Small Space Holiday Decor: Wreath & Entryway

When you live in an apartment, it’s not always possible to put a wreath on your front door. But as the first impression for guests and the last thing you see before heading out into the world, the entryway is one of the most important areas of your home. So when it came to bringing Christmas cheer to our foyer (yes, we said fo-yay), Gwyneth and I weren’t willing to compromise. Here’s how we made it work.

Since we use the peephole, it would have been impractical to put our wreath on the inside of our front door. (Safety first, friends!) Instead. we used one of our Dumpster Dive frames and some leftover trim from our Euroshams to hang our wreath just inside the door. The wreath itself is a DIY. Because we didn’t already have a traditional wreath and didn’t want to buy one, we wrapped an old twig wreath with garland.

Then we set up a little entryway vignette that’s pretty and festive, yet practical. (More on our holiday vignettes here.)

Lastly, we doctored up an old Pottery Barn mistletoe ball with the last of our berry garland and a bow and hug it from the ceiling between our entryway and kitchen.

And that’s the last of our small space holiday decorating! If you’re catching up, here’s where you can check out our tree and mantle, vignettes and DIY ornaments. And all our small space and budget-friendly holiday decorating, outfit and gift ideas are here on our holiday tab!

xoxo,

mk & Gwynnie

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Comments

  1. Matllda Joyce says:

    What’s on the inside of the frame? Wrapping paper?

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Whoa, hello late to the party on this response! So sorry! It’s sheet metal from Home Depot! They have it in a variety of patterns and in both gold and silver! We’ve seen people use them for jewelry organizers too!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  2. Sweet mistletoe we are off to find some this morning as a mistletoe hunt!

  3. Such simple but effective ideas and show that you don’t have to have tons of space to have beautiful Christmas decorations

    Mollyxxx

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Molly, thank you so much! Yes, we love finding ways around space & budget limitations! Maybe we’ll have a bigger home & budget one day, but for now we’re working with what we’ve got!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  4. Super adorable Mistletoe!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      With our move, we’re a month late in responding, but did want to say thank you! So glad to stopped by, and thank you for taking the time to comment! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  5. Makes me want to find even more Christmas trinkets and decorate! Love the misteltoe shot!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Thank you! We’re with you! Just love how little decorative items can really warm up a space!
      Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  6. Forget the wreath, look at the pink door!! :D Hehe, just kidding. Love your idea, I know how it’s like to live in a small place. You did a lovely job with the decorating, I especially love the last one.

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      HA! You are too funny! Thank you – the pink door was our favorite project ever! We just moved and miss the door terribly! Thanks so much for stopping by and making our day with your comment!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwyneth

  7. So super cute! Loving your pink door! Thanks for linking up with the simple things this week. :) Rebecca

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Rebecca! Thanks so much! That door was our favorite project ever! Now that we’ve moved, we need to find a way to have a pink door in our new space! Thanks so much for checking it out, and thank you for hosting! We look forward to your party every week!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  8. I love the wreath. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    This weeks party is live. Here is the link to the party
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/5-fun-posts-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee’s
    Linda @ With A Blast

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Debi, I am the WORST in just seeing this. THANK YOU so much for hosting! We look forward to your party each week!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

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