30+ Best Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas For Festive Curb Appeal


Set the scene for your most magical holiday season yet with these festive and inspiring Christmas porch decorating ideas that we have gathered together for you. When it comes to decorating for the holiday season, it is important to make the exterior just as festive as the interior. Create a statement-making first impression for your visiting guests with the fabulous ideas that we have gathered for you below.

Get inspired by gorgeous greenery, twinkle lights, and other festive touches for your outdoor Christmas display to bring some seasonal cheer this holiday season. Below each of the images is further details on where you can find resources and links to each of the Instagrammer accounts. While you are there, be sure to give us a follow: @onekindesign.

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1. Sparkling Star Lights. Bring a festive touch to your front porch with some illuminated holiday lights this winter season. They can sit on the ground or be suspended from the ceiling. Use stake lights to align along your pathways or decorate your flowerbeds. These outdoor lights can be found in the holiday aisle of Home Depot, Target, Walmart, Michaels, etc. Be sure to put them on a timer so they will automatically turn on when the sun goes down! (via Lights4Fun)


2. Christmas Front Porch. The “Happy Holidays” doormat is from Magnolia (layer with a rug underneath for added texture and color), while the lanterns are from Target. The Christmas trees, garland, and door wreath are the Studio McGee holiday collection for Target. Notice the mismatched sides of the garland lining the doorway for visual appeal. (via @jensgatheringnest)


3. Potted Christmas Trees. Deck your front porch with fresh trees of varying shapes and sizes. Keep them in pots so they can be watered and last through the winter season. Add string lights (plug-in or battery-operated on a timer), pine cone decorations, or outdoor ornaments to decorate your trees for a festive touch. TIP: Gather pinecones from the great outdoors and affix them to your tree as ornaments using string or twine. (via Dobbies)


4. Christmas Tree Farm. Lighted Christmas trees flank the front door of this beautifully decorated home. Layer in some poinsettias, The wreath on the front door is from @tiffanyswreathco. Similar vintage-style holiday galvanized metal buckets can be found at Plow & Hearth or Walmart. Don’t forget the finishing touch of a wreath on your front door! (via @jodie.thedesigntwins)


5. Flocked Christmas Trees. Beautifully illuminated flocked trees with red ribbon highlight the front door. Add galvanized lanterns, which can also include LED candles for a magical ambiance. Lighted garland trims the front door along with ribbons and a festive wreath. The red rain boots provide the finishing touch, you could also use Santa boots to accent your doormat. (via @jenn_k_design)


6. A Merry Christmas Porch. Outdoor furnishings are adorned with holiday-inspired accent pillows and surrounded by beautiful Christmas trees to provide a magical atmosphere. Grounding this space is an outdoor textured area rug for a warm and inviting feel. On the wall, some lighted stars and a sign with a Christmas message provide the finishing touches to this cheerful space. (via @lifebyleanna)


7. Pretty Porch Decor. This simple front porch features a fresh evergreen garland trimming the door, a vintage sled, and a pair of festive wreaths by @tiffanyswreathco. A large black and white buffalo check rug is layered underneath the welcome mat. For a more festive touch, try layering a holiday-inspired mat in front of your doorway. (via @julie.thedesigntwins)


8. Cozy Christmas Vibes. This dreamy pink and white color scheme brings a festive and fun look to the front porch. The “St. Nicks Bed & Breakfast” sign is from @tealbarnsigns. The lighted stars hanging above the porch swing are from Plow & Hearth. (via @kathrynpackard)


9. Traditional Red & Green. This gorgeous front porch is decorated in a traditional red and green color scheme. The wreath on the yellow front door (from @webster.millwork) is by @kandiskreationsco. Swags hanging from the lantern light fixtures (from @copperworkslighting), faux-wrapped presents (can be found at Balsam Hill or Grandin Road), and potted trees from @hammacherschlemmer with white string lights and Poinsettia Christmas Tree Picks (can be found at Balsam Hill) provide the finishing touches for this festive outdoor decor. The “Merry” doormat is layered atop a red and white striped rug, sourced from @nickeldesigns. (via @simplysoutherncottage)


