40 Ways to Deck out Your Front Porch for Christmas

House and porch decorated for Christmas
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    Festive Curb Appeal

    You don't have to tangle with a bazillion string lights to step-up your home's curb appeal this holiday season. Decking out your porch with natural elements and festive accents is a welcoming way to evoke the spirit of Christmas without annoying your neighbors with an excessive light show. To get you inspired, we have tons of creative ideas that are easy to replicate.


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    Christmas Door Decoration


    The Dollar Spot at Target is usually brimming with chic and cheap decorative goodies. These hanging copper planters that only cost $3 each are an excellent example. To create this alternative holiday wreath by Liz Marie Blog just attach the metallic canisters to a board, fill them with decorative branches, and then hang on your front door.

    Related: DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas

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    Porch Tree for Christmas

    From the sparkly Christmas tree to pine cone garland, faux evergreens give this New England porch by At Charlotte's House a jolly vibe. The blogger who pens the site says the decorative accessories, which you can buy at any big box store, magically twinkle at night thanks to tiny LEDs that rely on a built-in timer to turn on and switch off.

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    Christmas Porch Planters

    Another feature we adore on this Christmas porch by At Charlotte's House is the DIY planter filled with a mix of fresh cut greenery and artificial stems. The frosting on the cake is a big red bow that adds a bold pop of seasonal color.

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    Natural Greenery

    Gorgeous natural greenery (behold the stunning wreath!) and classic lanterns powered by LED candles are the key ingredients in this lovely holiday porch by French Country Cottage. Topping off porch urns with evergreen clippings and real tangerines is another seasonal idea worthy of stealing.

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    Classic Holiday Porch

    Unlit candles in birch holders combined with frosted faux greenery have a merry impact on this front entrance by Maison de Pax. Swathes of red ribbon add a dash of seasonal whimsy.

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    Cow Skull Decor

    Create a traffic-stopping porch like this one done on the cheap by the duo behind The Cavender Diary. Inexpensive craft store garland and free scrap branches from the local Christmas tree lot dress up the front door. Plastic berries and a vintage cow skull pour on the drama.

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    Country Christmas

    After being placed in a vintage wagon cart, an artificial tree purchased at a yard sale becomes the star of this Christmas porch by While I Linger. A hand-painted sign welcomes guests with a seasonal greeting.

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    Holiday Basket Bouquet

    Here's another splendid idea from the Christmas porch by While I Linger. Fresh evergreen clippings transform a vintage fishing creel into a basket bouquet for the front door.

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    Christmas Mailbox Decorations

    You don't need much to dress up a small porch for Christmas. This one by Southern Hospitality Blog features a vibrant cranberry wreath and colorful garland embellished with berries and pine cones. Because the blogger behind this entrance believes holiday cheer should start at the curb, she also adorned her streetside mailbox with festive trimmings.

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    Fresh and Festive

    This joyful stoop by Dimples and Tangles is bursting with color. Shatterproof ornaments dangle from the overhang. A couple of old sleds purchased from a garage sale get a second life as porch décor. On the door is a homemade evergreen swag festooned with brass bells. Filling lanterns with decorative Christmas baubles is another delightful idea to borrow.

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    Christmas Garland With Lights

    Gorgeous garland gussied up with pine cones, cotton stems, and string lights get this traditional porch decorated by Deborah Silver holiday ready. The cast iron urns, which are original to the house, are bursting with seasonal greenery.  

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    Sometimes Less Is More

    Sometimes, less is more. For instance, on this large porch decorated by Beneath My Heart, a few simple accents spell out Christmas. Berry wreaths fancify the front doors. Two small trees in galvanized buckets flank the entrance. Another five-star idea is the window box garnished with evergreen branches. 

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    DIY Wreath Chandelier

    Beautify your porch overhang with this wreath chandelier idea by The Inspired Room. To make you'll need two boxwood wreaths, rope and string lights. 

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    Cute and Cozy

    DIY wreaths, vintage furniture, and two artificial trees placed in old olive buckets infused this cute porch by Lolly Jane with cozy cheer.  

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    Deck Your Stoop

    A red door was the perfect background for three wreaths on a shimmery ribbon on this holiday stoop by Between Naps on the Porch. The natural greenery around the door is cedar, which, FYI, tends to look fuller than garland made of fresh pine. A classic Flexible Flyer sled and old ice skates add a homey touch.

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    Merry Decorating Trick

    Beef up scrawny artificial trees with this merry idea from The Lilypad Cottage. The smart blogger filled out the ones above with faux greenery and fake berries. Afterward, she added white ribbon and decorative candy cane balls. 

    Related: 22 Holiday Decorating Ideas for a Merry Small Space


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    Rustic Decorations

    This holiday display by Karen Freeland is bubbling over with rustic style thanks to weathered crates, vintage lanterns, and old wash tubs. Extra embellishments include shatterproof ornaments, bunches of branches plucked from the property, and an artificial wreath.

