Decorating the Christmas Porch: 19 Ideas

Today is Thanksgiving Eve and I’m glad my daughter is hosting dinner this year so I can focus on decking the halls (and porch) for the holidays. It’s going to be a busy weekend! My holiday house tour is next Wednesday, December 2nd and I’m scurrying around putting final details on everything. But for now, I’d like to take a little break and share a collection of pretty ideas for decorating a Christmas porch.

Christmas Decor on my Farmhouse PorchHere’s my holiday porch from last year. I like it, but want to do something a little different. Hubby cleaned off the porch for me today so I could get started on it. Too bad I still don’t know what I wanna do with it. Does that happen to you?

Lucky for me, I have talented friends that give me loads of decorating inspiration!


Christmas Porch by Craftberry BushA pretty puppy decked out in a plaid scarf takes center stage on Lucy’s porch at Craftberry Bush. I love the trees flanking the door and the touches of red in the form of boots and Coca Cola crates. Lucy never disappoints!


Historic Porch at Liz Marie BlogAnd then there’s Liz’ cozy porch at Liz Marie Blog, with its welcoming swing, plump pillows, and buffalo check throw.  Makes me want to sit on the swing with a cup of cocoa!


Nordic Style Christmas Porch at Thoughts from AliceAlice created a rustic Nordic style front porch over at Thoughts from Alice. The tree stumps lend an earthy feel and snow on the porch floor makes me want to pick up those ice skates for a spin on the rink.


Christmas Swag by Redhead Can DecorateI’m thinking of adorning my front door with a swag this year, like Julie from Redhead Can Decorate did with her door. The candy canes and striped bow add a festive touch.

For more inspiration, I combed Houzz for Christmas porch ideas. Here’s a little of what I found …

Christmas Porch with OrnamentsTraditional Exterior by Philadelphia Media & Bloggers Colleen Brett

Oversized ornaments hang from the front porch of this traditional white home. A candle chandelier will add a romantic glow in the evenings.


Blue Door with Christmas Wreath at HouzzTraditional Entry

A long flowing garland pairs with a natural wreath on a leaded glass window of a beautiful blue door.  Sometimes traditional styling is the perfect way to go!


Victorian Christmas Porch at HouzzVictorian Exterior by Charlotte General Contractors Plattner Custom Builders, LLC

This gorgeous Victorian porch is literally glowing! A pair of lighted reindeer in the yard keep watch over this stunning historic home ready for Santa’s visit.


Pastel Green and White Door at HouzzTraditional Entry by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

Just because you have a double front door doesn’t mean you have to put wreaths on both doors. This cottage cute white and green mint doors are so charming with one simple wreath.


Historic Stone Home from HouzzTraditional Exterior by Chadds Ford Architects & Building Designers Period Architecture Ltd.

When you have a stunning home like this stone charmer, you don’t need much to accentuate your porch for Christmas. A simple wreath, a stack of firewood, and greens in the flower boxes are all that’s needed.


Blue Door on Red House from HouzzTraditional Entry by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

I love the combination of red and blue on this historic home in New York. A trio of stars grace the top of the door while evergreen garden softens the frame. Perfect!


Classic White Farmhouse Porch from HouzzTraditional Exterior by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

A classic white farmhouse porch always looks good at Christmas. Simple garland draped from the porch ceiling and a pretty wreath complement the simplicity of the porch itself.


Christmas Decorations on the Back Porch from HouzzContemporary Porch by Edmonton Interior Designers & Decorators AMR Interior Design & Drafting Ltd.

Why relegate the Christmas decorating to just the front porch? This homeowner shows a bit of festivity on the back porch with plenty of red and green.


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A bright blue door stands out on a snowy day with a frosty wreath and simple garland.


Victorian Farmhouse from HouzzTraditional Exterior by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

I love this Victorian style farmhouse and enjoy the wreaths propped on the rocking chairs. A bit of simple whimsy is a great idea for decorating a Christmas porch.


Gothic Doors from HouzzRustic Entry by Nashua Design-Build Firms Z Master Builders

Dark Gothic doors become the perfect backdrop for colorful red wreaths. It’s important to think about contrast of colors when you’re trying to add a little drama to your decor.


Quaint Christmas PorchTraditional Exterior by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

What a quaint Christmas porch! The owners creatively added wreaths to the posts instead of adorning the door.


Oversized Wreath Makes a Statement at HouzzTraditional Exterior by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

Sometimes all you need to make a holiday statement is one large statement piece, like this over-sized wreath! I have a statement piece I’m adding to my Christmas decor in the living room. You’ll see what it is next Wednesday!


Simple Christmas PorchTraditional Porch by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

Simple is often the best option when it comes to decorating, and it’s also the direction I’m leaning as I decide on the final touches for my Christmas porch. I still don’t have it all figured out, but in a couple of days it’ll be done!

What type of Christmas decor do you add to your porch?


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  1. I love that snowy one…snow is coming, girl… stay warm!

  2. Jennifer, They are all pretty, but my favorite is the Traditional Exterior by Philadelphia Media & Bloggers Colleen Brett because it looks similar to my front porch! Some look sort of cluttered to me. I think less is best too! Thanks for sharing these!

  3. There won’t be any snow involved, but I got some fun ideas for my front door – Friday morning the decorating begins!

  4. We haven’t decorated the porch for Christmas yet, so this is just the inspiration I need. I think my favorite is the simple white farmhouse porch with the big wreath and garland. Love the beautiful simplicity of it!

  5. The outdoor decorations are the best way to showcase your love for the festival as it through the door that your visitors and relatives will come in.
    The pictures are charming. Thanks for sharing them. However, no matter what you use for decoration, the first thing that shall come to one’s mind when talking of Christmas decoration is wreath. Look at beautiful wreaths on these photos

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