14 Holiday Door and Porch Decorating Ideas
The most wonderful time of year is (almost) here. Prepare to welcome guests to your home with these dazzling holiday door decorations, porch ideas and more.
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Towering over 80 inches high, this regal reindeer lives up to his name. Kids and adults alike will be awed by the gilded forest friend as he guards your front porch. Yes, he’s a bit on the pricey side. But this holiday door decoration is molded and painted by hand, while its polyresin and stone powder construction will last for many winters. Complete the look with a feeding reindeer. Talk about epic holiday door decorations!
Welcoming Gingerbread Men
Trust us when we say we’ve never seen anything as cute as this trio of giant gingerbread men cookie cutters. They’re a whimsical addition to your porch that’s straight out of a storybook. Plus, each gingerbread is dressed up in his holiday best. Take a peek at our best gingerbread recipes, too.
Sweet Snowman Sign
There’s snow place like home! Welcome guests with a festive porch sign, like this sweet snowman-painted sled. Not only does this sign match a dusting of fresh powder, but it gives off a retro vibe. We love the snowman’s classic attire and the old-fashioned sled shape—both remind us of childhood wonder and holidays’ past. Heading indoors? Learn how to decorate for Christmas.
Winter Wonderland Doormat
Changing out your doormat for the holidays is one of the easiest (and most affordable) swaps to make. This coir doormat, decorated with pine trees, is an ideal mix of simple and seasonal. Take it to the next level by layering a checked accent rug behind the mat. Next, try your hand at these cute winter crafts.
“Welcome” Door Hanger
Making guests feel at home starts at the front door, and this snowy welcome sign is a great first step. Choose from either a 15-, 18- or 22-inch size and five neutral colors. Then, rest assured that the neutral bow and greenery will match your other holiday door decorations. Who knew simple could look so chic? Take a peek at more beloved Etsy home decor items.
Pine Kissing Ball
Bring back a winter tradition and add a kissing ball to your front porch. These vintage spheres incorporate boughs of greens, pinecones and even mistletoe. We love this lit version for its snow-kissed look and practicality. Unlike a real kissing ball, this beauty will last for years to come. Have you seen our DIY Christmas wreath ideas?
Ice Skates Decor
Winter pastimes are a great place to look for decor inspiration. Skis, sleds, skates—the options are endless. We’re smitten with this charming door hanger that embraces these holiday hobbies. Plus, the classic red finish adds a welcome pop of color to your porch. When it’s time to set the holiday table, take a peek at these Christmas table decoration ideas.
Solar-powered lanterns may just be the smartest item on this list. Not only are they charged by the sun, but they can be incorporated into outdoor decor for every season. Display them as is, or add a festive winter touch like a pine pick wrapped around the handle or a cascade of jingle bells. Decorate with these colorful ice marbles, too.
Monogram Snowflake Sign
Personal touches make the holidays special. And this classic monogram sign—featuring your household’s last initial—is a versatile option. Not only does it look beautiful on its own, but it can be easily doctored up with a splash of paint, ribbon or a basic wreath behind it. It’s a great personalized wedding gift for winter newlyweds!
Rustic Birch Trees
The best holiday decorations take advantage of what nature has to offer, and these rustic trees bring out the beauty of birch. Flank two of the larger trees on either side of your front door, or arrange a trio on your porch. No matter how they’re styled, these lit beauties will keep the season bright. Have you seen a succulent Christmas tree?
Let It Snow Sign
For anyone who can’t get enough of farmhouse style, this Buffalo-checked “Let It Snow” sign is a natural choice. Made of Birch wood and standing 48 inches high, it’s a statement-making piece that adds wintry fun to your porch. Pair it with other farmhouse accents, such as lanterns and a rustic wreath.
Magical Sparkling Spheres
Cozy lights are a wintertime must. They combat those shorter, darker days with a warm, enticing glow. And while string lights are an easy option, these sparkle spheres really elevate your holiday door decorations. We love them so much they might stay up for every season. Plus, if you’re a fan of spheres, you may love some of this disco Christmas decor. Psst! Here’s what you need to know about LED Christmas lights.
Season’s Greetings Garden Flag
While it’s not technically porch decor, a garden flag extends season’s greetings to everyone on your block. We love this red-checked version that can be personalized with a family name and favorite phrase.