Five doorstep decorations

The door to your home is the first thing a visitor sees. It’s the threshold of your dwelling and sets the scene for the occasion whether formal or informal. Now that the nights are dark sooner and the festive season upon us, why not take a fresh look at your door and give it some TLC.

Christmas wreath

Festive wreath:

Evergreens bridge the winter gap between the dark days of winter and the first light of spring. A circle or wreath completes the two ends. Make your own Christmas wreath or buy a ready-made version for your front door. Weave in some fairy lights for a truly festive effect.

Topiary
Martin Mulchinock

Lollipop topiary:

Mark the threshold of your home with a pair of matching, neatly clipped topiary balls. These evergreen standards will enhance a contemporary or period home. Visit your local garden centre for a wide selection of evergreen shrubs for your doorway.

Door mat from Turtlemat

Banish muddy feet:

Brighten the doorstep and deal with muddy shoes with an attractive doormat. This Christmas reindeer design Turtlemat is perfect, it looks fantastic and will sop up any wet, muddiness from visitors feet before they venture into your home. Price around £48 from www.turtlemat.co.uk.

Fairy lights around plants

Fairy lights:

Light up your garden trees and shrubs or your front door with these simple battery powered solar lights. Choose strings of low energy LEDs for outdoor use, widely available at the garden centre and drape them around garden features for instant effect.

Draught excluder from Dora Designs.

Stop the draughts:

Keep the heat inside with a beautiful draught excluder like this one from Dora Designs. Choose from a range of creatures, with long bodies to use against the  bottom edge of the door. www.doradesigns.co.uk.

Christmas wreath
Topiary
Door mat from Turtlemat
Fairy lights around plants
Draught excluder from Dora Designs.