All doors have architectural designs
that compliment the home they are attached to. The most impressive decorations
follow these designs and highlight their finer aspects. Even a simple wooden or
stock metal door can be transformed into a decorating delight with a handsome
wreath of fresh-cut evergreen bows and bright ribbons.
If your home also has side lights
and transoms, these too should be accented and brought to everyone's attention.
Urns, planters, shutters, etc. can emphasize the entrance to your home with
Holiday greenery and even lighting.
Natural materials are absolutely
ideal for this time of year and can definitely add elegance to any entryway.
Wherever you live, whatever type of climate you have, use your creativity and
the supplies that Mother Nature literally leaves at your disposal. Not only
evergreen bows, but seedpods, driftwood, acorns, assorted greens, berries, and
even seashells, fruit, and vegetables can be turned into options that have
color, texture, and appeal.
Your choice of decor does not have
to be complicated - using your imagination and creativity and asking family
members to join in the projects, can bring about beauty untold and a very
welcoming door to your home during the Holiday Season.
Red shiny or velvet ribbons, natural
pinecones or painted cones that echo or contrast with your door coloring, or
adding a bit of snow to holly leaves, berries, and ribbon add a dimension of
hospitality and friendliness.
Lighting in the form of tiny clear
bright bulbs or colored lights not only add beauty but safety especially if ice
or snow are your winter weather hazards. Walkway lanterns and porch lights can
join in the fun with ribbons and greenery.
From a garden gate, down a walkway,
up some stairs, and the finale - the door - can be used as a focal point and
attraction that will let the world know that your home delights in the Season
and even strangers are wished the Best of Holiday Cheer.
©Arleen M. Kaptur 2002