10. This Merriest Christmas Porch. This festive front porch is decorated with illuminated faux presents, garlands, wreaths, swag, and urns filled with foliage. You can recreate the urns with foliage using fresh-cut evergreen branches from a Christmas tree lot such as Home Depot (during the holiday season) and add in some ornament picks (so they stick into the foliage) from Michaels, Amazon, JoAnn, etc. — or buy them already put together from @balsamhill, it is called “Outdoor Merry & Bright Foliage”. (via @balsamhill)


11. Oh Christmas Tree. Bring some merriment to your porch by creating a grand welcome for your guests by decorating with multiple tabletop trees on your front porch. The trees are all sourced from @balsamhill. A set of string lights adds to the magical ambiance when the lights go down. (via @rusticwildarrow)


12. Woodland Winter Forest. The alpine Christmas trees can be tucked into various corners or spots on your front porch to create a woodland look. Layer in wreaths, garlands, Christmas reindeer parking LED signs, and white lanterns for ambiance. Sprinkle some faux craft snow for an authentic winter look (especially if you live somewhere where there is no snow). All of the decorations are from Oriental Trading. Get the full tutorial at the provided link. (via Kara’s Party Ideas for Oriental Trading)


13. A Very Nordic Christmas. A vintage sled sets the scene for this Nordic-inspired front porch. Large baskets flank the front door, filled with faux Christmas trees illuminated with string lights. Layer in some varying-sized lanterns and LED candles to bring in the magic of the season. (via @elinstad)


14. Festive Front Porch. For this stunning porch, a handmade grapevine garland was made with holly stems, poinsettias, a plaid ribbon, and twinkle lights to highlight the front door. The “Merry Christmas” doormat is from @belk. Flanking the door are a pair of reindeer from @marshalls and faux trees in wooden planters. TIP: Add string lights to your outdoor trees (real or faux) for some additional nighttime ambiance. (via @bloom_jennybrooks)


15. Black and White Vibes. Get inspired and recreate this joyful front porch. The “Merry Christmas” sign is from @simplyinspireddesignco. The pine and pinecone Christmas wreath, set of cedar faux trees, and double boxwood topiaries is from @nearlynaturalfloral. The lanterns are from Target, while the reindeer is from Walmart. The doormat is from @nickeldesigns, layered on top of an outdoor mat from @boutiquerugs. (via @blessed_ranch)


16. Traditional Red Christmas. Get inspired with this traditional red Christmas featuring outdoor safe LED cypress trees from @nearlynaturalfloral. The festive double door mat is from @decorealm_official_brand. Accent with some festive poinsettias (real or faux), and holiday-inspired throw pillows on a chair or bench. (via @greeneacresfarmhouse)


17. Minimalist Christmas Front Porch. This simple and classic front porch features an abundance of greenery in the baskets filled with trees and ribbon-wrapped wreaths with gold bells. The faux cedar trees were sourced from @nearlynaturalfloral. The taller trees are 5 feet. Layer in some large pine cones (store-bought or collected from the great outdoors) to complete the look. (via @redwhiteanddenim)


18. Christmas Greenery. This stunning pink-kissed (notice the pink bows on the wreaths) Christmas front porch is dressed in holiday greens. The door wreaths, garland, and trees were sourced from @nearlynaturalfloral. The front doormat is from @ruggable. (via @greenvalleygable)


19. Merry & Bright. Create a festive front porch with greenery and pops of red. The wreath on the door is from Costco and was flocked. The two big trees are real and are from Lowes, while the two smaller ones are from Walmart. A layering of doormats and a “JOY” wooden sign adds the finishing touch. (via @casagrella)



