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Christmas decor doesn’t have to be complicated! We’re sharing our simple decorating tips for a rustic Christmas front porch! [post contains affiliate links, which means we may make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!]

Simplicity is the name of the game for this year’s porch decor. That, and of course, all the rustic goodness we can pack in.

And if you’re looking for even more porch decor inspiration for this holiday season, look no further! We’re joining up with more than 30 bloggers to share all the inspo for achieving an amazing holiday front porch. Huge thanks to Amy at Atta Girl Says for hosting this hop!

rustic front porch with christmas decor

The first staple in any holiday porch is the Tyvek house wrap, amiright?! It’s like our house is the present and we’ve wrapped it all up for Christmas. Anyone else want to join in on making this a new holiday trend?! 😛

All kidding aside, after nearly three years of living in a renovation zone, we’ve gotten pretty good at decorating and sprucing up a space, regardless of its finished-state. Who says half-finished porches (and interiors!) can’t be festive and pretty?

As I mentioned in our guest bedroom tour, I picked up a few garlands on clearance last year and I’ve had so. much. fun. decorating with them! There is just something so majestic, yet simple, about wrapping a railing or window in greenery. And now that the railings are painted white, the green has an extra pop!

white railing with green garland and christmas lights

I brought in some natural greenery by adding clippings from our tree out front. Best part? It doesn’t cost anything to go out and snag a few tree branches from your evergreen tree 🙂

galvanized bucket with evergreen clippings

The rocking chairs were cozied up with a few flannel throw pillows and a plaid blanket. While it’s a little too cold to actually sit on said chairs (not unless we bring out the ice fishing heater) adding pillows and a blanket to any space brings in so much cozy and makes everything more welcoming – wouldn’t you agree?!

rocking chairs on front porch with plaid throw blanket

For the side table, I grabbed a chicken wire vase and loaded it up with cotton bulbs (?) and pinecones.

barwood christmas tree in birch logs

Swinging over to the corner, I reused last year’s DIY barnwood Christmas tree. I put it together with nails, string lights and lots of leftover tulle from our wedding!

galvanized buckets and bins for front porch decor

And because you can never have too much galvanized anything, it’s sitting in our go-to galvanized tub, filled with birch logs.

christmas front porch decor

On the door, I added two mini Christmas trees to the tall, black vases and strung a small string of Christmas lights around them.

rustic holiday decor for the front porch

And to top it all off, I hung a simple black wreath with a few sprigs of greenery and a nice burlap bow!

two black labs on holiday front porch

Simple. Festive. Rustic.

What else could you need?

white door with holiday wreath

All our best,

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Christmas Porch Tour

Follow the links below for the full Christmas porch tour lineup, featuring 18 home decor bloggers. Be sure to visit everyone for lots of ideas to add festive touches to your porch and other outdoor spaces.

Monday, Day 1

collage photo featuring four Christmas porches

My Thrift Store Addiction // Postcards from the Ridge // Cottage at the Crossroads
Petticoat Junktion // House of Hawthornes // DIY Beautify

Tuesday, Day 2

collage photo featuring four Christmas porches

Sweet Pea // Duke Manor Farm // StoneGable
Sand Dollar Lane // Atta Girl Says // Our Southern Home

Wednesday, Day 3

collage photo featuring four Christmas porches
North Country Nest // My Creative Days // Worthing Court
2 Bees in a Pod // Major Hoff Takes a Wife // Craftivity Designs

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collage photo featuring four Christmas porches


  1. Lindsay Eidahl

    Love your porch! It is perfect for the holidays! It was fun touring with you this week!

  2. Cindy

    Kelly, I love your rustic porch! The addition of the snow is perfect (and makes me very jealous!!) You have made it so cozy and inviting (despite the house wrap ;), lol)

  3. Cecilia

    The snow is the finishing touch on your charming rustic porch–no snow here, in Texas! Excited to be joining the tour with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. Pam @ House Of Hawthornes

    I adore your cute rustic porch! At least half the Christmas photos of when I was a kid had some sort of construction going on in the background, so I’m pretty much used to the “in-process” look! It reminds me of home!

  5. Paula Skulina

    Your rustic porch is charming and snow on the ground is the perfect touch for Christmas.

  6. Lora

    Pretty porch! And I especially like the galvanized bucket filled with pine and your simple wreath.

  7. Sara

    I love your humor. The truth is, it will never be perfect! LOL. Those pups are adorable. It was fun “hopping” with you!

  8. Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Oh, I love your country nest!!! I just love the use of all the natural elements with the cozy plaids. We actually got snow and ice in SC this weekend. It’s beautiful with the twinkling lights. Merry Christmas!


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