It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Today I am sharing the front porch at Duke Manor Farm and how to style a winter woodland look on your front porch.
Lots of home tours are centered around the mantel, the dining room table or the family room. This week it’s about the areas outside of the home…porches, patios and beyond. Please join me over the next 3 days…but bundle up because “Baby It’s Cold Outside!” I will have the links to all three days at the end of this post. Special thanks to The Chelsea Project and The Everyday Home for putting this fun event together!
If you visited my holiday home tour here, you probably sensed a more laid back approach to holiday styling around my home. Simple and classic which is typically true to my decorating style in general. I styled the front porch with the same approach using a winter woodland look. Duke Manor Farm sits on 25 acres with 1/2 of that wooded, so it wasn’t hard to capture a natural forest charm on the front porch.
How to style a winter woodland look on your front porch
My inspiration for my woodland look started in my own backyard while on a hike with the kids. We spotted some small cedar trees that I thought would be perfect by the front door. I simply put them in a container and fill them with water when they get dry. I also took cedar cuttings and inserted them into a grapevine wreath that I hung.
Make it cozy
We are big fans of our outdoor spaces until it’s too cold to sit out and enjoy. Until then, I fill the couch and chairs with cozy pillows and throws for everyone to enjoy. I have a thing for buffalo check this season. I bought several yards of fabric and made my own pillows for the patio and for the breakfast knook. The look will carry me through the wintertime. Some added plum colored pillows and a cozy faux throw, give the space some additional color, especially when it’s dark and dreary out.
Less is more when it comes to creating a winter woodland look. You don’t need a whole lot of stuff to create a warm and cozy atmosphere for you or your guests. This reindeer adds texture and also some special memories. He was the first Christmas decoration that I bought when I got married and he comes out every year. A wood bowl with some black and white ornaments as well as some lanterns were placed on the table.
Ha. How cute is this mug? I love it. A popular response this season. I found it at Walmart for less then $1.00. I bought a few of them and will be sharing how to fill them for a great gift idea later this week.
I hope spending time on my porch and some of my ideas on how to style a winter woodland look on your front porch will help to inspire you to create your own winter woodland look this season.
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Here’s the schedule and links for the rest of the bloggers participating in the tour. I hope you enjoy each visit.
Happy Holidays from Duke Manor Farm!
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