A French Inspired Christmas Front Porch

 A French inspired Christmas front porch, decorated with natural greens and neutrals, is a simple but elegant take on the holiday.
To me, the porch is actually one of the most important parts of your holiday decorating as it sets the tone before anyone walks through the door. Not only does it welcome visitors and friends, but it greets anyone who walks or drives by with its seasonal decor. Is there anything more cheerful than a front porch all decorated for the holidays?
So welcome and come on over….
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Hudson says welcome, too! He wanted to come outside and “help” today so he came and hung with me. And no, he didn’t get in the way at all! šŸ˜‰


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For this year’s Christmas front porch I used natural garland and wreaths and I’m loving the way they look!


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I’ve always used cedar garland on the porch and I’ve usually paired it with boxwood wreaths, but this looks so much better. Now, I feel like the two go together so much better!
And if you don’t want to or can’t find natural greenery, I’m sharing some of my all-time favorite faux options below that seriously look so real!!


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I’m in love with my little pine tree! I love chubby trees and this one is the perfect size for the porch. I plunked it in a vintage olive bucket, but it would equally cute in a basket. It makes me smile every time I walk by! šŸ™‚



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An old galvanized tub holds some extra greens, logs and pinecones.



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I love poinsettias and usually have the white ones scattered around. Inside, you can see them styled in my dough bowl as part of my kitchen holiday tour. The bucket is vintage French zinc.



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These wreaths originally came with a red bow, however, since I wasn’t doing red this year I replaced that with my own tan ribbons.


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I also added the little gold and coppery beads and I’m loving the result. With all of the simple greenery on the porch it’s nice to have just a little bling!


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Even my bench got a little decorating! I love to add a small wreath here and tie it on with a simple ribbon.
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Thank you so much for stopping by! I also want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season.
May you be surrounded by family, and laughter, and love.
Because isn’t that what it’s all about?


Happy Holidays to You and Yours!
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I hope you’ll take a few moments and visit some of the other gorgeous homes sharing Christmas decor ideas below!
If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more holiday and Christmas decor inspiration below:

French Farmhouse Christmas in the Family Room

10 Easy and Beautiful Holiday Decorating Ideas 

Holiday Home Tour – Christmas in the Kitchen


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  1. That looks so elegant and lovely. Thanks for the inspiration. I have double doors but never know how to hang without ruining the door. Any techniques would be appreciated.

    1. Thank you Sheila! We tapped in tiny nails at the top two corners and the center of the molding, the sides are just hanging as they don’t really move. However, I saw the BEST command hook product after I hung these that would be great if you don’t want to use nails! Here’s the link if you want to check it out:


      Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Hello Sheila,
    I am fairly new to your lovely blog and I am enjoying it very much!!! Love your style!
    I especially like that you don’t just post your beautiful photos without conversing with us about your content. I always learn something helpful about decorating the easy and beautiful way when I open up your posts! Thank you!!!
    BTW-there may be a glitch in in the post delivery system you have as I keep getting repeat emails of your “5 Tip Series” . I think this week was series #4, lol!!! No worries though as I enjoyed it each time!!!
    Best regards, Joyce

    1. Oh no Joyce- I’ll check on that – thanks for letting me know! And thank you so much for your lovely words, I so appreciate it!


  3. Patricia May says:

    Hi! Which type of greenery did you use for the wreaths? Do you have a resource for the ribbon and little sparkly add-ins for your wreath? Iā€™m trying to ship online since work is so busy! Thank you!!

    1. Hi Patricia,

      As for the wreaths I used, I used to use live but now I use faux because I found the live get dry so quickly and then they look awful by the time Christmas is here!

      You can find a live one similar to what I used here: https://rstyle.me/+XTTwqH6g6F59CYSYRPyGoA

      These faux wreaths I use now are a bit of an investment but they are huge and they look so real! They are these: https://rstyle.me/+KeNhVu59pVriaVVIDqAslg

      And a similar, smaller faux wreath here: https://rstyle.me/+SHousqva3RqX9Fl_5CGGcw

      As far as the ribbon, I buy most of mine from Etsy. This seller has tons of beautiful ribbons: https://rstyle.me/+s85CSLfoqCeJDc-4MbGRhA

      As for the gold berries, I bought tree picks from Michaels and then chopped them up. The berries then had a little stem so that I could tuck them in to the wreaths (I secured them with a hot glue gun but for the faux wreaths it would be better to wire them on as the glue gun may melt a faux wreath).

