My Warm And Welcoming Christmas Foyer

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The foyer here at Worthing Court is merry and bright and is a preview of all of the Christmas colors that you’ll see throughout my home this year.  It’s a place that’s meant to welcome our guests with warmth during this most festive time of year!

Christmas foyer decorations with plaid and greenery.

Come on in and look around!  Our Christmas foyer serves a lot of functions.  It includes the stairs that go upstairs, a coat closet…

A dresser beside the stairs with a mirror on it and a basket beside it.

…the entrance into the family room, where you get a peek at my Christmas tree…

A small bench at the entrance with a wreath on the wall.

…and the entrance into our home office that leads into the dining room.

Christmas foyer decor with a plaid pillow on the bench that says Merry Christmas.

A desk with a poinsettia on it.

I think the front porch and foyer set the festive mood for the rest of the house, so it’s important to me that both spaces be filled with welcoming warmth and charm!  It’s also the place that ties all of the other rooms together so that the decorations flow from one room to the next.

I gave my wooden horse a boxwood collar and relocated him from the office to the foyer chest and added one of my favorite candlesticks and a boxwood topiary with tiny red ornaments around the base.

The mirror in the foyer decorated with garland and ribbon.

A favorite basket sits in front of the chest and is filled with artificial lambs ear, eucalyptus and other organic sagey green plants with a few frosty red ornaments tucked in between the branches.  I’ve fallen in love with the look of sagey green mixed with red this year!

Basket filled with artificial evergreens for Christmas.

Adding the board and batten accent wall to my foyer was one of the best decor changes that I made in here when I gave it its makeover!  The hooks hold lots of fun and sentimental things.  I went shopping in my stash to see what I could put together on this wall and love how it all came together!  It’s a real feature in my foyer and is a fun space to decorate every season.

Striped gray and white benches are in the foyer.

The “Warm Winter Wishes” sign was hung on my mom’s front door every single year and that was always a signal to me that the Christmas season had arrived at her house.  It eventually became the only Christmas decoration that she displayed as she got older, but her sweet Christmas spirit never left her!

Red and green decorations are in the foyer.

Our DIY benches are fun to dress up too.  As you can probably tell, I love to mix patterns, but I always make sure that the patterns “play” well with one another. 😀  Gray and white buffalo check mixed with black and white houndstooth, a traditional plaid throw with a little bit of tartan plaid ribbon thrown in!

A throw blanket is hanging beside a wreath on the wall.

Don’t forget about adding small fun details in spaces that are easily overlooked.  Those little touches can make all the difference!

A wire basket is underneath the bench filled with Christmas decor.

Christmas decorations on a bench with a JOY pillow.

My annual Christmas party is just a little over a week away, and I’m so excited to welcome everyone into our merry and bright foyer!  Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration for your own home!

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  1. Jan Fusco says:

    Omg how pretty is this? Love the plaid. I’m in to plaid this year. And that houndstooth pillow…roll tide! Lol. Your entry is very welcoming.

    1. Thank you, Jan. This is my second Christmas having a major plaid crush! 😀

  2. I lo v e it! Your foyer looks so welcoming and merry!

    1. Thank you so much, Melanie!

  3. Your home is so very lovely and festive! I just love your blog – very inspiring. I just have to ask – would you share where you found the round JOY pillow – it is stunning. Happy Holidays!

    1. Hi Sonja. I found the JOY pillow at At Home a couple of years ago. Merry Christmas!

  4. Hello! So pretty!:) do you remember where you got the plaid blanket scarf or throw hanging on the hook? It is a perfect plaid?

    1. Hi Laura. It came from Pottery Barn. I thought it was the perfect plaid too, so I did a little bit of a splurge on it! 😀

  5. Sreynolds says:

    I can’t get enough of the buffalo plaid. Was it a unit or did you find the fabric?

    1. The buffalo plaid ornaments and garland were purchased this way. I didn’t cover them with anything. 😀