Creating a Welcoming Front Porch for the Holidays


This season really is the most wonderful time of the year, full of holiday get-togethers where friends and family gather to catch up and celebrate. While most hosts spend significant time sprucing up their interiors—from decking the halls to adorning kitchens, living rooms and dining areas with festive decor—they might forget to seek out ideas for front porch decorating. It’s the first spot that guests see, so why not make it festive and welcoming? Consider this your primer on front porch decorating for Christmas.

Looking for ideas for front porch decorating this holiday season? Sunbrella fabrics are a great place to start, offering color, pattern and texture.

Start With Seating 

Adding some seating to your front porch is sure to amp up the welcome factor. Manufacturer Patio Lane is a go-to resource for daybed and porch swing cushions and custom cushions for sofas or chairs. Made from durable Sunbrella fabric in a wide variety of colors and patterns, the performance fabrics are made to withstand the elements with moisture-, mildew- and fade-resistant properties built into every thread. Even if your porch is small, adding a cute bench seat or a pair of chairs gives a cheery “Welcome!” before guests even make it indoors.

Create a cozy outdoor seating space with durable Sunbrella-covered cushions.

Light It Up

Nothing says “merry and bright” like a few illuminated elements. You might choose to string twinkle lights along the ceiling or in garland, light some candles (look for bug-deterrent citronella if you live in an area with winter mosquitos) or set out electric flame lanterns. No matter what kind of light you choose, the glow will dazzle guests with a warm first impression.

Adding twinkle lights to garland makes your front porch feel instantly festive.

Make It Cozy

If you’re spending time outside, make the space feel warm and inviting. Store a basket of Sunbrella throw blankets for guests to wrap up in, so they’re cozy if the weather turns chilly. Scatter decorative pillows in complementing shades and patterns so you and your visitors can snuggle in and enjoy a comfortable conversation. Haven and Harmony pillows are stitched with Christmas trees and cute sayings like “Cheer,” all made with durable Sunbrella fabric. Choosing Sunbrella soft goods means you don’t have to worry about spills or the outdoor elements.

Easy ideas for front porch decorating include adding cozy throw blankets to accent your bright cushions from warmer months, such as these made from all-weather Sunbrella fabrics.

Adorn The Door

One way to approach your front porch decorating for Christmas is to preview your Christmas tree’s decor. For instance, if your tree inside is festooned with red bows and balls, you might hang an evergreen wreath with smaller red bows and ornaments on your front door. Perhaps your tree’s colors are shades of blue, green and gold. In that case, carry your chosen color palette through to the wreath on the door to welcome guests and get them in a festive spirit.

A cheery wreath is a fun, easy piece of decor to dial up your front porch decorating for Christmas.

How do you bring the joy of the season to life in your holiday home decorating? Check out our post on Entertaining for the Holidays for more festive tips, and share your #SunbrellaMoment with us on social!


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