Skip to Content


First Impressions are important during the holidays. Your front door is a very important part of your Christmas decorations. Many people take their front door for granted, but your entry is the first impression your guests get.  It gives people a little taste of the decor inside. So, this week we are talking about the dynamics of your front door Christmas decorations.

First ImpressionsFirst impressions are made of your home walking up to the front door. In this post, we'll give you some tips to make sure your home gives off an elegant by festive feel from the moment your loved ones step out of their car.


There are all kinds of different people in our world.  There are those who love wreaths and others who think they are tacky.  Hard to imagine but it is true!  But for all you wreath lovers this is a great way to translate what is to come for your visitors.  There are all kinds of wreaths from skinny to fat and flat to fluffy.  I have seen wooden, fabric, branches, plant-based, flowers and much more.  But the most important thing is what makes you smile.   If you don't love it then you won't keep it very long.  So, here is how to look for the right wreath that you love and can live with.


A great place to begin your journey is Pinterest.  Click on the word Pinterest and it will take you to my holiday wreath board.  Start shopping on this fantastic social media site for that one picture that fits your Christmas decorations on the inside and makes you smile.  Once you find that gem pin it to your own Christmas Decorating board.  Now, this is where all your inspiration will begin. This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using the links below.  All opinions are all my own. First Impressions


Now, this is a great addition to your wreath but not everyone is a garland person.  In fact, if you are a “less is more” kind of person then you might not want to read further in this section.  But if you love everything Christmas, kind of like the Griswold's – if you know what I mean, then a garland is just for you.  However, you don't want just any garland around your door.  You want one that compliments your wreath.  Keep in mind that your wreath is the main attraction so use some elements from your wreath and place it onto your garland.  For example, I used to have a Colonial Williamsburg style wreath with fruit and ribbon on it.  So I decided to use the ribbon on the green garland.  Remember that details take a good design and make it great. First impressions front door


If you have a green thumb then let's take advantage of that and incorporate some plants into your design.  I love shopping at Costco for their Azaleas.  They are larger than normal and make a bigger statement.  If you're a “less is more” person you might like a boxwood plant shaped like a Christmas tree.  Sometimes simplicity speaks volumes if done well.

First Impressions


Here is the best part.  So many times in interior design people don't realize how much good lighting can make or break a good design.  The same holds true here.  Let me encourage you to not only place tiny Christmas lights in your more formal wreath or garland but if you're in love with a more whimsical style then a larger color bulb would be fun.  Overall, it doesn't matter what type of bulb you choose just make sure to incorporate it into your Christmas front door style. First Impressions

Products from


Remember details take a good design and make it great.  So whenever you start planning your front door or porch Christmas design thinks about the whole picture.  Does your family feel at home in “less is more” or “lots of stuff?”  Click HERE to start browsing through my Pinterest boards for ideas.  Start with the wreath and build everything from that.  Before you know it your front door or porch will be filled with Christmas spirit! What does your Christmas front door wreath look like?  


If you enjoyed this post sign up for emails HERE for Life on Summerhill so you don’t miss out on any new trending styles for your home.