This holiday season make sure your porch is ready to receive not only your family members, delivery personnel, and occasional well-wishers but also Santa and his reindeer. Here are 5 ideas on how you can design the porch ready for Santa’s visit.
Start with the steps and entryway.
Adorn the steps with potted plants like poinsettia, gift props, candy canes, or Christmas-scented air fresheners like cinnamon, vanilla, or peppermint. Have anyone dropping by bask in the scent of the holidays.
Highlight the banisters.
As the banisters provide a great visual opportunity to show holiday cheer, wrap garlands and maybe some Christmas lights to highlight your porch at night. Interlacing garlands can make it look like a well-wrapped gift of a porch from afar.
Make Santa stay for a swing, seat, or both.
Whether it’s a porch swing, tea chairs, or a cozy bench, plump up the pillows and drape some throw blankets ready to enclose someone’s shoulder or two for a cozy sitting.
Prepare your table for gifts, deliveries, and offer cookies and drinks.
As everyone gets busier during the holiday season, put out drinks, cookies, or sweets to your occasional visitors like deliverymen, neighbors, and casual greeters. A thermos, reusable cups, and a cookie jar would be a real delight for anyone who stops by!
Hang festive lights.
Make your porch glow with Christmas lights and lanterns. Highlight key holiday décor you may have such as a Christmas tree or nativity scene. You can also have special lights for your seating area that will also provide a bit of warmth.
Do you have ideas of your own on how to deck the porch for the holidays? Share with us your own décor design for a holiday porch. We’d love to hear them from you!
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