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How to Decorate Your Front Porch to Make a Statement this Winter

Creating an inviting front porch during winter can be quite a challenge. We all know how difficult it can be to differentiate our Holiday décor from a winter theme after the Christmas season is over. As a result, we frequently see Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and brightly colored lights strung about front porches throughout the entire winter. Don’t get baffled. Let our Balsam experts share straightforward tips with you to make your front porch appealing and impressive this winter.

Define your Area. First of all, clear up your porch by taking away your obviously “for Christmas only ornaments.” To make your winter decorating simpler, start by leaving the whites and other neutral-colored stuff in your area. In decorating, focus on classic winter colors, flowers, and motifs. Winter decorating is all about achieving a warm, cozy space.

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Extending the use of Christmas Ornaments. Admittedly, there are recyclable Christmas ornaments you may not get rid of in the meantime. For instance, you may leave your holiday evergreen garlands and ornamental front door Holiday wreath to the scene and transform them to eye-catching winter statement by perking them up with artificial snowflakes, pine cones, and berries. Artificial Christmas trees may also be transformed into a winter tree by spray painting with white or silver or showering with faux snowflakes.

The Color of Winter. Winter is basically white. Bolder colors like reddish-purple, browns, deep blue, and elegant black are spectacular winter colors which insert the warm feel.

Cozy up with Textural Appeal. Wooden furniture in white or auburn may be done up for a cozy look by bringing in throws, quilts, and area rugs or carpet in warm winter colors.

A Flash of Metallics. Put in some glitz of silver, gold, or bronze to add regality in your area. Stylish metallic decorative pieces and other décor, look dazzling against warm maroon, red or chocolate brown background. For instance, a silver vase or jar on top of a burgundy table runner presents a stunning winter accent.

Adorn your porch with Winter-Ready Textiles

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Winter is characterized by long cold nights. Bring in a touch of thicker, heavier, more luxurious textiles like “wool” into your space to add warmth. Plain purple velvet properly laid on a white or black couch, can make for a dramatic focal point in porch.

Add-ons. When tastefully done, integrating smart winter flags or banners may result to an alluring complete look. Employ artificial pine trees, sleds, ice skates, snowman, and berries to append visual charm to your winter porch.

Porch Lights. Seldom overlooked, your lighting plays a major role in porch decorating. This is especially important in winter where nighttime is longest. Make sure that your lights are clean to achieve the optimum illumination of your winter porch. They can be a traditional highlight, a fascinating accessory, or simply a utilitarian fixture. Electric rope lights and electric candles may also be used for that glittery night look.

Jessica Phan is a designer for Balsamhill.com a purveyor of high-end artificial Christmas Trees. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area is perfect for her because she has a wide range of interests, including Art & Design, Fashion, Photography, Painting and Thrift Store Shopping.

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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