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5 Steps to a Fabulous Christmas Porch

In this post: Use these 5 steps to assemble a fabulous Christmas porch that is welcoming and festive. This is super easy and budget-friendly!

fabulous christmas porch rocker front door

Welcome to our Christmas porch! This year, more than ever before, I am trying to keep our Christmas decor simple yet cozy…colorful yet not overdone. I’m including berries, boughs, and lots of red. An easy way to decorate for the seasons is to decide on a starting point, and let that space set the tone. I couldn’t think of a better place to start than our front porch. Read on for five steps you can take that will add your own personal style and incredible curb appeal to your home. 

Festive Wreath

fabulous christmas porch blue door with evergreen wreath

I shared how to put together this wreath made with evergreens a few weeks ago. You can see it {HERE.} I am happy to say that it looks as fresh and lovely as the day I made it. Anyway, the only change I made to the wreath was to add a red bow. I used 3 inch wired ribbon and followed my How to Make a Bow for a Wreath tutorial.

When I was finished, I thought the bow needed a bit more presence, so I added a second top section. (In the tutorial, it’s steps 2 and 3.) I just stacked the pieces one on top of the other before I completed the bow assembly. I know the bow hides the little red truck…but the wreath looks so pretty from the street that I’m not going to worry about it!

christmas wreath with red bow

Planters or Lanterns (or both!)

fabulous christmas porch black planters with grapevine trees

If you have room, a planter or lantern is a perfect way to add a bit of your own personal style. If you are a neutral person, simply add pine boughs to a planter for a lovely, festive look. This year I resurrected my grapevine trees because the ivy in the corners of the planters was still green & easy to wind. Before I wound the ivy around the trees, I added lights and red berry garland. This was quick and because I had everything on hand, it didn’t cost a cent. 

Here are the details if you want to recreate this look: 

The black lanterns I used for my fall lantern planters were cleaned up and decked out with greenery and a red ribbon. The lanterns add one more element of symmetry and a glow from the candles at night.

fabulous christmas porch with evergreen wreath

More Christmas porch planter ideas:

fabulous christmas porch lantern with greenery and red ribbon

Lighting

fabulous christmas porch white rockers with pillows

Even a very small amount of lighting makes a difference on a Christmas porch. Try to add string lights anywhere you can. Some suggestions are around the door, in planters, along a porch railing, or wound around a lamp post. 

A Doormat

fabulous christmas porch black lantern with red bow

Doormats are just fun. Adding something festive in front of the door brightens the space and again, adds your personal style. 

Christmas Porch Accessories

fabulous christmas porch white rockers with red striped pillows

If you have the space and an area of your porch that is protected from the elements, add a chair or two. Accesorize the area like it’s indoors. Add inexpensive pillows, bits of red and green, and any sort of natural element. The result will be a welcoming and bright area that will greet your friends and family when they arrive on Christmas Day. 

fabulous christmas porch wreath on white rocker

fabulous christmas porch pinecones in bucket

fabulous christmas porch decorated with red and green

Fabulous Christmas Porch Sources

wreath | square black planters | plain grapevine trees| cranberry garland | black lanterns | LED candles | white rockers | wreaths on chairs (similar) | pillow covers (similar) | doormat

There is more Christmas decor coming, along with that clay Christmas ornament tutorial I promised, printable gift tags, and an easy gift idea from the kitchen. Stay tuned!

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