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It’s Decorating Magic! Watch Us Create a Beautiful Holiday Entryway

If you’re not sure where to start your holiday decorating this year, why not begin with the most natural place: the entryway! This relatively small area of your home deserves all the care and festive trimmings that the other rooms will receive; after all, it’s where you’ll first extend a warm welcome to your holiday guests as they step through the door.

We’ll show you each decorating step for inspiration, and soon you’ll be ready to create your own beautiful holiday entryway.

1. Place a console table beside the door to serve as the foundation, and make sure that the door can swing out without hitting it. We chose the Serpentine Console Table because it has a classic style that can be used year round, as well as ample display space on the top surface and bottom shelf.

2. Cozy up the entryway area with a holiday rug. Whether you choose a small accent rug or a longer floorcovering like the Holiday Ribbon Rug Runner is entirely up to you; just check the thickness beforehand so you’ll know if the door will glide smoothly over it. Santa might be visiting via the chimney, but almost everyone else will be using the front door, so choose a durable rug that can withstand plenty of foot traffic, and place a rug pad beneath it to keep it in place.

3. Hang a high-quality wreath hook over the door so you have a classy way to display your favorite holiday wreath throughout the season. The Overture Over-the-Door Wreath Hanger gives your holiday arrangement a personalized touch with its monogram emblem.

4. Position a festive wreath or door swag on the decorative holder. Pay attention to the size, and make sure that the scale seems appropriate for your door and house. We chose the Glamour Swag to give a little metallic sparkle to the entryway.

5. Display a metal wall sculpture above the console table for balance and interest. The Evanston Monogram Metal Wall Art Sign is slightly wider than the table, making it a good choice. Choose a design that is elegant but not overpowering—and preferably one that can stay up season after season.

6. Top the table with a glitzy holiday candleholder pair like the Red or Gold Poinsettia Candleholder Set. Place LED flameless pillars inside the holders for a worry-free alternative to real candles. You’ll enjoy the soft flickering glow without the fire hazard!

7. Tuck a cute figurine duo or trio like the “A Merry Christmas” Clothtique™ Set on the bottom shelf. Fabric-based figurines or plush stuffed accent work well here; avoid decorating with precious breakables that could end up in pieces on the floor if accidentally hit with shopping bags. We offer a large assortment of Christmas collectibles and holiday shelf sitters that make perfect sit-arounds for your entry.

8. Embellish the table top further with a decorative holder, like the sleigh-shaped Merry Christmas Centerpiece or a bowl. Fill it with artificial frosted greenery, pine cones, or an assortment of holiday ornaments and baubles. We have a large selection of holiday home accents to adorn your tabletop.

9. Enhance the entryway look with a column pedestal placed just to the side of the console table. The Arellia Display Pedestal will elegantly display your small holiday centerpiece or vase.

10. Place an upright centerpiece or other decorative accent on top of the pedestal. We chose the Touch of Gold Centerpiece, which features snow-kissed faux greenery and golden twigs in a light cream glass vase.

11. If your entryway includes a lovely staircase, wrap the banister rail in a lit garland dappled with ornaments, and dangle personalized Christmas stockings beneath for a cascading effect.

12. Nestle a small upholstered bench at the foot of the steps and top the seat with decorative holiday pillows, then place a small tree nearby.

13. Hang holiday artwork on the staircase wall to warm up the entryway area. A lighted tapestry or illuminated canvas provides a surprising touch while adding interest to the space.