Want your home to make a big first impression? These front door decor ideas will elevate your curb appeal to all-new levels of amazing.

Hey, y’all! Your home’s entry is the sight that welcomes you each day as well as the first thing visitors see when they come to your home. 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!

Simple Front Door Decor Ideas That Add Curb Appeal

I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, on some level, you are wondering how to add curb appeal to the front entryway of your home. 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. Add 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 together the interior of your home with the exterior. This is a great way to seasonally and cheerfully greet guests…and put a smile on your own face too!

As part of your wreath, you may want to add a welcome sign or a seasonal sign. There are a couple of options for which direction you may prefer to go: 

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

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. Front Door Decor Idea: Add Some Garland Around Your Front Entryway To “Frame It”

I absolutely love to decorate our front entryway for the different seasons. It’s not only a great way to greet guests, but it also adds just the right amount of seasonal cheer to the front of your home.

Adding some garland around the doorway is the perfect entryway decor to set off your eye-catching wreath that will be hanging on your front door. While many people may think of adding a wreath to their doorway, most people don’t consider boosting their curb appeal 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. Add a few ornaments to it can add another level of flair. 

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, try adding a swag or teardrop to each window. This will add a bit of soft greenery and florals for visual interest or simply help you keep in line with a themed decoration scheme.

Add even more color with bells, bows, ribbons, and ornaments! 

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

4. Don’t Forget The Lantern Post…

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. …Or The Mailbox

Mailboxes should complement the home and express the homeowner’s personality. Dress up mailboxes with curb appeal by adding sway with seasonal florals or holiday-based themes! This will show off your style to people passing by and draw their eye to 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.

Try Some Of These Front Door Decor Ideas

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

Please comment below! Are there other front door decor ideas you have used to improve the curb appeal for 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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