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Winter Porch Decorating Ideas
Barren trees. Dormant plants. Frozen lawns. Winter can be a tough season to love when it ices your home's curb appeal. Fortunately, decorating your front porch, particularly post-holidays, can make up for a sad yard during the drabbest days of the year. So how do you take your entrance from blah to Instagram-worthy? Here are the best ways to style your porch for winter.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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Decorating a Small Porch
You might have everything you need to create a winter porch that beautifully reflects the season.
For instance, this charming stoop by Joanna at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs was created using stuff from her home accessories stash. When decorating, the blogger stuck to items in neutral colors that mirror the natural shades of the season like birch wood logs, weathered crates, and bare branches. The result is a rustically inspired entrance that's both soothing and inviting. Up next, take a... closer peek at the seating area on the right.Continue to 3 of 22 below.
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Pour on the Hygge
Here, the porch by Pretty Life in the Suburbs proves you don't need a lot of room to bring on the hygge. Decorative accessories including realistic LED candles, a faux fur trimmed blanket, and a single accent pillow featuring a Grizzly bear make a small outdoor bench super appealing.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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Vintage Ski Decor
An evergreen wreath as shown on this porch by Caitlin at The Picket Fence Projects isn't just for the holidays. Because it hangs from a pair of vintage snow skis, it makes a wintry statement that works for the entire season. Another decorating tip worthy of borrowing is dressing up outdoor furniture typically used during the summer for winter. An example is this wicker love seat outfitted with a knitted blanket and accent pillows.Continue to 6 of 22 below.
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Valentine's Day Decor
The blogger behind the site refreshed her stoop with cheerful pink and red décor as soon as the holidays were over. A fringed heart accessory updates a boxwood wreath held over from Christmas. The bright, outdoor rug is a colorful touch that works 365 days a year. Another easy idea anyone can do is to tie ribbon bows around light fixtures.Continue to 7 of 22 below.
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Front Door Winter Decorating Idea
Dress up your front door with this DIY winter wreath by the creative bloggers behind Coco Kelley. The project transforms a grapevine wreath form with cedar branches and for additional color, fresh florals that will dry out beautifully. The finishing touch? Woven throughout the design are gold wires for glitzy texture.Continue to 8 of 22 below.
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Modern Farmhouse Porch
For instance, the farmhouse chair is a part of an outdoor dining set. The faux wicker planter used to display summertime annuals doubles as a decorative log holder during the cold season. Another smart idea to borrow are the solar powered string lights that brighten the home's entrance at night. The cherry on this modern farmhouse porch is the seasonal wreath that adds a pop of... greenery.Continue to 10 of 22 below.
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Greenery and Planters
Wood planters, lanterns, and of course fresh evergreens are the key ingredients that make this winter porch by Liz Fourez at Love Grows Wild very inviting. Notice the galvanized metal container on the left? It's an old olive bucket.Continue to 11 of 22 below.
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Transition Your Holiday Decor
How do you transition your Christmas porch for winter? For some helpful tips peruse these ideas by Taryn at Taryn Whiteaker.
First, the blogger removed all the holiday accents most notably anything red. Next, she filled the empty spaces with decorative white branches and pine cones. Our favorite feature is the DIY scarf wreath designed to work for the entire winter season.Continue to 12 of 22 below.
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Winter Window Box Idea
The straw bales on this winter porch by Dandelion Patina are dressed up with cozy throws. Don't you just love the rocking chairs? Another decoration worth mentioning are the window boxes filled with fresh cut greenery from the backyard. Puffs of dried hydrangeas add interesting texture. Woven into the arrangement are soft white string lights for nighttime ambience.Continue to 14 of 22 below.
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Winter Planter Ideas
In a nutshell, the thrill pieces add height to an arrangement like the birch branches shown. See the pine cones, curly willow branches, and faux snowberries? They're filler pieces that add color and texture. Last but hardly least are the elements that spill over such as the evergreen branches shown.Continue to 16 of 22 below.
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Cheerful Porch DecorContinue to 17 of 22 below.
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Winter Porch Urns
Making your own urn arrangements for winter can be cheaper than you think. These beautiful examples by Sarah at Sarah Henderson Interiors combine inexpensive faux flowers with natural elements found in the yard. But here's the kicker. Instead of spending money on gravel or floral foam to keep the beautiful arrangements in place, Henderson used fallen leaves.Continue to 19 of 22 below.
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Easy Winter Porch Arrangement
This idea by Kristi at Making it in the Mountains makes it a snap to whip up a cute display for your winter porch. Her arrangement of faux branches in an old milk can took minutes to create. Another idea worthy of stealing is using summer patio furniture like the faux wicker sofa shown as winter porch décor.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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