Simple Holiday Door and Porch Decorating Ideas

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“It’s not what’s under the Christmas Tree that matters it’s who’s around it”

— Charlie Brown

The most wonderful time of year is here. Prepare to welcome guests to your home with these dazzling holiday door decorations, porch ideas, and more. Here are some great, affordable tips and tricks to bring joy home this season. Read on to make sure your whole family gets into the holiday spirit this year.

Cozy Trees

Evergreen adds a festive look to everything it touches, and this pair of pre-lit trees will add a cozy glow to your porch. They’re sparsely decorated with pinecones, which is ideal for a minimalist look, but there’s plenty of opportunity to get creative, too. Amp up the “wow” factor with birch twigs, berry picks, ribbon and other holiday accompaniments.

Sweet Snowman Sign

There’s snow place like home! Welcome guests with a festive porch sign, like this sweet snowman-painted sled. Not only does this sign match a dusting of fresh powder, but it gives off a retro vibe. We love the snowman’s classic attire and the old-fashioned sled shape—both remind us of childhood wonder and holidays’ past.

Winter Wonderland Doormat

Changing out your doormat for the holidays is one of the easiest (and most affordable) swaps to make. This coir doormat, decorated with snowy pine trees, is an ideal mix of simple and seasonal. Take it to the next level by layering a checked accent rug behind the mat.

“Welcome!” Door Hanger

Making guests feel at home starts at the front door, and this snowy welcome sign is a great first step. Choose from either an 18- or 21-inch size. Then, rest assured that the rustic shiplap, neutral bow and frosted pine bough will match your other holiday door decorations. Who knew simple could look so chic?

Pine Kissing Ball

Bring back a winter tradition and add a kissing ball to your front porch. These vintage spheres incorporate boughs of greens, pinecones and even mistletoe. We love this simple version for its snow-kissed look and practicality. Unlike a real kissing ball, this beauty will last for years to come. Are you an avid DIYer? Try making one yourself!

Golden Reindeer

Towering over 80 inches high, this feeding reindeer lives up to his name. Kids and adults alike will be awed by the gilded forest friend as he guards your front porch. Complete the look with a regal reindeer.

Snowy Wreath

What holiday door decorations list would be complete without a wreath? This snowy wreath is pure magic, with its glittery ornaments, sprigs of mistletoe and flocked pine. Pair it with the matching garland for a winter entrance that’s hard to beat.

Lovely Lanterns

Solar-powered lanterns may just be the smartest item on this list. Not only are they charged by the sun, but they can be incorporated into outdoor decor for every season. Display them as is, or add a festive winter touch like a pine pick wrapped around the handle or a cascade of jingle bells.

Monogram Snowflake Sign

Personal touches make the holidays special. And this classic monogram sign—featuring your household’s last initial—is a versatile option. Not only does it look beautiful on its own, but it can be easily doctored up with a splash of paint, ribbon or a basic wreath behind it.

Rustic Birch Trees

The best holiday decorations take advantage of what nature has to offer, and these rustic trees bring out the beauty of birch. Flank two of the larger trees on either side of your front door, or arrange a trio on your porch. No matter how they’re styled, these lit beauties will keep the season bright.

Magical Sparkling Spheres

Cozy lights are a wintertime must. They combat those shorter, darker days with a warm, enticing glow. And while string lights are an easy option, these sparkle spheres really elevate your holiday door decorations. We love them so much they might stay up for every season!

Season’s Greetings Garden Flag

While it’s not technically porch decor, a garden flag extends season’s greetings to everyone on your block. We love this red-checked version that can be personalized with a family name and favorite phrase.

Snowflake Lights

If the path to your front door is a little dark during the dreary winter months, place sets of these snowflake lights to mark the way. Not only will they help your holiday guests feel safer as they walk to the front door, but they’ll add a magical touch to the landscape.