Porch Decorating Ideas for this Holiday Season

It’s time to spread some holiday cheer! The front porch provides a landscape for first impressions, so welcome your guests this holiday season with festive décor that will impress. We can’t think of a better way to greet your holiday visitors than with beautiful wreaths, garland, Christmas lights and holiday doormats to put them in a festive mood that’s both merry and bright. Below are some porch decorating ideas for this holiday season.

Christmas Tree or Lighted Menorah

There’s nothing quite like walking up to someone’s porch and seeing a Christmas tree or a lighted Menorah to get in the spirit of the holidays. It could be two mini trees on either side of the door, or perhaps one big tree with classic white lights. The menorah could be traditional or light up with LED lights. Choose your preference!

Candles and Lights

On a dark, winter night, a lighted porch is a warm welcome. Whether you decorate with varying sizes of candles along the staircase or light up the railing with Christmas lights, the bright lighting will be a nice touch to your porch holiday décor and will help illuminate the entryway at the same time.

Rustic Holiday Signs

Buy or make some DIY rustic holiday signs that say holiday phrases like “joy,” “season’s greetings, “noel” or “festival of lights” for your porch this holiday season. Add lights, greenery, a wreath or some bows to get extra festive. You can either hang your rustic holiday signs or lean them against the house for a holiday welcome.

Wrap Pillars in Garland

If your porch has pillars, take the opportunity to wrap them with the holiday décor of your choice. You can use garland, lights, ribbon or bows. Wow your guests by adding some lights and ornaments to your garland.


There are some beautiful wreath options in stores, however, add a sentimental touch to your porch by getting the family involved to create a DIY wreath of your own to use for years to come.

Birch Branches

For a natural and minimalist holiday look, dress up your front porch with birch branches and greenery like pine or holly. Add them to a bucket or inside a wooden lantern with some firewood and you can use it as a porch decoration all winter long.

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