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35 Amazing Winter Front Porch Decor Ideas To Inspire Your Holiday Decor

Are you looking to spruce up your home in time to enjoy the festive season? Decorating your porch is the best way to do this and it’s an amazing way to greet your visitors! 

In this article, I’m exploring some of the best winter front porch decor ideas. I wanted to share some of the ideas I’ve collected and inspire people to make their porch look welcoming and festive.

Want to know more? Keep reading!

Decorating Your Winter Porch With Planters

Arrange Some Pine Cones

silvery planter combined with pine cones, pine fronds, and some logs #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #Planters

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This is a fantastic way to put together some wintry outdoor items. A silvery planter combined with pine cones, pine fronds, and some logs makes for a simple but classy winter design. It’s also sturdy enough to stay in place when it’s windy.

Or Add A Dash Of Red

metal planter with a red bow, a sign, and some evergreen foliage in the arrangement #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #Planters

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This is a similar winter porch design, but with a red bow, a sign, and some evergreen foliage in the arrangement. Nothing says “the holidays” like the combination of red and green and the “We Believe” sign is great fun as Christmas approaches.

Embellish Some Pine Cones

planters with gold ornaments that complement the red pine cones #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #Planters

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Spraying or painting your pine cones red can make them look more festive! This winter porch design also features a dash of gold and green. 

I love the gold ornaments that complement the red pine cones. A couple of these arrangements are on this porch and this creates a lovely symmetry that stands out, even from the street.

Loads Of Cedar And Pine

 pine and cedar boughs just bursting out of this large planter #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #Planters

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Look at all these pine and cedar boughs just bursting out of this large planter. This is a great decoration; just make sure you’re prepared to sweep up the falling needles. 

The greenery provides the base for other flowers and decorations, such as leaves and twigs, to complete the winter feel.

Light It Up!

LED lighting for a planter wirh logs, pine cones and festive decor #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #Planters

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The warm glow of some LED lighting can make all the difference. Here, it gives an almost “faux fire” look to the planter and provides some much-needed warmth (or at least the appearance of warmth) during the winter months.

Combine the lighting with your best combination of logs, pine cones, and other festive decor items.

Or Line It Up

planters filled with festive decor and ornaments  #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #Planters

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This is a similar winter porch design to some of the above. These planters look like they might have had some different plants in them in the summer months, but in the wintertime, they look great filled with festive decor and ornaments, as well as some greenery to cut through the white of the snow.

A Winter Birdhouse

Planter with a birdhouse and greenery #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #Planters

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This winter porch design features a cute little birdhouse tucked away in lots of greenery and pine branches. 

This is a cozy little idea. This planter looks like it belongs in a Scandinavian garden! And if you add some DIY bird food from the Christmas tree-turned bird feeder video I talk about here, the birds will definitely appreciate it!

Standalone Tree Decor

A Tree With Pine Cones

christmas tree decorated with pine cones #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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This couldn’t be much more simple in terms of design, but it’s effective! This cute tree has been presented nicely on a little stool and the pine cones look beautifully festive, both on the tree and in the basket. Why not add some fake snow to give even more of a holiday feel?

The Humble Tree

christmass trees on planters #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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Let’s face it, Christmas trees are beautiful on their own before adding ornaments or other decorations. With this idea, you don’t have to worry too much about the weather getting to your ornaments.

This lovely winter porch design shows that simple can sometimes be better. The planters are really simple, too.

Build Some Christmas Gnomes

Chtristmas gnome made of a tree and decorated with a big hat and gloves #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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Look at this design! How much fun do you think they had while making these? A giant Christmas hat and some gloves are all you need to create a fun Christmas gnome that is bound to get the neighborhood talking. This is a great use of any offcuts from your indoor Christmas tree.

Add Some Christmas Sparkle

Christmas trees decorated with LED lights  #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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Simple LED lights can be enough to add that little bit of festive sparkle when you are putting a Christmas tree on your winter porch. 

A Christmas tree on either side of your welcome mat makes for a pleasing symmetry and draws your eye in. Just make sure you’re using environmentally friendly lights and install them properly.

Trees With Other Decorations

Wicker Baskets And Planters

wicker planter for the trees, combined with wicker baskets full of decorations #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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I love the way the wicker ties this design together. Here, we see a wicker planter for the trees, combined with wicker baskets full of decorations. 

Tree offcuts sprinkled with some artificial snow can be a great thing to add to these baskets. However, you can use pretty much any outdoor Christmas decorations you like.

Or Trees Galore

tress leading up the stairs to the front door #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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Who says you need to limit the number of trees on your winter porch? I love the way these trees lead up the stairs and they each have their own decor and style. They’re complemented by a gorgeous wreath, too. 

