Home for the Holidays: Berries & Boughs in the Entry

Home for the Holidays: Berries & Boughs in the Entry. Easy Christmas decor that’s budget-friendly and perfect for a small foyer.

home for the holidays christmas entry

Home for the Holidays continues with our Christmas entry…so welcome! Even though this space is tiny, it’s one of my favorites because it’s the first real renovation we completed in this house. I learned a lot about removing wallpaper and caulking! Decorating this space for Christmas is easy and fun…and because it’s small, quick too. 

To see the stairway renovation, click {HERE.}

home for the holidays christmas garland on stairs

At Christmas, the star of the show in our tiny entry is always the stairway garland. As much as I would love to hang real greens, I just can’t bring myself to deal with the mess. I found this cedar look-alike garland at a specialty shop here in Ohio. (If you live in the area, the shop is called K & K Interiors and it’s located in Sandusky, OH.) I love the way this garland drapes and if you don’t look too closely, it almost looks real!

home for the holidays evergreen garland red bows

A long string of white lights and red bows are the finishing touches to the garland. If you don’t have an outlet near your stairway, it’s still possible to use lights at Christmas. For years after we moved into this house, my stairway garland didn’t have lights because there wasn’t an outlet to be found in the entry. (I finally had one added to the wall behind the chest, but that won’t work for the garland.) One year it dawned on me that I could use an upstairs outlet. (Of course there isn’t one in the hallway. That would be too easy.) 

home for the holidays red bow on stairway

Stairway Garland Hack

I attach a long extension cord to the lights and run it along the upstairs hallway right next to the baseboard. I plug it into the nearest outlet in the closest bedroom. The only problem is closing the door to the bedroom…but that’s not usually an issue. It’s easy to just unplug the lights so the door can close. 

home for the holidays garland and bows on stairway

Christmas Entry Decor: The Bows

I didn’t actually “make” the bows. The red satin ribbon is wired, so I looped long pieces through the garland and simply tied a regular bow. The ribbon gets a little smashed as the bow is being tied, but since it’s wired, it’s easy to straighten and fluff. 

home for the holidays entry arrangement evergreens red berries

If you want real evergreens in your entry, but don’t want to mess with a garland, a chest or table is perfect for this. I used false cedar from our front yard, and red hypericum berries from the grocery store. I simply added everything to my thrift store tureen along with some fresh water. No arranging skills required! A red rug and green wreath on the door knob add a little more color…and a little more charm. 

home for the holidays front door red rug

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Christmas Entry Decor Sources

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front door wreath | wired red ribbon | red and white rug | ironstone tureen | paint colors

There are a couple more Christmas decor posts coming…and a sweet recipe. Until then…

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