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Festive Front Door and Porch Decorating Ideas from Nurney Landscape & Design

Your front door and porch are the first things visitors see when they come to your home, so it's important to make a good impression. During the holidays, you can really deck out your front porch with festive decorations to show off your holiday spirit. Here are a few ideas from Nurney Landscape and Design!


A wreath is a classic holiday decoration to adorn your front door. You can find wreaths at most garden centers and craft stores, or you can make your own. If you're making your own wreath, consider using natural materials such as pine boughs, winter berries, and holly.


Pumpkins are another traditional fall decoration that can be used to decorate your front porch. You can carve pumpkins into traditional jack-o'-lanterns, or you can paint or decorate them in other ways. You can also use pumpkins to create displays on your porch steps or railing.

Container gardening

Container gardening is a great way to add plants and flowers to your front porch or stoop, even if you don't have a lot of space. For a festive holiday display, plant winterberry branches, birch branches, and berries and hollies in containers. You can also add mums, cabbage, and other seasonal annuals. Check out this article from Better Homes & Gardens for inspiration.

Hay bales and scarecrows

Hay bales and scarecrows are two more traditional fall decorations to decorate your front porch. You can place hay bales on either side of your front door, and add scarecrows to create a fun display. You can pick up decorative hay bales from the Home Depot!


Winterberry is a holly that loses its leaves in the fall, but it produces large, red berries that can be used to decorate for the holidays. Winterberry branches can be added to wreaths, garlands, and centerpieces. You can also find winter berry picks at most craft stores, which you can use to decorate gift packages, wreaths, and other holiday décor.

Wrapping paper

A fun and easy way to decorate your front porch is to wrap your planters and containers in wrapping paper. You can use traditional fall colors, such as orange and red, or you can use holiday colors, like green and red.

Outdoor heating

If you live in a climate with cold winters, consider adding outdoor heating to your front porch. This will make your porch a more inviting place to sit and enjoy the holidays. You can add a fire pit, outdoor heaters, or even just a few blankets and pillows to make your porch more comfortable.

Here are a few additional tips for holiday decorating:

  • Use traditional fall colors or holiday colors. Traditional fall colors like orange, red, and yellow are always a popular choice for holiday decorating. But don't be afraid to experiment with other colors, such as white, silver, and gold, for a more modern look.

  • Don't forget the lighting. Lighting can add a magical touch to your holiday décor. Use string lights, lanterns, and candles to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

  • Accessorize. Once you have your basic décor in place, don't forget to add some accessories to complete the look. To add a personal touch to your holiday display, use doormats, welcome signs, and other decorative items.

No matter what your style is, there are plenty of ways to decorate your front door and porch for the holidays. With a little creativity, you can create a festive and inviting space that will welcome your guests and put them in the holiday mood. Most importantly, have fun and be creative with your holiday decorating!


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