What would you say if we told you that it is okay and even recommended to ditch the traditional holiday decor for your front door? We invited lifestyle blogger Monica Lavin of the blog Lavin Label to give us a non-traditional take on the holiday front door. Mixing in seasonal greenery, terra cotta and holiday decor, Monica has created a space that will wow your guests from the moment they reach your front door. Be sure to watch the video at the end to see how Monica breaks down how to recreate the look.
Photography courtesy Kelli Boyd Photography
Photography Styling + Story: Monica Lavin, Lavin Label
I love decorating for the holidays because it’s the most wonderful time of the year! I especially enjoy decorating my front door in an effort to create a warm welcome for our guests during the holiday season. This year, I wanted to create a rustic and layered look for my front door, using a variety of potted plants, vintage elements and lots of greenery! Luckily, this look is very easy to recreate by following the tips below!
For this specific look, I was searching for a simple yet eye-catching wreath. I love the wintry mix of pine branches, pinecones and tallow berries. This wreath was the perfect size — which is essential when selecting the right wreath for your front door. You want something that almost spans the width of the door for a full look.
In order to achieve a layered look, you’ll need to round-up a grouping of tables of varying heights. I ended up using tables and a wooden planter (after turning it upside down) that I already had around the house. You’ll want to ensure that there are a variety of materials as well – such as the ceramic garden stool, wooden planter and antique brass side table that I used.
For Christmas, I always opt for classic white lights, so these faux pre-lit trees were the perfect addition to my holiday look! They also come in three different sizes and I love that they have a timer. It just added the right amount of warmth with their soft white glow.
To complete the rustic look, I added these beautiful, weathered decorative bells. I love the texture and it helped offset the white doors and entry.
Finally, you should gather a variety of clay pots. I planted about four or five with variety of flowers and greenery. They’re great for filling in gaps and making everything look full!
It’s as easy as that! How about a quick recap?
Indoor/Outdoor Tallow Berry WreathFaux Lit Cypress Tree 36″
Faux Lit Cypress Tree 18″
Decorative Vintage Bells