A few new festive outdoor Christmas decorations gave this front porch a ton of holiday cheer!
One of my favorite Christmas childhood memories is the driving around town to look at the homes decked out in Christmas lights. We would all pile into the car and our first stop was always for some warm hot chocolate. Then we would drive all over town looking for the best outdoor Christmas decorations. Sometimes we would get lucky and find a whole block of house with tons of twinkling lights. And I always remember thinking back then, when I grow up and get a house, I’m going to decorate it with all the lights!
So if you’re looking for creative ways to get your home festive with some fabulous outdoor Christmas decorations, I have a ton of ideas! Here’s my Christmas porch all ready for the holiday season. And an added bonus this year, Mother nature joined in on the decorating and gave our home over 16+ inches of fresh snow. It’s like a winter wonderland now!
Decorating our front porch for Christmas is always one of my favorite activities. Every year I decide to do something completely different and I always love the finish look.
To keep the whole decorating process simple, I stick with a three step process.
First, Pick Your Festive Color
This year I decided I stick with a pretty neutral color palette. I wanted lots of greenery to be the focus with just a few touches of red and plaid hinted throughout the outdoor Christmas decor.
So when I spotted this red braided outdoor area rug, I knew it would be perfect for our front door. I layered it on top of a neutral black and white striped rug. It’s a super fun combination — love it!
Next to the front step rugs I created a two outdoor Christmas planters. I filled the large planters with dirt and then added a red battery operated lantern in the center. Then I inserted some fresh cedar and pine greenery all around the lanterns.
The greenery is really the star of the planters with the lanterns being a nice red accent. The soft glow they give at night is a perfect way to flank the front door step in style.
The next thing I knew I wanted on our porch was a beautiful Christmas tree!
Second, Go Big with A Focal Point
Our porch has a special addition this year with this gorgeous pre-lit lightly flocked Christmas tree. It was so lovely just by itself but I didn’t want to keep it totally naked so I added a few red berry twigs here and there. Just another way to incorporate that hint of red accent color again. 🙂
The corner right next to the door was the perfect place to set it up. It lights up the corner at night and it’s right by the door to welcome our holiday guests!
But that’s not the only tree on our porch! I went big with another mini porch tree (similar) placed by our side chair. Can an outdoor porch have too many Christmas trees? I think not! 🙂
The other side of the porch seating area got a festive addition with some fun red and plaid pillows. Toss a soft cozy throw on that seating bench and you have a great place to sit and view of the winter ‘wonderland’ yard. But it might be a tad bit chilly! 😉
And now all that’s left is to light everything up. My favorite part!
Lastly, Add all the Twinkle
The front of our house needed some Christmas decor as well, so I simply added two artificial wreaths right on top of our sconce lights. These wreaths are so pretty! I love the plaid ribbon and extra additions of pine cones and berries. They compliment the porch so well!
Plus, these wreaths come with 50 battery-operated lights. So you know what that means? No cords!
The corner flocked Christmas tree definitely lights up the porch. But I just couldn’t stop there — I had to add a snowflake or two! These clear snowflake lights continue the glow from the tree to the rest of the front porch.
To complete the whole lighted look, my hubby and I added some warm led lights around the upper and lower edges of the house. This is the very first year we have ever added lights all the way to the very top of the house. I’m so very grateful that my hubby was willing to get on the roof for me to make these outdoor Christmas decorations monumental!
Now all that is left for me to do is get the inside of the house just as decked out as the outside!
I hope these tips gave you some new creative ways to decorate your outdoors for the Christmas holiday! No matter how simple, all you need are a few outdoor Christmas decorations to get that magical touch. 🙂