When the weather outside dips cooler, the daylight hours become fewer, and the Holidays draw nearer it’s easy to forget what the outside entrance of your home looks like as you cuddle in for the winter. However, the holidays are meant as a time to decorate your home, and make it looks its best. And, with the days, hours, minutes, and seconds just flying by, there’s no time to waste when decorating your home. Unless your plan is to look like the Grinch! With just 13 more sleeps until the Big Jubilation, here’s some amazing holiday porch decorating ideas, just for you.
Pillows: Unless you have outdoor furniture pillows may not make much sense to you, but for those of you with outdoor furniture, pillows make a great way to show off your holiday spirit. You can find holiday themed pillows virtually anywhere this time of year. Whether it’s pillows with holiday phrases or images, just choose some that you love.
Trees: Festively decorated holiday mini trees make a bold statement – especially if your front porch has a staircase. Simply place two festively decorated holiday trees on both sides of your staircase or front door. Hang garland around the front door, and don’t forget the wreath (fresh, artificial, bells, or ribbon).
Rustic Decor: For some reason, the suspense of the holiday is always heightened with rustic looking decor and furniture. Get the effect by making decor out of twigs, wood, green plants, pinecones, and/or red berries. Dark bronzed bells work quite nicely as well. A few tree branches, some pinecones, and ribbon can really make for a nice embrace.
Lights: Because it gets dark faster during the winter months, adding a set of festive lights to your front porch is a great way to spruce up your home, as well as make it easier for Ol’ Saint Nick to spot on Christmas Eve. You can light the entryway with luminaries or candles (battery operated), wrap lights around bushes or rails, or anything else you can dream up.
Presents: Fake of course! We all know the holidays makes for the season of giving – with gifts to be given and received. Place wrapped boxes or plants on your porch to look like presents (just make sure nothing’s inside). Faux presents are sure to make your visitors happy and feel the holiday spirit.
~ From your friends at Elite Landscaping.