7 Christmas porch decorating ideas – best ways to increase festive curb appeal

Christmas porch decorations are a sight to behold during the holiday period, so make sure yours are giving everyone all the festive feels

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If you're looking for Christmas porch decorating ideas this year, then you'll find them right here, as we've gathered together some inspo-a-plenty for all your doorstep design desires. 

Giving the outside of your home the festive curb appeal it deserves is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and by celebrating all things festive in this way, it can really set the tone for the rest of your homes Christmas decor scheme too. 

This tradition not only provides a warm welcome for your arrival home each day, but will make guests and neighbors smile, so decorating a porch really is a joyful activity. 

So, if you're ready to dust down your front step, wind some foliage and light the lights, this is the guide for you.

1. Go big on greenery for a statement entrance

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Is there anything more striking than an oversized foliage garland? This grand display from Frontgate frames the front door in style with plenty of greenery, not to mention beautifully wrapped gift ornaments and a welcoming dog complete with Santa hat and festive collar of course. There's plenty of symmetry at play here along with the seasonal additions that give a glimpse into the fun and quirky personality that resides within. 

2. Add a very welcoming, welcome mat  

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Switch up your regular door mat for one with a cute festive message to bring some distinctly witty personality. Almost too good to wipe your feet on, these fun additions give your porch an immediate boost and help to ring in the changes. Saint Nic will be sure to stop by here. 

Shop the West Elm hand-painted doormat.

3. Jingle your bells with these dandy door decorations 

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Sleigh bells ring, are you listening... If you're hankering after some decorations Rudolf would be proud of, how about this gorgeous door decal.  Hand-tied silver bells are set against a sturdy leather strap and complete with a leather loop for hanging.  Adored with a wreath these make a striking and musical note for your front porch area. Outdoor Christmas decorations and lights help illuminate the pathway as well as provide a festive warm glow. 

4. Add a wreath for an impactful door

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The perfect addition to your door, whatever the time of year, has to be a Christmas wreath. These seasonal beauties always look good but at Christmas time they really come into their own and pack a punch of holiday season styling to your door. Whether you choose to go fresh or faux, they can be embellished with add-ons such as a string of lights, a bow or plus pine cones for that forestry feel. Remember to stick to a color theme and use throughout the decorations so keep the look feeling together. 

Shop this look here at Frontgate 

5. Embrace a candy cane palette for your doorstep scheme

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Mrs Claus would definitely approve of this cosy porch area. Full of Christmas cheer it would brighten anyones day who happened to be walking by, or be lucky enough to sit out and enjoy a cheeky Christmas cocktail or two. Create your own winter themed haven with some candy cane inspired seasonal touches in red and white and don't be shy with soft furnishings. The more cushions, the merrier. 

Get the look by hanging this rustic wooden sign from Etsy 

6. A seasonal swag could be just the thing for your door

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A festive foliage swag is a perfect way to add some winter landscape to your front door. Go small or large with one of these shapely drops of evergreen sophistication. This pre-lit version boasts real pine cones and silver dollar eucalyptus not to mention berries in all their glory. Go for a shop bought one like this one from Crate&Barrel, or try making your own wreath and just using part of it, with some carefully chosen branches and fix with a beautiful ribbon. 

7. Lean into this porch deco idea 

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It's a sign of the times, seasonal times that is. This rustic wooden Be Merry porch board will bring a little more holiday feeling to your doorstep with it's jolly message and cheery bold color. Lean against a wall or bench and adorn with a holly sprig or two to complete the look and get ready for all the ho, ho, ho's. Shop the look online.