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.
Here’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!
A 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!
And 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!
Alice 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.
I’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 …
Oversized ornaments hang from the front porch of this traditional white home. A candle chandelier will add a romantic glow in the evenings.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A bright blue door stands out on a snowy day with a frosty wreath and simple garland.
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.
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.
What a quaint Christmas porch! The owners creatively added wreaths to the posts instead of adorning the door.
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 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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