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5 Quick and Easy Ways Create a Cozy Christmas Entryway

Welcome your friends and family into your home with these 5 quick and easy ways to create a cozy Christmas entryway.

In our entryway, we have a small table by the door with a mirror that hangs above the table.

I usually just add a few Christmas decor items to the top of the table like I did last year and call the room good for the holiday season.

But this year I wanted to do more!

Lots more!

Did you click that link up there to see what the foyer looked like last year?

No, not yet.

Well go ahead and check it out I want you to see how different it looks now…it’s okay…I’ll wait!

Now, are you ready to see my Cozy Christmas Entryway?

entryway with door and sidelights rug in front of door table and mirror to right of door with christmas decor light fixture hanging from ceiling


I’m totally in love!

Doesn’t it look so pretty?!

I can’t believe how nicely everything came together…I only bought a couple of new pieces so it was affordable!

Seriously most of this decor I pulled from other areas of my home.

So how did I create this cozy Christmas entryway?

Here are my 5 quick and easy ideas:

  • Candles
  • Faux Christmas Trees
  • Greenery
  • Baskets
  • Pillows

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How to Add Ambiance to a Foyer for the Holidays

candle lantern and two pillar candle holders on table with mirror above table and basket hanging on mirror

The first way to create a cozy space is to add candles.

Then add more candles!

Can one ever have too many candles?

Asking for a friend. lol

But really…adding a couple of pillar candle holders and a wood lantern on the entryway table creates instant warmth to the area.

foyer table with mirror and candle lanterns on floor and on table pillows surrounding table christmas tree in corner beside table

Two more candles in metal and glass lanterns sit on the floor next to the foyer table.

Try leaving one of the doors open if you have a pair of lanterns to mix the look up a bit.

If you’re worried about having an open flame in your foyer then check out these realistic flickering flameless candles from Amazon.

What Size Christmas Tree Can I Use in an Entryway

small faux pine tree in corner next to demi table with candles in entryway

Depending on the size of your entryway a faux Christmas tree in the corner of your space may be a fun addition.

If you already have a faux tree there just swap it out for the season with a pine tree.

Have a small foyer then just add a small tree!

Have more space then get a bigger tree.

I bought these pine trees this year, but they were well worth the budget-friendly investment.

Guess how much they were?

I like to play that game with my husband all the time.

I find a deal and ask him to guess how much he thinks I paid but then he usually guesses correctly…which kinda annoys me. Haha

This 5ft tree was only $20 at Walmart!

Did you guess correctly?

plain faux pine tree in corner with pinecones on tree and pillows and basket in front of tree

The price is a little higher now but still under $30.

I mean you really can’t beat that!

Since they were so affordable I bought two of them and placed one in each corner of the entryway.

How to Mix Real and Faux Greenery

fresh greenery pieces tied to top of lanterns that are sitting on floor in front of christmas tree

This was the year of the greenery!

I just love the natural look.

And I mean it is green…which is my fave color!

Not only did I add more greenery to my home for Christmas I was able to do it for free!

I took advantage of the trees and shrubs in my backyard and added clippings throughout my house to my holiday decor.

A few clippings tied with twine to the handle of the metal floor lanterns.

And a few more around the candle inside the lantern.

wood candle lantern with wreath around candle on table with mirror hanging above

I also added a cute cedar wreath around this lantern last year.

The wreath was used again this year but I plumped it up with a few more backyard cuttings.

The real greenery mixed with the faux wreath looks great.

Fresh clippings will probably last for a few weeks but will eventually dry out. so you may just need to walk back outside and cut a few more stems.

hanging wicker basket filled with greenery on mirror above table with candles on table

I was lucky enough to score this hanging basket last year and I loved how Anne helped me style it for fall.

For Christmas, I decided to use the basket again but fill it with some winter faux greens.

Instead of hanging it on my front door, I hung it on the mirror inside the entry.

What do you think?

I really like it hung on the mirror…it’s different!

Although in that photo you can see the wreath hanging on the door in the reflection of the mirror which looks a little weird at the bottom.

Why Should I Use Baskets for Christmas

fabric basket on floor filled with christmas card books with pillows behind

Baskets add great texture to home decor any time of the year so why not use them when decorating your home for Christmas too?

I’ve added several to my cozy Christmas entryway.

First, that hanging basket on the mirror brings in a lot of texture.

Then I also used this fun holiday farmhouse-style white woven basket on the floor that holds all of our Christmas card books.

Did you know that we wrote a book?

Well, an e-book.

And it’s all about Christmas cards…everything from what to wear for family photos…to how to choose a card…to displaying the cards you receive…and more.

Here’s the link if you’d like our e-book.

basket with two pillows in it on floor with another pillow sitting next to basket and plain pine tree behind in corner of entryway

A tall floor basket filled with pillows and accented with a string of wooden beads adds even more interest to our foyer.

I also put the two pine Christmas trees in wicker baskets.

Can you see that second basket peeking behind the plaid pillow?

How to Create a Cozy Christmas Home

pillows on floor and bottom of table with basket and candles

And speaking of pillows…that brings us to the last way to create a cozy Christmas entryway.

I mean what’s more cozy and comfy than a pillow?

I know!

A bunch of pillows!!

Because pillows aren’t just for couches anymore!

They’re an affordable way to add more color and character to your holiday home decor.

A couple of Christmas pillows on the bottom shelf of the table look great in the foyer.

front entry with front door with two sidelights christmas trees in each corner table and holiday decor on right side basket of pillow on left side

Although it may not really be practical to have pillows on the floor it sure does look pretty, doesn’t it?!

Adding pillows in a basket is a fun option to decorate your home not only for Christmas but every day.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of my cozy Christmas foyer entryway.

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