Inside: How I kept the French Country style of my foyer this time of year and dressed it in some of my favorite French Country Christmas elements! ➡
The entry of a home sets the tone for what’s to come and our foyer during the holiday season is no exception. I keep the Christmas decorations here in line with my regular design – classic with a nod to my love for French accessories and elegant French country homes.
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Garland on the staircase.
The first thing you see when you walk in our front door is the curved staircase. I think it begs to be draped in garland at Christmas!
I hung basic evergreen garlands along the rails of our staircase and filled it out with a variety of faux Christmas greenery picks, including my Southern favorites, magnolia and pine. I let it sweep out onto the floor on each side to make the stairs look more inviting and add to the Christmas cozy feel.
I concentrated berries, magnolias, and extra picks full of other natural elements at the ends of each faux greenery cascade.
Overall the foyer is decorated in subdued neutral colors except for a few touches of red that add a little festive atmosphere to the quiet, elegant green and gold. The good thing about a neutral color palette? I can change colors easily at Christmas with a little ribbon.
I tied alternating bows in crimson and champagne to “hold” each swoop. Tying this kind of simple bow with streaming ribbon is perfect for a vintage French look.
And the ribbons tie (pun intended) the foyer in with my the rest of my house with its Christmas decor in the same red and white color scheme.
If you missed my full home tour with its red and white classic holiday decor, you can catch up here:
This deeper shade of red has more of a vintage vibe than bright Christmassy reds but still brings holiday cheer to the stairs.
And the champagne color brings in some sparkle, lightness, more festive flair.
You can see how to beef up cheap garland here. And the best ways to hang it here.
Foyer table Christmas vignette.
I don’t have room for much furniture in this small space – not even a small bench. But this small round Venetian table covered in vintage mirrors gives me a place to decorate in the entry.
On top I keep this large aged, chippy urn in foyer year round and change out the contents seasonally. Last year it held a mini Christmas tree. But this Christmas season, I took beautiful inspiration from French gardens and set this angel on top to trumpet in guests and the good news of Christmas!
To add to the French Country style, I added a boxwood wreath around the base. A layer of snow fills in the urn and adds a bit of white and softness.
And some mercury glass Christmas ornaments in the same color theme tied together with crimson ribbon finished off the foyer table with a festive look.
I hope you enjoyed my French Country style touches that usher in guests and the holiday season to our home!
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