December 7, 2018  

10-Minute Christmas Decor In The Entryway

Welcome to Christmas in my entryway! I’m keeping Christmas decor simple this year but couldn’t resist spending a few minutes sprucing up our entry. Come on inside our navy entry all decked out for the holidays!


When I’m decorating for the holidays, I focus my energy on the spaces where our family spends the most time and the spaces that make a first impression. I already shared my colorful Christmas living room with you last week which is where I always do most of our seasonal decorating, and I also shared our festive front porch a couple weeks ago.

Since our little entryway is the first thing you see when you come inside the door, I couldn’t resist adding a few simple things for the season. Plus, it’s currently my favorite space in the house since giving it a makeover this past summer which makes it even more fun to decorate!


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Our Simple Christmas Entryway

When you visit our home, you are first greeted by our front porch that opens up into a small “entryway”. It’s basically a hallway with a small front room the right of it. You can see the layout in this post if you’re curious.


I gave our little entryway a full makeover earlier this year and am still obsessed with that navy wall! If you follow my Instagram stories, you know I’ve already made one change to our entry. After finally tracking down the perfect mirror for our bathroom makeover that’s currently underway, I was so bummed to realize it was too big to fit our bathroom.

But I couldn’t find another mirror I liked better and it was such a good price that I couldn’t bear returning it to Target. So I decided to play musical mirrors and stole the round brass mirror from our entry to use in the bathroom. That means the new mirror is in our entryway and it looks so good here! What do you think?


Since this is such a small space, I didn’t want to overwhelm it with a ton of decorations. I spent just a few minutes the other night adding a couple of things to make it feel so cozy and welcoming in here.

The main addition is a gorgeous fresh wreath that came with pine cones. It’s hung with a loop of ribbon hooked on a nail on the wall behind the top of the mirror. I picked up these bells at Tuesday Morning earlier this fall and ended up hanging them in the middle of the wreath and love how they look!


I switched out some of the decorative items on the console tableI kept the same Magnolia vase here but it’s now holding two stems of artificial eucalyptus branches. Adding greenery to a space instantly makes it feel fresh and homey!


I found these little gold reindeer at Hobby Lobby a couple years ago and they’re some of my favorite Christmas decorations. I still need to locate some little tea lights for them, but I think they look just fine without. I also added a super pretty candle from Homegoods.

On the other side of the table, I added these concrete taper candle holders and kept the little bowl that holds our keys and loose change.

The bottom shelf of our console table hasn’t changed much. I stole the pretty wire basket for the living room, so I filled in that space with a cute wrapped gift. I changed out the throw pillow in the basket as well.


I’m now obsessed with my letter board and am having so much fun switching it up. It currently displays a festive list of some of my favorite things.


I finished up our Christmas entryway by adding greenery and some beads to the railing. I’m in love with all of the lush fresh greenery I’ve been seeing on railings on Instagram lately, but that’s not in my budget.

So I rummaged up some artificial garlands from the basement and twisted them together to make them twice as thick. Then I simply draped them on the railing and adding a strand of beads. Nothing too fancy, but I do think it adds the perfect finishing touch to our little entryway!


So that’s a little tour of our Christmas entryway decor! Sometimes all it takes is a few quick and simple touches to give a space a festive look. Besides changing the letter board, I added everything else in just a few minutes before bed one evening.


I hope this gives you some simple ideas to decorate your home this season. For even more holiday decorating inspiration, check out these posts:

I’d also love to help you take the stress out of the holidays by setting up a holiday planner. Take a look at my collection of holiday planning printables, the Holiday Planning Playbook, here.

Have a great day!

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Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a working mom juggling two young kids, a corporate job, and all that goes into managing a home. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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