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Christmas Entryway Decorating Ideas that Bring Holiday Cheer

These easy Christmas entryway decorating ideas will bring holiday cheer to your entrance. Let's break down the different parts of this foyer holiday idea.

Christmas entry that brings Holiday cheer

I have been dreaming of Christmas entryway decorating ideas that bring holiday cheer to our guests for weeks now.  Excitement grew and grew as items for our holiday gift guide came in, and a custom rug arrived. 

As I positioned each piece, it all started coming together, and it finally happened.  You know that joyful feeling that Christmas is almost here! 

So, here is another inspirational area of our home for you all to get that excited feeling going too!

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Can you hear that song playing, “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” That song played in my head as I started pulling all the pieces to decorate our upcycle bench. So, let me show you from the bottom up how to create a festive foyer like ours this holiday season.


Entryway Christmas decor is a great way to start decorating for the holidays. It's the first place people see when they come into your home and the best place to give them a warm welcome. A few simple touches can bring a festive touch to this small space.

I decorate my upcycled small bench in my entryway but these ideas will work for a console table, foyer table, or any type of entryway table as well. I like to update my rug, add some greenery, cozy blankets, and fun holiday decor pieces. I'll walk you through my Christmas entryway decoration ideas.

Your entryway may end up being your favorite place this holiday season.

Update: The Natural Rug company is no longer in business so I have exchanged all the words that say Natural Rug with a new link to a custom rug company. Check out this custom fit rug company here.


The first thing you want to do is make sure your foundation is laid. What I mean by that is that you have more substantial pieces in place like my rug by Natural Rugs and bench. Once the “foundation” is set then let the magic begin!

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer lantern


Now that the foundation is set it was on to making the wreath. This year it was not going to be any store-bought wreath but one made.  I knew I wanted something delicate and rosemary wouldn't leave my mind. Isn't this a gorgeous wreath? But you can also use faux greenery or evergreen branches to brighten the area.

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer wreath

I also thought bells would be perfect on the wreath.  Remember me telling you that I am an old soul at heart well; I love the sound of bells in historic churches which is why I wanted to add some bells.

I happened to use bells that were place-card holders of the new Hearth & Hand Collection by Magnolia.  They were just the right size.

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer bell

So, this is how the wreath turned out and it smells so good!


Next, on my list of items were blankets and lots of them. Blankets are one of my favorite ways to decorate each season and it's one of the easiest ways to mark a new season. One for the bench and another you will see later.

I just happened to have the right blanket to go with my new rug.  The grey tone and touch of red was an excellent mix of that holiday cheer and makes it such a cozy space.

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer star

Now to add some more Christmas decor items.  All the beautiful items that we got in from the holiday gift guide made this bench easy to style.  I knew I wanted candles, so the white candle stands were perfect. 

I decided to add some pillar candles but to give it a little twist I added the wooden Nutcracker on the shortest candle stand.  And then I thought about a pillow, but I decided to go with something a little different, so this illuminating star pulled it all together. 

I love how it looks at night when the star is lite!

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer nutcracker


Lately, I have had a thing for wicker baskets which I think will be a perfect addition to anyone's bench.  After adding our large basket and of course another soft thin white blanket, actually, this is a duvet cover, along with some wooden tassel beads for fun I started thinking this whole space was missing something.  Then it hit me…


I think we are going to have a tree in every room this year. Actually, I am kidding but it seems that way now that we have a small tree in the entry too. 

But this time I thought it needed some flocking, so I added some snow and tiny string lights. Oh, those Christmas lights added just the glow which brought me to my next thought.

Mini trees are perfect to bring a little cheer to any room, even small spaces. What room would you put a mini Christmas tree in?

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer tree


Okay, now for that old element that is not actually too old. This is an easy way to give your entryway an old-fashioned feel.

Add a lantern to give it another warm, vintage feeling and even light it when your guest arrives. It's a perfect festive look along with the tiny lights in the tree. And it's the perfect finishing touch.

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer bead garland


Well, we are almost finished but let me tell you about the rug that completed the whole look.  Check out my new Natural Rugs rug

When I first heard about this company I couldn't get them off my mind.  They are known for their quality, customer assistance and every part of the rug is well, all-natural. 

Talk about not leaving an imprint on the earth.  This carpet will dissolve like nature if left outside over time.  Here is more information about their company.

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer foyer

The best part about this rug is that my foyer, with the new old bench, was becoming a challenge for finding a rug, but Natural Rugs made the process so easy. 

I called them on the phone and told them the size I needed, and they made one just to fit.  It was the foundation for this year's Christmas entryway decorating ideas that bring holiday cheer.


Just to wrap everything up into one nice bow. Here is a list of what you will need to complete your Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer.

Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer



I hope this year's Christmas entryway decorating ideas have inspired you. I hope you can take what is old and bring in some new to create some holiday charm in your abode. I'm sure when you welcome guests into your home they'll feel the warmth and Christmas cheer.

Do you have any go-to Christmas entryway decorating traditions to bring the holiday spirit to your home? I'd love to hear how you welcome holiday guests with amazing Christmas entryway ideas in the comments!

And if you are struggling with purchasing a rug I highly recommend starting with Natural Rugs.  Give them a call and not only will they help you with size but they will help with selections too. 

It's well worth the time and money.

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Happy Decorating!

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