“On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me” . . . a great big front porch! Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, I’m not getting a big front porch so I’m going to show you how to decorate a small front stoop for Christmas instead. Or show you how I decorate mine anyway.
But first . . .
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I love front porches. But I my current house doesn’t have one. Just a little stoop. But there’s a few things I can do to make it fun and festive for Christmas.
First of all, I treat the entire front of my little townhome as if it is a porch. I always – every year always – put up three wreaths that I get from Costco. One on each kitchen window and one on the front door.
The second thing I do that will never change: I put out the salvaged wood Christmas Tree that I made last year. This year I placed it on top of an old wooden crate that I bought at an antique shop. Last year I just leaned it against the siding. But having it on top of the wooden crate looks so much better!
My tips for decorating small front stoops:
- Pick one thing with a flat profile. That’s why this salvaged wood tree works so well. It’s not little. But it is flat and doesn’t take up a lot of room. Which is a good thing for small front stoops!
- Decorate the door and windows
- Treat the entire front area of the house as a porch if possible
Next year I think I’ll bring up the old artificial tree and put it out front in the flower bed. I won’t put ornaments on it. Just plug the lights in and maybe add weatherproof bows.
What are your tips for decorating a small front porch or stoop for Christmas? Tell me in the comments below.
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Shirley Wood says
Your Costco wreaths are super pretty and perfect for the front of the home! LOVE the wooden tree you made. Your porch is so festive and welcoming!
This is so cute & makes the front of your house shine.
I love how you decorate the windows and the entire area. Very festive and welcoming to your guest. Great job!
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
That salvage wood tree is awesome! I love the way you treated the area under the windows as the porch.