5 Tips for Putting Christmas Sparkle on Your Porch

Renee Valdes
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Front porch Christmas decorations

When it’s time to decorate for Christmas, break out the bling and light up the night whether decorating your porch, balcony or entire yard.

“People definitely embrace opulence for Christmas,” says Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design for The Home Depot. “With each year, there’s more detail and over-the-top decorating. People take decorating from the mailbox to the backyard and throughout the home.”

Get ready to amp up your space with these decorating tips.


Porch swing Christmas decorations

1. Start small. For budget-minded and first-time holiday decorators, focus on a small space. Remember, you don’t need everything dressed up at once. It’s easiest to build on your decorations over time. 


Rustic Christmas decor2. Mix it up. While matchy, matchy decor can be easy, try mixing styles. Put glitzy lights in your yard and flank your doors with mini trees and sparkling wreaths


Joy Christmas wreath

3. Aromas of Christmas. Don’t forget to mix in some fresh cut greenery with your decor. Wreaths are the perfect way to go natural. Another idea? Craft a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree dress. You’ll be the talk of town!

If you can’t get enough of the smells of Christmas, add scented sticks. So easy!


Christmas lanterns

4. Modern luminaria. Paper holiday lanterns, or luminaria, no more! Arrange durable and modern lanterns on your porch or by your door for quick and easy decor. Add cordless LED lights or flameless candles for more ambiance.


Christmas doormat

5. Welcome the season. For a finishing touch, add a festive doormat. It’s one of the easiest changes to update your space for the season.



Most of all, have fun while you put together your holiday decor. For other decorating ideas, check out the ultimate porch decor.

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