Christmas Porch Ideas For A Festive Welcome To Your Home

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When it comes to front porch Christmas decorations, I have you covered with lots of ideas and welcoming tips!

This time of year sees a lot of visitors coming to Worthing Court, so decorating my front porch for Christmas is when I pull out all the stops and create the most welcoming statement entry that I can!

Front porch decorated for Christmas with red and green.

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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 more than a dozen Christmas porches.

When trying to come up with Christmas porch ideas this year, I let the Christmas tree in my family room set the tone for my outdoor decor.  What???  Well, anytime that I decorate my porch for a season or holiday, I want all of the decorations to flow throughout my home, starting at the front porch. This creates the cohesion and ambiance that I love.

There are large lanterns with candles on the front porch and steps.

Lanterns with Christmas ribbon and red candles on front porch steps.

The trees in my family room (yes, there are multiple!) this year are filled with black and white buffalo check ribbon and ornaments, red and white striped ribbon, lots of eucalyptus and pops of red everywhere.

So, it was only natural that the Christmas wreath hanging on my front door, along with the rest of the Christmas porch decorations, be a reflection of what you’ll find on the inside.

Christmas wreath with black white and red ribbon and greenery and red berry picks.

This easy DIY winter wreath was made by poking a variety of stems between the branches of a grapevine wreath, with some floral wire added for support, and the addition of a beautiful, over the top bow.  This is probably my most favorite Christmas wreath that I’ve ever made!

An up close picture of the berry and greenery wreath with a large red, black and white bow on the side.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have been a part of the great debate about where I should place the bows on the topiaries.  The vote was split close to half between the tip-top or on the front of each one.

It finally occurred to me that the best place for the bow would be tucked tightly underneath the foliage of each one.  This looks so much better than placing the bows anywhere else!

Urns filled with topiaries decorated for Christmas with red, black and white ribbon.

In addition to the topiaries, I added baskets filled with greenery, my favorite lanterns and a few red Christmas baubles.  Mini Christmas trees with tiny bows complete the display on each side of my door.

A mini Christmas tree is in a plaid container beside a black basket on the front porch.

The festive red, white and black theme is even carried down to my new welcome Christmas mats.  Aren’t they so fun?!?!

The welcoming red mat at the front door reads Merry & Bright.

You can find links to both of these mats (and more) in my Favorite Christmas Finds Amazon shop.  While you’re there, be sure to check out the Christmas Entertaining shop and the Christmas Storage shop too!

Our front porch is a wide and deep Southern style porch, which I decorated very simply on each end.  You’ll find us sitting in the Adirondack gliders quite often in warmer weather to watch the dogs chase squirrels.

Adirondack chairs are on the front porch.

There are pillows and blankets on the chairs.

Thank you for stopping by my festive porch today!  Follow the links below for the full Christmas porch tour lineup. Be sure to visit everyone for lots of ideas to add festive touches to your porch and other outdoor spaces.

 

More Christmas Porch Ideas

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

Collage showing four porches decorated for Christmas.

Atta Girl Says // The Frugal Homemaker // House of Hawthornes // Southern State of Mind

Blogger collage for front porch ideas.

2 Bees In a Pod // The Chelsea Project // Virginia Sweet Pea // T. Moore Home

Festive Christmas Porches graphic.

Top Row: Our Crafty Mom // Postcards from the Ridge

Bottom Row: Cottage at the Crossroads // Worthing Court // Major Hoff Takes a Wife

Collage photo showing Christmas porches with the title Festive Christmas porches

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12 Comments

  1. I love your topiaries! Would you share where you found them?

    1. Hi Tina. I found them at At Home a last summer.

  2. So lovely! I love the plaid and buffalo check, I’m a sucker for it every time. BUT that rug is the star of the show! It looks huge, and just pops cheer! Love it!

  3. I like big bows and I cannot lie! Seriously, you have the best bows and wreaths on the Internet! I love how your porch sets the tone for your entire Christmas decor. I’m loving how you positioned your lanterns on the stairs and fancied them up for the holidays. I’ll be borrowing that idea in the future…

  4. Your porch looks fabulous, Suzy! I love the wreath that you made and can see why it’s your favorite Christmas wreath ever. The pops of red along with the beautiful ribbons that you used looks so wonderful. Every year I love seeing your Christmas porch. Like always, it looks wonderful.

  5. Hi Suzy,
    I’m obsessed with your front porch!! Can you tell me where you got the black baskets and plaid containers?

    1. Hi Dana. I found the large black baskets on clearance at At Home a few years ago. They were originally white, but I spray painted them black. The smaller plaid buckets came from the dollar spot at Target a couple of years ago. I’ve seen them there again this year in different plaids.

  6. They look just awesome!!

    Thanks, Suzy. Merry Christmas!

  7. Joni A Mcwilliams says:

    Where did you find the large lanterns? I absolutely love them.

    1. Thank you! The lanterns on the steps came from HomeGoods a few years ago. The black wire ones that are in the baskets came from At Home a few years ago.