Best Front Porch Holiday Decorating Ideas

November 11, 2019 3 min read

Hallmark has already kicked off their Countdown to Christmas movies marathon, which means the holiday season is fast approaching! If you have hot cocoa, mistletoe and all things that sparkle and glow on your mind – lets start with decorating your front porch for Christmas!

An elegant holiday home starts with the exterior, it’s the first impression made when people see or enter your home and you want to make sure it’s just as festive as the inside of your home when it comes to Christmas décor. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration, our Holiday Aisle is now available for you to scroll through our holiday items that are perfect for the inside and outside of your home. For more design inspiration check out House & Home's suggestions for adding Christmas curb appeal!

To help get you into the spirit and start decorating your home like Santa’s elves, we are going to share a few different ways to spruce up your front porch. Think of it as an early Christmas gift from us to you!

 Outdoor Planters

Winter planters for your home entrance add holiday curb appeal – especially once the snow arrives. 

We have planters that are available in all shapes and sizes.  When making winter porch planters as part of your holiday décor, we recommend using any of the following to make a full and beautiful arrangement: birch branches, bright red winterberry, evergreen cuttings, cedar, pine, noble fir, ornaments, pine cones and ribbon. It all depends on the style that you are looking for.

 House of Hawthornes tutorial video, Outdoor Christmas Planters has some great tips to get you started.


While on the topic of greenery, a classic Christmas wreath is always in style this time of year, as a must have accent when decorating the exterior.  Check out our Cypress Wreaths and Boxwood Wreaths.


Lanterns offer a simple yet elegant holiday embrace. Filling lanterns with shiny ornaments is a unique way to give your front porch a pop of cheer. Try also adding holiday ribbon or fraser fir on top of the lantern when placing them by your front door or beside your Christmas planter arrangements. We recommend using our Dock Lanterns, Cabot Lanterns, Yacht Lanterns, or Hexagon Lanterns to complete this look.

  Christmas Inspired Door Mats

Spread Christmas cheer by welcoming guests with a festive door mat! This is a simple way to decorate your front porch and a perfect way to accent and bring your design together after including your Christmas planters and lanterns.  Our Merry Christmas Door Mat  is a traditional choice or our Birch Door Mat for more of a winter theme. Our door mats can also be used inside if you prefer and are very easy to clean with warm water and a mild soap.

 Mini Faux Christmas Trees

Last but not least, add your finishing touch with a miniature Christmas tree. We suggest a faux tree that can be reused year after year. Our Special Occasions Tree is crafted from wrought iron making it extra durable and resistant to Canada’s below freezing weather! Decorate your tree with tiny twinkle lights, garland and bulbs.

Before you deck the halls this holiday season, take the tips that we provided to deck out your exterior!  Whether you decide to keep it classic and traditional or are looking for something a bit more to elevate your Christmas décor, our Holiday Aisle is the place to start. Happy decorating!