Winter Decorating Ideas for Your Porch
Enjoy the Beauty of Winter!Winter decorating ideas can be simple and easy, yet we overlook winter decorations more than any other time of the year. Why? Because it is the time of the year when many of us get the winter blahs.
A happy snowman on the porch to greet guestsI love winter decorations because they keep my spirits high in the winter and they lift the spirit of friends and neighbors, too!
How to Transform Your Christmas Porch for Winter
Our Christmas porchAfter Christmas we wanted to keep our porch decorated, but not in a holiday style. We planned for this, so it was easy.
All we did was remove the sweet Christmas tree, we took off the mantle lights and the greenery (although we could have kept both perhaps). But voila! As you can see in the picture below, we now have just a cozy winter porch.
This will last us through January and perhaps part of February too.
Our cozy winter porch - easily transformed from our Christmas porchWhen you decorate and want to get the most out of it, just think of how to layer your porch so that ever after a holiday, it still fits in with just a few elements removed.
Add a Few Pops of Color to Your Winter Porch
Our January porchWinter porches don't need to be blah. We added a few pops of color with a quick painting I did to hang on the wall between the rockers and some zany pillow toppers.
Here you can see the other pillow topper. I used coordinating fabrics that are kind of fresh and snappy for the winter scene.
Winter is exquisitely beautiful as shown in the picture below.
An enchanting winter porch scene indeed
Isn't this a wonderful way to decorate for winter? Beautiful white ice skates, old-fashioned sled and vintage style birdhouse.
The other side of the porch is decorated with a vignette of beautiful white bird houses
Video: Love Snowy Winter Scenes?
When Dave and I lived in Alaska for 6 years in the 1980's, we found out that cabin fever is a real condition. Not just an expression. So, this winter, even if it is too cold to spend time on your porch, resolve that you will take a little time to give your porch a winter face lift.
Photo courtesy of Dee at Farmhouse Country Style
Transition Christmas to Winter with a Snowflake Theme
For a more timeless porch in the winter, try our snowflake themeWe wanted a cozy holiday porch so fleece came to mind right away. And then we found the wooden snowflakes and that is how our snowflake fleece winter porch was born.
The combination of blue and green plaid fleece combined with a cheery red solid fleece makes our porch bright and cheerful - without a lot of fuss.
The materials we used - plus some fresh greeneryA few yards of soft fleece and a few wooden snowflakes - all purchased on sale. We purchased enough fleece to wrap around our chair cushions and our pillows. No sewing, no fuss.
Because we had two rocking chairs and 1 porch swing cushion, I purchased a yard of fleece for each. I also purchased a yard of fleece for the red pillows (but could have used a bit more).
We like our Christmas porch and hope it inspires you!We simply wrapped our chair cushions and pillows with fleece and pinned them on the back - like wrapping a present.
So simple. I did this in a very short time one morning.
Close-up of our snowflake porchNot everything is new. The fireplace we use every year. It provides a pretty glow between the rocking chairs and we operate it on a timer with the lamp. We also added some fresh greenery here and there, too.
Dave added the logs beside the fireplace. Nice touch.
Snuggly snowflake pillowA close-up of the fleece-covered pillow with the snowflake attached. We already had some wide wired ribbon that we simply wove through the snowflake and tied it around to the back of the pillow.
We purchased this Joy wall hangingTo keep it from flapping around in the wind, Dave took a dowel and wedged it between our shutters, holding the wall hanging firmly down. He painted part of the dowel black to blend in with the wall hanging. Works like a charm.
Watch Our Snowflake Porch Video
Mary gives a tour of our snowflake porch
Our front door is festive too.We got free fresh greenery at The Home Depot parking lot where they sell Christmas trees.
They have a large bin of free tree trimmings (great for other winter decorating ideas too) so they came in handy for our front door, porch railings and even some inside. A fresh touch and very fragrant too.
We carried the theme to our porch swing, tooI wrapped the porch swing with fleece, too.
I didn't remember to get enough fleece for the pillow on the swing but went to my fabric bin and found this blue fabric. It looks just fine with the snowflake tied to it.
Hope you enjoyed seeing our Snowflake Fleece Winter Porch and winter decorating ideas.
Our Snowman Winter Porch
Our snowman front porch was fun to createThis year we love our cute snowman porch; it started out as our Christmas porch.
After taking down the small Christmas tree, we can now enjoy these snowmen for the winter months. We have more pictures and a video to tell you how.
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