Greet Your Guests With Good Cheer: Instagram’s Best Holiday Decor for the Foyer
There’s something about the excitement in the days after Thanksgiving—and we aren’t just talking about all the delicious leftovers. The beginning of December starts the countdown to all the winter holidays, making us want to rush out and snag the best decor to help ring in the season.
Since your entryway is the first thing family and friends will see this holiday season, why not make it merry and bright? Like we do every single week, we’ve rounded up five of the most popular decor posts on Instagram—this time with a focus on the foyer. Plus, if you dig these designs, we’ve got all the details on how you can steal the look. Ready to really deck the halls? Keep reading!
The best thing about garlands is that they can go anywhere, and enhance just about any holiday decor theme. Just like this wintry-chic one pictured by @tablefor5please.
“Nothing says ‘deck the halls’ more than a garland on a staircase,” says Amanda M. Amato-Scotto, CEO and principal designer of AMA Designs & Interiors. “A staircase garland brings nature indoors and makes your entry feel extra special during the holidays.”
Holiday garlands can be used in small or large foyers, she adds.
Get the look: To create the look, you can purchase either a real garland or a faux one. Find the perfect strand of evergreen for your foyer by shopping this collection of garland from Pottery Barn.
Most entryways become a stomping ground of discarded winter gear during the cold weather, so why not add some charm by including a few outdoorsy antiques? That’s exactly what we see in the styling of this foyer by @lavenderbrookfarm, which includes a pair of wooden skis.
“These vintage articles are perfect to create a warm, cozy holiday vibe,” says designer Doreen Amico-Sorell, of Sorell Interiors. “Evoking picturesque holiday schematics will make guests feel like they’ve been transported to a wintry scene.”
Get the look: Shop your very own set of antique skis on Etsy.
We’d place bets that your foyer bench is simply begging for some holiday throw pillows. But skip the plain red and green this year, and opt for something a bit more fun, like these ones pictured in the home of @simple.joy.at.home.
“Festive throw pillows are a great accent to be used throughout the home,” Amico-Sorell says. “They help create a warm and inviting scene, and they’re usually inexpensive—there’s a lot of bang for your buck.”
Get the look: Find the perfect holiday pillows for your foyer by shopping the collections at Pier1.
Who says stockings are only for the fireplace? Certainly not @southern_nest, as we can see from her charming entryway display.
“Mini stockings are a cute addition to any decorated home,” Amico-Sorell says. “Especially when they’re personalized.”
Fill them with fresh sprigs of cranberry or pine, or use them to hold smaller gifts for kids or pets. No matter what you store inside, these mini stockings are sure to charm the socks off your holiday guests.
Get the look: Find the best mini stockings for your foyer from Etsy.
Your living room doesn’t have to get all the tree action this holiday season. In fact, we tend to be in the same camp as @mytexashouse—we think one tree just isn’t enough. Maybe it’s a tabletop tree, or just a slimmer one with lots of lights (as in this repost from @make_my_day_home_decor). Either way, start your celebrations at the door this season with a foyer tree.
Get the look: Shop your local tree farm or nursery to find the tree that’s just right for your entryway.