Why not get a small tree for each family member and let them decorate their own?

More Festive Symmetry

symmetrical design of 2 trees and wreath for a front door #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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This design is really “out there” and loud and I love it! Lots of ornaments, two trees, and a gorgeous wreath. The symmetrical nature of the design looks great against a red door!

Compliment Trees With Red

Skinny Christmas trees with LED light  #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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I love these skinny little Christmas trees with their small LED lights. The owners of this home were clearly aiming for a red and green design. The mat, ornaments, and cute “Believe” sign really highlight the winter porch decor, with a wreath as the central feature.

Or With Classy White

rugs and pillow for a porch bench beside two planters with Christmas tree #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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There’s something rustic and minimal about this design which I love and white always looks classy. The rug and pillows make this winter porch feel warm, even though it’s outside, and the LED lights help, too.

Mix Up The Sizes

 red door and trees of various sizes, which sit in big barrels  #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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Here’s another red door and the trees of various sizes, which sit in big barrels, look fantastic. They provide some lovely light for the winter porch and the little red poinsettias accent the Christmas trees. 

This scene has a winter container garden vibe to it and I also love the beautiful red bows on the trees.

Or Add Some Signs

red door, small christmas trees with LED lights and a big joy sign #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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The glow of the lantern with the “Joy” sign underneath really makes this winter porch feel like you’re walking into a water wonderland, especially combined with all those trees! 

Signs can be pricey, but you can reuse them each season. I love the twinkle of the LED lighting, combined with the glow of the lanterns.

Trees On Wheels!

Gardening cart decorated with a Christmas trees #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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The trees and artificial snow, combined with the sled in the background, give a brilliant look to this decor. Best of all — it’s on wheels!

Why not use a gardening cart or other wagon like this one? You can even move your winter porch decor around if you do this.

Or Wreaths On Sleds

winter white theme porch with white sled, lamp, christmas tree, white pillow and blanket  #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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Using a sled as a platform for your other decor is a wonderful idea. What a great way to decorate your winter porch with a snowy theme. Combining this sled with a tree and classy white accents creates a gorgeous entrance area for any home.

Bows On Skis

winter theme Christmas tree on a metal planter #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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Decorating a winter porch with some skis can be another way to create that real wintery feeling. The tree with its frosty white faux snow and some Christmas decor make for a top combo.

A Snuggly Couch

porch decorated with wreath and Christmas trees #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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Imagine settling down to sit next to all these wreaths and trees. Christmas is truly coming when you see a design like this. There’s even a reindeer and some gorgeous signs to complement all the greenery on your winter porch. 

A Christmassy Seat

front porch with re themed decoration and some green wreath and Christmas trees #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #christmasTree

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This is a bit more of a minimalist approach, but it still lets you sit outdoors and enjoy the winter air. The tree is beautifully decorated and look at this cute red truck with the mini Christmas tree. I love all the flashes of red and the lanterns.

Decorative Items For Your Winter Porch

A Garland Wraparound

garland and led lights wrap around the porch, lamp on each stair steps #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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The way this lit-up garland wraps around the winter porch gives a warm glow to the home. I love how welcoming this looks and it leads you up to the beautiful wreath and grand front door. This is one of the classier porch decor ideas I found.

An Old Fashioned Sled

sled decorated with a garland and ornaments #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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Putting a sled upright like this is a decoration on its own, but it is also the perfect place to string up a garland or hang some ornaments, as shown in this beautiful but rustic idea. This one is simple and low-maintenance, but effective.

With Some Ski Boots

winter skiing theme for a porch decoration #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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The winter skiing theme here makes for an authentic vibe and you’re sure to feel like you’re taking the slopes or staying in a wood cabin somewhere in the snow. Hanging some old ski boots is another cute decoration idea. You can pick some of these up online or find them at a flea market.

A Chalkboard Sign

porch decorated with chalg board Christmas message, wreath, trees and a pile of woods  #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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This chalkboard is so cute and I love the fact that you can write your own winter message on it! 

If you are having visitors, you can give them their own unique welcome message or test out your artistic flair with your own drawings and Christmas message. Combine your chalkboard with wreaths and trees, or even a pile of firewood, as we see on this winter porch.

Fill Up A Lantern

old lantern filled with ornaments #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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Here’s another cute and inventive idea. Why not fill up an old lantern with some ornaments? This protects them from the snow and rain and also creates a beautiful and interesting winter porch feature. You could fill them with LED lights, pine cones, and just about anything else.

