Cottage Christmas Porch

Hey there friends! Before we take a peek at our Christmas porch, I just wanted to thank you all for the lovely comments and emails from our cozy Christmas cottage tour. I really enjoyed reading each comment and hearing about your Christmas decor  and where you put your tree in your own home. I am truly grateful that you took the time to stop in to tour our home and share your thoughtful comments. Thank you! 

Now, let’s get to the fun part…our cottage Christmas porch. (I also added a quick video of the porch and a source list at the end of the post)

Decorating ideas for a cozy Christmas porch using fresh garland, candles and a few rustic touches.

This is the first house we’ve ever lived in that’s had a covered front porch and we really enjoy it. The hubs loves sitting out there after dinner, on a warm night, and watching the world go by. I enjoy that too but, if I’m totally honest, I really love decorating it each season.  

Decorating ideas for a cozy Christmas porch using fresh garland, lanterns and a few rustic touches.

Finn loves to sit out here, too, and he’s ready to show you around, bow tie and all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Decorating ideas for a cozy Christmas porch using a cute dog, fresh garland, lanterns and a few rustic touches.

I decorated the outside with the same thought as inside, traditional Christmas colors and lots of greenery.

Easy decorating ideas for a cozy Christmas front porch using fresh garland, candles and a few rustic touches. Decorating ideas for a cozy Christmas front porch using fresh garland, candles and a few rustic touches.

I didn’t do a traditional wreath this year. Instead I filled my hanging basket with fresh greens, berries and pinecones from our yard and added a couple of birch sticks. A bow around the basket and the front door is good for the season, and it didn’t cost me a dime.  

Decorating ideas for a cozy Christmas front porch using fresh garland, lanterns, candles and a few rustic touches. A large lantern and wooden trees were added to the IKEA Rast, that I turned into a garden tool storage chest

Decorating ideas for a cozy Christmas porch using fresh garland, lanterns, candles and a few rustic touches. The other side of the porch is the spot we enjoy most. I got these outdoor chairs from Wayfair and love them. They are sturdy and so comfortable. It’s the perfect spot to hang out and watch the world go by.

Decorating ideas to create a cozy Christmas porch using fresh garland, lanterns, candles and a few rustic touches. This past weekend, I hung wreaths with red ribbon on all of my front windows. I was going to use real but I found these nice faux ones for about the same price. I like that I can use them again, for years to come.

Decorating ideas to create a cozy Christmas porch using fresh garland, candles and a few rustic touches. Decorating ideas to help you create a cozy Christmas porch using fresh garland, candles and a few rustic touches. That’s it for the tour our cozy Christmas porch.

This isn’t the porch, obviously, but it’s the view you have when you’re standing on the porch, looking in the front door. ๐Ÿ™‚

Decorating ideas to create a cozy Christmas porch using fresh garland and a few rustic touches. I shared a (very) quick, unedited video below to give you a different perspective on the porch. I apologize in advance for the cameo of the hubs as he rakes the 1 million leaves we’ve been blessed with. Just kidding…I think it’s more like 2 million. ๐Ÿ˜‰

How about you? Have you started your decorating yet? 

Hope you have a great week!



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  • Galvanized Lanterns – The Home Depot (affiliate link)
  • Front Door Holiday Mat – The Home Depot (affiliate link)
  • Small Chest – IKEA Rast
  • Outdoor Chairs – Wayfair (affiliate link)
  • Olive Bucket – Flea Market
  • Plaid Pillow Covers (a few years ago) – Pottery Barn (affiliate link)
  • Small Black Lantern – Terrain (affiliate link)
  • Stick Star (a few years ago) – Target (affiliate link)
  • Vintage Window – Flea Market
  • Cream Throw – HomeGoods 

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  1. The Hubs
    Monday,December 5, 2016 / 7:06 am

    Leaves are so much fun (NOT), I look like Wilson from “Home Improvements”

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:18 am

      Well, if you’re Wilson, what does that make me?

      Don’t answer that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Jacky
    Monday,December 5, 2016 / 7:15 am

    What a lovely post, a cozy Christmas cottage, the stonework on your home reminds me of the Cotswold stone cottages in England where I’m from. Thank you, always enjoy your post, Jacky

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:22 am

      Thanks so much, Jacky, I appreciate your sweet comment. ๐Ÿ™‚ We really love the stonework on the house. It’s what made me fall in love with the house before it was on the market.

