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The Best Front Door Decor Ideas for Every Month

Add personality to your home decor and celebrate the changing months of the year with these front decor ideas. 

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As the entryway to your space, your front door is one of the first elements of your home design that you and your guests will see. While a great-looking front door can make a statement any time of year, there are ways to make it even more appealing by updating it to reflect the changing seasons.

Decorating your front door is a way to add personality and life to your home in either quick and simple or more elaborate ways. It’s easy to change, rearrange and update, reflecting your mood and the time of year. Our (not-so-secret) secret? Utilizing florals and their natural colors to tie into themes.

So, here’s a front-door decor idea roundup for the months ahead!

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A New Start in January 

The holidays are over, your wreath has been put away, and it’s time to start the year off with a fresh look. Swap out your red bow-covered wreath for a simple yet elegant winter greenery wreath. Fresh eucalyptus is a beautiful, fragrant plant that can be used for your front door decor. Having the comforting, soothing smell of eucalyptus when you enter your home will be a wonderful reminder of how you want to start off your new year. 

Taking care of and maintaining your eucalyptus stems so that their lovely smell lasts is also easier than you might think. These plants are not the biggest fans of heat and sunlight, so they are perfect for the chilly winter weather that January offers. 

February Romance

February is the month to celebrate the love you have in your life in all forms, and it calls for something sweet, romantic, and warm. Use roses or lilies to add color and intrigue to your front door by incorporating them into a wreath or placing a lovely bouquet right by your entryway. 

While fresh flowers are gorgeous, don’t discount the elegance of dried flowers as well. Dried flowers will be able to maintain their beauty all month, while fresh flowers require frequent care and replacement. Either way, adding florals to your front door decor is a perfect way to celebrate the month of romance and affection. 

If flowers are not the direction you’d like to go this February, a heart-shaped wreath made from paper is a classic Valentine's Day decoration. A DIY banner made from construction paper or felt can also spell out a fun Valentine's Day message and be hung across your front door. It’s kitschy, but you have to have fun somewhere!

March Into Spring 

Spring is around the corner, and you can start to introduce some bright colors into your outdoor decor to reflect that. Hang a woven basket on your door to hold your florals and signify the changing season.

Here are some beautiful flowers that can make a statement in your March front door arrangement.

  • Daffodils: Nothing says spring like the sunny yellow blooms of daffodils. They are easy to find and can brighten up any front door.
  • Hyacinths: With their fragrant blooms in shades of pink, purple, and white, hyacinths can add a sweet scent and a pop of color to your display.
  • Tulips: Tulips come in a wide range of colors and can create a stunning focal point for your front door.

Taking care of your flower bouquets is essential to ensure they stay fresh and beautiful for as long as possible. 

April Colors 

Now that spring is in full bloom and the world is looking a lot more colorful, your front door decor should follow that trend. Try painting your front door a new color to add variety to your home design and partake in a fun DIY project.

Choose a color that complements your home's exterior. Soft pastels like blush, mint, and lavender are popular choices for spring and will complement most traditional home colors. Don't be afraid to go bold; a bright pop of color like coral or turquoise can make a gorgeous, eye-popping statement. 

Use high-quality exterior paint and apply two to three coats for the best coverage and durability. Painting your front door gives you endless options, and it’s easy to change the color if you decide you want to try something else come next season. 

Bring Nature Into May 

May is the perfect time to start enjoying the great outdoors and what the natural world has to offer. Using your front door decor is a perfect way to signify all the happy times you’ll experience spending time outside. 

Consider adding a wreath made of moss, succulents, or ferns — greens that take our memories back to road trips, camping, and hikes. These greens are easier to maintain than flowers, and they still add a fragrant, elegant look to your front door. 

Create a beautiful, unique moss welcome wreath for your front door by attaching moss to a wire frame with floral wire. If you’re feeling creative, DIY a piece of living art by planting succulents in a frame filled with moss and hanging it on your door. 

Keep your spring decor on theme with a hydrangea wreath. The hydrangea blooms until July, so if your plants aren’t ready, you still have time! If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day this month with Mom, bring the holiday to your spring door. Grab a posterboard and decorate a sign for your mom to make her feel welcomed.

June at the Beach 

Summer is here, and it's time to embrace the sun, sand, and surf. Decorating your front door with sea shells is a fun, creative way to add a coastal touch to your home's exterior. 

Collect a variety of sea shells in different sizes and shapes, whether you find them on the beach or purchase them from a local craft store. Glue them directly onto the door or attach them to a wreath form for a more polished look. Add additional decorations like ribbon, twine, or sea glass to enhance the coastal theme.

If you’re hunting for seashells on the beach, make sure to clean them in a way that preserves their beauty and keeps them looking their best. Soak your shells in warm, soapy water for a few hours to loosen any dirt or debris. After cleaning the shells, lay them out on a towel or paper towel to air dry completely.

Patriotic July 

If you want to add a patriotic touch to your front door, decorating your exterior with an Americana color palette feels like the appropriate way to celebrate. Hang a festive wreath: A red, white, and blue wreath made from ribbons, bows, or paper streamers can add a touch of Americana to your home. 

