First of all, thank you to everyone for your kind comments about my Christmas Home Tour. Each one warmed my heart and made me smile so I thank you for that too. I wanted to share a few details about my Christmas Porch Decor because I honestly believe that with a little effort and patience any boring space can be transformed. It usually doesn’t happen overnight but it doesn’t have to cost a lot. My front porch is proof of that.
This porch does not have much going for it. Cement floor, basic white railing, not very big. I was determined to give the best first impression I could though so I’ve always decorated it like an indoor space. Chairs, pillows, tables, plants and even occasionally a lamp. For this year’s Christmas decor I kept it simple but the pops of red make it show up even from the street.
I got the throws last year on eBay and the pillow covers are from IKEA several years ago. They have lasted forever because I only use them for one month out of the year! The trio of Christmas trees was a deal of the day from Decor Steals. I adore them. They are actually weighted under that burlap so I don’t think they will topple over. So far so good.
A simple cedar garland and white lights, along with my vintage galvanized planters got me going on the door area. I love fresh greenery so I opted for a fresh wreath too. I had saved a length of grain sack ribbon for myself so I made a perfect bow and it was finished. I just listed some more lengths of grain sack ribbon in my shop if you think you might like a bow for yourself. Or if you aren’t a bow person I think it would look lovely to wind the ribbon through a garland. Just a thought…
I never in a million years thought I would be saying this but I wish it would snow. Just a little. Here is a picture of my Christmas porch from last year. It just looks more Christmasey with the snow. As you can see though the boxwood pictured below are gone…a casualty of that snow from last year. Maybe I should rethink my wish!