Or An Old, Upcycled Chair

rustic old chair  decorated with winter decors #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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This rustic old chair provides a different platform for winter decorations, such as branches or pine cones. In this case, the greenery has been placed in an old metal bucket on top of the chair. There’s a shabby-chic look to this winter porch design.

Sleds And Signs

Decorate your front door with a garlands, wreaths and trees on the side #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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All these beautiful signs spread Christmas cheer, as well as complement the garlands, wreaths, and trees. Some of the signs on this winter porch even look like they could be homemade! There’s another sled and a Christmas-themed welcome mat, too.

A Wreath On A Seat

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You can get creative about where you put a wreath and hanging it from a chair, such as we see here, is a great idea. You might not be sitting on your winter porch chair when the weather turns cold, so you may as well decorate it!

Snowflake Designs

welcome mat feature a snowflake design, a sign board with the word joy and a door decorated with a garland #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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Both the sign to the right of the door and the welcome mat feature a snowflake design. Even if you live in an area where snow is unlikely, you can still use this as a design feature on your beautiful winter front porch.

Scarves And Skis

chair decorated with red scarves, rugs, skis and  a lamp #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor

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I’ve already mentioned that skis are a great idea for decorating your winter porch, but you can also add scarves, rugs, and fabric, such as tartan, to give a warm winter feel.

Evergreen Wall Decor

Behind A Lantern

evergreen tucked behind a lantern #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #walldecor

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Evergreen cuttings can be used in loads of interesting ways throughout the winter. They’ll last for ages and give the feeling of nature on your winter porch. Tucked behind a lantern, like this, can be interesting and it makes sure the greenery can be seen in the dark.

Or Under A Lantern

decorate a lantern with greenery and a bow and ornaments #porchIdeas #porch #winter #frontDoorDecor #homeDecor #patiodecor  #walldecor

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Similarly, hanging some greenery under a lantern can look great, even after the sun has gone down. This design features a bow, as well as evergreen cuttings. This is a beautiful way to let everyone know winter is coming.

Front Porch Decorating FAQs

How Do You Keep Outdoor Decorations From Blowing Away?

There are numerous techniques for making sure your decorations are firmly secured. You can use carpet adhesive, cleverly positioned pots, or even tie your decorations down with washers, as explained in this article on how to keep your outdoor rugs from blowing away.

How Do You Keep A Wreath From Blowing Away?

You should securely attach your wreath to your door using floral wire. By using multiple pieces of wire, you can help it withstand the wind. Other options include suction holders that securely stick to your wall or door, which can then be fastened to the wreath.

How Do You Use Christmas Garland?

Garlands are a pretty versatile decoration. Hang yours on the mantelpiece or thread it through the bars of your banister. 
There are no specific rules, but if there’s somewhere to thread the garland it will help keep it in place. If you’re using garland as a patio decoration or on a porch, it might blow away if it’s not anchored somehow.

BONUS: A Video With Patio Makeover Tips About How To Make A Winter Garden

Fire pits are one of the many cozy aspects of design you can use for that winter appeal. At the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, you can see how their beautiful forest-style winter theme was largely built around these fire pits.

Many of the DIY ideas for this design are similar to those featured in our recent ‘outdoor party ideas’ piece.

If you have a fireplace on your patio or you plan to make a bonfire nearby, you will need firewood. Check how to make it an organic part of your overall winter garden design with these creative ideas.

BONUS: Making A Front Door Swag? Wait Till You See This Christmas Decoration Video!

Interested in a fun Christmas DIY project to do either on your own or with kids? Check the video below!

Ddo it at the end of November and your winter porch will be ready for an outdoor party in December!

Wrapping It Up

Have you enjoyed this list? Feeling inspired to decorate your own porch with one of these winter front porch decor ideas? I wanted to share all these amazing designs with everyone, so you can have a more gorgeous winter. 

Looking for deals on Christmas yard decorations and inflatables? Check out my page where I collect these deals!

BTW, if you happen to need these ideas to prep your house for sale, check out this ultimate post by Nadya Jones that presents about 150+ curb appeal ideas.

If you have friends you think will enjoy this list, feel free to share it. Also, leave me a comment to let me know your thoughts!

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Nadya Jones

Nadya is a writer, entrepreneur, and designer based in Raleigh. She writes in her blog, the one you are visiting right now, where she shares her love for landscaping, gardening, and outdoor design. Her husband Brett provides her with a lot of inspiration and behind-the-scenes content. Together, they work on creating beautiful outdoor spaces that serve as an extension of their home and inspire others to do the same. If you are interested in landscaping, gardening, or outdoor design, be sure to check out the blog! Also, follow Nadya on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr!

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