Do you struggle to decorate your small porch during the winter holidays? I’ll show you decorating ideas to spruce up your small porch for the fabulously festive Christmas season.
Don’t get confused! I know this is a picture of a greenhouse but our PNW (Pacific Northwest) beach cottage doesn’t have a traditional porch.
We lost it when we added a deck to the front of the house after moving in over 10 years ago so we could enjoy the water view.
About Our Greenhouse
I couldn’t really tell you which is the front and which is the back of our greenhouse. I think of the view above as the front only because it’s the side I always see from the kitchen and our deck.
This side of the structure has a small brick porch and is where I decorate the most because it has the most space to work with.
Here’s the other side of the greenhouse with its 2 steps. This is the view from the street.
Christmas Porch Decoration Ideas
There are so many things you can do to decorate a small porch. Whether you add a wreath, garland, or an evergreen planter, your holiday guests will be impressed.
I’m sharing ideas to welcome the holiday season with a festive Christmas front porch. Even if your porch is only a small space to work with, it’s still easy to bring on the holiday cheer.
I’ ‘m usually not one for decorating with traditional Christmas colors but I do love a classic color scheme of red and green for my porch and outdoor spaces.
Twinkle Lights Set the Stage for Christmas
Christmas lights make quite a first impression during the holiday season.
As a little kid, I remember my mom nagging my dad to take down the outdoor lights right after Christmas. It was frowned upon to keep the lights up past the holiday season.
Happily, I don’t have to put up Christmas lights each year because I keep bistro lights up in my outdoor spaces year-round.
Add Garland for a Festive Feel
Whether you choose artificial or fresh garlands, decking your doors or windows with a pop of green will bring your holiday porch to life.
I chose to wrap garland around the doors of my greenhouse and took the “less is more” approach by leaving it bare.
You can add twinkle lights, ribbon, and berries to your garland to dress it up.
Hang a Christmas Wreath
One of the easy ways to decorate a small front porch is to hang a wreath from the front door. They are a perfect festive touch that doesn’t take up any precious space on a tiny porch.
My holiday wreath shown here is made of rustic bells but there are so many other options to choose from.
I just made a couple of fresh wreaths this year using natural elements from the yard such as evergreen branches, berries, holly, rosemary, and magnolias.
Making a swag would be another great option to hang on a front porch door during the holiday season.
Create Winter Planters with Natural Elements
Give your visitors a warm welcome with beautiful Christmas and winter planters on your porch.
On the front steps of our greenhouse is where I transform my planters from fall pansies and cabbages to holiday containers.
Creating winter planters is as easy as gathering greenery, pine cones, red berries, and any other natural elements you can find in your yard and adding them to a container.
Adding white birch logs and ornaments will make your front porch look even prettier during this festive season. You can even dress up your planter with a ribbon to match other decor on the porch during the Christmas season.
Use Vintage Treasures to Decorate Your Christmas Porch
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to bring out your vintage finds.
Here are some ideas for your Christmas front porch.
- Lean a vintage wooden sled with ice skates and some greenery against the wall for the perfect holiday decor. Snowshoes would be another great idea to add to the mix.
- Galvanized buckets and tubs work well as containers for your winter plants.
- If you have room on your porch for a chair, add a vintage throw blanket in festive patterns and colors.
More Christmas Porch Decorations
Here are a few other outdoor Christmas decorations I have on our greenhouse front porch.
I consider these my front porch statement pieces. This bright red metal reindeer is the biggest pop of color out of all my front porch decor.
This oversized nutcracker is one of my favorite vintage finds. Nothing says Christmas quite like a Nutcracker, am I right?
As you can see, there’s still so much you can do to decorate your small porch for Christmas.
If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may enjoy these ideas.
Until next time,
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