I’ve heard of being house-proud, but can you also be porch-proud?
Because I’m pretty enamored of mine, and I could tinker out there all day, especially around this time of the year.
I showed you a sneak peek of our lodge-inspired Christmas front door decorations earlier this week. Now it’s time for me to show off the entire space.
And I’ve invited some friends to share their front porch decorating ideas, too, as part of a virtual Christmas Porch Tour. You’ll find links to their Christmas porches at the end of this post.
Whether your style is vintage, rustic, farmhouse, French country, traditional or cottage, you’ll find lots of inspiration as you deck your outdoor spaces for the holidays.
Every year, I use many of the same decorative elements on our front porch.
But I like to switch up the theme because I get bored with the same-old, same-old.
For this year’s holiday porch, I was going for a vintage lodge look, using traditional Christmas colors, winter sports equipment and vintage elements.
I want people to feel cozy and welcome as soon as they step up to the porch.
Earlier this month when the weather finally cooled down and the humidity dropped, my husband and I spent a couple of days giving our front door a makeover. I just love how the darker color makes the Christmas green and red pop. (We used General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain, and I’ll be sharing a tutorial soon on how we achieved the look.)
The darker door, decorated with two berry and pinecone wreaths from World Market, certainly helps with the lodge feel.
On the other side of the porch, I added some more vintage-style pillows to our glider bench and planted a live mini tree in a vintage bushel basket.
Sleigh bells and wooden stars on flannel buffalo check ribbon are the only decoration the tree needs.
My vintage Allsorts tin was the perfect size for a burlap wrapped tree from the Target dollar spot.
Even though I’ve only ice skated once (and spent most of the time on my rear), I have a fun little collection of ice skates that I love using on my porch. These wooden ones I picked up from a picker’s yard sale might be my favorite. The wooden toolbox stays on the porch year round. It’s a great coffee table or place to prop your feet.
A few summers ago, I painted this black buffet for the porch, and this summer I added the bistro chairs. All were banged-up yard sale finds, so they’re fine to be outdoors. And since our porch is covered, they’re pretty well protected from the weather.
I love figuring out different ways to decorate this statement piece of furniture season after season.
This time around, I filled a large red French enamel bowl with pinecones and a vintage chalkboard. (The gorgeous bowl is from the local French Farmer’s Wife barn barn sale, and it’s definitely not just for Christmas.)
I added a vintage truck from the same barn sale as a whimsical details because I love old toys. (But seriously, these barn sale ladies need to stop finding such cute things and taking my money.)
The buffet is also dressed with a simple felt garland strung on buffalo check ribbon, some greenery and Edison style mercury glass lights.
All capped with a pine swag adorned with oversized bells and more buffaloo check ribbon.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour and I’ve given you lots of front porch decorating ideas for Christmas.
There’s even more inspiration to be found on the other bloggers’ tours. Click on the links below to visit all of these gorgeous Christmas porches.
And don’t miss these past holiday looks at our home for more Christmas front porch decorating ideas.