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.
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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.Continue to 3 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 6 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 7 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 8 of 39 below.
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Holiday Basket BouquetContinue to 9 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 10 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 11 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 12 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 13 of 39 below.
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DIY Wreath ChandelierContinue to 14 of 39 below.
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Cute and CozyContinue to 15 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 16 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 17 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 18 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 19 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 20 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 21 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 22 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 23 of 39 below.
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Rustic Winter WonderlandContinue to 24 of 39 below.
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Holiday RibbonContinue to 25 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 26 of 39 below.
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Christmas GreeneryContinue to 27 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 28 of 39 below.
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Ditch the Color RedContinue to 29 of 39 below.
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Retro VignetteContinue to 30 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 31 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 32 of 39 below.
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Skating IdeaContinue to 33 of 39 below.
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Breakout the SledContinue to 34 of 39 below.
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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. Continue to 35 of 39 below.
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Colorful Christmas PorchContinue to 36 of 39 below.
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Repurpose Old ToysContinue to 37 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 38 of 39 below.
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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.Continue to 39 of 39 below.
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