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Another holiday is here, and I’m showing you how you can create a fun, festive look for your front porch! If you have a small porch like mine that isn’t symmetrical and is difficult to decorate, look no further. Here is the perfect recipe for a festive front porch using several types of greenery but still creating that warm feeling we all love around Christmas!
Our house is older, and after moving in I quickly noticed our porch was not symmetrical, and our door didn’t have equal space on both sides. In fact, there is no space on the left side of our front door whatsoever! Needless to say, I have to get creative when decorating the space. Over the summer, I decided to give the porch a temporary makeover until we get around to renovating it to look more appealing to the eye and more functional. I love using different types of greenery each season to give the porch an inviting look!
Currently, when decorating the front porch, I have to pull my planters, various types of greenery, and decor up past the rugs and away from the door on the left side to give the illusion of symmetry. Some people may be worried that there isn’t enough room for people to get in and out of the front door, but there is plenty of space. I am such a fan of decorating the porch in affordable ways by using different types of greenery that can work for every season.
I wanted to add different types of greenery as my base, which I did with my cedar topiaries, the boxwoods, and my wreath and garland set. I also wanted to add warmth using the plaid rug, wood tones, and gold accents. I chose to add organic elements like the concrete planters and wanted to add a bit of color using ribbons. To top the look off, I used twinkling lights and candles.
To make the porch feel like Christmas, I used cedar topiaries, which I also used in my Thanksgiving decor, and all year long, even though they are technically a wintery plant. Cedar topiaries add height to the porch without any maintenance since they are faux greenery. They are my favorite to incorporate!
I also added my favorite garland of all time, the Norfolk Pine Garland, around the door frame. The garland was put in place by screwing it right into the trim of the door frame. You could also use command hooks to secure it up.
The last of the three types of greenery that I used was the Norfolk Pine Wreath. The wreath and garland set add another element to the door.
I first placed my plaid rug onto the porch, then added the concrete planters to give an organic element to the look. The cedar topiaries were added to the concrete planters, providing height to the look.
I added the perfect wreath and garland set to my Christmas decor! Garland went around the door frame and the wreath onto the door. Then, I tied some beautiful burgundy ribbon together, placing it on the wreath with gold rustic bells to provide that warm and cozy feeling.
Because it’s Christmas, I had to have Christmas lights and candles incorporated into the theme! I used twinkling fairy lights and battery-operated marble candles. Both provide that magical feeling you want around Christmas, with the twinkling and flickering effect.
I may be late decorating my front porch, but at least I got it done before Christmas! And in my festive PJ’s, no less! Check out how I decorated my Christmas tree and mantel for more holiday decor ideas!