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Your front porch is the first thing your guests see when they visit you during the holidays. It’s your gateway to merry. It sets the tone for the indoor holiday decor to come.

Dress it up.

We’ll share 10 front porch Christmas decorating ideas we love. We bet you can think of even more.

Window Box Holiday Decorating Ideas

Those window boxes you filled with pink petunias last summer? Don’t let them sit empty. Pile them with boughs, shiny outdoor ornaments, and pine cones.

Add a Front Porch Tree

There’s no such thing as too many festive Christmas trees, so go ahead and add one to your porch.

Consider using weatherproof ornaments that won’t freeze and crack. Don’t forget the twinkling lights — the more, the merrier.

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Let It Glow

Add real or battery-operated candles to sturdy lanterns and perch them on your porch for a welcoming glow.

Dress them up with greenery, fill them with fake snow, pile on the cranberries for a festive touch.

Set a pretty tray of glimmering votive candles on a table.

Personalize Your Front Door Wreath

Think outside the boxwood. This is the first thing guests see at your front door, so a front door wreath is a great place to showcase your personal style. Add quirky ornaments. Tie on a monogram letter. Affix a family photo in a pretty gold frame.

Shop Your House

Survey the nooks and crannies of your home for items that could dress up the porch for the holidays. Is there an old sled in the garage? A classic red wagon? Drag it out, dress it up and prop it on the porch.

Don’t retire those flower pots for the winter. Fill them with greens, branches, berries and some twinkling lights.

Pull out any crates, crocks or galvanized tubs and pile them with pine cones and boughs.

Put Your Festive Spirit on Display

Borrow your kids’ winter sports equipment. Fill ice skates with greens and berries and hang them on the door or display on a low table. Display snowshoes, skis or hockey sticks, tied up with bright bows.

Battery-Powered Porch Light Ideas

Battery-powered lights are perfect for porches. Innovations in battery-powered lights mean you now get eight hours of power a day for 30 days. This means you can light up areas without access to electricity, and eliminate awkward and unsightly cords.

Light up trees, urns of greenery, wreaths and more.

It’s the Holidays, Think Big

If you want to make an impact from the street, think big. Life-size toy soldiers can stand guard at your steps. Choose giant lighted candy canes to form an arch over your front door.

Stack a pile of over-sized colorful gift boxes on your porch, tied up in bows. All weatherproof, of course, for outdoor use.

Let Your Porch Light Up the Night

If you’ve decked your porch in twinkling white lights for the past, well, forever, mix it up this year. Multicolored lights are having a moment.

Colorful lights add a spark of fun and capture the childhood wonder of the holidays.

Dress Up An Outdoor Bench

If you have an outdoor bench or chairs on your porch, don’t leave them unadorned. Add garland, lights, greenery and a few festive faux wrapped gifts.

Let Neave Deck Your Porch with These Decorating Ideas

Hire the pros at Neave Décor to decorate your porch for the holidays, and you don’t lift a finger.

We put everything up, exactly the way you want it.

Then, after the holidays, we’ll show up to take everything down — it’s part of the package. This includes storage for all of your leased Neave decor off-site at our own storage facilities.

Neave does it all, including trees, lighting, ornaments, arrangements, decorative statues, automated systems for timing and energy efficiency and anything else you can dream up.

Let us do all the fussing. We’ll get you porch-perfect for the holidays.

If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at (845) 463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call (914) 271-7996; from Connecticut, dial (203) 212-4800. Or, fill out our simple web form, and we’ll contact you about setting up your free consultation.

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