Welcome home for the holidays with cheerful entryway décor.


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Welcome home for the holidays with cheerful entryway décor.

By emily.bailey

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Welcome Home for the Holidays with Cheerful Entryway Decor | Schlage

Don't miss a chance to give your guests the best first impression this season. Here are 9 holiday entryway décor ideas that sure to bring good cheer.


If you’re not decking your entryway halls, so to speak, you’re missing an opportunity to greet your guests with holiday cheer. Here are a few ways your entryway décor can wow them with a festive first impression.

1. Simply glam » House & Home

If your front door opens up to a grand staircase, you can have guests at “hello” by wrapping your railing with holiday garland. This garland from House & Home is made of magnolia leaves, a holiday foliage that is quickly gaining in popularity. It doesn’t need a lot of glam or extra sparkle to become the focal point of the foyer.

2. Cozy and rustic » HGTV

A grand foyer isn’t necessary to create an impactful welcoming space. Simply throw together a few functional pieces with some holiday décor to jolly up an empty corner. This perfectly faked mudroom from HGTV has all the elements to get you through a snowy winter, and with just a few rustic decorations, it feels cozy and ready for the holidays.

3. Modern and clean » Houzz

Consider adding a Christmas tree to your foyer as the perfect way to set the holiday mood and also provide a great spot for guests with gifts to lay their presents. We love how this homeowner's personal style doesn't get lost in the holiday noise. See more from this home at Houzz.

4. A casual touch » BETTER HOMES & GARDENS

Like many families, you may find it difficult to set aside the time to fully decorate for the holidays. The good news is, you can still create a festive feeling while keeping it casual. All you need is a few accessories. This entryway, shared by Better Homes & Gardens, does just that with some holiday throw pillows, a string of Christmas cards and simple greenery on the railing and faux mantlepiece to tie it all together.

5. A coastal Christmas » Sand & Sisal

Maybe you live in a coastal area or are spending the holidays at your beach vacation home. Or maybe you just love the oceanside vibe. You can stay true to coastal design and still decorate for the holidays at the same time.. Color is key. Sand & Sisal focused on blue and white, reminiscent of both the beach’s water and sky as well as winter’s ice and snow. That December wind suddenly feels a bit more like a sea breeze.

5. Boho-ho-ho » @studioninetythree

When you’re into Bohemian Modern, it’s super easy to get the natural holiday décor look. A few small strings of lights, including one on the hanging plant, and a couple of small Christmas trees helped @studioninetythree add a bit of festive fun to their entryway table.


7. Christmas console table » Little House of Four

There’s a lot going on with these Christmas decorations for the entryway table. Little House of Four used plenty of red to tie it all together and avoid a messy, cluttered look. The rustic, farmhouse theme helps, too. When you have a console table like this, don’t forget to use all the real estate – top, bottom, above on the wall and off to the side where we spy a pair of Santa’s boots.

8. Simple Sightlines » @cedarlanehomeco

Here’s a little Christmas décor secret. When decorating your entryway to make a good first impression, don’t forget sightlines to other rooms. This @cedarlanehomeco living room coffee table is simply yet beautifully dressed up to welcome holiday guests as they make their way into the rest of the home. Tips like this are especially important if you have an open floorplan.


9. Lasting Impression » Bower Power

With a large foyer, you can totally get away with oversized holiday décor. Bower Power perfectly balanced big with simple using just a pair of white-light trees on either side of their double doors. And the touch of greenery above the doors will leave a final impression as strong as the first as guests head home.

Entryway décor should always look great. If you’re also in need of some organization ideas or tips for making your mudroom work perfectly all through winter, Schlage can help with that, too. Get inspired at our blog.