Spruce up your front porch Christmas decorations with extra greenery this year.
Who says Christmas trees are only meant for the living room? Coming from a tree fanatic who has one in almost every room in the house, it's only logical to add one to the porch too!
Just imagine that gorgeous outdoor Christmas tree sitting next to your front door. Guests are greeted with a wintery warm welcome and a tree covered in dazzling Christmas lights for all to see.
This was the first tree the husband and I bought together. We were so broke we couldn't even afford it until the day after Christmas. When they dropped in price to 50% off.
I had done some research and this was the ONE. It was pre-lit and the perfect pencil tree for our house. Fast forward 10 + years and it is still kicking. The tree has definitely seen better days, but instead of throwing it out it seemed perfect to use as a focal point on the front porch.
Adding Holiday Cheer to Your Entire Porch
Using your current selection of furniture will help in saving cost. Just because the seasons change doesn't mean you need a whole new set to decorate with. Make sure your furniture can be used in all types of weather.
Consider your size of porch and space to decorate with. You wouldn't want to put a 10 foot tree in a small space. Likewise, you wouldn't want a small tree getting overlooked on a grand and spacious patio.
Start with a neutral palette for a natural look and then add in a few pops of color.
Front Porch Christmas Decor Ideas
Make your front porch truly amazing this holiday season with simple outdoor decorations to enhance your home.
Add a Christmas Tree to Your Front Porch
Whether you choose to put up a freshly cut evergreen or a pre-lit artificial Christmas tree, adding greenery can never go wrong. Just make sure to use outdoor-specific trees so your fancy pre-lit tree doesn't bite the dust in the winter storm.
And if one artificial tree type is not enough, using several small trees in clusters looks really beautiful as a focal point. Imagine your own little tree farm of evergreens as you enter your home.
All of the trees I have used this year are faux and include a mixture of green as well as flocked. There is a selection of lovely small faux trees here that are some of my favorites.
Embellish with Additional Greenery
There can never be too much greenery when it comes to outdoor decor. Isn't using garland and wreaths always a given for Christmas?
Find doorways and windows to garnish with garland. I also added garland to my outdoor chandeliers and the arms of the swing for elegance. I prefer to use real garland and wreaths. An added bonus is the fresh pine scent.
Pro Tip: To keep your greenery looking green all season long, soak them in the water the day before you hang them.
Adorn Your Display with Some Pops of Color
Use subtle colored accents in your display. I've brought in red accents with just a few select items.
- Red berries are perfect for accenting the greenery.
- Toss pillows have just enough red to make a statement.
- The throw on the bench is a muted shade of red which helps to blend in better.
- Ornaments are a great choice for my tree. Red and vibrant, but a small amount so it stands out more.
Add a Few Statement Pieces
Having a few statement pieces makes it so that your eye has somewhere to focus when looking at a display. And they can usually help to tie in your whole theme or design style.
- Christmas Tree - Your Christmas tree will be one of your statement pieces depending on how big or bold you choose to design it. Adding warm white lights or bright ornaments will add to the focal point.
- Big Sign - I love to throw up a big and festive holiday sign. And the red accents tie in really well. Behind our swinging bench provided the best backdrop.
- Red Bells - These bells are some of my favorite decor accents. They are just the right size to tie into the garland and offset the decorations around the front door.
- Light Fixtures - Subtle during the day, but at nighttime these starburst lights really shine and are so fun hanging down in the entry area.
Other Ways to Style Your Porch
Here are more ideas for how you can style your Christmas front porch in addition to adding a Christmas tree:
- Additional planters with holiday arrangements.
- Lanterns - Metal or wood are great. Here is one that you can make yourself.
- Wrapped gifts like I used here.
- Wood trees if green isn't your thing.
- Christmas themed decor like sleighs, signs, deer.
- Anything with lights.
- Nativity scenes.
Make your front porch truly spectacular by adding a Christmas tree to a front porch this season.
If you are looking for ways to store your decor after Christmas Check out my guide here!
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