decorating · French Country Decorating

Decorating Tips: Make Your Holiday Door Sparkle

The holiday are here, and it’s time tackle your holiday decor. This year make your front door sparkle with holiday cheer. Get inspired and learn some tips on how to transform your front door from “bah-humbug” to holiday magic.

1. Up the Scale
A snowy French country wonderland is created here with large scale decorations. This entry is beautifully balanced with extraordinary, oversized weathered pots. Each container has a topiary tree embellished with a mixture of greenery and large glittery pinecones. The fresh pine garland repeats the pinecone theme and is finished with extra large bows.

2. Work in Pairs
Two is always better than one when adding some country French to your holiday decor. Add a bit of surprise with two evergreen stacked wreaths on a door with pair of white deer. The lit mini trees and grouping of lanterns finishes off the whimsical holiday entry.

3. Ornament Outside
Large ornaments hung with care from the entry add special holiday sparkle to a doorway. When combined with lit miniature grapevine trees and outdoor lanterns, the magic takes hold for the season.
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4. Simplicity Reigns
The texture of a woven cargo basket filled with a mixture of berries and greenery is pure and simple enough to feel the spirit of the holidays. An antique Radio Flyer sled propped up against the door adds just enough playfulness to ensure that Santa stops by.

5. Mix Greens
Professionals always mix greens to create a high-end textural designs for the holiday season. This French country entryway blends juniper, Fraser fur, and magnolia leaves to create an effortless floral design that accentuates the grand front door. Extra large Ponderosa pinecones and silk ribbons bring sophistication and shine.

6. Boxwood Accents
Boxwood bushes are beloved by most traditionalist for their formal design. This entry features several boxwoods with tiny white lights in galvanized containers. When combined with the large lanterns, the entryway sparkles with twinkling lights.  The mixed green garland with a kissing ball adds a bit of holiday romance.

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7. Stay Classic 
This doorway takes you back to a simpler time with a simple, non-embellished evergreen wreath. A simple, “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree in a galanized bucket combined with a well-loved antique sled harkens traditions of the past. No extra embellishments other than a few flickering white lights reminds us of ole yule tide.

No matter what your holiday style—bold and splashy or quiet and simple—add a little adornment to your door to welcome the spirit of the season!

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