Christmas is always a magical time of unequaled joy and frenziness, especially when it comes to decorating our homes. Every year year we try to outdo ourselves in decorating trees, windows, homes and yards that would instantly bring oh’s and ah’s from our guests. Because front porches welcome guests and may be the first impression that visitors have of your home, celebrate the season with a splash of Christmas decor on your front porch to delight the senses and spread holiday cheer.
Your front porch christmas decoratingshould be a continuation of the inside decor. The front porch can be decorated using natural greenery out of your own backyard. You can easily combine cedar with pine and holly branches just for the right look.
Provide your porch an affordable decorating makeover with budget-smart ideas, and add your very own touch with easy art projects, like mix the shades in curtains, make use of your skills in porch decoration. You can even make Outdoor Christmas decorations by hanging wreaths on the porch swing. Decorate rusted buckets by painting a star, candy cane, santa clause or anything you like on the front. You would like the finish to be rustic; just take a bit of sandpaper to your artwork to really make it look older.
Candles are an emblem of Christmas and are everywhere during this season so why not have them on your porch? Although there are some drawbacks in using them outside
(they need protecting from the wind as they can easily be blown out and also require careful placing, out of the reach of children and pets), real candles have a lovely authentic feel which can hardly be replaced by electric Christmas candles.
Christmas trees do not need to be just for indoors. Whether you have an enclosed porch or an open porch, you can decorate it with a Christmas tree. One of the advantages of a closed porch is you can decorate your porch Christmas tree any way you like. If you do not have an enclosed porch, then you will want to avoid putting expensive decorations around the tree as they could blow away.
Mix cut branches and an artificial wreath with indoor elements to create an inviting entry. Oversize shatterproof Christmas ornaments suspended from sculptural branches look like stars framing a Moravian star pendant light. An embellished live Christmas tree, an ornament-trimmed wreath, wrapped packages, and a spray-painted table (Valspar Magician’s Cloak) beckon guests.
Use icicle lights along with other Christmas snow lights to turn your front porch into a Christmas winter wonderland. Whether you receive snow or not in your area at Christmastime, by lining your porch with white lights and putting some blow-up snowmen and snow-women in your porch, you can create your own Christmas winter spectacle.