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  • Writer's pictureBrenda Davisson

8 Porch Decorating Ideas for Christmas

Decorating your front porch for Christmas with natural elements, festive accents, and an extra dose of cheer will help you to celebrate the spirit of Christmas while making guests feel welcome and warm the hearts of passersby from the curb. Whether your front porch is big or small, let these front porch Christmas decor schemes—from minimalist to over the top, and traditional to irreverent—to help inspire you to decorate the outside of your house to look as holiday ready as the inside this Christmas.

1. Add Ornaments

Baubles and ornaments aren’t just for Christmas trees. Hang baubles on an outdoor garland or wreath to create a welcoming entry for you and your guests. The ornaments will add festive pops of colour to an otherwise forest green base. Add baubles and ornaments to empty lanterns or planters for more ways to incorporate outdoor ornaments into your festive porch decor.

2. Light it Up

Light up your porch with strings of lights for a festive holiday feel. They add a twinkle to your Christmas decor and produce mood lighting when the sun goes down. Wrap strings of white lights around a garland to create the perfect bannister decor piece. Or bundle a small string of battery-powered Christmas lights or a battery-powered candle inside a lantern for a unique way to light it.

3. Go With Symmetry

Embrace symmetry for a tidy and organised front porch holiday look. Use your door or walkway as the central point and add duplicate decor items on either side. Whether you have holiday lanterns, small potted Christmas trees or winter garlands, make sure to double up on everything.

4, Porch Tree

Add a Christmas tree to your front porch to create the ultimate holiday focal point. Decorate the tree with baubles and ornaments as well as string lights to bring a festive feel to your entryway. Wrap small boxes with your favourite wrapping paper and place them under the tree or in wooden baskets for easy additional decor.

5, Frosted Feel

Mimic a snowy feel by adding in white or frosted Christmas decor to your front porch. Add a flocked wreath or garland to your doorway for a soft, snow-kissed look. Add a glittery light-up reindeer and icicle lights to finish off the look.

6. Make it Magical

Lush green garlands tied with gold satin ribbon, natural greenery strung with gold ball ornaments, and warm golden string lights illuminating the Christmas-ready red front door add up to a picture perfect holiday scene that perfectly complements the charming front entry of the home.

7. Cozy It Up

Your visitors will instantly warm up as they step onto this long farmhouse porch with matching natural wreaths on the multiple pairs of French doors. The bench is layered with cozy textiles in shades of red and white and draped with a Christmas garland like a scarf.

8. Dress it Up

Tying your holiday door wreaths with blush-toned satin ribbons will add a soft and subtle vintage touch to your front porch Christmas decor that makes a change from red, like this pair of double door wreaths are dressed up for the holidays with faux wreaths strung with mini gold pears and fresh cedar garlands.


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