14 Christmas Window & Door Decorations

Christmas is coming! There’s no better way to ring in the holiday season than with a beautifully decorated window or door (especially if you’ve recently installed new windows or doors for your home).

As Wisconsin’s Most Recommended Home Remodeler, we thought we’d share the best way to make the most of your new home updates during this time of year. If you’ve recently replaced your windows or doors with Weather Tight, these fun and festive decorations will help you highlight those curb-appealing updates!

8 Christmas Window Decorating Ideas

A cozy window ledge decorated with snow, red flameless candles, and Christmas ornaments. The window looks in on a living room with a fireplace decorated for Christmas with candles, garland, and stockings.

No matter how you choose to spread holiday cheer, sparkling windows are always a fun way to showcase your Christmas decorations. Here are some festive Christmas window decorations to help you take the Christmas holidays to the next level. These are some of the easiest ways to get your home into the festive spirit.

1. Electric Candles

Electric candles let you capture the sparkle and light of the season without any risk. Simple battery-operated candles are easy to find (some even work with a remote control). Place a few electric candles on the windowsill of your new windows, along with some wooden letters spelling out a holiday message.

2. Holiday Bows

Bows are a great idea for decorating your windows at Christmas. It couldn’t be easier than placing a bow on each window. Look for weather-proof options to stand up to those Southeastern Wisconsin storms. You can pair your bows with a Christmas garland or a store-bought wreath (provided you have large enough windows).

3. Paper Decorations

A cute paper garland or paper snowflakes are a great and inexpensive way to capture the season. Take a trip to your local craft store to pick up different colors of paper for a simple way to decorate your windows. Kids love to cut out paper decorations, and in no time, you can have a winter window display with vintage flare.

4. Window Clings

Static-cling window decorations are another fun and festive option for decorating winter windows. Window clings won’t damage the glass or leave lasting marks on your windows, making them a great option to help you protect and beautify your windows this holiday season.

5. Window Scenes

Take a scene from your favorite department stores and adorn your windows with a Christmas village or gingerbread house. If you have a window seat or a table placed below the window, it’s just the right place for a festive scene. Get the whole family involved with plush toys, train sets, and other items that feel right at home in a Christmas look.

6. Eye-catching Ornaments

Nothing spreads Christmas cheer like a few of your favorite ornaments in the windows. It’s fun to hang beautiful vintage or glass ornaments in each window with a bit of floral wire or fishing line. Festive decorations add a personal touch to Christmas window decor, especially when they bring back your favorite memories.

7. Front-and-Center Tree

Place your Christmas tree front and center to spread the holiday spirit in your front window. A beautiful tree adorned with red bows, twinkling string lights, ornaments, and candy canes is the best part of holiday decor. If your tree is in your living room, it’s the perfect touch, especially if you have a bow or bay window.

8. Holiday Lights

Holiday lights are a perennial favorite for a classic touch around each window. Pay special attention to how you hang your lights, using gentle-stick hooks. You don’t want to damage the surrounding window trim with nails or tacks, plus they can be a dangerous way to affix light strands. Stick with the low-stick hooks to keep everyone safe.

6 Ideas for Beautiful Holiday Doors

The front porch of a house, with the railings and door decorated for Christmas with festive garland. The bright red front door has a Christmas wreath hanging front and center.

Nothing welcomes guests to your holiday home quite like a festive front door. You’ll create a warm, inviting atmosphere by decorating your threshold. If you have a new entry door from Weather Tight, here are a few great ideas to dress up your home for the holidays!

1. A Classic Wreath

A traditional wreath is a classic Christmas door decoration. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like festive wreaths on the entry doors of your home. Elevate your holiday door decoration with a wreath made of natural elements like evergreen branches, red berries, pinecones, and other fresh greenery. A natural wreath is the perfect finishing touch for a door that offers a warm welcome. Be sure to use a door-safe method (such as over-the-door hangers) to ensure you protect the finish and beauty of your new door.

2. Alternative Wreath or Door Swag

For a modern look, you can forgo the classic evergreen wreath for a simple wreath made of bright lights or another medium. A magnolia leaf garland is a lovely modern twist on holiday door décor and an easy DIY wreath or swag. Look for a store-bought wreath in a fun style, like a different-shaped wreath form, or craft your own wreath. If you have double doors or French doors, place Christmas wreaths or swags on both.

3. Evergreen Boughs

Evergreen boughs are a favorite amongst front door décor ideas. They’re the perfect outdoor Christmas decoration—simple, natural, beautiful—especially when made from real tree boughs. Of course, there are also many beautiful faux garlands. If you like a rustic look or farmhouse look, evergreen boughs are the perfect choice for outdoor use. Hang boughs from the door with ribbon or place boughs in planters or window boxes in the front of the house, too.

4. Festive Bows

Do you prefer simple DIY Christmas door decorations? Go with a big, festive bow. Bows are one of the simplest Christmas door decoration ideas. Get some wide ribbon in different lengths and fashion a cheerful bow across the front of your door. Bonus points if you include Christmas lights around the door frame (be sure to use safe hanging methods like low-stick hooks). Red ribbon or burlap ribbon are great options for eye-catching front door decorations, depending on your personal style.

5. Welcome Sign or Holiday Mat

Put your holiday message right up front—encourage your guests to make a grand entrance with a welcome mat or sign that expresses the message of the Christmas season. As visitors step into your home and the new year, they’ll feel the warmth of the holiday spirit.

6. Small Trees and Porch Décor

Decorating the surrounding area and porch is a great way to make your front entrance festive while keeping your new front door safe. Keep the merry going with twinkling fairy lights or a DIY garland on the banister of your front porch. Add little Christmas trees, red poinsettias, or outdoor-safe holiday decorations to make your porch extra fanciful!

At Weather Tight, we wish all of our customers in Southeastern Wisconsin, from Lake Geneva to Port Washington to West Allis to Ixonia, a very merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! If home exterior updates are on your Christmas wish list, reach out to us to boost your curb appeal.