*6 ways to decorate your porch for Christmas

Monday, December 16, 2019
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and if you’ve not yet got your decorations up, then what are you waiting for? Perhaps you have, but you seriously lack some festive lighting and decor on the outside of your home? If you’re looking to provide an outdoor display that will have all your neighbours green with envy, here are six ways to decorate the porch of your Manchester home for Christmas.

Use fake snow 
A lot of us will often hope for a white Christmas, and on occasion, this has happened in December. However, it’s not always guaranteed and to have to navigate snow when travelling over the festive period, is a little frustrating. So how about some fake snow that’s fuss-free and you can simply hoover it up once you’re done. Sprinkle fake snow over any of your outdoor plants that are sheltered so that it doesn’t get wet and make a mess. Lay it around your Christmas decorations, whether that’s a light-up reindeer or Santa himself. It helps to add to that festive feel and is a great thing to use for the children, who’ll love decorating the porch with fake snow.

Fairy lights give instant festive vibes 
Fairy lights are a win-win, no matter where you put them around your home. Use your home’s roofline to hang fairy lights and ensure you’ve got plenty of meters to play with. Most of these can be plugged into the mains, but you might want to see if any solar panel options are available to save on the electric. Make sure that they’re plugged in and secure if they’re coming in through a window or door. Choose whether you want warm or cool lighting and if going for coloured, make sure it matches the rest of the porch decor.

Include a wreath on the door 
Most porches will look pretty sparse when it comes to the door and so the perfect Christmas accompaniment for your door is a wreath. There are a few ways that you can hang a wreath to your door. Ribbon is a great way to secure one when your door is to thick to use any else to hold the wreath in place. When using ribbon, measure the ribbon to the point where you want the wreath to hang and attach stick-on hooks to the back of your door for the ribbon to be tied around. This helps support and keep the wreath in place. Look out for wreath-making opportunities in your local area too!

Use removable white spray for a frost effect 
To provide that festive feel without the mess, you can get sprays for your windows that can produce a winter frost. Most are easily removable so have fun by spray painting the corners of your windows, both in your porch and around the rest of your home. It also gives that extra feeling of comfort that you’re inside a warm home while it’s cold outside. This artificial snow spray usually comes in a can and not harmful to the household environment, so feel free to let your children have a go at applying it to the windows. Make sure you’re watching over them to ensure they’re not getting it anywhere else other than on the windows!

Hang garlands around pillars 
Garlands are a great touch to any outdoor decorations, and although they usually hang around stair bannisters or the fireplace, they do well outside too. If you have any pillars or outside fencing, then wrap the garland around or along them to create a more decadent look. Weave some fairy lights into it too, and this helps to light up your display when it gets dark. Artificial garlands are easier to manage, but you might want to create your own garlands, especially for the holidays. After you’re done with them, you can take them down and utilise them for other parts of your outdoor space. When removing artificial garlands, make sure you give them a good shakedown and let them dry before you pack them away. You don’t want to find anything living there that ends up making its way into your home. With fairy lights on too, it can make for a warm nesting place for various wildlife. 

Giving your porch a Christmas makeover is something that should be included when decorating your home for the festive month. Use these tips to help transform your outdoor space and to create a winter wonderland that can be enjoyed by all that drive or walk by your home over the holidays.

How do you decorate your home for Christmas? 

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13 comments

  1. These are all great ideas, love the idea of fake snow! x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  2. Wreaths look so beautiful at this time of year! I love handmade decorations in particular :)

    Jasmine xx



    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  3. I’d love a porch. I’d have a Christmas tree in there and lights.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  4. We always have a lovely wreath x

    Jenny

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  5. I so wish I had somewhere to decorate!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  6. I love using really earthy wreaths and garlands for the front of the house xx

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  7. I've done a wreath for the door and that's about it! x

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  8. I always put fairy lights everywhere!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  9. No porch for me but these ideas are so fun! I'd love to have a wreath, lights and mini ice wonderland! One day I'll get a porch! xD

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  10. I would love to live in a house with a porch just to decorate it! x

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  11. We don't really decorate the outside of our house at all but I love looking at the wreaths other people have and really like the idea of fake snow x

    Sophie

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  12. I've seen some really pretty doors this festive season!
    Em x

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