Easy Christmas Porch Decor Ideas

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Ideas for easy Christmas porch decor. Winter planter idea using red lanterns. Festive Christmas wreath along with a cozy Christmas sitting area.

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Ideas for easy Christmas porch decor. Winter planter idea using red lanterns. Festive Christmas wreath along with a cozy Christmas sitting area.

Welcome to the first Christmas decor post for 2017! I’ve been thinking and planning for weeks…so I’m really happy that it’s finally time to share some new ideas with you. I promise that nothing will be over-the-top and everything will be affordable. I am reusing old decor that I’ve either refreshed or relocated to a different room. I couldn’t help myself and ended up buying a few new things, but on the whole, I am using what I have. 

Ideas for easy Christmas porch decor. Winter planter idea using red lanterns. Festive Christmas wreath along with a cozy Christmas sitting area.

Easy Christmas Porch Decor Ideas

My inspiration for this year’s front porch decor are the pillows and throws I used in our guest room last year. The red and black just happened to work perfectly with my black planters and these Red Metal LED Lanterns from Kirkland’s. 

Ideas for easy Christmas porch decor. Winter planter idea using red lanterns. Festive Christmas wreath along with a cozy Christmas sitting area.

These planters took less time and were easier than anything else I’ve ever done on the porch for Christmas. I’ll be back on Sunday with more details on how I put them together and a better look at the sitting area. 

Click {HERE} to see the lantern planter assembly process.

Ideas for easy Christmas porch decor. Winter planter idea using red lanterns. Festive Christmas wreath along with a cozy Christmas sitting area.

I’m pretty sure they will withstand a snow storm too! The lanterns are nestled inside the greenery and don’t move a bit. I never reinvent the wheel when it comes to my porch decor. Click {HERE} to see the process I use, season after season. 

Ideas for easy Christmas porch decor. Winter planter idea using red lanterns. Festive Christmas wreath along with a cozy Christmas sitting area.

After the front porch, I moved inside to the entry. This year the Christmas touches are simple but festive with lovely pops of red. (I know that going neutral seems to be the thing to do…but I just can’t. At Christmas, I need some red!) I’ve had the evergreen garland for a long time, but each year I bring it out and fall in love all over again. I added an extra string of lights this year and it made such a difference. If you have older garland, that’s an easy way to refresh it and make it look new again.

Easy Christmas Entry Decor. Stairway Christmas garland with lights. Christmas wreath with red berries.

Easy Christmas Entry Decor. Christmas stairway garland with white lights.

The Multicolored Knitted Ball Garland from Kirkland’s is currently sold out online. To see something similar, click {HERE.}

Easy Christmas Entry Decor. Galvanized metal lanterns. Boxwood tree in galvanized metal bucket.

I went with galvanized metal for the steps and the star of the show is this snowflake metal lantern. I think it adds the perfect wintery, farmhouse touch. 

Easy Christmas Entry Stairway Decor. Galvanized metal snowflake lantern with LED candle.

Christmas Entry Decor. Stairway garland with white lights.

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Now it’s time to send you along to two of my favorite blogs. I’m honored to be touring today with Jenna from Wife In Progress and Janet from Shabbyfufu

Here is the line-up from the rest of the week:

Monday, November 13: A Blissful Nest | Kristin Jones Blog | Seeking Lavender Lane

Tuesday, November 14: Christina’s Adventures | Thistlewood Farms

Wednesday, November 15: My Creative Days | The Creativity Exchange | Whimsy Girl Design

Thursday, November 16: Cherished Bliss | Little House of Four | My Life From Home | Tidbits Blog

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  1. Charlotte says:

    Ann! I absolutely love your style. Greens, berries–the natural elements and colors of a traditional Christmas–I’m all about it!!! Love love love! So much so that I need to know more about your WREATH! Did you make it yourself or did you purchase it pre-made? If you made it yourself, what did you use to put it together? I must have one just like it. All the hearts are going to that wreath. :) Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas from us in Virginia!

  2. Enjoyed seeing your Christmas porch. The plaid is a favorite of mine for Christmas. I am excited to see the tour, Thank you. Jean

  3. Christmas holly stemless wine glasses. I need new ones and these are so cute!

  4. Hi Just love the wreath of your front door. Can you please tell me what the wreath is made
    up of. Thanks so much.

  5. Karen Mayo says:

    Love the black planters and lanterns!

