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Farmhouse Porch & Front Door Christmas Decoration Ideas

Y’all know I’m all about the front porch, and Christmas is my favorite time to decorate. So welcome to my Farmhouse Outdoor & Front Porch Christmas Decoration Ideas for this year!

I simplified the area around our front doors because so much has changed since last year.

First, we added the full door shutters beside the main entry doors.

Then, we made the galvanized inspired planters beside the front doors.

These changes added so much to the front porch and called for Christmas Decor Simplification. Y’all know that’s hard for me to do.

Let me know if you think I’ve accomplished it. LOL

Farmhouse Outdoor and Front Porch Christmas Decorations.  Include white bells and bare Christmas trees.

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Farmhouse Front Door Christmas Decorations

Because the new planters are such statement pieces, I decided to fill them with simple bare trees.

Farmhouse Outdoor and Front Porch Christmas Decorations.

I found these great bells at Belk this year and decided they would be perfect hanging from the light fixtures.

Farmhouse Outdoor and Front Porch Christmas Decorations. Faux DIY planters.

Reuse Old Christmas Decorations

Continuing with the bell theme, I added two large bells I’ve had in my Christmas decoration stash for several years.

I add them to this red & blue enamelware antique bowl to create impact. I filled in around the bells with pine stems.

Red and White Christmas Bells in a enamelware bowl

More Front Porch Door Ideas

Another idea was to keep the basics neutral, so instead of changing the basic rug from Boutique Rugs, I added a smaller holiday rug on top from Lev Tex Home.

The recycled twig-covered tin can, which I made for fall, is workings overtime and holds a mini faux Christmas tree.

Farmhouse Outdoor and Front Porch Christmas Decorations. Faux DIY planters.

More mini trees sit perfectly in the thrift store mini wagon, painted red.

Address sign and door shutters flank the french doors decorated for Christmas.

Keeping everything cozy is easy, with multiple throw blankets added to all the rockers.

Door Shutters enhance the french doors for Christmas Decoations.

Metal bows I made several years ago add a pop of red to the planter arrangement.

DIY planters filled with simple bare trees.

The white chippy wooden stool holds another mini tree and candles.

A chippy red container from a thrifting adventure serves as a side table alongside the rocking chair.

Cozy front porch Christmas Decoration ideas.

Although we don’t get a lot of snow here in the south, a few snowmen are always welcome.

Farmhouse Outdoor Seating area

In addition to the main entrance, we also have french doors to the master bedroom from the porch. Here, we created an outdoor seating area full of Christmas decoration ideas.

A thrift store rustic cabinet stands beside the french doors and holds a combination of primarily thrifted clay pots, copper, baskets, and vintage ornaments.

A vintage galvanized chicken feeder serves as a tree holder and is wrapped with holiday garland.

Christmas tree in chicken feeder surrounded by garland.

A Front Porch Swing

A southern farmhouse wouldn’t be complete without a front porch swing.

I have had these blue cushions for several years and keep thinking I’ll change the color. However, I keep coming back to them in blue and loving the results.

The black and natural rug is back again because it works well with the front door rug and is a great backdrop for the pops of blue and red.

Front Porch Christmas Decoration Ideas for the swing.

More vintage and thrifted treasures are filled with Christmas decor.

The vintage chip container holds a faux tree, while the thrifted hurricane candle holder is filled with foraged pinecones, berries, and a few shiny brites.

Close up of pinecones, berries & red ornaments.

A garden cloche covers a rustic birdhouse that sits inside an old cheese box lid with feet added.

The porch swing received an update from my friend Jackie at Rod Works of Asheville.

The beautiful snowflake throw, Merry pillow, and red truck are just a few of the many Christmas decor items you can find at Jackies shop or online.

Fun vintage inspired Christmas Decorations enhance the Farmhouse Front Porch vibe.

A mixture of red and blue helps to keep the outdoor seating area fun and festive for the holidays.

Vintage reds and blues decorate the Farmhouse Outdoor seating area.

To enhance the swing for the holidays, I added a pine and pinecone garland with a string of lights.

This is a favorite outdoor spot to watch the Christmas lights come on around the house when the weather is good.

Farmhouse Outdoor & Front Porch Christmas Decoration Ideas for the Southern Swing.

See 2021 Front Porch Christmas Tour Here

Exterior Lighting for Outdoor Christmas

Adding exterior lighting is a great way to highlight the farmhouse’s outdoor Christmas decorations.

After all the hard work decorating the porch, we wanted it to be visible day and night. We decided to add to our AQ Lighting landscape lights to brighten the house. Be sure to check out this Exterior Lighting post and AQ Lighting.

I hope you enjoyed today’s porch ideas and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!

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Wednesday 9th of November 2022

I am in awe, it’s beautiful and so festive and comfy looking!


Friday 11th of November 2022

Gail, I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Jennifer Howard

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Looks so cozy!!!


Friday 11th of November 2022

Jennifer, Thanks for stopping by.

Brendt Blanks

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Your porch is STUNNING, Rachel! I am so inspired, pinned!! xoxo, Brendt


Friday 11th of November 2022

Brendt, I really appreciate your kind words.


Wednesday 9th of November 2022

I could spend the whole evening sitting on that porch, I’d even bring the cocoa and goodies. Thanks so much for the daydreaming. Merry Christmas


Friday 11th of November 2022

Gail, I'd love that. It would be so cozy.

Anne| Simply2Moms

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

Love your porch, it is just so pretty!! Pinned.


Tuesday 8th of November 2022

I'm so glad you like it.