The holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to start pulling the ornaments and stockings out of storage to make plans to decorate our homes for Christmas. While living rooms and dining tables may be the first spaces we think of in terms of holiday decorating, the porch is just as important, as it sets the tone for guests, family members and dearest friends. arriving for your festive parties. Whether you live in an apartment building or on a sprawling estate, carefully decorating the entryway to your home is important to spread holiday cheer to passers-by and exude the party happening inside.
We got Christmas porch decorating ideas from the people who know best: designers and trendsetters. Their ideas are elegant and elevated, yet simple and accessible to help spruce up our own porches with ease this holiday season. Between gift giving, party planning, and feast preparation, that spot on your to-do list will now become one of the easiest tasks to tick off this Christmas! Here are the designers’ favorite Christmas porch decorating ideas for 2022.
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Designer Suzanne Rheinstein blends her Southern roots with her Los Angeles lifestyle in this sleek and clean porch design scheme for her family’s vacation home. A punchy red door is the perfect backdrop for a generous wreath filled with several types of aromatic greenery for a classic and cozy entryway for all her Christmas parties.
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“You can’t have enough greenery for the holidays,” says designer Young Huh. “We recently moved into a house from the 1820s and, before starting the renovations, we decided to gather there for the holidays. We went to great lengths with draped garlands, potted junipers and wreaths with bows earth-colored.
Huh says she also brought that organic party feel into her home decor scheme for a nice flow that would make all her family and friends feel welcome. We love how the cheerful yellow color of the door blends with the greenery for an untraditional holiday look.
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Designer Tammy Connor created a spectacular vacation porch by decorating the entryway with a breathtaking magnolia leaf garland and adding boxwood in elegant planters for an added splash of color and texture. Her Christmas tree is well placed to be framed by the garland, creating a snow-free winter wonderland. This display served as the idyllic entrance to a holiday get-together in his design studio.
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Photographer, tastemaker and store owner Lucy Cuneo loves decorating for the holidays. She created the entire entrance for family and friends. An assortment of faux Christmas trees, local greenery and lanterns lead the way along the natural fiber path to the piece de resistance: a gorgeous wreath framed by an oversized garland that will inspire guests to see what’s on. hiding behind the front door.
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If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, consider modeling your porch after designer Darryl Carter. Her Washington, DC townhouse looks ready for a date without screaming “Christmas,” thanks to minimalist yet thoughtful decor. Wreaths hung from the upstairs windows and front door are festive without detracting from the architectural grandeur of the home, while a designer-created light sculpture brings a pop of holiday red in the most beautiful way. chic.
This quaint porch is the entrance to the historic home of Jeffry Weisman and Andrew Fisher in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The couple’s Christmas decor features a mix of locally crafted candles, baubles and decor with lots of greenery, and we love the understated elegance of this festive front door display that speaks to the well-edited style of decor filling the rest of their home.
Designer Alessandra Branca’s Chicago townhouse is full of pedigree and architectural prominence, but she likes to keep her holiday decor welcoming, cozy and, above all, festive in a classic way. Drawing on the Christmas traditions of her Roman upbringing and drawing on the traditional pairing of crimson and forest green, Branca creates an ambient entrance that is sure to warm the hearts of guests as they enter her home. decorated.
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Lucy Cuneo’s family owns a holly farm in the Pacific Northwest, so using fresh cut greenery while on vacation is a must for the photographer and tastemaker. She weaves delicate twinkling lights through oversized garlands, around wreaths, and onto miniature Christmas trees for a warm, cozy glow. Cuneo suggests replacing fresh greenery mid-month and keeping several extra pieces outside that can be swapped out just before your guests arrive.
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