The end of the year approaches and with it we’ll have a string of delightful holidays and important events. Thanksgiving has just passed, but we still have the Jewish Hanukkah, the start of Winter, Christmas, and so on.
Lots of stuff is happening and all of which is worth celebrating. Today I want to show you some inspiring porch decorating ideas for all the holidays up to New Year’s Eve, since the front porch is such a fun place to decorate and show your excitement!
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." – Max de Pree
1. Seasonal wreath
Christmas wreaths are iconic. They’re one of the main elements we see as soon as November nears its end – that joyful feeling that the holiday is near!
You can decorate your wreath with red christmas balls, along with small pinecones and berries. If you want to make it shine even during nighttime, you can also tangle a light string around it.
2. Potted plants
The thing about potted plants is that they can easily be moved as the seasons change to sit where it’s best for them. If you’re a beginner gardener, it’s a great place to start.
Be on the lookout for native plants – since those are much easier to grow – and go for vintage buckets or tin cans as pots. It makes for awesome pieces of porch decoration, especially since if winter hits hard by the end of the year, they can always be moved and better protected elsewhere.
3. No bad weather
It’s not just about trinkets and visuals, we should also talk about the practical. The Fall season is ending in less than a month and we’re bracing for Winter. If your front porch is dear to you, perhaps you could take some time and effort into making it as weather resistant as possible.
A covered deck or pergola, along with privacy fences and a good floor refinish should get your deck ready for next Winter and the months that follow!
4. Santa’s cottage
You can always decorate for Christmas time without going for red highlights if you prefer a more subtle color palette. Instead, opt for white and green – the colors of Winter! Decorate with pine trees and pine cones in wooden boxes for a simple, but believable cottage look.
When looking for porch decorating ideas for the holidays, it doesn’t have to be all about Christmas. You can mix and match elements that you like and remember what you love about the holidays and go with it!
5. Welcoming spot
With a few simple elements you can turn your front porch bench into a welcoming spot for everyone. A plaid blanket for comfort (it should be cold after all), a fully lit Christmas tree for the season, and a wreath for style.
Not even Santa himself would resist taking a break on such a cozy bench!
Once Christmas has passed, Winter will have already begun! That will be the time for preparing your front porch for the colder weather and eventual snow, if your region usually has it.
And how to make your front porch look cozy and homey during snowy weather?
I recommend stacking some firewood near the entrance – convenient but also looks nice, and decorate with pinecones and a simple wreath. The wreath can be very natural, nothing too fancy. All of this maintains a consistent style that looks organic, natural, and effortlessly beautiful.
7. Winter land
Some regions up North start getting snowy way sooner than others. Maybe you want to celebrate that snowy atmosphere by making your front porch feel like it belongs. We’re leaving the color red out of this one to keep things more neutral, focusing instead on the white from snow, browns from natural wood and green from foliage.
All of these colors look great because they’re organic, coming from natural elements. But if you feel like you need to go for more special front porch decorating ideas, I recommend using warm lights and some lanterns – it will be cold, so a bit of warmth is required!
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