Deck the Halls – Front Porch Decorating Tips for the Holidays

We’re officially in countdown mode, as Christmas is just around the corner, and if you haven’t added some holiday joy to your front porch, now is the time! If you live somewhere where you can count on mother nature to deliver a glistening of snow, consider yourself halfway done!

Whether you prefer over-the-top decor or something a little more subtle, the easiest way to start is by choosing a color scheme. Focus on reds, greens, and golds for a classic look. And remember, keep everything outdoor friendly!

Holiday Doormat From
Holiday Doormat From

What You Need

You can visit your local craft store or even Wal-Mart or Target and grab whatever speaks to you. But a few staples we recommend are:

  • Garland – Find a heavy, quality brand that can withstand the outdoor elements.
  • Lights – Twinkling, Multi-Colored, Icicle… the possibilities are endless! Decide where you are going to put your lights before you buy them. Are they going on an outdoor tree? Wrapping around the porch railing? Framing your front door?
  • Wreaths – You can DIY a wreath, or purchase one ready to hang! Don’t forget the wreath hanger and storage box. We love the classic look of a festive wreath hanging on the door, but we also love seeing them in the windows!
  • Miscellaneous Items – Wooden signs that express a festive greeting, holidays plants such as poinsettias, Nutcrackers, etc. Anything that can add a little extra cheer to your outdoor decor.
  • Holiday Rug – We’re biased, but we think a holiday doormat is the perfect way to complete your front porch decor. A holiday doormat will get a lot of attention this time of year, welcoming holiday company, providing a place for delivered packages to rest, and adding a pop of color to your outdoor decor. In fact, if you don’t have time for all the rest, order your holiday doormat now and call it good!

We’ve collected all of our holiday themed rugs in one convenient place for you! Order soon so you can get it in time for Christmas. Don’t forget to tag @plushrugs on Instagram so we can see your holiday spirit.

Welcome Home for the Holidays with a Holiday Themed Rug from PlushRugs.
Welcome Home for the Holidays with a Holiday Themed Rug from PlushRugs.


For more holiday decorating inspiration, check out our blog post, 25 Alternatives to the Traditional Christmas Tree.

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