20. Cozy Ski Lodge Front Porch. This cozy She Shed is all decked out for the holidays with a cozy ski lodge aesthetic.The garland and flocked tree are from @balsamhill. The doormat is from @harpdesignco. The galvanized bucket was sourced from @rusticmarketco, while the presents on the steps are from @decoratorswarehouse. (via @rusticwildarrow)


21. A Woodland Wonderland. The front porch invites guests inside, but why not decorate your back porch to entertain your guests? This cozy porch is adorned with garland hanging from rafters and illuminated with string lights for a magical atmosphere. A pair of Christmas trees bring in the festivity, along with textured throws, pillows, and lanterns. (via Neptune)


22. Inviting Christmas Door. This beautiful front porch features festive and stylish decor. A tree in a large pot is adorned with glittering ornaments, while a garland with string lights highlights the red door. A swag of freshly clipped evergreens is tied with ribbon and greets visitors when entering the front door. The finishing touch is the plaid doormat. (via Emily Henderson)



23. DIY Wood Lights. To bring a festive look to your front door, try DIYing some jumbo wooden Christmas bulbs to add to your garland. These are made out of wood and a little paint. A couple of the ornaments were painted to match the color scheme of the front door. Get the full tutorial at the provided link. (via @sugarandcloth)


24. Large Glass Lanterns. Fill glass lanterns with Christmas ball ornaments as an alternative festive touch to decorate your front doorstep. You can also add battery-operated string lights on a timer for some magical nighttime ambiance. You can also top your lanterns with some fun holiday ribbon and some Fraser fir clippings along with faux cranberries. Similar lanterns can be found at Kirkland’s. (via @jenniferdimplesandtangles)


25. Dramatic Christmas Entry. This stunning home features Christmas trees, lanterns, twinkle lights, garlands, and wreaths. The wreaths on the door are from @mcgeeandco. The “Merry Christmas” doormat is from @hamlinrow. See the rest of this gorgeous home at the provided link. (via @ourpnw_home)


26. A Merry Rustic Christmas. This charming porch features beautiful garlands, large bells, Christmas trees, and lanterns, welcoming guests inside for some merriment. (via @rachel_thepondsfarmhouse)


27. Woodsy Rustic Theme. This beautifully decorated front porch will be very welcoming for family and friends over the holiday season. Several of the decorations were sourced from @Kirklands, including the charming door wreaths with bells. Additional decor includes the bell garland, mercury glass LED lanterns, and a reindeer pillow on the cozy bench. A lighted Christmas tree in a crock will bring some nighttime ambiance. (via @the_refinedfarmhouse)


28. Oh Silent Night. Snowflakes hang from the ceiling of this warm and inviting Christmas-decorated front porch. The handmade wreath on the front door is from @lynchcreekfarm. The North Pole post box on the wall is from @antiquefarmhouse. The mercury glass snowmen are from @thenestedfig. Greeting visitors, the “Silent Night Sleigh Co.” coir doormat is by the Creative Co-Op and can be found on Amazon. (via @velveteenandgrace)


29. Merry Christmas. Garland trims the front entry of this beautiful and inviting home. The gorgeous bells are from Walmart and are spray-painted gold. Natural evergreen wreaths are wrapped with ribbon and hung from the doors. The monogram sign on the wall is by @simplyinspireddesignco. (via @thegatewayhome)


30. Wood And Green Tones. This warm and inviting front porch has so many cozy details, from the gorgeous wood sleigh to the wood tree. The sleigh is from @cocalicocreek. The beautiful wreath on the front door was sourced from @mcgeeandco. The front door is from @knocketydoors, highlighted by beautiful evergreen branches and string lights. (via @trayertribe)



31. Front Porch Christmas Cheer. A layered doormat greets guests, where welcoming greenery, a vintage sled, and some stacked fire logs set the tone for the holiday season… and for the beautiful decor awaiting inside. Small trees with twinkling lights reveal a magical ambiance when the lights go down. TIP: For more holiday magic, add twinkle lights to your garland trimming your front door. (via @crateandcottage)

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silvia quiles
1 year ago

I liked number 25.