A Southern front porch just begs to be decorated! The holidays pose an opportunity to display your unique style and delight those passing by. The scope of your decorating choices is bound only by your imagination. We paid a visit to local home and garden store Garden Supply Company to create an Enchanted Forest-themed holiday porch display. Lilian Gomide, owner and lead designer of Innjoy Design, provided decorating tips.
Holiday Porch Decorating Tips
From Lilian Gomide, Owner and Lead Designer, Innjoy Design
When decorating your front porch for the holiday season, choose elements that have a wow factor and make a lasting impression.
- Enchanted forest
- Farmhouse with natural tones
- Terracotta and earthy tones
- Festive pink
- City glam
Here are some factors to keep in mind:
THEME: Before selecting your front porch decorations, choose a theme concept or color mood to guide your design choices and create a harmonious look.
Whether you prefer a traditional, rustic, or modern theme, ensure that your chosen elements align with your desired aesthetic. This will help create a visually pleasing and cohesive design that will impress your guests and passersby.
SCALE: Select items that fit well with the size of your porch. Proportions play a crucial role in creating a visually appealing space. Instead of cluttering your porch with numerous small decorations, opt for fewer larger pieces that will have a greater impact. For example, a beautifully adorned wreath on your front door or a grand-sized Christmas tree can instantly transform the look of your porch.
COLOR: Consider popular holiday color trends for 2023, such as deep jewel tones, metallics, or even unconventional color combinations like blush pink and gold.
NATURAL ELEMENTS: Embrace the beauty of nature by incorporating fresh greenery, pinecones, berries, twigs, garlands, wreaths, and potted plants into your porch décor. This adds a rustic and organic touch and can instantly bring life and vibrancy to your front porch.
LIGHTING: Create a warm and inviting ambiance by adding string lights, lanterns, or even oversized light-up ornaments. Consider using energy-efficient LEDs for a sustainable option. Whether you choose to wrap them around your porch railing, drape them over your bushes, or hang them from your porch ceiling, the soft glow of holiday lights will add a magical touch to your front porch.
TEXTURE: Incorporate cozy textures like faux-fur blankets, chunky knit pillows, or plaid throws to make your porch feel inviting and comfortable.
PERSONALIZATION: Consider adding monogrammed elements, such as doormats, stockings, or even a wreath, to personalize the space.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Garden Supply Company for generously sharing their décor, the Kalisiak family for opening their home for staging, and Lilian Gomide and InnJoy Design for styling tips.
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