07 Dec How To Decorate Your Front Door Ready For Christmas
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s finally time to decorate your home ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
Of course, you want to turn the inside of your home into a cosy winter wonderland, yet nothing says ‘welcome to our home’ more than adding a touch of Christmas spirit to your front door.
A beautifully decorated front door makes people stop and look as they walk by, so why not be the talk of the town this year?
Wrap it Up with a Bow
A great alternative to hanging a wreath on your door is wrapping it up in a ribbon. What started as a trend on celebrity homes has only boomed in popularity in the last few years and it is now a staple of Christmas around the world. The bow is meant to reflect presents wrapped up in a bow under the Christmas Tree.
All you need to do is purchase 4 pieces of wide fabric, 2 short lengths and 2 long lengths, in any colour – most commonly, red – and attach it to the top, bottom and sides of the door. Tie in the middle to form a bow.
Add Some Snowflakes
Why not create a winter wonderland on your doorstep, by hanging some paper or plastic snowflakes across the door? These can add a simple, yet effective touch to the front of your home.
You could leave it at that, or you could add some lights, bows, tinsel or even fake snow, for a more Christmassy effect.
If you have children, big or small, this can also be a great family activity to keep them occupied. They can make some paper snowflakes out of coloured cards and paper – it’ll keep them quiet for hours, whilst you have a cup of tea, promise!
Add A Christmassy Corner
As with the bows, this trend has emerged over the last couple of years and creates a stunning festive look. It is also known as an asymmetric wreath and hangs in the corner of your composite door.
To make your own asymmetric wreath all you need is chicken wire, baubles, fabric flowers and a light-up faux garland. Cover the chicken wire with the garland, working from the outside in and using cable ties to attach it. From here add any decorations you want, from flowers and leave to baubles, map out where you want to put them and attach using cable ties.
Attach a wire coat hanger to the back of the wreath using cable ties so you can hang it on or over the door frame.
This wreath is a great way to extend your Christmas aesthetic to the outside of your home by matching the baubles and flowers to those used on your interior. You could also add some potted trees to your porch and decorate them using the same baubles.
Hanging a Wreath
It’s a key part of outdoor Christmas decor – the wreath. Yet how do you hang one without drilling a hole that leaves you with a huge eye saw once the festivities are over? Ways to do this include;
Hang a Ribbon (With a Door Knocker)
If you have a door knocker on your composite door, simply use a ribbon to attract your wreath to the door knocker. With a range of festive ribbons available from high street stores, you can easily create a standout feature that compliments your front door.
Hang a Ribbon (Without a Door Knocker)
As mentioned above, the last thing you want to do is be drilling holes and forcing nails and screws into them. Using a ribbon can again be an effective alternative.
However, if you don’t have a door knocker to hang the wreath from, you can feel almost lost as to where you can attach it. Yet, we have an answer;
- Cut a long piece of ribbon and attach one end to your wreath by tying a tight bow,
- Take the other end and place this over the top of your door, ensuring that the wreath hangs at your desired height on the front of your door,
- Tie the ribbon which is hanging over the inside of the door to a stick-on hook.
Attach Window Stickers for a Simple, Yet Festive Touch
If you’re not artistic, or if you’re looking to just add a simple touch of Christmas festivity, why not add some window stickers? You can find these easily in most high street home stores and garden centres, and they’re available in a wide variety of different themes.
All you need to do is choose where on the window you’d like them and once Christmas is over, simply peel them off.
When Should You Take Down Your Christmas Decorations?
If you are looking to go by tradition, then your Christmas decorations should come down on the twelfth night after Christmas Day – so, the 6th of January.
However you choose to decorate your composite front door, the team here at Chase Garage Doors hope that you have a fantastic festive period and the merriest Christmas! Here’s to an excellent 2023, full of prosperity and joy.