Last year we spent the day after Christmas in Boston after our flight home was canceled. We made the most of the situation, booked a hotel, and spent a day exploring the city.
I spent the morning wandering around the fancy Beacon Hill neighborhood and I absolutely loved the Christmas decorations – especially the wreaths on the vibrantly colored doors.
I thought that sharing my photos might help to get you in the holiday spirit and give you some holiday decor inspiration.
Beacon Hill is filled with small little streets with brick homes with shutters. Plus there are some cobblestone streets and one street that is just made of small stones.
And there are plenty of garlands wrapped around the light posts and filling flower boxes.
If you happen to be in Boston during the holiday season, I definitely recommend taking a stroll around Beacon Hill and then continuing on through Boston Common and Newberry Street.
The doors might also give you some ideas on how to spruce up your front door.
A decorative door knocker, kick plate, or house number make a big impact.
This fox door knocker adds a bit of whimsy to this entrance.
I love the shiny black paint that is on several of the doors, it contrasts so nicely with the brass embellishments.
The combination of the red doors and green wreaths is striking.
Here are a bunch of colorful doors paired with wreaths:
And the double wreaths on French-style doors? Perfection.
Some of the wreaths are rustic while others are bold and elegant.
Many of the wreaths incorporated bows and pinecones.
Tiny wreath, big impact.
Giant wreath. Equally big impact.
Even tiny half doors get the wreath treatment.
So do the iron gates. It was really special to see these historic homes all dressed up for the holiday season.
Do you have a favorite wreath? I just wish that I had a front door to decorate! I think that the black double doors (#22) with the pair of wreaths are my favorite.