I am so over this Chicago weather. The cold, the snow, the gray – the yuck! With the first day of Spring fast approaching (Tuesday March 20th!) – I am welcoming a balmy change of temperature (here’s hoping!) by creating the perfect Front Door Decor.
When I style my home, I love to use natural fibers and combine them with vintage textured pieces. By using materials like hemp rope, burlap and well-worn wood, you can transition these items in between seasons. A lovely jute rug for your front entranceway can shift gears nicely between winter and holiday decor into spring and Easter decor.
I decorate in layers and textures. When people walk up to my front door – I want them to be delighted, surprised and – most importantly – welcomed! I work hard to keep the front door well maintained and fresh looking at all times.
Wooden crates are inexpensive and sold at any major craft store retailer (I am a loyal fan of JoAnn Fabric). I use them as a quick solution for storage at parties, events and playdates. However, they can just as easily be flipped upside down and used to stage a cake, candy bar, giveaways – or in this case – a basket weave bunny. By placing the bunny on the crate, he is given height and then I can also “layer” additional items beneath – like a floral decor lantern. Simple glass geometric lanterns are always good to have on hand. Again, they can easily transition in between holidays and seasons.
Design Tip: If you want a simple solution to “spruce up” a lantern for seasonal decor – with minimal effort on your part – try using decorative napkin rings. Find a napkin ring you love – I found these Easter Egg ones at Homegoods. Simply slide the napkin ring over the top of the lantern and – ta-da!- you have a great seasonal decor item that required no major exertion.
The most important part of decorating for Spring is to keep things fresh and simple. I use a lot of white with pops of bright color. By the end of the season – I am so over dark and dreary. That is why I love love love a bright white wreath. It just pops on every kind of front door and says “Spring is here!”
Want help creating the Perfect Front Door Decor?
Creating the perfect front door decor isn’t always easy. If you have questions, or need feedback on the look created here – please message me below.