2016 Christmas Front Porch

I’m finally getting around to sharing our Christmas front porch today! This year Anthony and I actually made time to hang up exterior lights, which seems to enhance all the Christmas spirit around our home. It’s been several years, like maybe 6 or so, since we’ve hung exterior Christmas lights and I forgot how much fun and magic it creates! So much fun!

Anyways, here’s our front porch all decorated for Christmas this year!

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

This year, I decided to add a big, beautiful real Christmas tree to our porch…

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to decorate it when we put it on the front porch, but inspiration hit a few moments later and I realized I wanted to include the dollar section felt banner and red letters I picked up in the Target dollar spot last year. After quickly adding the letters to the felt banner (Anthony did most of it šŸ˜‰ ), I went outside and hung them on the tree. Perfect.

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

Those little letters make all the difference and I like to think guests feel extra welcomed when they come for a visit! šŸ™‚

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage
Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m also loving the pop of red this year, which is a big deal for this primarily neutral color loving lady (me, in case you didn’t know. Ha ha!).

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m also loving the fresh garland around our door too.

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage
Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m pretty partial to my messy red berry wreath. I should have spread those berries out a little bit better, but I’m embracing it’s “non-perfect” ness.

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage
Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

Just call me a rebel wreath hanger. I can handle it.

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

Our porch feels nice and festive this year, and I’m enjoying how well it goes with the inside our home with plenty of red and fresh greenery. I’ll be sharing the inside tour soon! šŸ™‚

Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage
Christmas Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

So that’s the tour of our front porch. I’ve included the sources to everything below!

  • Exterior Light
  • Door Hardware
  • Wreath- DIY
  • Garland- Home Depot
  • Large Bell- Antique Store Find
  • Olive Basket- Antique Store Find
  • Welcome Mat- Target, Several Years Ago
  • White Rocker- Estate Sale
  • Metal Bench
  • Red Blanket- Sam’s Club, Several Years Ago
  • Red Plaid Pillows- Shabby By Melissa Etsy Shop- No Longer Available
  • ‘Welcome To Our Home’ Banner Materials- Target Dollar Section
  • Fresh Christmas Tree- Home Depot
  • Christmas Tree Ornaments- Walmart
Front Door Paint Color- Hazy Skies by Benjamin Moore in Satin. Trim Color- Super White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-Gloss.

Stay tuned next week for the house tour! Have a great weekend! šŸ™‚

3 Comments

  1. My taste is very similar to yours so I enjoy your ideas and LOVE looking at your ideas. Your home is very cozy and adorable for the Holidays as well as everyday. Thanks for sharing your home with everyone. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!
    Lynn Gregson

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