Entryway Decorating Ideas

When it comes to Christmas... many people would say I tend to go "slightly" overboard... What can I say? I love ALL things Christmas!

When it comes to decorating, there are no rules. But for those of you where the idea of decorating gives a chill down your spine, I'm here to break it down in a simple, easy, and fun way. Let's start by taking a tour of my Christmas decor...

ENTRYWAY:

Again, since this is a rental home, we have to work with what we have. Depending on where we are next year, I'll likely create a more rustic farmhouse type of look with eucalyptus garland and lanterns. This year though, I opted to utilize some of the extra pre-lit garland I had (from years back).

LIGHT FIXTURE:

To add a simple Christmas touch to the hall light fixture, I draped and twisted a few pinecone branches around it. I then created 3 different bows out of the same ribbon and tied them all together around the the light at the top to hide the stems.

I wrapped the garland around the staircase railing and draped it with ribbon. I then added small gold balls and glittered pinecones. An extra large bow filled in the gap on the railing.

ACCENT LETTERS:

I added the J-O-Y letters from Hobby Lobby to add an idyllic touch.

WREATH:

To learn how to create a wreath from scratch, visit my post, Custom Wreath Making in 7 East Steps!

I created this Christmas wreath a few years back. I bought a few extra plain greenery wreaths after Christmas to take advantage of the huge markdowns. I then added battery-operated lights to avoid distracting cords. To keep the champagne theme going, I wrapped the wreath with champagne wired ribbon to give it a wavy appearance and adorned it with a simple bow. Mercury glass ornaments (including both a lighted strand and non-lighted ornaments), gold glittered balls, glass beaded stems, and pinecones completed the look.

Here's a close-up to check out the details of this wreath.

This is an example of how I previously incorporated the wreath with a few other coordinating items such as mercury glass candle holders, greenery on the mantle, and garland on the fireplace.

I used the wreath to frame this cute Noel mirror (a prior Pottery Barn knock-off that I found at Marshall's for $15). I originally displayed this wreath above the fireplace in previous years to tie in the fireplace garland, but since hubby's TV takes priority for now, it found a new home this year. #marriagesacrifices :)

#liketoknowit:

Lighted Garland: 15+ Years Old (From My Lovely Mother)

Ribbon: Michaels

Glittered Pinecones: Self-Made

Glittered Gold Balls: Hobby Lobby

Glass Beaded Stems: Hobby Lobby

Faux Pinecone Branches: Michaels

J-O-Y Letters: Hobby Lobby

Wreath: Self-Made but Original Plain Wreath from Hobby Lobby

Battery-Operated Lights: TJ Maxx

Noel Mirror: Marshall's.

Mercury Glass Ball Lighted Strand: HomeGoods

Mercury Glass Ornaments: Hobby Lobby

Check out my Christmas Decorating page for other ideas and "how-to's", including easy, step-by-step guides on wreath making, floral arrangement creating, chandelier decorating, garland making, and more!

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