The entryway is decorated for Christmas, and this year it was way more fun than usual. Let me tell you why!
I recently made a few changes to the entryway and stairs and have a few more planned. It all started with painting the stair railings and surrounding woodwork. I didn’t want to say it back then, but as I painted, I thought about how much more beautiful the Christmas decorations would be with this new look!
Decorating The Stairs With Christmas Garlands
I love decorating the stairs – giving free rein to my dreams of making the house look like a Hallmark Christmas movie. The white painted woodwork on the stairs inspired me to also decorate with lighter, muted colors.
I used the same four garlands I use every year, but I removed all the gold and copper baubles this year. My original plan was to use only dark green velvet ribbon and pearly white ornaments. That plan changed when I painted the furniture in the entryway a beautiful light blue. I wanted to tie in more light blue but still wanted the pearly look.
Customizing Christmas Ornaments With Paint
Dixie Belle’s metallic paint to the rescue! I mixed their blue and gold metallics to create this soft, muted blue. I found ornaments on Amazon in a very similar blue and added those too.
The metallic green ornaments with glitter detail are from Home Sense (last year), and I found out the hard way they are made of glass. One of them shattered into a million pieces.
The plain green ornaments are also painted.
The golden pine cones and a few magnolia leaves are original to the garland. I like to bulk them up even more with loose faux stems like these fir branches and golden glittery juniper leaves. They are so versatile, and I poke a few in every garland and piece of greenery around the house. You can find links to all of it at the end of the post.
These green velvet pillow covers I bought two years ago, go great with the green velvet bows.
The lanterns on the landings were a fun craft I will share with you soon.
Decorating With Classic Poinsettias
A few weeks ago, I found these gorgeous clip-on poinsettias at Goodwill. Two of them had a hint of pink, and I decided to add a touch of metallic pink paint to the white ones too. It’s not really visible in the photos, but they look amazing!
The small tree between the chairs has sturdy little branches perfect for mini ornaments.
I removed the tree from its original plastic container and placed it in this green ceramic flower pot from IKEA. Isn’t it adorable?
This small tree with mini ornaments would be great to add a bit of festive cheer when you don’t have the space, time or energy to decorate a big tree.
Decorations On And Under The Console Table
When I painted the chairs and console table blue, I also changed the mirror from black to gold.
It looks much more open, bright and inviting.
I made the two topiaries for the console table after sprucing it up, and I decided it looked festive enough to keep with the Christmas decor.
The three fir trees also got a lick of paint. The middle one was originally green, but I added a coat of pearl glaze. The other two were a beige color, and I painted them with green metallic paint.
Underneath the console table, I arranged all the vases and ginger jars that had to make way for Christmas decor. They look great with the Rose Medallion umbrella holder which is probably my best thrifted find of the year. Isn’t it gorgeous? It also inspired all the pink accents I added.
Decorating with these colors is a first for me but I must admit, I love it. It will probably not be the last time. I didn’t use the same colors for the Christmas decor in the rest of the house but I think the entryway is separate enough to pull it off.
Pink seems to be very popular this year. Keep an eye out for my gift-wrapping and table-setting ideas coming soon. Along with the more traditional colors, there will also be a bit of pink inspiration.
Until then, happy decorating!
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