Porchscapes With Poinsettias

Try these clever ways to integrate poinsettias into your porch plan.

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Holly Bryan Artistic Design

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Holly Bryan Artistic Design

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

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Photo By: Photo courtesy of Lauren Carnes Photography

Quirky Vessels

Instead of using traditional vases or pots for poinsettias, an insulated container can be full of character, patterns and holiday colors to brighten up a porch. Cote Designs chose Thermos containers to serve as a vessel for poinsettia clippings this holiday season.

Use Your Statuary

Dressing up the statuary on the porch adds a festive touch for the holiday season. This lamb's poinsettia collar fits perfectly with the sprawling porch's Christmas decor. Styled by Cote Designs.

One Step at a Time

A simple way to decorate outside is by placing poinsettias in shoes, such as riding or cowboy boots. These red boots fit perfectly In an equestrian-centered town like Aiken, S.C. Styled by Cote Designs.

Festive Front Porch

When hosting guests for the holidays, Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs says it's important to consider the feel and ambiance of each part of your home, starting with the front porch. She used poinsettias in wreaths and for other special touches to put together a beautiful and creative creation to wow guests upon arrival.

Poinsettia Wreath

A foraged greenery wreath with tallow berries, 'Carolina Sapphire' cypress, magnolia, Scotch pine, nandina berries, pine cones, camellia branches and boxwood serves as the perfect base for poinsettias in water picks. The wreath is a festive adornment to the white and pink Southern front porch. Styled by Cote Designs.

Mantle Makeover

If you have an outdoor porch with a fireplace, make poinsettias part of a focal point. Floral designer Holly Bryan placed the poinsettias among greenery and blue and white ceramic urns for this mantle display.

Gorgeous Focal Point

Some poinsettias are placed in the blue and white jars, while others are tucked in among the pots when floral designer Holly Bryan decorated this mantle.

Greeting at the Gate

A basket full of poinsettias and greenery adorns an iron gate, with a cute pair of boots holding the popular holiday plants to the side. Styled by Cote Designs.

Antique Holder

An antique, French iron basket is filled with moss and topped with gorgeous poinsettias. Instead of simply placing the poinsettias in a pot on the ground, these poinsettias serve as a focal point at eye level. Styled by Cote Designs.

Unexpected Containers

Add a fun, unique arrangement on a porch or mailbox, and celebrate the giving spirit this holiday season. Arrangements of poinsettias and greenery in Thermos containers of different sizes and styles can brighten your mailman's day. You can leave notes for neighbors on tags and place them on their porches as gifts to brighten up the front of each house. Styled by Cote Designs.

Bouquet in a Basket

A handled woven basket on a table can hold a festive floral arrangement using poinsettias and foraged camellias from the garden. Styled by Cote Designs.

Different Kind of Red Carpet Welcome

Poinsettias can be festive greeters. When you have wide steps, you can stagger their layout - instead of clumping them together - to make a big impact.

Pick Wisely

Explore ideas such as incorporating the pink poinsettias in your holiday decor. You also can create arrangements incorporating both colors - red and pink - for variety. Add foraged greenery from the garden, or even a few clippings from your Christmas tree. Styled by Cote Designs.