This season I went with a retro vibe when I was decorating my front porch for Christmas. Instead of traditional Christmas colors, I added blues and silvers.
Retro Christmas Porch
Many times when I’m decorating a space it takes just one item to spark the entire design! I was scrolling on Walmart way back at the beginning of October (yes, I am that person!!) and came across the cutest sign.
It was aqua blue and red and has the cutest retro reindeer…and I had to have it (it was under $20 too!). The colors in the sign were my inspiration for my Christmas front porch this year. Let me show you how I did it.
I cleared off all my pumpkins and corn stalks for another year before I got started. My front porch is on the smaller size and I have more space on the left side of my front door than on my right.
Which means I can have more decorating fun on the left side.
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Putting Up Garlands
Decorating my front Christmas porch started with hanging this pre-lit flocked garland around the door. Tucking a couple of the branches into the vinyl trim around the front door is enough to secure it in place.
One reason that I love prelit garland outside is that it saves so much time! Wrapping lights around garlands always seems to take me forever to do!
I used the same garland around the edges of my porch and down the railing too.
Remember to make sure all the plugs are facing in the correct direction to attach to the next garland!! I may have messed up once or twice over the years….
Add Some Retro Style Ornaments
These big, retro-styled ornaments from Walmart really jazzed up the garland! Can you believe they are plastic?? They look so much like glass!! They look so pretty when the lights are on too.
Walmart doesn’t have this exact set of ornaments this year but this set is the same color teal and silver as the ones I am using on my porch.
I hung the ornaments right onto the garland, bending the garland tips up to secure the ornaments in place.
A Few More Seasonal Details
Letters to Santa mailboxes
A vintage wagon that I bought a few years ago at a local antique store was filled with small trees and I painted a quick sign to hang on the front.
The sign that inspired my porch was hung on the other side of my front door.
My old Christmas tree came in handy! I popped on a couple of strings of new lights and put it in the corner.
This is one of two vintage sleds I have. It was a yard sale find for $5…it’s in great condition too,
Customize a grocery store greenery swag
I took a grocery store swag and added a few things to jazz it up: an icy branch, silver jingle bells, a plaid ribbon, and one of the ornaments.
Add A Winter Wreath
I added an icy wreath with a string of fairy lights to the front door.
Finished Christmas Front Porch
Well, it certainly looks festive!
But it is definitely missing that one thing that makes it truly Christmas in New Hampshire…
I wanted to update you with a picture from our first big snowfall this week. It was a decent storm and dropped about a foot of snow here (some parts of New Hampshire got almost 4 feet!!) Just me and the plow driver out at 4 am…he must have thought I was nuts outside with my camera in my pajamas and coat!!!
More Porch Inspiration
See some of my easy decorating tips for your winter front porch. This time I stayed with a classic New England look when I decorated the porch.
See how I used some of my vintage and flea market finds to decorate my porch for the holiday season.
get to know me
here are a few fun facts…
- I’ve lived in New England my entire life! This is good because the beach is my favorite place to be…even in the winter I love to go breathe in the salt air.
- I am an EARLY BIRD!!! I rarely sleep past 4…it’s my favorite time of day and those wee hours are my most productive. (plus, I LOVE coffee!!)
- I am a total Hallmark Christmas movie nut!! Seriously, I know, I know, they are a little sappy but they make me happy!