The porch and entry way are ready for the holidays! Lots of greenery and a subtle French influence are what inspired this simple holiday decorating.
Hi friends and welcome to my final holiday tour of the season! Today I’m joining Krista of The Happy Housie for her annual Seasonal Simplicity Series and I’m excited to share my porch and entry with you. If you’ve landed here from Inspiration for Moms or any of the other ladies, welcome!
This year’s holiday decorating has been decidedly simple, inspired by a more French or European influence. A neutral palette with touches of nature and lots of greenery is what I used in the living room and kitchen. And now the outdoors feels as simple and elegant as the indoors!
My porch is one of my favorite things to dress for the holidays. I love that it sets the tone for the inside of my home. I mean, is there anything better than driving by a house with pretty wreaths and garland?!
It doesn’t take a lot to create a festive porch or front door! I added these gorgeous wreaths with dried oranges (continuing that Old World European feel I started in the family room), as well as fresh cedar garland from Lynch Creek Farms around the door.
I love the warm and cozy feel it brings to the porch, and it sets the tone for the inside, too!
The vintage bucket holds some pine boughs, pinecones, white birch logs, and ornaments. I also added some frosted pinecones to the base of the boxwood topiary.
And now, come on in!
The entry way continues the subtle French touches with paper whites in an urn and a simple wreath.
The wreath was plain cedar and I added the little pinecones and added a vintage velvet ribbon.
The paper whites are faux – and they look so real! I bought them last year and though they were a bit of an investment, I’ll be able to use them for years to come. I’ve forced real paper whites before but the timing is hard! One year they bloomed too early and they were dead by Christmas and another, they were not blooming until January, haha!
I’m excited to be able to use these at the perfect time every year!
The garland on the stairs is a mix of my favorite faux garland mixed with some live branches and faux and live eucalyptus.
And that completes my holiday tours for the year! If you missed any of them you can see the rest of them at the holiday tours link.
Also, I’ll be sharing a pretty and oh-so-different holiday table setting tomorrow so I hope you pop back for that!
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If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out some of my other holiday tours and posts below: