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Do you want to make a great first impression when people see your home? All you need is a little added curb appeal! Use these easy front door decor ideas to elevate your curb appeal to all-new levels of amazing.

Hey, y’all! Your home’s entry is the sight that welcomes you home after a long day. It’s also the first thing visitors see when they come to your home so it’s the thing that makes the biggest first impression.

Having a put-together and coordinated front area of your home boosts the aesthetic appeal of your house as a whole. After all – there’s nothing like a good first impression!

We frequently have guests, so I want my front door to always look amazing to give them a warm welcome from the moment they step out of their car.

However, I’d rather spend my time creating front door decor than decorating the front porch. If you’re the same and want to make a great first impression but don’t want to devote a lot of time or energy to it, these front doorway decor ideas are for you!

If you’re looking for some specific projects that make terrific front door decor, check out our swags and door hangers.

Front Door Decor Ideas that Add Curb Appeal

Front Door Decor Ideas That Add Instant Curb Appeal

I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, on some level, you are for decorating ideas for the front door. The great news is that, whether you are a hobby crafter or a Craftpreneur, we all have one thing in common: an eye for design and the know-how to add a little pizzazz to any area.

But, sometimes we ALL need just a little inspiration. 😉

That’s why I’m so excited to bring you these tips today from one of my favorite people! Our friend and fellow wreath-maker, Joni from Belle Chase Wreaths, is joining us here today to show us simple but effective ways to spruce up curb appeal, starting with that front door.

1. Hang Front Door Wreaths

As people who love to make wreaths, it may seem like a no-brainer to add a wreath to our front door. However, having a wreath does more than just fill up the empty space on the door. It adds to the entire curb appeal effect that your home portrays to anyone who is driving by. 

Nothing says “Welcome!” like a gorgeous seasonal wreath on your front door!

Your entry should reflect your home’s interior. So, choose a wreath that reflects your personal style while adding a beautiful touch of entryway decor that ties the interior of your home together with the exterior.

This is a great way to seasonally and cheerfully greet guests…and put a smile on your own face too!

A welcome sign or a seasonal sign is a nice personalized touch to your wreath. There are a couple of different ways you can always have seasonal front door decor ready to display: 

  • You could have a beautiful, basic wreath on which you change welcome or seasonal signs every season.
  • Make an entirely different wreath for each and every season you want to acknowledge. 

In addition to using signs, another thing you can do is add seasonal florals to your front door wreaths. Doing this really adds a pop of color as well as a warm welcoming touch. Either way, you’ll notice a huge difference in your home’s curb appeal just by adding a custom, handmade wreath to your front door.

Bonus Tip: If you have a double front door, I highly recommend adding a wreath to each door!

2. Garland Front Door Decor Idea

I absolutely love to decorate our front entryway for the different seasons (I just don’t want to spend all day doing it). Not only is it a great way to greet guests, but it also adds just the right amount of seasonal cheer to the front of your home.

Hanging some garland around the doorway is the perfect front door decor touch to set off the eye-catching wreath on your front door. It basically frames the wreath much like a frame enhances your ability to display photographs.

While many people may think of adding a wreath to their doorway, most people don’t consider highlighting their wreath decor with a garland around the doorway.

If using fresh greenery and florals, use seasonal greens such as:

You can also add evergreen branches as other front door decor ideas for your entryway. Another option would be to use some of your colorful, seasonal mesh and picks to frame your entryway.

Attaching a few ornaments to your garland can add another level of flair for the holidays. 

Framing your doorway creates the warmest welcome, and focuses your attention on the door.

3. Dress Up The Side Windows

If you have side windows on either side of your door frame, give them some front doorway decor love too! Try adding a teardrop or swag to each window. This will add a bit of soft greenery and florals that draw eyes to your home using visual interest.

It will also give you an excuse to expand your front door decor as if you really need an excuse! Make sure your front window pieces include more color with bells, bows, ribbons, and ornaments to help tie it all together with a similar but different look. 

Decorating these side windows as part of your front doorway decor will make the entire front entryway design cohesive and beautiful while adding symmetry. Symmetry is very pleasing to the eye and boosts curb appeal.

4. Let The Lantern Post Join In On The Fun

If you have a lantern post in your front yard, it doesn’t need to be the sad outcast among all your decorating efforts.

Add some swag, florals, or even a coordinating bow to tie it all together. When everything looks coordinated instead of just “thrown together”, it looks WAY better.

5. Decorate The Mailbox

Mailboxes should complement the home and express the homeowner’s personality. Dress up mailboxes with curb appeal by adding garland or swag with seasonal florals or holiday-based themes!

This will catch the eye of people passing by and draw their eyes toward the rest of your entryway design.

Remember, your home’s front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. It’s the first thing that guests notice when they come to your home. If your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone will want to see what’s inside. 🙂


Here are a couple of questions I see readers ask frequently. If you have a question and don’t see it answered below, please leave it in the comments or on our active Facebook page.

What can I hang on my front door besides a wreath?

I love wreaths because they’re easy to add to the door and make a large impact. However, there are lots of other things you can adorn your door with, including lights, wheel, swag, signs (without a wreath), garland, and more!

If I have a large front porch, do I need more front door decor than just a wreath?

Yes! If you have a large front porch area, placing a single wreath on your door will likely leave the space feeling cold and neglected. Add warmth and curb appeal by including additional elements in your front doorway decor.

Ideas include adding some chairs, a rug, string some lights, a table, potted plants, and even baskets to create a warm, inviting space around your front door.

Try Some Of These Front Door Decor Ideas

Want to make a better first impression with your front door decor? Use these 5 simple, eye-catching design ideas to quickly boost your home’s curb appeal. Then sit back and enjoy the view (and the compliments!). 

While you’re here, grab these other front door decor ideas that aren’t wreaths:

Please comment below! Are there other front door decor ideas you have used to improve the curb appeal of your house?

If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.

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