For a less on the nose look, planting red, white, and blue flowers like petunias, geraniums, or lobelias in pots or hanging baskets can bring a pop of color to your front porch as well. 

Sunny August 

August is a time to embrace the final days of summer and the joy of abundant sunlight. What better way to commemorate that than using sunflowers in your front door decor? With their bright and bold blooms, sunflowers are a versatile and eye-catching addition to your exterior space. 

Using sunflowers, greenery, and ribbon, you can make a beautiful sunflower wreath to hang up. Pairing sunflowers with complementary flowers like roses, daisies, or mums can create a beautiful bouquet that fits your summer theme. 

Sunflowers tend to be tall but delicate, so check that they’re protected from rainy or windy August storms. As the name suggests, they prefer to bask in the sun, like you’ll be doing in August. (Same.)

Golden September 

The leaves start dropping, the sunlight is gold and amber, and the air is beginning to carry a chill. It’s finally fall. A season full of beauty and color, it’s a perfect opportunity to use your front door decor to celebrate the changing season and weather. 

Using the trees as your color palette guide, wrap a garland of fall leaves around your front door frame, or drape it across the top of your porch for a stunning seasonal tableau. Fall decor is an opportune time to bring out the burlap and buffalo check details. A plus: It matches farmhouse-style homes amazingly. 

If you want to use autumn leaves on a wreath, gather a variety of colorful leaves and attach them to a wreath form using wire or hot glue. Hang the wreath on your front door for a warm and welcoming entry.

October Scaries

… and these aren’t the same scaries as the Sunday Scaries! October is an iconic month for spooky, eccentric front door decor. Whether you want to go big with scary, elaborate decorations or want to be more subtle with your porch decor style, this is the time to show some personality in the exterior of your home. 

Hang a Halloween-themed wreath; a wreath made from black feathers, plastic spiders, or orange and black ribbons can be one way to create a spooky front door. Halloween-themed window clings featuring ghosts, witches, and pumpkins can be a fun and easy way to add some Halloween charm to your front door windows.

Incorporating props like skeletons, spiderwebs, or tombstones are more classic Halloween motifs to bring to your decor style. Get your family to decorate with you for a fun Halloween activity. 

If going for something more casual and less haunted, use pumpkins as your color inspiration. Hanging pumpkins on your front door can add a fun and festive touch, and you can get creative by mixing and matching different sizes, colors, and textures to create a unique display. 

November Holidays

The holiday season is starting, which means it’s the prime season for front door decor. 

November is a time to give thanks for the world around us, so try adding a wreath that incorporates natural elements such as pine cones, acorns, or branches. Collecting these items from your own backyard or nearby park can be a fun and inexpensive way to create rustic and elegant front door decor.

Some tips for incorporating natural items into your wreaths:

  • If you're creating a wreath with a specific color scheme, make sure the natural elements you use fit within that color palette. You can even paint pine cones or branches if needed.
  • Use hot glue to secure them: To ensure that your natural elements stay in place, use hot glue to attach them to your wreath base.
  • Using seasonal elements like colorful leaves or berries can make your wreath feel appropriate for the time of year.
  • Go the extra mile with a matching doormat. 
Fall decorated front door area

December Cheer

When we think of front door decor, we immediately think of December. It’s the time for ornaments, wreaths, and homey, warm decor that’s welcoming and full of charm. There’s no shame in keeping it classic for the holidays, but there are other ways to change things up and be unique in your holiday cheer.

A wreath is a classic Christmas decoration that looks beautiful on any front door. You can choose from a variety of materials and styles, including evergreen, holly, or even a DIY wreath made from ornaments or ribbon. Celebrating Hanukkah? Try a festive doormat or incorporate white and blue tones in your outdoor wreath.

A door hanger is another simple way to add some holiday cheer to your front door. You can choose from various designs, including snowflakes, reindeer, or a door sign celebrating whichever holiday you and your family take part in.

Adding lights to your front door can create a magical and inviting ambiance. Wrap string lights around your wreath, add a light-up garland, or hang a lighted Christmas tree or snowflake decoration.

A Door to Design Possibilities 

As you can see, decorating your front door is an easy way to add appeal to your home and welcome guests to your abode. DIY garlands and wreath-making are meant for everyone, not just your kid’s craft nights! By changing the decor on your front door throughout the year, you can keep things fresh and festive while showing off your personal style. 

As the seasons change, the colors shift, and the weather transforms, it’s a perfect way to have your decor and design style shift alongside it!

Photo Credit: (Left) Modern Glam

Sources:

How to Maintain the Smell of Eucalyptus Leaves | eHow

All About Exterior Paint | This Old House

Christmas Wreaths Are a Classic Holiday Decoration With a Surprisingly Deep History | Time

The Season for Hydrangea Flowers | SFGate

25 Best DIY Halloween Wreath Ideas | Good Housekeeping

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August 18, 2023
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