Outdoor Style For The Holiday Season: Tips For A Festive Front Porch
Although the Thanksgiving festivities have come to an end, there is more holiday fun to be had! What better way to spend the first weekend of December than to decorate for Christmas? The exterior of the house can be a major head turner for passing cars and fellow neighbors. So take why not advantage of our holiday outdoor style tips below and learn all the different ways you can deck out your front porch just in time for Christmas!
To achieve a fresh woodsy outdoor style, dress up your patio with mini evergreens. The scent alone will be a warm welcome for guests, and these trees can be placed in a variety of vessels such as galvanized tubs or orchard baskets.
Holiday decor can be just as functional as it is stylish! Do you have a front porch bench or basket that needs some substance? Display a bundle of firewood logs to add the perfect rustic holiday touch and provide easy access to a toasty fire just inside.
Depending on how many heads you want to turn, glam up your front yard with over-the-top, over-sized ornaments. Hang them by ribbon in your doorway or even on some bare trees to add some life and color needed to make your house holiday ready!
Lanterns are such a cozy way to light up your outdoor style. Have a variety of sizes on the stairs leading up to your door to create a modern yet serene walkway. You can even keep them out all year around!
Nothing says “Welcome!” more than a classic doormat. Switch out your everyday doormat for a festive one with hollies or a quirky holiday tag line. You can even layer a red or green outdoor rug underneath the doormat for a boost of warmth and charisma!
Red and green Christmas decor will never go out of style. Incorporate classic vibrant red poinsettias to achieve that softness and elegance against green pine accents.
I love mixing design styles. For instance, topping an extravagant glitzy garland atop a simple rustic house will give great character to your holiday design.
Update your evergreens with an edgy base! These vintage-looking galvanized buckets are a step up from the standard plain pots you usually see around the holidays.
Quite possibly the most iconic holiday decor staple is the Christmas wreath. The repetition of them hanging in all the windows and doors leaves such a symmetrical and classic impression on a home’s facade!
Although not much time will be spent sitting out on the porch in the winter weather, it’s nice to dress up your seating anyway! Toss some festive pillows and throws on your chairs just in case you want to cozy up and drink hot cocoa.
So, there you have it. We hope you’ve been inspired by our holiday outdoor style tips!
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