more holiday vibes, install a wreath or lights to the plants. Easy peasy!


01: outdoor pendant // 02: arched double doors // 03: faux topiaries // 04: brass door hardware // 05: concrete planters // 06: arched doormat

Ahh, another double door… and this one is arched! If that doesn’t say “glam”, I don’t know what will. You guys know I love a classic black and brass palette- complete with spiraled topiaries. I’m into the way the arched door mimics the radius of the doormat- that’s a fun little detail!


01: exterior dutch door // 02: live citrus wreath // 03: outdoor sconces // 04: black entry set hardware // 05: woven doormat // 06: buffalo check doormat

For those of you that live in a more tropical climate, might I suggest a fresh citrus wreath? It keeps the seasonally appropriate color, while feeling festive! I’ve been seeing lots of layered doormats and I’m not hating the look. Buffalo check always feels cozy and wintery- no matter what part of the country it lives in.


01: outdoor sconce // 02: holiday garland // 03: three panel exterior door // 04: brass door knocker // 05: black entry set hardware // 06: brass kick plate // 07: doormat

Lastly, I wanted to end with a rendition of my current front door (shown below). We bought this classy three panel door on a super tight budget! The price is right and it can easily be dressed up with classic hardware, holiday garlands, and a cheerful doormat. I’m still loving it two years later.

Well, that concludes another “6 Ways to Style”. Hopefully you guys are enjoying this series? Let me know in the comments below! I hope it’s helpful. I’d also love to hear which options you’re gravitating toward this holiday season. Last question… are you team “Christmas RIGHT NOW” or team “Thanksgiving comes FIRST”? I’d like to think I’m somewhere in between.


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