My first Christmas porch!

December 11, 2017

Hello all! I am SO very excited to share our Christmas front porch with you today! And I'm even more excited that I'm working with IKEA over the next year as we continue to make this new home our dream home! I'm thrilled to be working with them and sharing how I used their items to decorate for the holidays.

I've always wanted to have a front porch -- this is just another aspect of this house that makes me giddy. It's not a huge porch, but it's plenty big enough and I've had so much fun decorating it!

With just a few IKEA products I was able to create a festive look that isn't over the top. At first I had plans to add garland everywhere -- along the door, hanging from the ceiling, around the columns -- but I soon decided to tone it down using a little greenery and a few items. It doesn't need much to shine!

I dressed up the bench with two of the ANTILOGPOGA pillow covers:
Red Ikea pillows on bench

They are a comfy knit fabric and can work all year round -- I think they're perfect as holiday decor!

I had an image in my mind of wreaths on every windows and these SMYCKA artificial wreaths are LOVELY. They look like real cedar and are so full. I also love how the size works on our windows: 
Smycka wreath IKEA

Aren't they pretty? They look so natural. Next year each one will have a red bow as well -- this year I'm just thrilled I got them up so soon after moving in. ;) By the way, I hung each one with a Command hook and so far so good! 

Because we have some room to play with, I was able to add a the FEJKA artificial tree next to the door. I just LOVE it! I decorated it with the VINTER red bell ornaments
Christmas tree on porch with red bells

They jingle in the wind! :) I used the sled to cover the outlet, because you know how much I dislike cords. I was going to hang that tree farm sign over the door but I happened to lean it here while decorating and we loved it! 

I cannot even tell you how fun it is to have a porch! Giddy. 

Next up, my favorite part -- the pretty lanterns. OH my goodness. They are the icing on the cake my friends! You know when you see those pictures of snow-covered porches and they have lanterns lit up on the steps? Dreamy right? 

I used a few of the smaller sized BORRBY lanterns combined with the larger versions as well: 
Lanterns on porch at Christmas

The taller ones are 17 inches and I love how substantial they are. They really make a statement. 

I didn't want to mess with lighting candles at night, so I used these awesome GODAFTON LED candles. They come individually or three sizes per set (only $10!) and you can set the timer and forget it. I'm obsessed with things on timers at Christmas -- it makes everything so easy. 

Our pots already have soil in them so I just tucked pieces of greenery inside, as well as some of the sparkly twigs I use on the tree inside
Christmas tree farm sign

The greenery around the door is real. I usually use this stuff inside but I was just not in the mood for the mess this year. They get dried out SO quick inside! I absolutely adore how it hangs over the door:
DIY grapevine Christmas wreath

I shared how I made the wreath with the skates a couple weeks ago -- SO easy! 

I took a ton of photos because it's my first Christmas porch. ;) I'm obsessed with how it all came together! Such a warm, lovely welcome for our guests:
Christmas porch with greenery and lanterns

Black lanterns on porch

Door with window and sidelights

Do you see my sweet buddy in the window?: 
Dark stained front door

Of course I couldn't show you our holiday porch without sharing it lit up at night! I'm SO glad I toned down my plan for this space. These small, simple additions are plenty to get us and our guests in a festive mood:
Small Christmas tree on porch

Simple wood bench and lanterns on porch

Do you see our pretty Christmas tree through the window?:
Christmas porch with lanterns and greenery

lanterns on front steps outside at Christmas

Ikea Borrby lanterns outside

I hope you enjoyed the tour!

We're supposed to get snow soon so you know I'll be running out to snap some photos when it does.  I've imagined how it will look for months. Do you have a big or small porch? Even though I had a tiny one at the old house, it never stopped me from making it festive!

I am a Brand Ambassadör for IKEA U.S. This is a sponsored post.

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  1. So festive! I love how much the decor matches with the empty tree branches. So beautiful.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. Random question -- but where is your porch light from?

    1. We picked it out through our builder but I'm working on getting a list of the lights.

  3. I'd also love to know the source for the door and side lights. We have a basic builder stock door (and side lights) and I would love to update to something real wood. Thanks!

  4. It is so pretty. I agree a porch is so much fun and adds so much to any home and you have decorated yours to perfection.

  5. So stunning and elegant just love it

  6. Love the bench! Where is that from?

  7. Absolutely lovely, Sarah! Your new home is so pretty, I'm loving watching you settle into it!!

  8. I would also like information about the front door and sidelights. They are beautiful and make a lovely entry.

  9. You're right, you have the perfect amount of festive touches for your lovely new porch. It's just lovely. Congratulations on your partnership with IKEA and Happy Holidays, Ardith

  10. I’d love to know the color of your siding and the type/color of your wood floors! Your house is beautiful!

  11. I too would love the door info. In the market for a new one when this year's tax return comes in!

  12. Hey all! I will do my best to find out the door source -- not sure about that one but will try!

  13. Love your porch!! I've been trying to figure out wreaths for our windows (mine are so dated) and I LOVE these. Thanks so much.

  14. So beautiful and so welcoming, Sarah! I love all of your holiday touches. Congratulations on your new home!!

  15. Love your new house and porch! I live in the surrounding Indy area .... I am curious who your builder is if you don't mind sharing?


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