Festive Thanksgiving Front Door Decoration Ideas and Tips for Creating a warm Welcome Decor!
Give your visitors the warmest welcome with these simple Thanksgiving front door decoration ideas and tips.
Thanksgiving is a favorite family holiday and a time of the year when you want to greet guests to your home with the warmest of welcome.
Dressing up the front door of your home in autumn splendor is a great way to welcome your guests before they ever set foot in your home.
For those of you who want to decorate your front door for Thanksgiving, but need a little inspiration, here are some Thanksgiving door décor ideas to help you get started.
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Make Use of the Gifts of the Season
Thanksgiving began as a celebration of the harvest and when decorating your front door, deck, porch or patio, you too can make use of the gifts of the season that are in such abundance.
Some of the natural items you can use for your front door décor include:
- Hay Barrels
- Baskets of Apples
- Colorful leaves
- Indian corn
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If you want to be able to use some of these items year after year, you can buy the above items in plastic or other materials and use those for your display.
Add Addition Elements for Finishing Touches
Combining the natural fall items with additional elements will help put the finishing touches on your front door décor.
Some great additional elements you can include are:
- Artificial berries (in red, yellows, and oranges)
- LED lanterns
- Wicker baskets (or small bushel type baskets)
- Resin garden animals such as rabbits, squirrels, deer and bear
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Starting Your Thanksgiving Front Door Decor
When decorating around your front door, you need to start with the door itself and then work outward away from the door to the surrounding area you plan to decorate.
If you have windows on one or both sides of your door consider decorating them as well as the door.
Here are some items that you can use to decorate your door.
Draping garlands around your door frame instantly gives your door that fall feeling.
While there are a number of fall garlands you can choose from, keeping it simple and using something like autumn leaves or a pinecone garland makes a great backdrop for your door décor.
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You can add a festive fall wreath to the center of your door to set off your garland around the door and provide an added festive touch.
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Providing a Finished Look
While decorating your front door itself can certainly add the touch of warmth you are looking for, decorating on either side of your door can provide a more finished look for your Thanksgiving door décor.
Besides, the door decorations can be simple or more complex and should add color to the front of your home.
Here are a few beside the door ideas you can try.
Corn Stalks and Pumpkins
If you know someone who grows corn in their garden, ask them if you can take a few cornstalks. (They will be happy to get rid of them.)
Combine several corn stalks together and tie with a colorful fall inspired ribbon and stand on either side of your front door.
Add one or more pumpkins of various sizes in front or around the cornstalks.
If you want, you can add a small basket of apples with the pumpkins to provide a colorful harvest type of décor.
Bale of Hay or Small Table Décor
If you have room on one side or both of your front door, you can use bales of hay or small tables to provide a bit of light and fun for your outdoor décor.
Create a display by arranging a wicker basket full of Indian Corn and small pumpkin or squash gords laying on a bed of fall leaves.
Set up a mason jar filled with artificial berries on a stem (mixed with a sunflower if you desire) and add an LED candle lantern for a finishing touch and welcoming light.
If you want to add a bit of whimsy, you can place a resin rabbit, squirrel or garden gnome to your décor.
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Reflect Your Door Decor in Your Deck or Porch
If you have a porch, deck or steps leading up to your front door, you are going to want to reflect your door décor in that outside space without overdoing the decorations.
You can do something as simple as placing small pumpkins on your deck banister interspersed with small LED candle lanterns.
Or you can simply add a fall inspired pillow to your deck chairs or that porch rocking chair.
Set a half bushel basket filled with pumpkins and Indian corn and a few artificial berries on a stem added for interest and you will be good to go.
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Creating an innovative fall or thanksgiving décor for your front door and the surrounding area will serve as a warm welcome to all your guests and get your holiday get together off to a great start.
I hope you found the Thanksgiving front door decoration ideas and tips helpful. Leave your feedback in the comment section.