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    Country Christmas

    This cozy farm house porch decorated by Lehman Lane is overflowing with charming details that enhance its lived-in appeal. Homemade natural garland surrounds a red front door adorned with a faux poinsettia wreath. A vintage plaid thermos holds fresh-cut magnolia leaves. Two rocking chairs and a sled top off the relaxed vibe. 

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    Winter Tea Room

    Cedar saplings and pine cones (both sourced from the yard) get this lovely porch by The Crowned Goat ready for Christmas. Because this home is in Florida, the little sitting area shown on the right is put to good use all year round. In winter, it becomes an outdoor tea room.  

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    Boho Christmas

    You can whip up a bohemian-inspired porch like this one by Thoughts From Alice, with found objects. Here, paint turns a discarded piece of wood into a chalkboard that features a holiday message. Tree stumps from the yard flank the front entrance. Additional natural trimmings from the blogger's property include fresh-cut greenery, naturally shed antlers, and pine cones.

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    Seasonal Greenery

    Welcome your guests with assorted seasonal greenery. The festive stoop by Craftberry Bush features a collection of planters including inexpensive metal buckets from IKEA, overflowing with pine, cedar, and boxwood branches. Here's a handy tip: To keep fresh-cut stems looking fresh, spritz with water daily. 

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    Green and Red Christmas Porch

    A tiny porch like this one by Cherished Bliss doesn't need much to make a merry impression. Simple, seasonal accents including traditional poinsettias and classic cedar garland make an elegant statement.

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    Rustic Winter Wonderland

    A snowstorm and several galvanized buckets packed with fresh yard clippings turned this porch decorated by Liz Marie Blog into a winter wonderland.

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    Holiday Ribbon

    Reams of ribbon are the magic ingredients that spruced up this jolly display by Sweet Sorghum Living.

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    DIY Christmas

    Personalize your porch like this example by DIY With Dawn that features several pieces of do-it-yourself décor. The little reindeer and joy sign were both made from discarded wood. The adorable white wreath was thrown together for cheap by knotting fabric scraps to a wire wreath frame. 

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    Christmas Greenery

    An explosion of greenery makes this small porch by The Happy Housie super inviting. For a little contrast, the blogger added several pops of red décor.

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    Homemade Accents

    Change can be an excellent thing. To switch things up on this Christmas porch by On Sutton Place, the blogger ditched the traditional wreath for a homemade evergreen swag embellished with a buffalo plaid scarf and sleigh bells. Another decoration that adds a heaping spoonful of holiday goodness is the enamelware tub filled with large pine cones and faux cranberries.


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    Ditch the Color Red

    Don't care for red? This dazzling porch by Home Stories A to Z features festive ornaments in shades of green, aqua, silver, and white. The result is a soothing yuletide entrance.

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    Retro Vignette

    Turn your rustic junk into porch décor like this charming retro vignette by The Cozy Old Farmhouse.

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    Mediterranean Holiday

    An olive branch wreath gives this holiday porch by Worthing Court Blog a pinch of Mediterranean style. Instead of buying expensive garland tricked out with LED lights, the smart blogger saved a bundle by tucking string lights into pieces of budget garland. Afterward, she added craft store pine cones and artificial berries.

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    Fresh Cut Trees

    Nothing smells like Christmas like fresh evergreens. This porch by The Yellow Cape Cod welcomes guests with the fresh scent with natural greenery. The two newly cut trees on either side of the front door are from a local garden center. 

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    Skating Idea

    Holiday decorating doesn't have to be complicated. This simple porch by Dandelion Patina features ice skates placed inside lanterns. 

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    Breakout the Sled

    Get your old sled out of the garage. This easy Christmas porch by Fresh Farm Homestead features a group of objects that, when combined, capture the spirit of the holidays. 

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    Lush Greenery

    Two hundred and fifty twinkling lights, one dozen green and red ornaments, plus a giant leopard bow adds a custom touch to the store-bought garland on this porch decorated by More Is More Mom, Red bamboo stalks sprinkled with green butterflies and pine cones top off the festive planters. ​

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    Colorful Christmas Porch

    We love bright pops of color. This adorable porch by Blue I Style Blog brings on the hues with strands of colorful decorations including cute pom-pom garland.  

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    Repurpose Old Toys

    The holidays are the perfect time to repurpose old toys. This jolly porch by Little Vintage Nest uses a vintage red wagon to show off potted patio evergreens.

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    Silver and Gold Christmas

    Have a silver and gold Christmas by creating a sparkly porch like this one by Randi Garrett Design. White poinsettias and inexpensive ornaments give this lovely entrance a luxurious look without breaking the bank.

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    Rustic Christmas Decor

    A vintage Radio Flyer sled, old ice skates, Swedish ivy, and a couple of small Christmas trees transform this quaint porch decorated by Cottage in the Oaks into a heartwarming entrance full of holiday nostalgia.

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    Easy Christmas Decorations

    If you're short on time (and who isn't this time of year?) borrow this porch idea by The Sunny Side Up Blog. A simple Christmas banner and a couple of trees with faux gifts underneath make it a snap to capture the essence of the season.