It's time to switch out your fall front porch décor for something a little "cooler," if you catch my drift...check out how I transformed my porch using a few simple items I had around the house!

1. Out with the old, in with the new

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First things first, the old rotting pumpkins had to go! After I threw away the old jack-o-lanterns, I took my 4th of July doormat off (yes, it was still on my porch through fall, don't judge me) and put it away for next summer. Finally, I got rid of my Halloween wreath, and swept and wiped down my entire front porch area. We are looking to decorate with a traditional style this season.

2. Pick a theme

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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? What about a blue one? Do you prefer earthy tones? Find out what color scheme and theme you are drawn to and get to it! Have an idea of the colors you want to use, textures, etc. Do you want it to light up? Are you a fan of glitter and glam? Berry wreaths, candy canes, green garland, or decorative ornaments? Whatever your theme is, make a plan! Who could say no to Christmas spirit!

3. Get creative

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Not every idea has to be Clark Griswold big, and you don't need to spend your kid's college fund on fancy front porch decorations. Get creative, look around your house and see if there is anything you can upcycle! I had this Wood Arch from the Summer 2021 Decocrated box, and while it is cute as is, I thought it would be more versatile for this season with a quick makeover! I spray painted it white, found some greenery and holly, and TADA! A unique, out-of-the-box front door décor that isn't your typical holiday wreath!

4. Use traditional items

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I wanted something simple, yet elegant for my porch this year. What's more beautiful than Christmas trees? I added a simple mini Christmas tree with white lights to add to the ambiance of my front porch décor. Consider adding Christmas ornaments to give a personal touch!

5. Finishing touches

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Last, but most certainly not least, the iconic doormat. I don't care what anyone thinks, I love a new doormat for every holiday! Your holiday guests would love it and instantly feel welcomed to your home! Yes, I know I left my 4th of July one up WAY too long, but this holiday doormat was the final touch to the perfect front porch décor. You can either DIY one, shop local, or even pick one up from a hardware or big box store.

About the author:

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Hello! I'm Lynsey, a wife and mom from Northern Utah. Decorating is a new found love of mine, thanks to Decocrated. I love finding creative ways to style my home, but I’m also super practical and like to keep it real and honest so we can set realistic expectations. You can find me on my website or on social media as @realmomtribe.