Deer are not just holiday appropriate but often used as a way to add rustic and farmhouse style to a front yard and porch. For the holidays, options include carved wood deer, antler decor and illuminated reindeer of all sizes, offered by retailers such as The Home Depot.
Black metal outdoor sconces and plants in bright red pots bring a hint of updated design to the original stone and wood of this front porch, while rocking chairs welcome family and friends to sit and enjoy the view.
Built as a caretaker's cottage on a Connecticut horse farm, this home now serves as a guest cottage, Airbnb rental and a private retreat for the property owner. Rust red exterior paint gives the house a subdued touch of color for an updated take on traditional barn red.
For the front porch of her new Rhode Island home, blogger Alison Vinciguerra of the blog Long Distance Loving used a wreath from The Home Depot that was pre-decorated with pinecones, holly leaves, gold feathers and fruit. She wove in white LED twinkle lights into the wreath and garland near a vintage-looking lantern.
This classic front entrance features a covered front porch with a white beadboard ceiling and a black front door. The porch is painted a light gray hue, and a white wicker chair provides a comfy spot for relaxing.
Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and combined with subtle nods to airplane design, the front facade of HGTV Green Home 2011 serves up both style and comfort. When evening falls, recessed lights illuminate the front step. An aluminum lantern in a bronze finish adds a contemporary touch at the front entry.
This light and bright living room features a pair of neutral grasscloth upholstered sofas positioned in front of a red brick fireplace with a traditional white mantle. A lantern pendant light hangs from the elegant coffered ceiling, while two sets of French doors allow natural light to illuminate the space.