Welcoming And Festive Christmas Front Porch Decor

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This post is filled with lots of ideas for creating a festive, welcoming and cheery front porch to welcome your guests during the Christmas season.

Here at Worthing Court, we’re fortunate to have a wide and deep traditional Southern style front porch to welcome you to our home!

gray front door with Christmas wreath flanked by urns filled with Christmas decor

I’m excited to be joining the annual Christmas Porches Tour hosted by Amy from Atta Girl Says! This is one of the most fun bloghops that I participate in every year!

This year there’s a total of 14 of us sharing our Christmas porches with you. There are porches decorated in all styles, so you’re bound to get lots of ideas for your home, not matter your taste. Scroll down to get a link to all of the other porches.

 

graphic for a Christmas porch bloghop

Christmas is always a time when I try to create a lot of excitement and anticipation around my home. I want you to be in the Christmas spirit before you even walk through my front door! So – you’ll always find me using lots of red and cheery, festive colors on my porch.

I also like for the the decorations on the porch to be a reflection of what’s to be found inside. This year’s tree and family room decorations are red and white with touches of natural wood tones and lots of cute cardinals, so the wreath on my door and the other decorations on the porch are a reflection of that. By the way, I’ll be sharing a complete tour of my family room in a few days, so I hope you’ll pop back by for that!

gray front door with Christmas wreath flanked by urns filled with Christmas decor

The shining star on my porch is the new wreath that I made. It has a big, bodacious bow with attitude on it this year! I’m surprised that the bow turned out so well because I had to use lots of shorter pieces of ribbon wired together instead of one continuous length of it.

I’ll be sharing step-by-step directions for how I made the wreath in a couple of days. If you simply can’t wait though, head over to my Instagram profile and watch the highlight called “CmasWreath”.

Christmas wreath with faux greenery, cardinals and red and white bow

Christmas wreath with faux greenery, cardinals and red and white bow

The cute cardinal perched on one of the stems coming out of one side of the wreath sure is an unexpected touch!  I had to trim the stems down from their original length though so that my door would close. Ha!

faux cardinal on a branch in a Christmas wreath

Both sides of my front door are flanked by outdoor lights that look like candlelit lanterns at night. The greenery on top of my lights consists of two faux greenery branches wired together and just laid across the top.

gray front door with Christmas wreath flanked by urns filled with Christmas decor

The porch is covered and is fairly deep so there’s really no chance of wind blowing the greenery off. I ran out of my beloved red and white striped ribbon to use on the lights, so I found a cute red ribbon with white polka dots, that compliments that stripes, to use on top of the lights. I actually like it better with the two different ribbons that I would have if it all matched.

My front door is also flanked by a pair of urns that I filled with faux birch branches and bits and pieces of faux greenery. There’s no ribbon in the urn arrangements, so bright red ornaments were nestled into the greenery.

gray front door with Christmas wreath flanked by urns filled with Christmas decor

As a final touch, I added a my favorite wire lanterns beside each one of the urns. Inexpensive large jingle bell tree ornaments are wired to the top and hang down on the inside and the bottom is filled with more bits of greenery and a few red ornaments.

black urns filled with faux greenery for Christmas

Our front porch isn’t just a place to enter through our front door! We have two pairs of comfy Adirondack gliders and actually do sit out here when the temps are warm.

Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to have warm’ish days to sit out here during the winter – especially with a cup of hot chocolate and a lap blanket! We don’t live on a busy street, so it’s always very peaceful out here.

Adirondack chairs on porch with red and white pillows for Christmas

wooden Adirondack glider on porch

Cute Merry Christmas and red and white buffalo check pillows were added to the benches and chairs on each end of the porch to give me that symmetrical look that I’m usually after.

black outdoor bench with Christmas pillows

Thank you for looking around my Christmas front porch today. I hope you leave here feeling festive and were able to find some inspiration!

MORE CHRISTMAS PORCH INSPIRATION

Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for festive decorating inspiration for your front porch, patio, sunroom and screened-in porch.

collage showing eight different porches decorated for Christmas

Atta Girl Says // House of Hawthornes // DIY Beautify // Chica & Jo

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This Worthy Life // Marty’s Musings // Sweet Pea // Our Crafty Mom

Major Hoff Takes a Wife // Today’s Creative Life //

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13 Comments

  1. Your 2020 Christmas porch did not disappoint, Suzy! I so much loved admiring all of your pictures and taking in all of the details of your beautifully decorated porch. Love your wreath and I’m looking forward to your upcoming tutorial.

  2. Your Christmas porch is beautiful Suzy! It’s elegant and playful and I love the new wreath you made! Would love to know the source of that striped ribbon!!!! All the greenery just emphasizes the magical Christmas feel!

    1. Thank you, Cindy! The striped ribbon came from At Home and the polka dot ribbon came from Hobby Lobby.

  3. Beautiful, as always, Suzy. You always have the most beautiful wreaths and urns. And you know I ❤️ your big, bodacious bows!

    1. Thank you, my friend! Thank you for putting the tour together again this year!

  4. Nancy Carroll says:

    I always enjoy your front porch all decked out for Christmas. 😍 Especially Love your Merry & Bright red door mat and your gorgeous wreath!!! 🥰. One of these days I want to actually watch you make one. I look at those ugly grapevine wreaths at HobLob and never feel like I can make it into something beautiful like you do. LOL

    1. I know what you mean – those grapevine wreaths are pretty unimpressive when they’re neeked! 😀

  5. Suzy, your porch is so beautiful!!! I’m have some black urns outside our entrance and I’m taking cues from you as to what I can put in them! A few days ago, hibiscus plants in them were still blooming and I couldn’t bring myself to remove them. But now I can! Your wreath is fabulous with its big, bodacious bow!

    1. Thank you so much, Jane! I don’t think I could bring myself to remove anything that’s still blooming either! Glad you like my big bodacious bow. 😀

  6. 5 stars
    I look forward to your porch every year and fell in love again! That wreath is amazing- my mom is a sucker for Cardinals, so when you do the tutorial I’ll be sure to share it with her. Love the pops of red and white. Fantastic job!

    It was fun hopping with you- have a wonderful holiday season!

    1. You’re so sweet – thank you! Cardinals are the state bird where I live, so I’ve always loved them!

  7. 5 stars
    I love this porch! I love the size and all the charming things you’ve filled it with. It’s so inviting!