Instead of the time-consuming chore of stringing endless Christmas lights, save yourself some time and just line your porch stairs (or the porch itself) with luminaries (battery-powered candles are safest) and pretty glass or plexi vessels filled with ornaments. When Christmas is over, remove the ornaments but keep the winter-themed deer luminaries.
Decorated Metal and Stone Outdoor Dining Table with Oversized Pillows, Greenery and Vases
Oversized pillows do the obvious work of cushioning metal outdoor dining chairs, but they also can disguise wear and tear. Designer Monica Stewart, who owns The Misfit House in Athens, Ga., positioned these strategically to cover up scuff marks on chairs. If you’re on a covered porch, you can even grab indoor pillows to spruce up a space for an evening of entertaining and then bring them back inside.
Classic Country Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Front Porch
Keep your holiday decor traditional and vintage this year with front porch styling that's timeless, farmhouse-inspired and packed with old-school country charm. The front porch of the 2015 HGTV.com Holiday House is packed with classic country charm. Playing off of the mustard and barn red tones of the home's exterior, textural items packed with character and flea market appeal add a festive touch.
This screened-in porch is the perfect transition between indoors and outdoors during most any season. Residents and guests can gather around the long farmhouse-style table while dinner cooks on the grill.
A simple push of a button on a remote (which can also be added to smartphone or tablet) operates three motorized screens that go up and down, to keep bugs out but also lift up and out of the way when full views are desired.
We love this hip orange side table, a fun, useful purchase for Halloween that you can use 365. You don't have to drop all your cash on seasonally-specific decor that will be packed away when the holiday is over. Instead, use the occasion as an excuse to sort through your existing decor and get rid of what no longer works and upgrade your porch decor with a fresh new item.