Before and After: A Holiday-Ready Entryway

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Seeing as the entryway is the spot in your home that guests see before anything else, we wanted to give this one a little love for the holidays. Here are five quick (and genuinely easy!) tips to bring the holiday spirit to all those who enter. But bring it, like, in a cool way.

  1. Try a Nontraditional Tree: Fiddle Leaf Fig? We all love 'em, despite their infamously bad attitudes. And! They look pretty darn cute with copper holiday lights. A look that's a little classic and a little hipster, and that'll win over your in-laws and your cutest friends.
  2. Go Gold: Okay, yes... we love gold décor year round (who doesn't?), but at holiday it feels especially apropos. Here, we added a vintage brass bowl with some festive gold pine cones and a hashtag paperweight to remind guests to be thankful for social media this year.
  3. Get a Little Personal: This one's hard, because we can all get a little weird about hanging photos of ourselves in our house. That said, we love a little Instagram Mini with family and friends (and always love b&w in our industrial Bolton frame). Sneak it in there and that way you can all be "together" for Thanksgiving. And then place it for someone wrapped under her tree next month.  :)
  4. Keep Things Casual: Throw a few branches from the yard into a big vase or some books from your office into the mix. Have a scarf, bag, or boots that you love? Let them work themselves into your holiday décor to make everything feel a little cozier. If you ask us, a welcoming home is one that invites guests to kick off their shoes, throw their jackets on the stairs, and curl up with a glass of red wine and a few episodes of "Quantico". 
  5. Work the Red and Green (but only if you really want to): Everyone's not-so-favorite holiday color palette can actually feel fresh if you use it unexpectedly. We're loving this vintage red rug with the green of the moody, moody fig, and really loving that you have to look twice to realize the colors in this entryway are spot-on for this time of year.

Get this look: bag; scarf; vintage credenza; vintage rug; lamp; hashtag; copper twinkle lights; DIY canvas piece in our white Palermo frame; Instagram Mini in our Bolton frame.

Voila! A few small changes that make all the difference. Did we miss any of your favorites? How do you make your home feel cozy AND cool for the holidays?