This elegant Christmas front porch features cedar garland, large wreaths with accents of gold, some pinecones and ornaments, and two fresh pine trees to create a classic and inviting entry.
Our porch is often the first thing I decorate for the season, even though it happens to be the last area that I’m sharing this year!
Today I’m joining Krista of The Happy Housie for her annual Seasonal Simplicity Series and I’m excited to share my holiday porch with you. If you’ve landed here from Stacey Risenmay or any of the other ladies, welcome!
Our living room and kitchen are decorated with a French farmhouse-inspired feel, with touches of gold and lots of greenery, so the outside got that treatment, too! 😉
I feel like the outside really sets the tone for your whole home. There’s nothing better than creating a welcoming entry that says to friends and neighbors “Happy Holidays and come on in!”
The good thing is, the porch is one of the easiest spaces to decorate! It doesn’t take much to make it feel festive, and with a little extra effort, it can truly shine. I started with my favorite fresh greenery, these gorgeous cedar garlands from Lynch Creek Farm.
Their products are beautiful, ship for free, and last a long time. And I love that it’s a family farm! You can find all of their fresh garlands here.
And these wreaths? Believe it or not, they are faux! They are so realistic that even next to fresh garland they still look real! The wreaths are plenty beautiful all by themselves, but since I was going for an elegant Christmas front porch, I wanted to dress them up just a little. I wired on some little gold pears that I stole from an old wreath.
Decorating Tip: if you want to dress up a new wreath, check out some of the old ones you have lying around! I donated a few older ones last year but I took off every pinecone, piece of fruit, and any other thing attached to them and stored them in the Christmas bins. Not only that, I broke off some of the branches to have as extra greens later, too. That way you have things to add to different wreaths when you need them!
I’m linking these and a couple others that also look very real!
And I added two different, live pine trees to the porch and I just love the look! (I seriously might do even more next year!) The freshness is so nice (and you can plant them after), and the contrast between the two types adds some nice dimension. But of course, you could easily get the same look using a couple of quality faux trees!
Birch logs, pinecones and some mercury glass ornaments fill a vintage galvanized coal bucket. And my favorite lanterns also usually make an appearance! I love the look of these (I have the small and the medium) and use them everywhere. They’re great on a porch or patio, but also look great inside on the hearth, too.
And I even brought out a few fake presents to add to the festiveness! 😉
I also added my favorite brass bells to my wreaths, along with some silk ribbon. These bells are one of my favorite things to decorate with, and I love how the gold looks against the green wreaths and the black doors!
And my favorite thing? Well my Joyeux Noel doormat of course! This is from an Etsy shop and they have such cute doormats!
I’m partial to the Noel, of course 😉 , but they have other French sentiments like “Bonjour,” as well as many other themes. This is the 24″ x 48″ size and it’s the perfect size for our porch. You can find all of their doormats here.
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Thank you so much for stopping by, and for sharing in our holiday decor this year. I so appreciate you being here and hope I’ve brought you inspiration for your own holiday decorating!
I’ve linked quite a few wreath options that will give you the look below, as well as the ornaments, pots, lanterns, and ribbon I used!
Elegant Christmas Front Porch Sources
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Now be sure to visit Place of my Taste next, and then hop around and see all the other beautiful holiday inspiration being shared today! You can visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images.
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