Following are a few great ideas for decorating your porch or door. Some are simple, some are more elaborate.
I’m a huge fan of arborvitae greenery, like the wreath shown on the blue door above. Arborvitae is soft and drapes nicely when used in wreaths and garlands. I like cypress for the same reasons. The wreath alone is a pretty statement, but if you’re more of a “go all out” person, you can add holiday urns and garland.
A stately home like this white beauty almost demands a super festive approach to outdoor decorating. The holiday spirit extends to nearby evergreens with red ornaments.
When you have a red front door, you almost need to other adornment, especially if you have snow on the ground. Here, a simple wreath is joined by a pair of rocking chairs for a super simple approach.
If you prefer more trimmings on the porch, add a faux fur to a chair and layered tablecloths where you can enjoy hot cocoa. It’s like bringing the indoors outside.
For “in-betweeners” like me, a simple wreath with a wind-tossed ribbon and garland around the door frame is plenty of Christmas porch decor.
If you desire a little more fluff, a creative wreath with a wooden snowflake, large pine cones, and a pair of mittens makes a big statement. Add a Christmas sign and twinkly lights for a little more sparkle and pizazz.
I love this holiday porch. The ornaments on the tree, wreath, and garland complement the beautiful shade of blue siding. Rather than just wrapping a tree with lights, go ahead and add floral picks and ornaments too.
An historic home with beautiful windows and a double front door only needs a pair of wreaths to add Christmas cheer. I like how the wreaths were hung to the sides of the doors, instead of on them.
We started with a blue door, so we’ll end with a blue door. This one is draped with an extravagant garland that winds its way down the banister. Note how the ornaments on the door are a different color. Sometimes not matching is more interesting.
Following is a pretty collection of wreaths you can buy if you still don’t have one for your front door. I grouped them in lookbooks according to price. Click on the photos in the lookbooks for information on where to buy.
Wreaths Under $50
Wreaths $50 – $100
Wreaths Over $100