Follow these EASY and FAILPROOF steps to create an inviting holiday entrance that will keep everyone coming home for the holidays!
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Over Thanksgiving weekend, several of my girlfriends were in town visiting family for the holiday. There are twelve of us who still keep in touch almost daily thanks to social media and who’s friendship dates all the way back to the early 1980’s!
We are so lucky to have each other, and we have been through so much over the past thirty-some years, that our bond is like glue. They’re stuck with me no matter what!
One of my friends, who lives in the Boston suburbs, recently completed a front porch renovation, and is ready to decorate for the holidays, but is totally stuck! Besides the fact that she has a three year old and a five month old and works full-time as a scientist of immunology, she just doesn’t know where to start!
That gave me a great idea to create a post about a failproof way to decorate your porch for the holidays! This could be your front stoop, front porch, side porch, etc. No matter where it is, I’m going to help you create an inviting front porch by following these EASY and FAILPROOF steps!
How To Decorate Your Front Porch for the Holidays
The door is the focal point of the house especially when it faces the street, which most doors do…duh. Don’t laugh though, some main doors do not!
Here are some festive wreaths that are the perfect adornment to your house’s front door:
(Update: Some of the original items are no longer available, so they have been updated.)
To see even MORE holiday wreaths check out my post “20 Faux Holiday Wreaths: The Gift That Keeps on Giving!”
Holiday or Seasonal Doormat
Even though the mat is on the ground and under your feet, you really need a doormat to complete your holiday entrance!
Here are some holiday and seasonal doormats:
Two Seasonal Items for Both Sides of the Door
These are my favorite items to include when decorating a front door or porch! I feel like these give the space the most character. If you don’t like the planters that the trees come in, you can always buy your own and place the trees inside the planters you bought.
Here are some ideas for the two seasonal items flanking the door:
You certainly don’t need to use two symmetrical items when decorating your front porch/door, but it is the EASIEST way to achieve a pulled together look!
If you have a front porch versus a front stoop, you’ll want to take a look at this step. A front porch allows for more decorating space! That might make some of you cringe, but it makes me more excited!
If you have seating on your porch, adding some holiday or seasonal pillows gives an additional cozy touch!
Below are some adorable outdoor pillows that will warm up the seating on your porch:
If you are still in need of seating, take a look at these gorgeous options:
Lights and Garland
Since it is a front door or porch for the holidays, lights and greenery are a must! Once the holidays are over, you can just remove these two pieces of decor and enjoy your front door for winter!
If you like the four looks from above, here are the source details for them in one spot!
This is all my opinion of course, so don’t worry if you prefer to include something else or exclude something that I’ve suggested! As long as you are happy with your front porch or front door for the holidays, that’s all that matters!