33 Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch for Christmas

porch decorated for Christmas

The Spruce / Autumn Wood

You don't have to tangle with hundreds of string lights in order to step up your home's curb appeal this holiday season. Instead, deck out your porch with natural elements or festive accents for a welcome way to celebrate the spirit of Christmas all season long. To help you get inspired, we've rounded up tons of easy-to-replicate ideas to deck the halls (well... the porch).

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    Buckets of Boughs

    Copper christmas door planters for porch
    Liz Marie Blog

    Spots like Target or your local craft store are usually brimming with chic and cheap decorative goodies. Take these hanging copper planters, for example, used by blogger Liz Marie to create an alternative to the traditional front door holiday wreath. To mimic this look, attach metallic canisters to a wood board, fill them with decorative branches, and hang on your front door using a wreath hook.

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    Posh Porch

    Perfect Holiday porch possible hero shot
    At Charlotte's House

    From the sparkly tree to the pinecone garland and frosted wreath, faux evergreens give this New England porch by At Charlotte's House a jolly vibe. Up the ease of artificial greenery by buying a style that boasts stress-free LED lights, then set them to a timer that goes on and off daily to ensure your front porch is always festive.

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    Present Planters

    Christmas front porch planter with box
    At Charlotte's House

    Another feature we adore on this Christmas porch by At Charlotte's House: the DIY planters. They're filled with a mix of fresh and artificial greenery to appear abundantly full (clever!), then wrapped with a big red bow to mimic a present and add a pop of color to the porch.

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    Gobs of Greenery

    Gorgeous natural christmas porch living wreath
    French Country Cottage

    Gorgeous natural greenery (behold that stunning wreath!) and classic lanterns powered by LED candles are the key ingredients in this lovely holiday porch by French Country Cottage. To mirror this lush look, hit up a local nursery for fresh boughs of greenery, then top off porch urns with extra evergreen clippings and real tangerines for a seasonal look that's totally picture-perfect.

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    Classic Cutie

    Candles and Drama Christmas Porch
    Maison de Pax

    This merry entrance by Maison de Pax pairs flocked greenery with natural accents, like pillar candles in birch holders, pinecones, and plenty of berries. Tying the whole look together (pun intended) are swaths of luxe velvet red ribbon, which add a dash of color and seasonal whimsy.

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    Texas Touch

    Cow skull christmas door
    The Cavender Diary

    Use your holiday decor to nod to your home state, like this festive ranch-inspired Texas front porch by the duo behind The Cavender Diary. The pair upgraded an inexpensive craft store garland with free scrap branches from their local Christmas tree lot for a full and fancy vibe. Plastic berries and a vintage cow skull finish off the unique look.

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    Vintage Victorian

    While I Linger

    There's something about the holidays that just begs for nostalgia. Play up that vintage feel by styling your front porch with old-school holiday accessories. Here, on the Christmas porch of While I Linger, a vintage wagon cart totes a petite artificial tree along with a merry sign hand-painted with a seasonal greeting.

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    Basket Bouquet

    Tackle basket christmas wreath
    While I Linger

    Yet another splendid idea from the Christmas porch of While I Linger. Here, fresh evergreen clippings, berries, and branches transform a vintage fishing creel into a basket bouquet for the front door. If you can't find a fishing creel of your own to mimic this look, scour your local vintage store for a small rattan basket or bag to achieve the same vibe.

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    Curbside Cheer

    Cranberry Wreath Christmas front porch
    Southern Hospitality Blog

    Spread cheer this holiday season—starting at your driveway! The blogger behind Southern Hospitality gave her basic white mailbox a seasonal upgrade thanks to a colorful burst of greenery complete with berries and metallic pine cones. The festive surprises continue once you reach the front porch, where you're greeting by a cranberry wreath and berry-dotted swag.

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    Fresh and Festive

    Colorful Christmas front porch
    Dimples and Tangles

    This joyful stoop by Dimples and Tangles is absolutely bursting with color. Shatterproof ornaments dangle from the porch overhang, while brightly-colored bulbs fill decorative lanterns to their brim. Another great idea to steal: topping an evergreen swag with brass bells for a cheery jingle every time the front door swings open with guests.

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    Timeless and Traditional

    Pine cone garland porch decor
    Deborah Silver

    Gorgeous garland gussied up with pine cones, cotton stems, and string lights get this traditional porch (decorated by Deborah Silver) holiday ready. The final touch: cast iron urns bursting with seasonal greenery and magnolia branches.  

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    Simple and Chic

    White christmas front porch
    Beneath My Heart

    Sometimes, less is more. Take, for instance, this large porch decorated by Beneath My Heart, which features a few simple-yet-impactful accents that nod to the holiday season. Berry wreaths upgrade the front doors, while two pint-sized trees in galvanized buckets flank the grand entrance. The result: a charming and understated take on Christmas front porch decor.

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    Dangling DIY

    Christmas porch chandelier
    The Inspired Room

    Even your porch light fixtures can get a holiday upgrade, thanks to this genius idea by Melissa at The Inspired Room. To make her festive wreath chandelier, she used two boxwood wreaths, rope, and string lights. The end result, paired with an equally gussied up front door, is an understated yet stylish nod to the season.

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    Mellow Yellow

    Yellow front door Christmas Porch
    Lolly Jane

    When you have a front door as bold as this lemon-colored beauty, you don't need much to make it stand out for any season. Here, the bloggers behind Lolly Jane used DIY wreaths (accented with striped ribbon and a miniature wood sled), vintage furniture, and two artificial trees to infuse this colorful porch with cozy cheer.  

