Front Porch Christmas Decor with Farmhouse Style
I love decorating for Christmas! This includes outdoor spaces as well as indoor. If I can find a way, I’m going to drape it in red and green! I can pretty much guarantee you that there will be red trucks (or tractors), plaid, and greenery involved! Oh, yeah, and string lights. Here’s how I added a little farmhouse style to our front porch Christmas decor this year.
The JOY Sign
My husband and I made this simple sign last year with a piece of wood leftover from a DIY project (I think it was a sandbox frame) and light up JOY letters that we got at Lowe’s a few years ago. I could never find a great way to display the letters, so this sign was the perfect solution. The letters are big enough and bright enough to be easily seen from the street. I added the Santa hat for a touch of whimsy (my husband hates that word!)
I brought the sled from my childhood to the front porch this year. Check out this post to see it on the screened porch last year. This vintage sled adds a hint of nostalgia to my front porch Christmas decorations – so many memories sledding with my brother and sister on our farm. My brother (who is 10 years older than me) even pulled the sled behind a tractor one year – it was so much fun! I dressed it up this year with a red plaid scarf and some solid brass sleigh bells. Sitting by the sled are my L.L.Bean boots from my college days. They have had a good life.
Tractor Seat Stool
Another hint to my farmhouse or farm inspired front porch Christmas decor is the tractor seat and milk can stool. Both pieces came from my family’s farm. A small Christmas tree sits on top of the stool and another plaid scarf adds texture. Notice the little cardinal ornament. Since my little front porch is not fully covered, I will not leave the stool and tree out in bad weather.
Red Tractor Wreath
Next up is my holly wreath with red berries. I added a new red plaid bow and red truck ornaments this year. So fun and festive…and simple.
Christmas Tree Doormat
I typically buy a new front porch Christmas doormat each year and this year’s came from Kirkland’s. I love the simplicity of the red check background with a green Christmas tree. Suits my taste perfectly!
Greenery and Lights
My front porch Christmas decorating would not be complete without some pine roping (garland) and string lights. I just love the smell of fresh greenery at Christmastime. The two lanterns add a warm and welcoming glow at night.
I just love the way my front porch Christmas decor turned out this year. It feels so homey and is filled with Southern charm, ready to welcome family and friends for the holidays!
Merry Christmas, Y’all!
Be sure to check out my other Christmas posts for more Southern inspiration!