These Porches Got a Merry Outdoor Christmas Makeover for the Holidays
Over the years, we’ve photographed plenty of Southern homes decked out for Christmas. So we know better than anyone that nobody does outdoor Christmas decorations quite like the South. Christmas wreaths, over-the-top garland, and cheery window decorations are just a few ways to decorate your home’s exterior for Christmas. We’ve gathered all of our favorite festive home exteriors, featuring everything from tasteful Christmas window decorations to merry Christmas yard decorations to make your porches and entryways holiday ready.
The blue-and-green color scheme of this Southern porch mirrors the lush greenery of its surroundings.
Merry and Bright
The decor starts with a simple arrangement of wreaths and garland. The golden, glowing lights bring major Christmas cheer to the home.
Full, lush magnolia arrangements make a big difference on this small porch. Paint a layer of leaves red for dramatic décor.
This inviting home uses dimensional layering techniques, like wreaths, bows, and lights, to create a festive display.
Fresh and Festive
This stunning façade uses an array of greenery on everything from the entryway to the upstairs windows.
Casually draped greenery adds a touch of whimsy to this Texas country home’s front.
This archway combines a few of the South’s quintessential Christmas greenery, like pinecones and magnolia leaves, for a show-stopping entryway.
When in doubt, just wrap you porch in garland. The candlelit lamps add a warm glow at night.
Clean and Casual
Fresh colors are given a seasonal upgrade with pops of classic Christmas greenery. Ornaments add easy charm to the year-round centerpiece.
This farmhouse exudes Christmas charm with warm lights, classic wreaths, and a luminary-lit pathway.
This porch turns its year-round deep red doors and forest green shutters into festive Christmas décor by playing them up with double wreaths and eye-catching red pillows.
Refined Rustic Retreat
Cozy-up your back porch by bringing your typical indoor decorations—like a decorated tree and a mantel garland—outside.
Miniature Christmas trees mirror the indoor décor, and multiple wreaths prove that sometimes, more is more.
Long strands of garland wrap around the entire boundary of this extended front porch, while an extra-large wreath takes advantage of the wide entryway door.
Green and red throw pillows add a pop of color on this sizable porch.
For a more natural décor theme, group together bundles of festive plants in an array of colors.
This party-ready back porch serves as a cheerful spot for overflow party guests.
This tasteful décor relies wholeheartedly on classic wreaths, and the effect couldn’t be more elegant.
Lit with Luminaries
Who says you need a porch to make your yard merry? We love simple and easy luminaries lighting the way to this stately house.
Outfitted with Ornaments
Ornaments don’t just belong indoors. Decorate your porch with colorful orbs for a charming display.
A garland adorned with citrus fruit is right at home in this tropical setting.