Whether your space is small or large, you’re sure to be inspired by these festive porch Christmas decorations that combine natural greenery, beautiful ribbon and vintage finds and with lights to create a welcoming space.
I usually go all out with our front porch Christmas decorations, layering on more and more details like the maximalist I am. But this year, I took a more pared down approach, focusing on fresh greenery, stripes and tartan patterns, and bold pops of red.
Welcome to what I’m calling Candy Cane Lane (probably because I have the Sia song stuck in my head!) I’m also excited to be hosting my annual Atta Girl Says Christmas Porch Tour, featuring six other bloggers who have added festive flair to their outdoor spaces.
Be sure to scroll to the end of this post so you can virtually tour each porch. There’s lots of inspiration and ideas for outdoor holiday decor.
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Candy Cane Stripes & Tartan Plaids
Typicaly, I don’t decorate for Christmas with a rigid theme. But I do try to identify an inspiration piece to guide me every year. This is especially important because I tend to use a lot of the same items for our outdoor decor every year. But I don’t want things to look cookie cutter.
Sometimes, that inspiration may be a new-to-me vintage item, a DIY element or a pretty patterned ribbon.
This red striped pillow with the dapper Scottish terrier was my jumping off point for the front porch this year. Once I saw it, I started digging around in our Christmas bins and decor stash for anything striped!
I love how the pillow coordinates with the red and white striped bow I made for our wreath.
I found the gorgeous mixed evergreen arrangments for the urns at Home Depot. (Let’s just ignore the oxidation on the planter on the right. I should have given it a fresh coat of spray paint before decorating, but I honestly didn’t notice it until after I’d taken these photos!)
The ready made arrangements were a real decorating timesaver this year, and they were relatively budget-friendly.
If you’re interested in creating your own arrangments, Pam at House of Hawthornes has some great tips for how to make outdoor Christmas planters.
The candy cane stripe theme continues on this side of the porch. I couldn’t find a red-and-white rug, but black-and-white stripes work, too. The wreath on the big window has a striped bow, and the fair isle style blanket has a subtle stripe border pattern.
I always include a few toys on the porch because the neighborhood kids like to play with them. (The little tin car in the back was a Target find that came filled with yummy Marks & Spencer chocolates.)
Christmas Porches Virtual Tour
I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual tour of our Christmas porch decorations.
More Front Porch Christmas Decorations
Looking for even more ideas? You can see how we’ve decorated our front porch in past years using the links below.
- 2022 How to Decorate a Large Porch for Christmas
- 2021 Garden Inspired Christmas Porch Tour
- 2020 Whimsical Vintage Christmas Porch
- 2019 Santa’s Little Helpers Christmas Front Porch
- 2018 Santa-Inspired Christmas Porch Tour
- 2017 Buffalo Check Christmas Porch Tour
- 2016 Lodge-Inspired Christmas Porch Tour
- 2015 Schoolhouse Inspired Christmas Porch Tour
- 2014 Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Tour (featured in Cottages & Bungalows magazine)