In this post, I get to show off our new front porch along with the subtle blue and white Christmas porch decor that I chose for its first Christmas!
I’m so excited to get to finally show you our fully-finished front porch! You may remember that this has been our big project for the past few months. We started adding this porch onto our house in July and we got the final step finished, which was staining the decking, juuuust in time to decorate for Christmas. Perfect timing, I’d say.:) So I guess today’s post is part porch project reveal, part Christmas decor sharing. After I had used those faux blueberries in our Canadian Thanksgiving kitchen decor back in October, I was determined to find a way to use them for Christmas as well because I just love them that much. It just seemed fitting to give our porch a subtle blue and white theme after we painted the front door a soft blue-grey color.
Blue and White Christmas Porch Decor Ideas
I partnered with my favourite local garden centre, The Glasshouse, to bring my ideas to life and we came up with something that satisfied my need for more blue and white in my life, but also that really felt perfect for kind of a woodland Christmas theme with lots of natural elements.
We used lots of the faux blueberries throughout the different areas of the porch, including on the full-size tree that we managed to fit up there (!!!) and added some fresh pops of white with a few faux white berries as well.
I reinforced the blue theme by using a black watch plaid ribbon to hang the wreath, and a blue and white plaid blanket over the chair.
Farmhouse Style Porch Decor
I’m pretty sure that every Christmas front porch photo that I’ve ever loved has featured lanterns running up the sides of the stairs, so I definitely had to make that happen for our front porch’s first Christmas. We used flameless candles of course and I love the warm, welcoming glow that they provide.
The candles in the lanterns were really simple and easy to do, but I also love the look of mixed greenery, ornaments, and faux berries tucked inside lanterns, so I may try that for next year if I’m feeling a bit ambitious.
I also think I may have discovered the perfect modern farmhouse Christmas planter idea here with this “Birch in a Box” planter. Read more about how I put that together here. I feel like it’s a classic look, but also totally new and unexpected at the same time. I got a lot of questions and comments about it when I first shared it on Instagram stories, so it’s a great idea if you really want something unique for next to your front door that will get you a lot of compliments. 🙂
We had wanted to wrap some garlands around the posts on our porch, but the type of garland that we picked up wasn’t really great for that, so we ended up just using them on the railings. It was kind of a happy accident, actually, because they do look pretty great there too, I think.
So that’s our Christmas front porch for this year!
Thanks so much to The Glasshouse for providing us with all the beautiful decor for our front porch this year.
Don’t forget to pin this post so you can remember some of these ideas if any of them stood out to you!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.