21 Best Winter Porch Decorating Ideas

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    Winter Porch Decorating Ideas

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    Simply Kierste

    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.

     

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    Decorating a Small Porch

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

    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...MORE closer peek at the seating area on the right.

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    Pour on the Hygge

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

    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.

    Related: 13 Nordic Decor Trends for a Crazy Cozy Home in Winter

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    Decorative Evergreens

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    Just a Girl Blog

    If you're looking for an easy and cost-effective way to spruce up your stoop for winter, behold this idea by Chris at Just a Girl Blog. She filled her porch pots for free using branches, and pine cones plucked from her yard.

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    Vintage Ski Decor

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    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.

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    Valentine's Day Decor

    Valentine's Day Winter Porch
    Tater Tots and Jello

    February doesn't have to be the grimmest month of the year with these colorful porch ideas by Jennifer at Tatertots and Jello.

    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.

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    Front Door Winter Decorating Idea

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    http://www.cocokelley.com/

    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.

     

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    Fruit Display

    Apple inspired Winter Porch
    House 214 Design

    In the U.S., fruit-laden winter décor was a thing in wealthy homes during the early twentieth century. This porch by ​Melinda at House 214 Design pays homage to old-school style with green apples.

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    Modern Farmhouse Porch

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    Simply Kierste

    This porch by ​Kierste at ​Simply Kierste puts a few pieces of summer patio furniture to work during the winter.

    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...MORE greenery. 

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    Greenery and Planters

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    http://lovegrowswild.com/2015/12/christmas-home-tour-part-1/

    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.

    Related: 13 Ways to Banish the Winter Blahs With Scandinavian Decor

     

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    Transition Your Holiday Decor

    Black white and green neutral winter porch decor
    Taryn Whiteaker

    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.

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    Rustic Winter Porch

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    Dandelion Patina

    Simple accents like the evergreen branches in hanging baskets make this porch decked out by​ Michelle at Dandelion Patina more welcoming. There's more to see next.

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    Winter Window Box Idea

    Winter porch window boxes and cotton ball planters
    Dandelion Patina

    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. 

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    Winter Wreath for After Christmas

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    DIY Inspired

    Decorate your front door with a hanging basket wreath you can refresh every season. This tutorial by Dinah Wulf at DIY Inspired explains how to update a door basket for winter using a mix of branches, feathers, and pine cones.

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    Winter Planter Ideas

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    Setting for Four

    Not sure how to fill your large porch planters for winter? This tutorial by ​Heather at Settings for Four shares the secret in a three-step technique called: Thrill, fill and spill.

    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.

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    Cheerful Porch Decor

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    Lolly Jane

    We heart Valentine's Day mostly because it breaks up the dreary monotony associated with winter. So, of course, we adore this cheerful porch by the creative duo (they're twins!) at Lolly Jane. The yellow door, seasonal greenery, and adorable garland celebrate the holiday with an explosion of color.

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    Cozy Sitting Area

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    Atta Girl Says

    Transform the seating area on your front porch into a charming winter nook like this one by ​Amy at Atta Girl Says. The blogger brings on the cozy using pillows and blankets. A basket full of faux snowballs adds seasonal whimsy.

     

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    Winter Porch Urns

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    Sarah Henderson Interiors

    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.

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    Winterized Wreath

    Whimsical Owl Winter Wreath
    Alyson M

    Any do-it-yourselfer can whip up an outdoor wreath for their porch. This winter owl wreath by Alyson at Alyson M is a Modge Podge project that weatherizes a grapevine wreath form. 

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    Easy Winter Porch Arrangement

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    Making it in the Mountains

    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.

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    Container Arrangements

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    Deborah Silver

    Containers arrangements filled with natural elements that can withstand winter weather is an excellent way to spruce up your porch. These porch urns artfully arranged by landscape designer Deborah Silver feature resilient evergreens topped off with pine cones and decorative branches.

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    Flannel Winter Door Wreath

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    Sadie Seasongoods

    If you could only pick one item to spruce up your porch this winter, this DIY wreath by Sadie, at Sadie Seasongoods is a winner. The project transforms an old straw wreath form with upcycled flannel shirts. Each fabric strip was ironed and hemmed before pinning in place.