5 Christmas Door Ideas That Have Us Feeling Merry

When it comes to exterior design, front doors are having a bit of a moment. From customized messages on doormats (“Hi, I’m Mat”) to seasonally-specific wreaths on rotation throughout the year—homeowners are using their front entrance to make an impression in a fun and inviting way. And there’s no better time to embrace this trend than Christmas!

This holiday season, leave the animatronic reindeer and choreographed light display in the garage, and make your entryway the focal point with these festive Christmas door ideas.

1. Take a Cue From the Hue of Your Front Door

Brightly painted front doors—think canary yellow, chartreuse, ruby red, or teal—are a huge trend right now since they’re an easy way to add personality to a home’s exterior without a long-term commitment. Fiberglass doors hold paint better than wood and colour changes are a breeze. And at Christmas, you can create a unique entryway with striking pops of colour that complement a brightly coloured accent door.

Mellow Yellow With Cyan, Cherry Red and White

What makes this colour combination work is the brightness of the red and the anchoring white accents throughout. The effect is cheerful, fun, and a bit cottage-ee.

Red and Green Make Spirits Bright

This classic Christmas colour combo is sophisticated and timeless. Draw focus to your red door and integrate a few pops of red or scotch tartan with plenty of deep green foliage for a modern spin on a traditional look.

2. Simple DIY Decorations the Kids Can Help Make

Getting the whole family involved in Christmas crafts is a great way to get everyone in the spirit of the season and is an affordable, fun way to decorate your front door on a budget.

Season’s Greetings From Your Door Buddies

Using little more than construction paper, felt, scissors, double-sided tape, and some creativity, the kids’ favourite Christmas characters come to life and take up their post on the door, ready to greet everyone with festive cheer!

Easy DIY Christmesh Decorations

Many little hands will make light work of this mesh curl technique, which can be used to make a homemade wreath or this super cute door-hanging decoration. Basic supplies include pipe cleaners and different colours of mesh, which can be found at most craft or dollar stores.

3. Create an Elaborate Winter Scene

Make a dramatic entrance with a fully decorated front porch or front landing that sets a seasonal scene for your guests. In this case more is more, with thematic elements that work together for a unique, awe-inspiring look.

Nordic Christmas

This Scandinavian-inspired scene is sleek and modern with a focus on natural greenery, wood accents, and homespun elements like the simple bough hanging above the woodpile.

Welcome to the Alpine Cabin

The next best thing to Christmas in the mountains is creating a winterland cabin vibe on your very own front step. Clusters of warm red plaid accents and snow-kissed trees extend indoor coziness outside for a rustic, charming effect.

4. Up the Ante With a Modern Wreath

The traditional cornerstone of Christmas door decor, a wreath is a simple and elegant way to add seasonal spice to your home. This year, trade in your basic green wreath for one of these modern updates for a super haute entry.

Add Some Square Flair

Sometimes you have to think outside of the box to come up with something truly unique, but in this case, inside the box is what makes this work! An ultra-modern square wreath with a simple black and white striped ribbon is tasteful and contemporary.

Wreath Trio

Two is often better than one but when it comes to wreaths, three is best. The linear effect of this trio of simple green wreaths with red berries, strung together by tartan ribbon is grand and upscale.

5. Repurpose Everyday Items or Antiques

Upcycling unused objects in your home or breathing new life into garage sale finds is a budget- and environmentally-friendly way to decorate your home for Christmas.

A New Frame of Mind

Simply painting an old picture frame red and adding some leftover ribbon and ornaments is a super quick and easy way to dress up your front door. 

Antiques Door Show

An old timey toboggan and weathered red wagon add a nostalgic vibe to your front doorway.

This year, get inspired by Christmas door ideas that will give your holiday guests a fun, festive entrance they won’t soon forget!