Winter Wonderland Entryway - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Winter Wonderland Entryway

DIY Blogger Jennifer of Tatertots & Jello shows Glidden® how to bring some holiday cheer to your entryway.

Through the winter months, cheery home decorations can make the dark, short days a little brighter. Here are a few tips to help you create winter wonderland décor in your home.

The most important tip - make your entryway inviting. Family and friends will feel the cheer! Before you start bringing in winter wonderland décor, however, make sure you are starting with a fresh, fun coat of paint on your front door. You don’t have to be as bold as I was with my bright yellow door (for a similar look, try Twinkle Little Star). I chose the bright yellow because it contrasts with the dark grey of the cottage exterior and conveys happiness and joy to visitors and passers-by. Whether it’s bright or a little more subtle, make sure to choose a warm, welcoming color.


Once you have the base colors settled, you can add some winter wonderland décor. Here are a few tips.

1. Add fresh greenery

You can use artificial if you have to, but a little bit of fresh-cut garland is a great choice. Often, the cooler weather outdoors will help it last longer, and the natural, organic shapes and textures are a great contrast to the straight lines of your home.

2. Consider a bench

If you have a bench on your porch, use it. If not, consider picking up an inexpensive, weatherproof bench and adding some color and texture with pillows that can stand up to the elements. I love adding some color to contrast or complement the door and décor. This year I even added a pillow with a deer-head print.

3. Choose seasonal accessories

A few lit topiaries, a fresh wreath and a simple, fresh doormat completed the look. Any evergreen wreath, real or artificial, will look great throughout the winter season.

4. Brighten the interior of your entryway

Once visitors come inside my home, they see a clean, white wall color that contrasts with the wood floors and provides a welcoming, warm feeling. If your house is darker, cheer it up with bright accents, or consider brightening your entryway with a fresh coat of paint in a color like Snow Storm.


Best wishes for making your home a winter wonderland!

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