7 Cozy Winter Porch Decorating Ideas
Even when it’s cold outside, your front porch can be a warm and welcoming place. It’s the first thing guests see when they visit, and the first thing you see when you get home after a long day.
Here are 7 of our favorite decorating ideas for making your porch a lovely place to be, from after the holidays all the way until spring.
Create a Warm Welcome at Your Doorstep
Greet guests with a sincere welcome that lets them know: “We’re so glad you’re here!”
Help keep the inside of your home warm with a handy draft stopper.
Make Your Walkway and Porch Safer for Everyone
Snow and ice can create dangerous conditions. Safeguard against slips and falls with products that look great while also offering some protection:
Rubber Stair Treads offer added grip on slick surfaces.
Fancy-Up the Front Door
Guests will feel right at home when they walk through a door that’s thoughtfully decorated for the season:
Hang a sign that you can easily switch out to match the seasons.
Wreaths aren’t just for the holidays! They’re welcoming accents all year long when hung on the front door.
Or, hang a wreath next to the door using convenient vinyl siding hooks.
Dress Up the Railing, Too
Don’t forget the porch railing, if you have one:
Wrap greenery around the railing and fill in with pine cones.
Hang a winter-themed or Valentine’s Day flag.
Leave Out Some of Your Christmas Décor
Before you put away all of your holiday decorations, take a good look. Many items are actually winter-specific, not holiday-specific. Pack up anything red, or anything with Christmas images or messages, but consider leaving out:
Pine boughs and pine cones
Any decorations with snowflakes or snowmen
Lighted topiary or small evergreen plants with no holiday ornaments
Decorate with a Theme
Choose a cozy or rustic theme, and decorate your entire porch with items related to the theme. Here are a few of our favorites:
Go “folk art” with a rustic barn star and lots of woodsy greenery.
Celebrate wildlife with a bear doormat, or with birds, butterflies, and bees.
Spread the “love” with Valentine’s Day colors and décor.
Turn Your Porch Into an Outdoor Living Room
Make your porch a place for family to gather, even if it’s chilly outside. The key is making sure everyone is comfortably toasty:
Layer outdoor rugs to help keep feet warm.
Warm things up with a portable fire pit.
Keep warm blankets or throws on hand for everyone to snuggle up in.
Serve warming beverages like hot chocolate or soothing tea.