  6. I love the galvanized serveware!

  7. Rosemary Maehler says:

    Love the red lanterns. I like the galvanised ideas.


  9. Jill Jones says:

    Love the red lanterns on top o the blank planter boxes. The greenery and large cones are beautiful, too. Can’t wait to see the rest of the front porch, Ann!

  10. Jill Jones says:

    The red lanterns are terrific. Love them! So colorful with the black planter boxes, greenery and large cones.

  11. Pam Bradshaw says:

    Hi Ann – I love how you did the entry way steps and the garland is awesome. Can’t wait for more of your home tour of Christmas. The lanterns on the porch are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

  12. Love the lanterns,so pretty.

  13. Love Love you outdoor decoration ideas. I wanted to copy it and the the red lanterns are already sold out.

  14. I love the Slatted Woodcrate Bench and a lot of the decor items.

  15. Lucia Donahower says:

    Hello Ann,
    Your planters look beautiful, as usual you make it look so easy and elegant !
    Happy Thanksgiving,

  16. I like the “Nativity” canvas art. That’s what Christmas is all about – God’s gift of His Son, Jesus!

  17. Your house looks beautiful and so festive!! I am loving Kirkland’s stuff! Especially the “Season’s Greetings Santa Framed Art Print”!

  18. Martha Hansen says:

    Love the porch preview! Our kids and grandkids from North Carolina will be visiting this week and I am inspired to do some Christmas decorating a bit early this year since we wont see them on Christmas. Love the red lanterns. You always come up with something simple and pretty, Ann. Thank you for the inspiration!

  19. Love the monogrammed giant Christmas ornaments!

  20. I like the Woodgrain Laney Floor Lamp!

  21. My favorite item is the Girl with a Bird Garden Statue–there are a lot of interesting garden items at Kirklands.com.

  22. Ann your décor is just beautiful, you are so smart and talented.

  23. Dianna Gaalswyk says:

    Beautiful front porch!

  24. I love all the art canvas prints! so pretty!

  25. I love the red lanterns, both the metal and distressed wood. Galvanized decor would look great with red berries and greenery. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

  26. Dominique says:

    I’m in love with the gold branches canvas art. There’s just something about large, old trees that really touch me!!!

  27. Connie Carter says:

    Everything looks lovely. Love the galvanized items on your stairs. Beautiful. Thank You

  28. Can’t tweet about the giveaway, Ann. For some reason I’ve never been able to establish an account there. They won’t accept some of my information. It’s probably something about my aged computer. Anyway, I did all the other entries. Thanks for the giveaway. It’s fabulous!

  29. Love those red lantern!

  30. Colleen Howell says:

    All of this is so pretty, I love red at Christmas too, just doesn’t seem like Christmas with out the traditional colors to me.

  31. Tammie N. says:

    Everything on your porch looks so beautiful! Love the wreath on your door and the garland on the stairs.

  32. Beautiful ! Love your wreath, where did it come from?

  33. Janice Lenon says:

    Love your porch! The red lanterns are beautiful! Very inviting!

  34. Beautiful! As always…

  35. Ann, your porch is lovely, as usual! I do have a question about your mailbox and door hardware. Do you have the mailbox in black and the door hardware in polished bronze? They look great together whatever they are. The “bronze” mailbox in the link looked more brown. I like your combination. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~Ann

  36. Melissa Davis says:

    I must have one of those red lanterns ! Great job decorating !

  37. You do the traditional side of decorating so well Ann, especially love your seasonal posts!
    Happy weekend,

  38. LOVE the knotted rope outdoor sectional!

  39. I like the Magnolia Leaf and Pine Merry Christmas wreath.

  40. Susan M Hurd says:

    I love the black, red and white combo! Everything looks beautiful. I want that cute Garland too! Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  41. Beth Beard says:

    Lovely Ann! You never disappoint. I can hardly wait to see what Christmas gifts you’ll be making, because I copy it every year for my employees 😊 They are still raving about the eggnog bread.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  42. Leiah Fuselier says:

    I’ve been looking for so long for a slim/pencil tree and now I think I may have found my favorite. It’s the 7.5 ft. Pre-Lit Salem Spruce Christmas Tree!

