Holiday Door Decorations

December 4, 2011 8:58:14 AM PST
Part of what makes the holidays so charming are the decorations everywhere. When you spruce up your home, why not start with your door?

Sherry Smith, home and holiday expert at Chalet Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center in Wilmette, came to our ABC7 studio to show us how to trim doors with wreaths, swags and other decorative embellishments.

Sherry's Suggestions:

1. Traditional
- Live evergreen wreath
- Other fresh plants
- Provides a spot of color and holiday cheer

2. Whimsical
- Swap traditional Christmas green for a cool lime green
- The door can become a "tree" of sorts, with shatterproof ornaments interlaced in colorful ribbons and bows

3. Contemporary
- Use "wow factor" colors (bold purples, greens, pinks or blues)
- Add hip snowflakes along with battery-lit lights set into a decorative swag
- For more glitz, add festive silver adornments