Thoughts on Christmas Doors

Monday, December 3, 2012

Have you started decking your halls yet?  We're only a few days into December and I already feel behind.  I think my neighbors starting putting up their Christmas decorations right after Halloween,  yet the Dollhouse exterior is completely void of holiday embellishment!

I normally don't do a lot of holiday decorations outside, but I do like to dress up my front doors.  Here are a few options that caught my eye.

These church doors are so close in color to my own freshly painted coral front doors..  Even though the royal blue ribbon isn't a traditional holiday color, I think it still reads "Christmas".

Isn't this what the Christmas in your head looks like?  I love the placement of everything here. A wreath on each door works for me and I love the pine cone accented swag above the doors.  The only thing I would add are some small potted trees on both sides of the doors.
From Martha Stewart.  
First can we just talk about that door?  It's everything.  And I do like the whole vertically stacked wreaths they have going on with monochrome ribbon.  Side note: I've also seen lanterns filled with white Christmas tree lights and it's very cute.

Another Martha Stewart styled door.  Green and white is always so fresh.  I love the little trees in the white urns.  This entire look is a winner.

. If I'm not mistaken I think this image comes from a Pottery Barn catalog.  Here's what I like:  the big silver ornaments and the bare branch swag above the entrance.  The rest of it feels overdone to me. 

Source: via Lindsay on Pinterest

What I love most about this image is the color of that door.  It's the perfect shade of green! And the weathered black urns with rosemary trees?- yes!  But the red floral decorations? - not so much.  They feel a little uptight to me.

Yeah, this will not be happening. 

So among other things, I have thoughts of Christmas doors on my mind today. Feel free to jump in with your suggestions.  How is your Christmas decor coming along?

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Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

The first two are my favorites! I love them!
The first one really makes a statement.
Happy Monday.

Karena said...



Unknown said...

Our front door is about all I decorate so these are great inspiration! The blue one reminded me of our door color and I love those vertical hanging wreaths.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love all these pretty ideas! The first wreath I had was too busy so I gave it to my mother. Now I have a plain evergreen wreath on the door just waiting for to be prettied up somehow. Thanks for the inspirations!

FabTwigs said...

Love all these nice pictures. My favorite is number three... simple yet elegant! And thanks for the tip, Kim! I had no idea Barkeepers Friend would clean brass hardware!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I have loved that Martha door for a long time. It just never gets old to me. I really don't do a huge amount of decorating, but I love to do my window boxes. I have some neighbors that leave it up until Father's day. Spring and Christmas really don't mix.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love the doors you have posted...the simplicity of them is what makes them so beautiful! Take care,

Ashley said...

Ha! I could NEVER imagine you going all out with the candy cane & snowman themed decor on your front door. Thank God for good taste!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Very slowly for sure. I hope to be done by next weekend. Hope.

Unknown said...

I LOVE that blue door! I just went to 3 HomeGoods stores (THREE!!!) to find Christmas decorations for a client's house and they were all sold out. Seriously. It is only December 3rd. So I guess I'm behind too.

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Unknown said...

What great shots! I like to keep it simple and love the contrasting colored doors. Have a great day Kim.
xo Nancy

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Last year I hung multiple wreaths vertically like the Martha photo. This year I have a white feather wreath and that is it outside. I am kind of embarrassed but I don't hang lights outside and my husband is too busy/tired.

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Unknown said...

Oh, it makes me want to redo mine! These are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Hello, Kim

So glad to see some beautiful photos. The second one is stunning.
I haven't decorated my door yet, just don't know what I would use. I guess, I came to the right place for ideas.

Happy December!

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

First and third are my favorites. My doors need help. - Brandy

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