10 Outside Christmas Decorations for Your Front Porch

Home Decorating Trends – Homedit by Casey Watkins


With all the Christmas tasks on your to do list, you might just want to forget about decorating once you’ve set up the tree and fluffed your red pillows. But this is the time of year when people will probably be coming to your home for parties. At the very least, you’ll be in and out more than usual with the shopping and the holiday activities. So why would you stop decorating at the front door? You don’t have to be a lights person to deck the halls of your front porch for Christmas. Look at these 10 outside Christmas decorations for your front porch and you’ll be inspired to make the outside of your home as welcoming as the inside this year.

When it comes to Christmas, you can never go wrong with the classic red and green. Line your doorway with an evergreen garland for the holidays. You can add lights to give that extra bit of sparkle or leave it plain and classic. Either way you’ll be upping the look of your entryway.

Going beyond the garlands, some people like to put mini trees on their porch too. Since there are so many ways to style those pretty little evergreens, it makes a great option for everyone. Deck them out in ornaments and lights or go for a subtle natural look.


Don’t be afraid to take some ornaments outside for your porch decor. You can find the plastic ones that look like real glass in whatever colors you want so your porch will feel like an extension of your indoor decor.

Looking to keep things real simple this Christmas? Go the Scandinavian route and fill your porch with lanterns for the season. Not only will they bring a lovely glow to your porch at Christmas, you can leave them out all winter, continuing to offer a warm welcome to your friends.

Lets not forget about your front porch swing. Invest in some red cushion covers and maybe even a throw that you won’t mind getting wet in the snow. Even if you don’t use it during December, it will give your porch a finishing cozy touch.

Some porches have that small empty corner that is just asking for a little Christmas something. Fill it with a rustic wooden sign that you bought or made yourself. When you add a wreath to the word, it gives it an extra Christmas-y feel.

It might be luck that vintage wagons are red, but it might be fate too. Use yours, even if it’s all old and rusty, with your front porch Christmas decorating. It will survive inclement weather while making a great place to corral package deliveries.

Possibilities are endless when you live in a place that doesn’t get loads of ice and snow in the winter. Splurge on your outdoor decor and create a cozy little scene with lights, pillows and a Christmas sign to boot. You’ll be happy to make it the backdrop for all your holiday photos this year.

Don’t prefer the red and green combo for your holiday decorating? Opt for a different look by decorating with fruit instead! Fill your garlands and wreaths with citrus and apples for a contemporary and natural Christmas look.

Maybe you need to use your porch space for practical things like bike storage. That doesn’t mean you can’t still decorating though. Fill a bike basket or a boot with a mini tree for Christmas time. You’ll be surprised at how such a little thing can make such a big impact.

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