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Our Festive Farmhouse Christmas Foyer

Most of the year I am just fine with the size of our front entry, with the set of stairs to sit on for boots etc. The wide foyer table that sat there for the last several years was fine, but then then the families grew larger, the munchkins grew taller, the coats and boots bigger and this entry started feeling tight. Add our beloved Great Pyrenees self appointed greeter and his tail to the mix and our foyer became too small.

Out went the foyer table.

Fresh Christmas Trees with a DIY Farmhouse Sign focal point.

In came a DIY White Farmhouse Hall tree we patched together with wood we had on hand for $30. Its six inches thinner and a foot narrower than the table. We painted it simple bright white (shocker I know) add it brightened up the foyer so much.

A space saving DIY Farmhouse Christmas hall tree decorated with cushions, greenery, a lantern and Christmas decor.

I took two small baskets from the upstairs for the scarves, toques, and mittens. Then I snuck a little scent pot into the back of the cubicle for Christmas scent. The house smells so good when you first walk in, and I bet it will still smell good when all the boots etc. arrive.

It might not smell as nice as the glove of fresh baby trees did, but the reduction in clutter is worth it to me.

A DIY farmhouse hall tree decorated with cushions and baskets for Christmas.

The bench portion of the hall tree I decorated for Christmas in things I had around the house. The only thing purchased is the little black and white snowflake cushion, it can stay there until spring. I thought the red truck cushion went with the entry, the little Santa and Snowman came from the kids Christmas decor box. I always keep a little container at the front door for Hubs key’s.

The remainder of the bench seat I left open as a spot to place whatever boxes or bags guests have on the way in the door. You could use it to sit on, but we have a staircase in this little room as well.

Small front foyer decorated in red and white for Christmas

Keeping everything light and bright, makes the room look much larger. In the above picture you can really notice where six inches of extra space where the table use to be makes lots of difference.

A farmhouse Christmas entry shelf decorated with galvanized snowflakes a lantern and merry Christmas sign.

My goal for the front foyer was festive and welcoming. The simple Merry Christmas sign works as a little greeting, so I placed it high and center on the hall tree shelf, and added the remaining decor around it.

Of course those little hooks are meant to hold coats for guests. Not happening, not ever. Hubs immediately started using them and shook his head when I explained they were decor hooks. In my defense I didn’t load them right up with pretty things, a guest “could” hang a coat there.

The front door opens up towards the closet, so I snuggled in an antique sleigh we have had for eons in the space behind the door.. It doesn’t use up much space as the door hides it until guests enter the room.

This little sleigh is tough let me tell you, the greenery keeps the door from banging into it, and if you check closely you can see where I used a small bungee cord to stabilize it with the window.

A large red sled and Christmas tree sitting in a Christmas entry way,

Thank you for checking out our front foyer. Our home is so quiet especially this year, it was a nice way of helping us celebrate Christmas around here.

If you looking for some more Christmas decor ideas, I do have some other rooms in our house finished. I hope you enjoy them.

Living room decorated for Christmas in neutral farmhouse style including a Christmas mantel with large DIY barn

Neutral Farmhouse Christmas Mantel

Large Christmas tree decorated in neutral colours in a farmhouse Christmas living room.

Neutral Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Farmhouse Christmas Tree with lots of red ribbon

Farmhouse Christmas Tree with Lots of Ribbon

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Simple farmhouse decor ideas for the entry.


  1. Sheila Floyd says:

    Can you give me the measurements height width and length and the wood sizes for your hall tree love it

    1. Hi Sheila. Would you believe its made out of scraps for $30 as we only bought the lumber for the seat thats why there is no tutorial. I will email you a list by tomorrow.

      I love having it.

    2. Hi Sheila, I sent you an email with some lumber choices, but there is no tutorial as I made it using what I had on hand in the garage. I hope the email helps.

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