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Christmas Foyer – Day and Evening

This is the first year we added a Christmas tree to our foyer.

Come on in and take a look!

Wreath on Front Door

Christmas Tree in Foyer

I have had this artificial tree in our basement for years.  We always get a real tree for Christmas so this was the extra tree for those years I wanted two.  (I only put it up one or two other years!)

Christmas Foyer with Golden Retriever

At first, I envisioned the tree in our dining room but after my son and I started unpacking the tree, the foyer seemed like a better place.  After all, we changed all the flooring to hardwood this year and we also updated our stairs.  What better way to celebrate than with a Christmas Tree!

Christmas Tree with Stairs

I kept the decorations simple with burlap ribbon and red ornaments.  I love the way the burlap looks with my new stair runner.

Christmas Tree by Front Door

I just used a tablecloth for the tree skirt.  It was looking a little sloppy here…

White lights on tree

I love how the whole foyer glows in the evening now.

Christmas Foyer Evening Lights

It just says ‘welcome’ to me!

White Lights on Foyer Tree

Garland with Lights

It should feel extra festive when the boys descend these stairs on Christmas morning…

Christmas Staircase

Foyer Christmas Tree

Two Christmas Trees

And here is the view into my living room where the real tree stands.  As you can see, we always use colored lights on that tree…traditions…

Christmas Tree with Evening Lights

The white lights on this tree tie in with the banister better.

Christmas Tree Reflection

And I kept the mirror on the wall behind the tree.  I love how the lights reflect in it.  Like I mentioned, this is the first year we have put a tree in the foyer.  Normally this space looks like THIS or THIS at Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Foyer!
I know this added so much more to my Christmas clean-up list
but I do think it was worth it!

Do you have more than one tree?

 

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11 Comments

  1. A perfect choice! Your entry is gorgeous, and I love the shot of both trees from the stairs. What magic!Merry Christmas!

  2. What a beautiful entry! I love how grand and welcoming it looks with the decorated tree 🙂 Love how the burlap ribbon matches with the runners! Merry Christmas!

  3. The foyer tree looks beautiful and it really does add a nice accent to your beautiful new floors and bannister. I think it's great that you keep your real tree dressed traditionally…..I think it means a lot to children.Warm hugs and merry wishes for a very Merry Christmas,Carol

  4. I just love your lights at night. They're magical! A very merry Christmas to you and your family, Shelley!

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