My Charming Christmas Front Porch
Take a tour of a large Southern front porch Christmas decorations with festive red and green and a sprinkling of snowy white.
Welcome to Christmas at Worthing Court’s decorated front porch! Our porch is a large, rather deep, covered one that runs across much of the front of the house. It’s a traditional Southern porch meant to help keep you cooler in the summer and keep you out of any harsh weather in the winter.
I’m so excited to be participating in the annual Christmas Porches Tour, hosted by Amy from Atta Girl Says! If you’re in need of outdoor Christmas decorating inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! Scroll down below for links to everyone’s Christmas porches.
It doesn’t take a lot of fussy decorations to create a festive eye catching front porch that will welcome your guests in true Christmas fashion! I like to make sure that the colors and types of decorations that I use on my porch reflect what I’ve used on the inside of the house. So this year, you’ll find lots of reds and sage greens with a sprinkling of pretty snowy white on the porch.
A pair of black baskets, filled with fresh ivy, flank my Southern front door year round and I simply change out what I display in each basket for the season. This year, each basket contains a 4′ pre-lit artificial tree that I’ve dressed up with a few snowy picks with red berries.
I almost always make my own Christmas wreaths for the front door, even if it’s something as simple as adorning a DIY wreath with a beautiful bow. My front door wreath this year is just a continuation of my fall wreath, but I removed the mini pumpkins and added sprigs of frosted artificial greenery and a few red berries tucked into the eucalyptus leaves. Super easy and it makes a nice simple statement on my door!
I’m a big fan of symmetry, so each end of our porch holds a pair of Adirondack glider chairs and a black bench filled with neutral cushions.
Instead of adding seasonal pillows to the benches, I opted for displaying a wreath, dressed with the same ribbon as the bows on the outdoor lights that hang beside the front door, and a cozy sherpa fleece lined blanket.
Having been raised in Wisconsin, where they have more snow than they know what to do with, my husband doesn’t get excited about snow like this Southern born and bred girl does! Anytime we are fortunate to have a beautiful winter snowfall, I do my best to convince him to wrap up in blankets and join me on the gliders with a cup of hot cocoa to breathe in the crisp air. I love to enjoy the hushed quiet that comes with a blanket of new fallen snow.
Thank you for stopping by today – I hope you enjoyed the tour! Follow the links below for the full Christmas porch tour lineup, featuring 18 home decor bloggers. Be sure to visit everyone for lots of ideas to add festive touches to your porch and other outdoor spaces.
Monday, Day 1
My Thrift Store Addiction // Postcards from the Ridge // Cottage at the Crossroads
Petticoat Junktion // House of Hawthornes // DIY Beautify
Tuesday, Day 2
Sweet Pea // Duke Manor Farm // StoneGable
Sand Dollar Lane // Atta Girl Says // Our Southern Home
Wednesday, Day 3
North Country Nest // My Creative Days // Worthing Court
2 Bees in a Pod // Major Hoff Takes a Wife // Craftivity Designs
Your porch is beautiful! I dream of having a porch like yours to decorate some day. Until then, I will swoon over yours! It was fun touring with you this week! Pinning!
Your porch is very charming Suzy! I love how you used the wreath on the black bench! And all your decorations just scream ‘Welcome’!! I hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas!
Your whole porch is amazing, but I might be just a little bit in awe of your wreath! Love that you can change the same one up for the seasons.
Your porch looks gorgeous, Suzy! I know your neighbors enjoy seeing how you decorate it for each season. I remember you saying that they sometimes even want to use your porch for pictures of their kids. I think you’d better be ready for neighbors to start calling to use your porch as a Christmas backdrop.
The trees in the platers are gorgeous!! I love it!
I love it! I just want to cozy up with a hot toddy in one of those chairs. You do such lovely work.
After I did my front porch I realized I should have done my back porch. Your post are my #goals. LOL. Love the candle centerpiece on the cutting board. Gorgeous! It was fun “hopping” with you!
Ignore my reply. It went on the wrong one! Ahhh! Yours is gorgeous as always Suzy, and I am in love with those woven planters!
Haha! No worries at all! I’ve done the exact same thing before.
Beautiful as always! I love your simply decorated trees.
Thank you so much, Melanie!
Suzy, your porch is always one of my favorites! I love the traditional reds with those adorable black, font pillows! Messy Christmas!!
What an absolutely perfect front porch! I bet it’s just beautiful watching the snow fall with hot cocoa! Even as a Minnesotan, I would most definitely love sitting out and enjoying the view… Maybe because it’s way too cold to do something like that here 😛
Love your porch decor!