How to Decorate Your Porch for Christmas

‘Tis the season to deck your porch with boughs of holly! Before the tree is trimmed and the lights are hung – Start the Christmas cheer outside at your front door by using one of these easy tips for how to decorate your porch for Christmas.

Your front porch is typically the first part of your home that your guests see when they come for holiday visiting. A festively decorated front porch helps to set the tone for all of your interior decorating. From traditional wreaths to alternative luminaries, check out our holiday porch decorating tips to help you get into the Christmas spirit:

A Festive Front Porch with Door Wreaths

Whether store-bought or DIY, tied with ribbons or adorned with ornaments, a wreath on your front door is a classic sign of the holidays. If you feel like trying your hand at DIY, check out these tutorials:

decorate front porch for Christmas with Pom Pom Wreath

This simple, yet cute and cozy wreath will give you serious ‘Marshmallow World’ vibes in 4 easy steps!

DIY Winter Pom Pom Wreath from Modern Glam

Decorate your porch for Christmas with wreaths

Create a classic Christmas wreath using an embroidery hoop, greenery, and flameless candle.

DIY Hoop Wreath from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Repurpose Planter Boxes to Decorate Your Porch for Christmas

Have you considered that you can use your empty summer planter boxes to house some seasonal greenery? Alternately, continue the tree trimming outside with mini Christmas trees.

Decorate your porch for Christmas with planters

Use evergreen boughs, pinecones and seasonal berries to liven up your empty summer planters with the Christmas spirit. Use evergreen boughs, pinecones, and seasonal berries to liven up your empty summer planters with the Christmas spirit.

Outdoor Christmas Planters from Threads and Blooms

Decorate porch for Christmas with planters

Feeling crafty? Make some seasonal planters with this DIY Farmhouse Planter Tutorial.

DIY Farmhouse Porch Planter Boxes from The White Cottage Farm

Front Porch Christmas Light Alternatives

While Christmas lights are an outdoor holiday decorating staple, don’t feel like you must limit yourself to traditional strings of bulbs.


Not in the mood to fight with the ladder, tangled string lights and unpredictable weather this year? Try these easy DIY Star Luminaries to light up your front entrance with an inviting glow.

DIY Star Luminaries from Polka Dot Chair

decorate outside for Christmas

Capture the magic and whimsy of a little winter village all set up for the holidays with these simple mason jar lanterns! For a little extra magic, try them with twinkling fairy lights.

DIY Winter Village Mason Jar Lanterns from Look What I Made

Decorating Your Porch with added Advantages of Duradek

With your porch decked out with Christmas cheer, be mindful of how slippery and icy it can get in the colder months. The weather can easily create a safety hazard for guests right outside your front door. Duradek vinyl allows for safe, easy and worry-free winter deck care. Duradek is textured for slip resistance, so less worry for your guests. It is also durable to use plastic snow shovels and de-icing products.

For more details on caring for your Duradek in the winter, you can read our 3 Most Important Tips for Winter Deck Care.

If you are inspired to redo your front porch, call on an authorized Duradek installer to discuss keeping your porches, patios, and entryways waterproof protected year after year. In the meantime, check out our Pinterest Board for more holiday decorating ideas!

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