2-Hour Front Porch Holiday Makeover

Combine existing items and new finds to knock out your front porch holiday decorating so you can get to the cocoa-sipping.

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Make Your Porch Pop

Treat your outdoors like you would your indoors this holiday season with cozy details like furniture heaped with seasonal pillows, plenty of candles and plenty of color and greenery to make things merry and bright.

Add Warmth

A holiday wreath is essential to add a welcoming touch, but outdoor rugs go a long way toward creating a warm, inviting entrance for your guests (and keeps dirt out of your house too).

Natural Touches

This Christmas trees with wood details keep things rustic and blend beautifully with the woodwork on this porch. Pairs of accessories in graduated sizes often work better than a one-of-a-kind item.

Pare Back for Impact

Keep your holiday porch decor simple (and clean) by skipping the table cloths and sticking with pretty wood-topped or glass tables that just need the occasional wipe down to stay neat over the holidays.

Light Bright

Instead of the time-consuming chore of stringing endless Christmas lights, save yourself some time and just line your porch stairs (or the porch itself) with luminaries (battery-powered candles are safest) and pretty glass or plexi vessels filled with ornaments. When Christmas is over, remove the ornaments but keep the winter-themed deer luminaries.

Glow Time

Use flameless candles to bring a warm glow to your holiday porch decor.

Touch Up

If you want to go the extra mile and prep the weekend before, spray paint a fresh coat on your outdoor furniture in anticipation of the decorating next weekend.

Pillow Power

Piling on the pillows and throws is an inexpensive way to add warmth and luxury to your porch decor.

Wrap It Up

Outdoor greenery wrapped around porch rails and posts extends your welcome all the way to the walkway.

Cozy Close at Hand

Use your existing throws and pillows and pile them in metal bins on your porch for impromptu gatherings to keep everyone cozy.

Snowfall

Hang some snowflakes on pretty ribbon as porch wall decor or from the porch ceiling for a simple, elegant look.

Add Luxury

You can transform existing outdoor furniture with a fresh coat of paint for the holidays at very little cost, or just add pillows with a seasonal theme or color scheme to give a feeling if luxury without too much expense.

Say Hello

Add a warm welcome to your front porch decor. This festive, light-up sign shows your holiday spirit.

Sweat the Details

These hip, geometric deer bring modern flair to your front porch decor and with their wire frames, don't bring a lot of bulk to your outdoor decor.

Top Topiary

Real or artificial topiaries and easy-care rosemary plants bring a touch of green, but also wonderful, welcoming fragrance to your front porch. Swap out your usual pots for pretty green and red pots and mulch with moss for a more polished, finished look.

Holiday Display

Use ribbons to add richness and detail to your holiday decor. Pretty red striped ribbons add interest to these simple, graphic snowflake decorations.