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Some of us only decorate outdoors with lights, inflatables, and a wreath on the front door. We wanted to take you on a tour of beautiful Christmas decorating ideas for porches.


How Can I decorate my Porch for Christmas?

We hope this post will inspire you to join the trend of taking Christmas decorating outdoors with these Christmas decorating ideas for porches. This post has been pinned over 30k times since it went live. So many people are decorating more outside these days. Let's look at inspiration for decorating your porch or exterior. Time to spread some holiday cheer!

Christmas Decorating Ideas For Porches

This time of year calls for a festive front porch. It's the perfect way to show off your holiday spirit. Give your guests one more thing to “Awww!” over this year from the moment they walk up to your front door. Let us show you some inspirations.

Christmas Bench Decorating Idea for Porch

Christmas decorating ideas for porches by Home Hydrangea Christmas plaid and lanterns and mini trees
Home Hydrangea

Pillows, ribbon, lanterns and mini trees add to the outdoor Christmas decorations on this porch.

The look is a classy black and white with kisses of red. The mini evergreen trees remind you, you're outdoor. This porch brings together all the traditional Christmas colors perfectly.

Sled Decoration Ideas for your Porch

Christmas decorating ideas for porches by Distressed Bowman Nest Sled, Tree, Wreath, Lantern and Lights
Distressed Bowman Nest

The flocked wreath and tree on Danielle's front porch bring a breath of fresh air to this decor. And a sled gives any porch the winter wonderland look. Decorate your sled with a beautiful wreath as they did here. I love how the Christmas lights make everything twinkle like magic. What a cozy porch.

A sled is a must no matter if the weather calls for it or not!

Garland Christmas Decorating Ideas for Porches

Christmas Decorating Ideas For Porches by Proverbs Thirty One Girl Swigs of Greenery
Proverbs Thirty One Girl

Allie's porch is decorated merely with swigs of greenery and a chubby Christmas tree.

The rustic white bin holding the tree adds perfect character to the porch. Natural elements like this fresh greenery give off an old-fashioned Christmas vibe I love. The string lights add a magical touch.

Shutters framing the front door and amazing hardware may not be part of Christmas decorations, but they can't go without being noticed.

Ice Skating Christmas Porch Decor Idea

Christmas decorating ideas for porches by Little Farmstead mini tree in metal bucket with ice skates and scarf
Little Farmstead

What's better at Christmas time than your favorite scarf and a pair of ice skates? They also make the perfect Christmas decorating ideas for your porch.

Don't forget about your little Charlie Brown Christmas Tree and snow-boots!

If you missed Julie's beautiful porch this summer, go check out our Curb Appeal post. You won't regret it.

Outdoor Christmas Porch Decorating Idea

Christmas decorating ideas for porches by Old Silver Shed with trees and a wreath and birch wood
Old Silver Shed

This Christmas door wreath looks fresh that Sandra has hung and can't you imagine how lovely it must smell. There's nothing like fresh greens for a warm welcome during the holidays.

If you have a collection of birch fire-logs, they make a great addition in a basket for some decor.

Buffalo Check Holiday Porch Decorating Idea

Christmas decorating ideas for porches by Life on the Shady Grove red buffalo check and red and white ball garland
Life on Shady Grove

Wendy's porch is eye-grabbing. It's festive with the red and white and buffalo plaid. It's a classic color scheme, perfect for the holiday season.

I love the red and white pom garland on the tree. It reminds of red berries and goes perfect with the buffalo plaid.

Her rocking chair is inviting! And the porch swing is even decorated with cozy pillows and a blanket.

Winter Wonderland Porch Decor Idea

Christmas decorating ideas for porches by Devon Lee Carroll snow falling, trees in metal buckets, white twig wreath and sleds

Devon Lee Carroll caught snow falling on her front porch which makes this decorated porch even more festive. Nothing says Christmas season like a snow covered porch.

A white twig wreath and a couple of sleds ready to make memories with, add just enough Christmas Spirit to this front porch.

How can I Decorate My Small Porch for Christmas?

Christmas decorating ideas for porches by Farmhouse for 8 with a sled, skies and greenery and a lantern

Christmas decorating ideas for porches by Farmhouse for 8 close up of sled

Adding just a few key pieces are a great way to decorate a small porch without being overwhelming. A little bit goes a long way. Heather's ready for the snow at Farmhouse for 8. She's got her skies and a vintage sled prepared to grab and go!

Her greenery and lanterns add color and texture to the front porch. The evergreen branches bring just the right amount of color. Who says a small front porch can't make a big impact?

Christmas Small Porch Christmas Decor Ideas

Life on Summerhill

This small Christmas porch idea belong to our house. Inspiration began with the wreath sent by The Whimsical Door.

From there everything fell into place like the real tree in a galvanized bucket we found from Lowes, bringing the indoor lanterns outside and of course, every porch needs a layered rug and doormat to finish off the cozy vibe. The ribbon gives lovely white and red accents to give a pop of color and put you in the holiday spirit.


The best part will be how happy and cheerful you'll feel every time you see your porch. Are you ready to take some Christmas decor outdoors? Your outdoor space may be your favorite place once you're done.

We have shown you so many inspiring looks, but if you feel like you want more hope over to our Bringing Christmas Outdoors post. Looking for more Christmas decor inspiration this holiday season? Check out these posts for amazing holiday decor ideas:

Which Christmas decorating ideas for porches was your favorite? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Wishing you a merry Christmas!

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