12 Country + Vintage Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Front Porch

Keep your holiday decor traditional and vintage with front porch styling that's timeless and packed with old-school country charm.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Classic Country Decor We Love

This Southern home is packed with classic country charm. Playing off the mustard-yellow and barn-red tones of the home’s exterior, textural items packed with character and flea market appeal add a festive touch. Learn how you can recreate the look at your own home this season.

Vintage Vignettes

Most of the decor was sourced from antique stores and flea markets. To create moments of pause, vignettes were arranged with an assortment of shapes, finishes and textures to keep the porch feeling unique and collected. Make a DIY decorative sled.

Playful Touches

Holidays are meant for gathering with friends and family, so it's best to create a look that appeals to both adults and children. Playful touches were brought to the front porch with oversized, hand-carved toys that add a vibe reminiscent of The Nutcracker.

Front Door Decor

Chunky garland and an oversized, metal gingerbread man cookie cutter read just as well from the sidewalk as they do close up. Large metal containers with classic plaid prints add a graphic touch. Make this gingerbread man.

Chalkboard Signage

Add variety from year to year by picking up an antique chalkboard and scribing a quote, phrase or simple word with white chalk.

Bare Garland

Sometimes the less-is-more approach can create a greater impact than overly decorative touches. For a pop of greenery around the porch, the railing was dressed with bare garland. This adds just the right amount of texture and color to keep it feeling festive.

Handmade Wreath

Take the DIY approach with a weather-proof paper wreath that will easily become the centerpiece of your outdoor space. And it may be paper, but it will last from year to year.

Side Door Decor

Don’t forget to dress up your side and back doors, too. Here, the side entrance of the porch was dressed with garland, a DIY angel, winter-proof greenery and a container full of birch firewood.

Wood Scrap Sculpture

This pair of angel's wings was picked up from a local flea market. It's made from scrap wood attached to a frame made of wire that was bent to shape. A similar look can be achieved with wooden shims or with driftwood remnants.

Clever Containers

To add height to potted evergreens or planted winter floral, place vases or containers on top of vintage stands, chairs or stools. Discover 10 easy winter flower arrangements.

Winter Dining

Although the winter months are cold, it's nice to sit outside and enjoy the crisp air and clear sky on warmer days. Create a welcoming vibe in your outdoor dining area by dressing up chairs with throw blankets that your guests can use as they sip a cup of tea or coffee. Make hanging rosemary-wrapped snowflakes.

Winter-Friendly Plants

Anytime you're dressing up your porch for the holidays and using floral, it’s best to simply keep it out while entertaining, then bring it back inside once you’re done. Evergreens are weather-resistant and can stay out all year long, though. Discover 10 easy winter flower arrangements.

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