Spooky and Fun Halloween Decorating for Your Porch
So many people love Halloween - little kids and big kids alike. It's a big porch decorating holiday nowadays - kind of like Christmas.
Do you know what Halloween decorating theme you want to use for your front porch?
Decorating Ideas for Thanksgiving
Porch decorating for Thanksgiving - your decoration ideas need not be too elaborate.
You can create a warm, welcoming, homey feeling that will be felt by all by using a few Thanksgiving decoration ideas for your porch.
Christmas Decorating Ideas for Inspiration
Visit our Outdoor Christmas Decorations Directory
. Like autumn, Christmas is one of the most fun times to decorate your front porch.
No matter how old you are, outdoor Christmas lights, yard decorations, beautiful wreaths, and
garland are enjoyed by all.
Whether you live in the snowy north or call a warmer climate home, decorating your front porch
is usually one of the items on the holiday season's "to do" list.
Mary and I know the extent of holiday decorating ranges from the very simple to going all out.
No matter what your decorating goals may be, achieving them requires just the right ideas.
Our Outdoor Christmas Decorations Directory
is designed to give you many fun, unique, and easy
decorating and outdoor lighting ideas. Here's a very small sample of what you will find:
- From wreath designs to making your own unique front door wreath
- Door decorations to create an exquisite front door entry
- Outdoor lighting scenes that are over-the-top
- Inexpensive ways to create fun holiday scenes
- Ideas for using everyday objects as decorations
- Showcased homes to see how others have decorated their porches
- Ideas for creating holiday curb appeal
These are but a few of the many ideas and projects you will find through our carefully
selected Christmas pictures and information.
Use our Outdoor Christmas Decorations Directory
for appealing holiday porch decorating ideas.
Porch Decorating Ideas Shared by Our Kind Readers
Holiday Porch Decorating from Our Readers
Our readers share their holiday porch pictures
with us. From Valentine to Thanksgiving.
Always fun to see what you put together
on your porches for the holidays. Thank you!
More Front Porch Decorating Ideas
Porch Paint Ideas
Color plays a big part in porch decor.
Color pulls it together and makes it work.
Ever notice how pleasing colors make all the difference?
Learn more about color.
Fresh New Decorating Ideas
We are always excited to hear about new, creative ways to decorate your porch.
Here are several including using mirrors on your porch, plant lamps and an innovative way to entertain on your porch.
Do you have a fresh new porch decorating idea to share?
More Decorating Ideas
Porch decorating is much like decorating any room of your home.
Think color, theme, focal point and purpose.
We explain each of these concepts so you can use them in your porch decorating.
Imagine a Watercolor Portrait of Your Home
We found an artist who has painted hundreds of portraits of homes in over 43 states and her work is wonderful.
A unique house portrait makes for an amazing gift or treasure for yourself. See some samples!
Porch Decor Tips from an Expert
Our friend and certified Interior Decorator, Bohnne Jones, shares
some wonderful porch decor tips. She emphasizes how color,
furniture placement and current trends lend themselves to an amazing porch.
Bohnne's Furniture Placement Ideas
Our friend, Bohnne, shares some MORE wonderful porch decorating tips
- like how to arrange your furniture in a pleasing way.
She also shares some other ways to warm up your porch.
I like Bohnne's tips because they are easy to do.
Perfect Porches, written by Paula S. Wallace
Paula Wallace, the President and co-Founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design, has a love for porches.
So much that she wrote a beautiful book that features 40 wonderful porches from all across the nation.
The homeowners share their porch decorating challenges. Wonderful photography by Chia Chong and Adam Kuehl.
Decorate Your Porch with a Theme
Decorating Ideas for Country Porches
Country porch decorating ideas remind us of rural life, blue skies,
cool breezes, wide open spaces, front porch verandas,
colorful flowers, and rocking chairs.
Even if you don't live in the country, you can bring a little bit of the country to where you live.
Enjoy our country front porch ideas.
Tuscan Decorating Ideas
If you like simplicity, a warm inviting atmosphere, nature, and the
country, you'll love a Tuscany decorating style for your porch.
Tuscan decorating is a combination of Spanish, French,
and Italian styles. It is a combination of casual and country.
Decorative Outdoor Flags
Porches were meant for outdoor decorative flags and banners.
Display your patriotism or root your team on to victory.
Or you can use those flags and banners decoratively to welcome the seasons.
Flags are fun to collect. A fun way to keep your porch fresh!
You'll Love These Featured Porches
Special Front Porches
Some of the most beautiful front porches in the world are attached
to bed and breakfasts. Because bed and breakfast porches come
in all architectural styles they can give you great ideas.
Next time you stay at a B&B, enjoy the porch...
Porch Decorating Projects
Paint a Rug - Tutorial
Take a porch rug from plain to jazzy
with a little paint
In an afternoon you can transform your rug!
Songbird Pillow Toppers - Tutorial
Hand painted but you don't have to be an artist.
Colorful and spring-like.
Sweet pillow toppers that are easily interchangeable for different seasons.
Porch Decorating Basics
No matter the size of your porch, you can make it pleasant and welcoming!
Whether you have multiple porches or a small portico, creating a curb appealing and
relaxing front porch evolves around three basic decorating concepts
- which anyone can do!
Think of your porch as a room in your home. You can use your porch as an indicator of what's inside. You
can reflect your personality, display your interests, etc.
Define Your Porch's Purpose
This could be as simple as defining it only as an entrance to your home. Very small porches and porticos
probably fall into this category.
Many times, size is a limiting a factor regarding how you can actually use the space. Often times; however,
it is a perfect space to create lots of curb appeal. We have lots of ideas you can use to do just that!
Relaxing porch for friendly conversations
If you have a large porch sufficient on which to relax, play games, or just entertain friends, you
have a space to not only decorate for curb appeal but also furnish as well.
Large porches can be divided
into separate areas for dining, enjoying a glass of wine, entertaining, and even privacy for relaxing with
a good book (or iPad)!
Create a Theme or Focal Point
This can be done easily with objects (vintage items as an example) or color in cushions, accessories, trim work,
and the like.
Red cushions make for a nice theme
You probably have items around your home you could use to decorate, or use to begin a theme, on your porch.
Perhaps you have some beautiful or colorful vases, planters, etc., that could become a focal point. As an example,
fill them with items other than plants if you so desire.
And remember the rule, that sometimes less is more. Like in a room in your home, a few really decorative items
can make a room pop!
Then again, you could go eclectic and cover all the bases!
Here's the really fun part - you can easily change it to match the seasons or celebrate the holidays!
No matter, you'll find a myriad of ideas for creating a focal point throughout our porch decorating sections.
Because your porch is a transition from the outside to the inside, consider adding some natural elements
within your decorating scheme.
This can be as simple as placing tree branches in container next to the front door to arranging beautiful
floral displays on steps or tables.
I made small boxes from old barn wood to place on tables. Mary filled them with hickory nuts from our yard.
Another way to add texture is through pillows or cushions. Use them as part of your theme - double duty.
You'll find a plethora of ideas for adding all types of texture to your porch throughout our decorating section.
Porch Decorating Starting Tips
We've tried to make your porch decorating experience as fun and as easy as possible. We've collected ideas
from across the U.S. (and elsewhere) to give you ideas you can replicate or modify to fit your needs.
Mary and I have found you don't have to spend a lot of money. We recommend you "shop your house" for decorative
items you can use on your porch. Thrift stores also are good sources of unique items. Purchasing decorations for your
porch after the season or holiday to take advantage of sales is another way to extend your hard earned dollars.
We like to make items (we share them with you) for our porch that is not only fun for us, but also saves us money.
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