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Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway – Christmas Tour of Homes

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

What do you want people to feel when they enter your home? Classy and posh? Hip and minimalistic?

I lean toward comfy and cozy.

My guests should feel free to make themselves at home, be it taking off their shoes, or fixing themselves a cup of coffee.

For that reason, I want that feeling to begin the moment they walk through my door.

Here’s how I made a cozy farmhouse Christmas entryway this season.

Before I go any further, I wanted to let you know that this post is part of a week long tour of homes, guaranteed to give you tons of holiday inspiration for you to deck your halls with.

So be sure to check out each of the homes – there is eye candy galore!

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This year’s Christmas theme is comfy and cozy, as well as simple and budget friendly, which is equally as important. That means, using what I have on hand as much as possible, like I did with my Christmas Mantel.

Here are the supplies I had to work with:

Garland from previous years – different styles and lengths
Faux Greenery sprigs and branches
Ticking Fabric
Eucalyptus branches

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

Basically, you begin by gathering whatever christmas greenery you have. Lemme tell you, this garland is on it’s last leg, so we need to beef it up a bit.

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway

  1. To begin with, I twisted two of my skimpy garland together to see how it worked. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yup…..meh…
  2. I added another garland of different texture and now it’s looking better!
  3. Next came the sprigs and branches – just tuck them in where you need to fill in gaps or places that need some beefing up.
  4. Lastly, I added the eucalyptus for a bit of color and texture variation.
Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.
Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

Simple and budget friendly!

Now its time to add the welcoming factor. Since I love the look of ticking stripe fabric, I had to add it to this entryway.

It takes me back to the era of ticking stripe bedding and instantly brings the feeling of warmth.

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

I didn’t have much fabric scraps on hand, so I tied a few pieces onto the garland.

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

For my Hall Tree, I added a simple, unadorned wreath and a mini tree.

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

I tied small strips of the ticking fabric to the tree branches.

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.
Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

One of the easiest ways to add warm is with a strand of simple wooden beads.

On my vintage theater seats sits a mix of velvet and knit pillows. 

I stumbled upon this tiny knit pillow while digging through my old Christmas decor boxes. I got that pillow in the first years of our marriage and I love how it perfectly fits!

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

To emphasize the cozy feel, this plaid throw is just perfect – and it compliments the pillows nicely, doncha think?

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

Since I want people to feel free to kick off their shoes and relax – what better way to send that message than with a pair of Wellies sitting next to the door.

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.
Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.
Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

Hopefully this is creating a welcoming entry that allows everyone who enters to especially feel at home this holiday season!

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.
Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.
Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

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Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Entryway - How I created a welcoming entry with old greenery and garland.

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  1. Pingback: Snowman Christmas - At Home With Jemma
  2. Your home is so comfy and cozy. I love the added detail of the fabric strips on the mini Christmas tree. I also can’t believe the size of that tobacco basket. You could never tell that that Garland it was on it’s last leg.

  3. I love the addition of the eucalyptus in your garland! And that hall tree is gorgeous. Beautiful home!

  4. Thanks Carol!! Thanks for allowing me to join in on the holiday fun! Merry Christmas to you!

  5. Jen, I love your garland with the eucalyptus added in, along with the ticking fabric. Such a nice touch. And the theatre seats are great with the pop of blue on them. Such a welcoming entry! Thank you for joining our Christmas Tour of Homes and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  6. Thank you so much Mary! After years of living with neutrals while I my home and I got better acquainted, I’m happy to start adding in my favorite colors! Merry Christmas to you, too, my friend!

  7. AnnMarie – thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to leave me such kind words!

  8. Jennifer that is such a great trick on making a skimpy garland look fuller. Yours looks fantastic as does the rest of your entryway. Each piece is full of history and obviously has been carefully tended to. I love your blues for this year. I have also gone with lots of blue and hidden the red. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  9. I love how you built up your pretty entryway with simple things and we can see the prettiness happening as we scroll down. I love the garland! It all works and is definitely cozy!

  10. It looks like you created just what you were wanting to. Very pretty and cozy. I love the garland and ways of decorating while saving money. Oh and your hall tree is just gorgeous!

  11. Lynn – it was so nice getting to know new bloggers and find inspiration for next year! Thanks for including me!

  12. Thanks Joy! I am honored to have been included amongst all this talent!

  13. Jen, I just love seeing the transformation of your garland! It turned out so beautiful, and your entry really does look comfy and inviting! You have such a beautiful home. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  14. It’s a beautiful entryway and I love what you did with the garland. I would never have thought to pair it with the eucalyptus but the contrast works really well together. May try this for my stair railings next year. Pinned.

  15. Jen, simplicity never looked better. Love the theater chairs by the staircase. Lovely how you took less than perfect garland and made it work beautifully. The ticking is a great idea to evoke a nostalgic time and a soft feel. Just a beautiful setting. Happy to be on the blog hop with you.

  16. Your entry is so lovely and welcoming. I love the ticking you used on your garland. Your home is truly comfy and cozy! Thanks for being a part of our tour!

  17. Hey Jen, thanks for the tutorial on beefing up garland! What a difference it made and what a great way to use what you had and save $$$. Your entry way is surely warm, cozy and welcoming…thanks for the inspiration.

    Thanks also for joining our Open House. We are so glad to have you!

    Merry Christmas.

    Lynn

  18. Thanks Nicki! I am so honored to have been included amongst all this amazing talent!

  19. Thank you Sherry! It has been an honor to be a part of this amazing tour!

  20. Thank you so much for inviting me! I am loving all the inspiration so far! Merry Christmas my friend!

  21. Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home as part of this blog hop! So many beautiful details!!! Happy holidays!!

  22. Isn’t it crazy how adding a few things to puny garland makes it look awesome?! I love your fat garland! It looks great just like everything else. Love the blue touches throughout. Merry Christmas!

  23. I love your entry. You have created such a beautiful and welcoming room. The navy decor looks perfect with the green garland. Thank you so much for joining us in our Christmas Tour of Homes.

  24. I love the way you shared about how to beef up the greenery, it is a great way to make things look more realistic! What a pretty Christmas entry you have created. Thanks so much for joining us this year for the Christmas Tour of homes!

  25. Thank you Maria – I feel the same! I love doing these tours to find new accounts to swoon over!

  26. Thank you so much Leslie! I loved seeing your kitchen this morning!

  27. That theatre seat is amazing, I love how your created the cozy feel around it. Its great to meet you at this Home tour.
    Maria

  28. Well, I;d certainly feel welcomed! I love all of your thoughtful touches.

  29. It’s the perfect wintery entryway! Love what you did! Especially that beautiful garland ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Thank you Stacey! I’ve been asked to take that baby face down by the now teenager – he says it’s too embarrassing! Not without kicking and screaming! Glad to know someone else appreciates it!

  31. Diane, you are so kind! It means so much that you took time to leave me a comment. Thank you for the smile today!

  32. Your home really strands out from the crowd, with it’s blues! It was nice to view something different than all the others and to be honest it seemed so peaceful. Great job! I enjoyed it.