Our top 3 Christmas & winter door decorating ideas

As we all look forward to getting together with family and friends to enjoy the festivities, it’s time to dust off your Christmas decorations and make your home a welcoming winter wonderland for all that cross your threshold.

As well as the obligatory tree and twinkling fairy lights, a thoughtfully decorated front door never fails to add a splash of colour to gloomy wintery streets across Essex and the South East. So, to help you out and bring a smile to your guests’ faces as they arrive, here are three Christmas and winter door decorating ideas to inspire you.

1. Sustainable winter door decorations

Natural wreath

The importance of sustainability has featured heavily throughout 2021, so why not incorporate sustainable touches into your winter decorations this year? A ‘green theme’ also ties-in well with the ever-popular biophilic interior design trend which means ‘love of nature’. From practical uPVC doors to striking wooden front doors, think natural, cosy, and, above all, eco-friendly and zero waste. You can do this by:

  • Avoiding wreaths packed with plastic. From holly and ivy to rosemary and evergreen spruce, opt for a natural, real wreath made from seasonal foliage instead. Or get creative and make your own handmade Christmas paper wreath from scratch.
  • Dried festive garlands made from natural items, such as citrus and cinnamon sticks, add an organic feel and smell delicious too!
  • Look out for door decorations with respected eco logos, e.g., Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

2. Traditional door décor ideas

If you live in a heritage or period home, classic winter door decorations are probably more up your street. If your tastes edge more towards peaceful, sophisticated simplicity, Nordic-inspired Christmas door decor is sure to make a beautiful impact. Using a neutral colour palette of white, grey, and earthy tones, think vintage glass baubles, soft candlelight, touches of cross stitch, repetitive shapes and patterns (e.g., stags), and heart and star ornaments.

For a more rustic, nostalgic feel, on-trend Cottagecore-style winter decorations will add a dreamy, rural flourish to your door. Also known as Farmcore and Countrycore, think gorgeous countryside cottages, pretty pastels, and floral, checked, and striped vintage fabrics. For example, a floral Cottagecore-inspired Christmas wreath looks particularly striking on a timber style door and woodgrain effect entrances.

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3. Modern door decoration ideas

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (yellow) were named Pantone’s colours of 2021. Uniting the practical and rock-solid features of grey and the warming and optimistic feel of sunshine, this contemporary colour combination is one of resilience and hope – perfect for brightening up short winter days and long winter nights. From striking yellow wreaths layered with radiant yellow-winter Jasmine or eye-catching ochre Orchids for grey aluminium front doors to elegant grey door garlands that seamlessly complement vibrant yellow composite doors, you’re only limited by your own imagination!

What looks good on a red door?

Red door christmas wreath

  • Green, natural foliage
  • Pure whites & rustic beiges
  • Elegant blacks & golds

What looks good on a grey door?

  • Organic greens & blues
  • Romantic pastel pinks
  • Magical whites & silvers

What looks good on a green door?

  • Vibrant reds
  • Earthy browns & yellows
  • Bold purples & pinks

Explore our Christmas & winter doors Pinterest board for more inspiration

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Call us on 0800 666 444 or contact us online to discover how to save money and make your home more energy efficient this winter with high quality replacement doors, windows, conservatories, modern flat roof extensions, and much more.


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