  43. Your porch is lovely! I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of your home decorated for Christmas. I visited Kirkland’s site, as I often do and particularly like the red metal lanterns shown on your porch. I will be visiting my Kirkland’s in the next few days to pick up an order. I love their send to store free shipping policy. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family.

  44. Norma Rolader says:

    Oh my you are awesome!!!!! You give so much inspiration in all you do to share with us your readers/followers Thank you so much for all you do for us

  45. I like the Flocked Pine and Berries Wreath

  46. There is such a quiet elegance about your holiday decor that I really love. The red lanterns are a favorite addition. We just got a Kirkland’s back in Columbus much to my delight. I used to live about a block from one and so much of my decor came from there. Your decorations are just beautiful.

  47. Love the porch! Red lanterns in the planters are my favorite part! So cute. (When I tapped the highlighted red lantern I was directed to gray and white Claire lantern..?)

  48. I love your front porch with the lanterns and greens, so simple and elegant.Kirklands has so many pretty things, including all the galvanized decor items.Can’t wait to take a look into your Christmas home.

  49. The red lanterns in the planters are eye catching and the ball garland on the stairs is so cute! Links to the items or similar items are so helpful! Thanks Ann!

  50. Jenna at Wife in Progress says:

    Oh Ann – so beautiful, as always! I love how traditional it is. The red lanterns contrast so well with the black planters. I cannot WAIT to see the rest of your home decorated for Christmas!

    xo Jenna

  51. Terri Herman says:

    What an inviting porch! Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for the chance to win with Kirkland’s-one of my favorite stores. I am loving the snowflake lantern. Have a blessed day Ann!

  52. Richella Parham says:

    Oh, your doorway and entryway look beautiful! I love the red lanterns in the planters. Classic and lovely but VERY festive! Can’t wait to see more of what you do.

    And KIRKLAND’S! I’ve been shopping at Kirkland’s since I was in high school (way back in the olden golden days). I so love that store. I checked out the website–their natural antler table lamp is so pretty. A couple of those would be perfect for our place in the mountains!

  53. I always love your holiday decorations. Your style is similar to mine so I get ideas that actually work for me! I love the lanterns.

  54. Love the planters with the lanterns.

  55. Elizabeth says:

    I so much admire the simplicity yet beauty of your decorating.

  56. Your porch is so striking. Love the combination of black and red for the holidays….well for any time actually!!!

  57. Robin Gregg says:

    Your front porch is simple and beautiful

  58. MaryAlice says:

    Love the Holiday porch, so cozy!

  59. What a nice giveaway! I’ve been shopping at Kirklands for years. Have to say I will have to be getting those red lanterns. So nice for my entryway!

  60. Denise Cox says:

    Ann, your front porch is absolutely lovely!!! And I love your banister as well!! Well done, Milady.. 😚😚

  61. Denise Cox says:

    Ann, your front porch is absolutely lovely!!! And I love your banister as well!! Well done, Milady.. 😚😚

  62. State cheeseboards from Kirkland’s -may be the gift this year for all

  63. Sharon Dolton says:

    Hi, Ann! I just want to let you know that your blog is a favorite of mine. I feel the warmth of your heart when I sit down to read it and I so appreciate that you don’t link us to crazy expensive items or make us write silly comments to enter giveaways. That’s my kind of blog! I don’t write comments often but wanted you to know how fond I am of you and your blog. Have a wonderful day!

  64. Love the red lanterns.

  65. Sarah Sieling says:

    I love the stair garland.

  66. Shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Always such a treat to see your beautiful Christmas porch every year Ann. I just hung the stockings that you made for me a few years back and they look so wonderful!

  67. Kim GIlmore says:

    I love the Kirkland’s “Merry Christmas Modern Typography Accent Pillow” paired with the Black and White Buffalo Plaid Pillow!
    Love your Blog and decorating style~ keep up the inspiration!

  68. Janice Mc Laren says:

    I love the snowflake metal lantern. So cute!

    1. I love the snowflake lantern on your stairs. And thank you for sharing those darling printables!