There are two spaces within the home that are incredibly easy to decorate, can change with the seasons, and make a huge impact. The first space is your mantel (click here to find out how to decorate a mantel) and the second space is your front door! While everyone appreciates a pretty wreath on the front door, sometimes you want to go beyond the wreath and decorate that door with something fresh and unique. Today I’m sharing 36 creative front door decor ideas that are NOT a wreath.
Rain boot, Umbrella, and Watering Can Vase Door Decor Ideas
These next door decor ideas are perfect for spring! Collect your kids’ old rain boots, an umbrella, or a watering can along with faux flowers and ribbon. Place your faux flowers inside your container and secure a ribbon as an embellishment or hanger. Hang your door decor using a wreath hanger or command strips.
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Letter Monogram Door Decor
Monograms are a fun way of paying homage to your family name! Giant letter monograms have been on trend for at least the last five years, and I still love the way they look. To make your own, you can either purchase an oversized letter from a craft store or you can cut one out using a pattern, piece of hardboard (or even foam board), and a jigsaw. Cover your letter with whatever creative medium you have on hand—moss, twine, fabric, buttons, sea glass, shells, or paint. I love Teal & Lime’s DIY Marquee letter (number 3) below. Click on the numbered links below each picture to be taken to the original source.
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Chalkboard Sign Door Decor
Painting the interior of a tray, frame, or cupboard door with chalkboard paint makes a unique and functional door decor sign. Fill your chalkboard with an inspiring quote, welcome message, monogram, or your house numbers. I love this idea because you can change up your sign frequently to fit the season or your mood. I have a fiend who writes, “Shhhhhhh….baby sleeping!” on her sign to ward off solicitors and unwanted door bell ringers. 🙂
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Flower Basket Door Decor
Flower door baskets look absolutely gorgeous when filled with fresh flowers and foliage! Faux flowers are of course more practical but can tricky to work with to achieve a realistic look. If you decide to use faux flowers, consider using faux flowering branches which tend to look more realistic.
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Empty Picture Frame Door Decor
Have an empty picture frame in the attic or basement? Why not decorate it and place it on the front door? I love this idea because it’s easy, versatile, and economical. Empty frames can be embellished with craft supplies you have around the house such as scrapbook paper, faux flowers, fabric flowers or even dried flowers. I also love the idea of attaching instagram photos of perhaps pretty scenery or places you’ve been within the frame. To do so, attach eye hooks on either side of the frame and run picture wire or beading wire between the eye hooks. Print out your square pictures and attach them to the wire using mini clothespins. For safety reasons, I wouldn’t place pictures of family members on the outside of your door.
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Quirky Wood Cut Out Door Decor
If the ideas presented so far haven’t struck a chord with you, then you might be the type of person who craves something a bit more out-of-the-box! How about a painted wooden cut out in the shape of a wiener dog, a giant flip-flop, or maybe a polka dot crab? To make these door hangers you will need a pattern, a piece of hardboard, a jigsaw, and some paint. I LOVE those wood tags (number 5) by Jaime from That’s My Letter. Wouldn’t those look cute as chalkboard tags?
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I hope these ideas have helped you think beyond the wreath and have your creative juices flowing! Which ideas are your favorites? Any that you want to try? Tell me about it in the comments!
Engraved Door Signs says
I love your list! At home, I have hand-crafted engraved door signs which I have purchased online. It is a personalised one and I am extremely happy with how it looks like. What I like about it is that it is not only gorgeous to look at, but highly functional as well!
This is so cute and so creative. Thank you for your wonderful inspirations.
Jessica Williams says
I love you home decor collection and I’m glad to read. Specially i like your Quirky Wood Cut Out Door Decor and thanks for sharing.
Connie Dallasen says
I love all the door decorations. Do I have to make them or do you sell them already made? Everybody does the wreath thing; which I do not like. Reminds me of a graveyard. I am not crafty so I’m hoping you sell them already made; And they aren’t too pricy. Hoping to hear from you soon. Connie
Hi Connie, I don’t make door decorations to sell; however, if you go to etsy.com you can find numerous handmade door decor options that aren’t wreaths. Thanks for stopping by!
Loved all of the creations they are so beautiful, in Ireland you nothing so wonderful like that. Would love to to know how to purchase xxxxxxx angel hugs to you.
Thanks Fiona! Most of the door decor ideas were things bloggers just made for themselves and aren’t for sale. There are numbers below each picture set with links for each door decor idea featured. You can click on those links to be taken to the original post.
Well door are the most ignorant element of decoration.
this post is really awesome with unique ideas
I have just moved to a new neighborhood and wanted to experiment with my front door so I imitated the “welcome” slate, guess what people come up to me and say that it is pretty darn cute. Thanks a ton.
Now I know what to do with that Winnie the pooh umbrella I found. That is so cute.
Jill Lebbin says
Hi there Beth!! Thank you so much for featuring my front door umbrella decoration! I am so honored!! I just found this on Pinterest. This is actually on my old site, Jaihart (I had to go to a new site because the name “Jaihart” was too confusing for people). My new site is Every Day is an Occasion (everydayisanoccasion.com) I have a video on my new site too! I never even knew you featured it until I found it on Pinterest! LOL! Darn, that was a lot of traffic to my old blog! LOL!! Oh well so it goes! Once again I am so honored. Here is a link to the more current blog post with the video of the wreath if you ever want to change it for this post.
Thanks again for featuring my work! I am so honored! I LOVE your site too! I have been checking it out!:) Take care, Jill
Oh darn! I’ll update the link now. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
I love these ideas, finding creative ways to decorate a door is so much fun. This is something I want to do more and more in my home decorating love. Time for some crafting!
Thanks for stopping by Emily!
Amazing Collection of Door Decoration .. have a Wonderful Weekend.
Wow Beth! What an awesome post. SO many awesome ideas! Thank you so much for sharing my flower basket. Such a wonderful surprise to see it included. Have a great weekend friend and thank you again! xo
Barbara @DIY Home Staging Tips says
Great collection. I liked it so much I re-tweeted, pinned it and posted on my FB group page. Thank you.
Wow, thank you so much Barbara! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Thanks for including my rain boots, love seeing all these door ideas 🙂
Have a great weekend,
Your rain boots are adorable Debbie! Love how pretty they look on your door.