  3. Phyllis Cooke
    Monday,December 5, 2016 / 8:19 am

    It is beautiful. I would never think to put a chest out on the front porch. You did and it’s awesome. Merry Christmas.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:24 am

      Thanks, Phyllis, I appreciate it. Walking up and down the stairs to get tools got old quick, so the chest was happening whether it looked good or not. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Cindy
    Monday,December 5, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Love your use of the traditional red and green Christmas colors. I am so tired of decorators using white and more white with a little blue stuck here and there. Unless you live at the beach. Also, so many trees look like department store trees loaded down with stuff. Yours looks great. Very fitting to your cottage style.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:28 am

      Thanks Cindy, I’m so glad you enjoyed my decor. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas to me unless there’s some green and red, and lots of stuff has never been my thing. Maybe I’m just old fashioned? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Happy Holidays to you!!!

  5. Monday,December 5, 2016 / 10:41 am

    The porch is lovely…and the bow tie is darling! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:29 am

      Thank you! He loves having that thing on for some strange reason. Crazy dog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Rita
    Monday,December 5, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Your porch is lovely and I like your new photograph.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:30 am

      Awww, thanks so much for noticing my new photo, Rita, and for touring our Christmas porch.

  7. Monday,December 5, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Oh, it’s very sweet! I know you’re enjoying your porch and the rest of your new-to-you home this first year!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:32 am

      Thanks so much, Brenda, I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Debbie H
    Monday,December 5, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    The view into the house from the porch looks so cozy and welcoming as do the porch. Very Cottage cozy.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:34 am

      Thanks Debbie. I wanted to do a wider view from the yard but, oh my goodness…it was a mess. I hope to do a tour in the spring. Hope that you are doing well, my friend.

  9. Vickie Adkins
    Monday,December 5, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    I love your porch rug. Would you mind telling where you purchased it? I would love to have one here in KY.

    Thank You,

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 3:38 am

      Thanks, Vickie. I got our front door mat from The Home Depot. I looked online but couldn’t find it. Hopefully you’re able to get one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Tuesday,December 6, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Good Evening Kristi, I love that you have filled a cane basket with greenery, to hang on your door, it really looks lovely…. and I love the American style of hanging wreaths at the windows, I think it looks beautiful. I remember visiting my daughter, at Christmas time, when she lived in Dunwoody, Atlanta, and we strolled around the houses looking at all the beautifully decorated homes.
    …. and what a treat to have an outside porch so beautifully decorated for Christmas. My husband would be the same, he would love to sit and watch the world go by.
    This year I am not decorating, because we are visiting our daughter who now lives in Chicago…. I am very excited.
    …. and what can I say about Finn…. apart from…..he’s absolutely gorgeous.
    Best Wishes

    • Kristi
      Thursday,December 8, 2016 / 2:36 am

      Hi Daphne. I’ve never visited Europe, or England, during the holidays but I would imagine it would look a lot different than what we do here in America. I have never been one to go overboard, well…in my eyes anyway, but I know a lot of folks who decorate every nook and cranny.

      I don’t blame you for not decorating this year. When we’ve gone out of town to visit our daughters over the holidays, I don’t do much either. What’s the point, right?

      I’m sure you are very excited to visit your daughter. We lived in Chicago for 5 years and spent last Christmas in the city. It’s beautiful, but I won’t miss the bitter cold. Hope you enjoy your holiday and your visit. Safe travels!

      Thanks for stopping by and Finn thanks you for the compliment. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think he knows he’s cute.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 17, 2016 / 3:18 am

      Thanks so much, Pamela. Merry Christmas to you!

  11. Tuesday,December 20, 2016 / 12:41 am

    I love your porch. I’m envious, it’s so festive. I have a small stoop, so it’s time like this I wish I had a covered porch too. Happy Holidays.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 20, 2016 / 4:18 am

      Thanks Rhonda! I have always had a small stoop so I know exactly how you feel. This is my first real porch so it’s been fun decorating it.

      Happy Holidays to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Wednesday,December 21, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope youโ€™ll come back again next January 8 when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

    • Kristi
      Friday,December 23, 2016 / 11:07 pm

      Thanks so much, Marilyn, I appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Thursday,December 22, 2016 / 9:38 am

    I am loving your porch! Ok I admit Finn too, he is just adorable!

    • Kristi
      Friday,December 23, 2016 / 3:22 am

      Thank you, Christine. Who can resist Finn’s quirky underbite. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Monday,December 11, 2017 / 12:09 am

    I love your porch and your dog is too cute! The mix of greenery and plaids are perfect. I’ve included this in a holiday front door roundup and pinned.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 12, 2017 / 1:28 am

      Thanks so much Erlene! Our front porch is one of our favorite spots. I appreciate the share and pin too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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