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    Standout Stoop

    ice skates christmas front porch
    Between Naps on the Porch

    A red door is beautiful all year long, but no time is it more appropriate than during the holidays. Case in point: this Christmas front porch by Between Naps on the Porch. A trio of wreaths (kind of resembling a snowman) team with cedar garland, a classic Flexible Flyer sled, and old ice skates for a homey, vintage touch.

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    Merry Candy

    Blue doors christmas front porch with ponsettas
    The Lilypad Cottage

    Beef up scrawny artificial trees with this charming idea from The Lilypad Cottage. Kelly upgraded the faux firs on her porch by decking them out with berries, ribbon bows, and candy cane balls. Two cherry red poinsettias complete the look.

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    Vintage Treasures

    Rustic holiday porch with tub planters

    This holiday display by Karen Freeland is bubbling over with rustic style thanks to weathered crates, vintage lanterns, and old washtubs. Extra embellishments, like shatterproof ornaments, bundles of branches, and an artificial wreath take it to the next level for a truly unforgettable scene.

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    Country Christmas

    Country Christmas front porch
    Lehman Lane

    This cozy farmhouse porch decorated by Lehman Lane is overflowing with charming details that enhance its welcoming appeal. Homemade natural garland surrounds a red front door, while vintage accessories (like a classic sled, green lanterns, and an adorable plaid thermos holding magnolia leaves) top off the relaxed vibe. 

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    Nice and Neutral

    Natural green christmas front porch
    The Crowned Goat

    Understated elegance is the name of the game on this lovely porch by The Crowned Goat. There may not be any sparkle or red in sight, but the holiday season is still represented thanks to cedar saplings, pine cones, and a lush wreath.

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    Found Treasures

    Charming rustic front porch with wood stumps
    Thoughts From Alice

    Believe it or not, you can make your front porch Christmas decorations stand out without even stepping into a store. Just look at this stunner by Thoughts From Alice, which features all found objects. She wrote a sweet holiday message with chalk on a slice of wood, then flanked her porch with tree stumps from her yard. Additional natural trimmings found on the blogger's property (including fresh greenery, naturally-shed antlers, and pinecones) round out the festive fun.

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    Gorgeous Greeting

    Classy Green and Red holiday porch
    Craftberry Bush

    To make your front porch Christmas decorations stand out, you'll want to coordinate them with the style of your home and existing decor. Here, Craftberry Bush goes for a modern-yet-classic scene with help from seasonal greenery. The festive stoop features a collection of planters—including inexpensive metal buckets from IKEA—overflowing with pine, cedar, and boxwood branches. To keep your stems looking this fresh, spritz with water daily. 

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    Pretty Petite

    Tiny Christmas front porch
    Cherished Bliss

    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 without using up precious square footage and making it difficult for holiday guests to come and go.

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    Winter Wonderland

    Snowy Christmas front porch
    Liz Marie Blog

    If you live in a spot that gets frequent seasonal weather, choose decorations that can stand up to the elements. On this porch decorated by Liz Marie Blog, several hearty galvanized buckets are filled with fresh greenery clippings and surrounded by birch logs, all perfectly suited to a winter wonderland.

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    Fanciful Fabric

    Neutra holiday porch pink swing
    Sweet Sorghum Living

    Reams of ribbon are the magic ingredients in this jolly display by Sweet Sorghum Living. They're everywhere, from the door garland to the railing detail and bucket decor. Mimic a similar style by choosing wired ribbon from your local craft store—its firm edges will allow you to bend and shape it any way you please.

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    Playful Perch

    Small welcoming Christmas Porch
    The Happy Housie

    An explosion of greenery and charming wood bench make this small porch by The Happy Housie feel extra inviting. For a little contrast to all that green, the blogger added several pops of red with help from berries, a vintage lantern, a plaid blanket, and a crimson snowflake pillow.

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    Sweet Swag

    Homemade Christmas porch
    On Sutton Place

    For a twist on the traditional wreath, try hanging an evergreen swag instead. On this Christmas porch by On Sutton Place, evergreen boughs are embellished with a buffalo plaid scarf and sleigh bells. That's not the only charming touch, though—a matching pillow warms up a nearby rocking chair, pinecones, and faux cranberries fill up an enamel bowl and petite pines flank the doorway.

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    Try Out Teal

    White blue and green christmas front porch
    Home Stories A to Z

    Not into red? No problem! This dazzling porch by Home Stories A to Z swaps the traditional holiday hue for an equally festive pastel scene, featuring sweet ornaments in shades of green, aqua, silver, and white. The result is a yuletide scene that feels equal parts soothing and glam.

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    Fresh Cut Firs

    DIY christmas urn planter ideas
    The Yellow Cape Cod

    Nothing smells like Christmas like fresh evergreens. This porch by The Yellow Cape Cod welcomes guests with the fresh scent of natural greenery, then wows them with bold black and white decor and metallic ornaments.

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    Merry and Bright

    Color Pops Christmas front porch
    Blue I Style Blog

    We love bright pops of color. This adorable porch by Blue I Style Blog brings the rainbow with strands of colorful decorations including cute pom-pom garland, red lanterns, and bold teal urns.  

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    Santa's Workshop

    Red wagon Christmas porch
    Little Vintage Nest

    What better time than the holidays to repurpose old toys? This jolly porch by Little Vintage Nest uses a retro Raduib Flyer wagon to show off potted evergreens.

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    Metallic Magic

    Silver and gold christmas front porch
    Randi Garrett Design

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

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    Jolly Scene

    Holly Jolly Christmas front porch
    The Cottage in the Oaks

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

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    Instant Cheer

    holiday porch simple easy
    The Sunny Side Up Blog

    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 help you capture the essence of the season in just an afternoon.