Decking the halls, literally in my case, to welcome our family and friends is so important to me, especially at the holidays. I’m excited to show you how to create a festive entryway for Christmas.
This season, is all about an old fashion Christmas for me. You will see alot of round jingle bells, garland, stems, trees, and many shades of red, green and white!
“There is little in life so reassuring as a genuine welcome.” – Robin Hobb.
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It’s going to be a fun day! Wanna know why?
Today, I’m participating in the Celebrate Christmas Home Tours Hop with some of my talented blogging friends, graciously hosted by Leen from Sand Dollar Lane.
If you’re new, I want to welcome you to my Cottage in the Mitten! My name is Kim. I love a good cup of tea, home decor and I’m passionate about my family! I’ve lived in Michigan my whole life and can I just say, it’s a pleasure to have you here visiting!
If you are coming over from my good friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew, wasn’t her kitchen and dining room lovely! Kelly always shares a pretty home!
A Small Cozy Entryway
We have a front door, side door and a back door. You access our back door through a privacy fence and therefore, no one every uses that door to enter our home.
Our side door is used most often, even by family and friends who are visiting. Rarely do people use our front door. You can see how I decorated my side door in my post 3 Easy Ways To Create A Simple Christmas Porch.
The side door opens into a long hallway. I have an antique sofa table there and I always keep it decorated for the season.
The Side Entry Details
The sofa table we have was Big Al’s aunt’s. We were told that it’s about 90-100 years old!
I love it and it still looks amazing!
Leaving a table runner on it, helps keep table looking good and from getting any unwanted scratches.
First, I hung this new sign that I am obsessed with! It’s so important to have joy in our lives and this sign is perfect for the season
Next, I doubled up on the table runners. Starting with a cream colored runner, on the bottom, I then layered with a red and white striped one.
I chose to use two types of garland. One is a red and cream felt garland. I used it last year on my Simple Christmas Table. Don’t you love how things look differently when you use them in different spaces?! When you can, I think it’s important to add some greenery. If you don’t have any faux garland or stems you can always forge some outside. It’s inexpensive and so pretty!
I used a eucalpytus garland my friend gave me. The two paired together was just enough for the size of the table!
Adding some different styled trees, a Santa and a jingle bell were the finishing touches.
What says welcome and is more cozy on a cold winters night than a few festive blankets? I used my blanket ladder and a basket to add some of my favorite Christmas blankets.
Did you see my Cottage in the Mitten blanket? If you don’t know what that is, you can read all about it in The Journey.
My Front Entryway
Sitting just inside my front door, is a small narrow cabinet. Just like the table at the side door, I like to keep this one styled for the season, too.
Remember when I said you would see garland and jingle bells? Well, this cabinet has them, too! I fell in love with the big jingle bells, this summer, at The Found Cottage market! I knew right then and there that I would be using them this holiday season.
The garland that I have on this cabinet is my absolute favorite! It’s so realistic and easy to manipulate. The garland looks great when layered, too.
Adding a simple white pitcher with some holly berry stems was inexpensive and a great way to add that Christmas red!
Some candles and a decorative tree rounded out the decor!
How To Create A Festive Entryway For Christmas
Well, there you have my festive entryway! I hope you enjoyed it and it has inspired you to create a space with new and old treasures!
My friend Cindy from DIY Beautify is next on our tour. Her red and white cottage Christmas bedroom is a must see!
Happy decorating and Merry Christmas!!