      The picks I used are these: https://rstyle.me/+7iGSXImarGGMFmJIOkZJkw

      Hope that helps!


      1. Rosemary Shew says:

        What a beautiful display you have here!

  4. Oh my you are amazing! Your entry way is lovely. I love your cozy entrance and in particular that small wreath with tie on the bench.

    1. Aww thank you so much Julie! That is so kind – and I appreciate you taking the time to write!

      Happy New Year!


    1. Aww, thank you so much! He’s a love:)

      and thanks for stopping by!


  5. Such a gorgeous front porch! Love all the greenery and Hudson is so cute!!

    1. Thanks so much Becky – and thank you from Hudson, too:)


  6. I swear, you have the most beautiful front porch!!!!! WOW! If not for my daughter on mine, I would pick yours as my ultra-favorite! LOL! As always, honored to share this home tour with you!

    1. Aww thank you so much Vel! That is the sweetest compliment! Thank you for making my day:)

      Happy Holidays to you! And thank you so much for stopping by!


  7. (second attempt at commenting, sorry if it repeats) Um, can I use your porch as my Christmas card?! Simply stunning! It’s so elegant ā¤ļø I love all of the details! Merry Christmas -Jen

  8. Um, can I use your porch for my Christmas card?! Simply stunning! It’s so classically beautiful ā¤ļø love every detail! Merry Christmas – Jen

    1. Awww thank you so much Jen – that’s so sweet!! Can’t wait to see your tour of your gorgeous home my friend!

      Merry Christmas to you!


    1. haha! He does match the ribbons doesn’t he?! Thanks Shelley! And thank you from Hudson, too! šŸ™‚


  9. Sheila, you knocked your porch out of the park! It’s so beautiful! And I love the wreaths and garland together! I might have to think about the three cedars wreath for next year! Thanks for participating in the tour this year – your taste is impeccable!

    1. Aww thank you SO much Jenny! You’re so sweet – that truly makes my day!

      And I love their wreaths! I’m such a natural greens person, I really only have faux because of blogging and decorating early. These make my heart happy when I look at them! So thank you to you and Amy and Christy for letting me tag along on the tour. I’m so thrilled to be joining such a talented (and kind!) bunch!

      Happy Holidays to you!


  10. Sheila, I always love your gorgeous porch no matter the season, but this takes the cake! I love your choice of wreaths and the garland is so beautiful! Wishing you wonderful holidays!! xo

    1. Hi Tam! Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your sweet words about my porch. I so appreciate your constant support and encouragement sweet friend!

      Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family!


    1. Thank you Christy! I’m thrilled to be joining you all and can’t thank you enough for having me! Can’t wait to see your pretty house – I better get my pinning fingers ready!

      Wishing you and your family happy Holidays!


  11. Sheila–so beautiful, I love your dramatic doors. They look amazing with the Lynch Creek wreaths! Tell Hudson Lucy says hello šŸ™‚ So glad to have you on the tour! XO, Amy

    1. Aww thanks so much Amy! We’ve been wanting to replace these doors forever as they are actually in terrible shape – drafty and warped, etc. But they are photogenic, so maybe for blogging I’ll just keep them! haha….

      And thank you again for having me! I’m so glad to be “touring” with all of you and can’t wait to see your house all dressed up!


    1. Haha Cassie, I’m pretty sure Hudson knows he steals the show!! But seriously, thank you so much for stopping by, and for your lovely words. You’re so sweet!

      Happy Holidays to you!


  12. I knew I’d love your home tour and not so surprisingly, I do! All of the fresh greenery is just stunning, Sheila! I’m absolutely in love with the tan scalloped ribbon too. Where did you find it?

    1. Aww, thank you Amanda! That’s so kind of you! I can’t wait to get to all of the other tours – I have so much pretty pinning to do:)

      And thanks for your ribbon compliment! It was from Michael’s! A lucky find I must say:)

      Thank you for coming over!


  13. Sheila!! Your front porch could not be more idyllic and lovely!! Complete with the cutest pup ever!! I adore the fresh greens and wish our Trader Joe’s had that cedar garland – we always get white pine garland at ours (abundant in this area). I love the little tree and galvanized pots too! Enjoy your Christmas-ified home and this joyful season my friend! xo

    1. Thanks so much Lisa! And how interesting that you get different garland – but it is nice that they are buying what is local to each area! What about Home Depot? Ours here always has cedar garland as well.

      Thanks for stopping by sweet friend – so appreciate it! And I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!