If you have a small front porch, but still want to decorate for the holidays, this post is for you. Today I’m teaming up with Old Time Pottery to share how to decorate a small front porch for Thanksgiving.

I have been compensated by Old Time Pottery for this post, however all opinions are 100% my own.


It’s no surprise that I love decorating both indoors and outdoors for all the holidays. But for years, I wasn’t sure how to decorate our small front porch. I felt like there wasn’t enough room to make it cute, so I just neglected it. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with different porch decor and I think I’ve finally found the key for how to decorate a small front porch.

Choose a large mat for layering – Okay this is crazy because you would think that a larger accent mat would make your small porch look smaller, right? But I actually think it makes it look larger! Call it an optical illusion, but a large accent mat under your doormat makes it seem like there’s more room than there really is.

Think vertical – I always love the look of mums around this time of year, but they don’t make a big impact on our small front porch because there’s not room for very many of them. The key is finding a tall planter for flowers, or in our case, adding tall topiaries. Adam spotted these at Old Time Pottery and we both thought they were the perfect addition to our Thanksgiving porch. (I’m planning to add Christmas lights to them in December). Adding tall topiaries or planters draws the eyes up, where there’s more space, instead of out, where there’s less.

Add garlands around your door – I have no idea why I didn’t do this sooner. The garlands add SO much and don’t take up any of your small front porch space. Old Time Pottery has a few garland options online, and even more in store. It only took 3 garlands to go around our door, and we used Command hooks to hold them in place. So easy!

Choose one or two seasonal pieces – Since there’s not a ton of space, I chose the two wooden turkeys to add Thanksgiving vibes. When you’re trying to decorate a small front porch, less is more. You don’t want a ton of seasonal decor cluttering the already small space, so choose one or two seasonal pieces that will add a lot of impact.

Next month, I’m teaming back up with Old Time Pottery to share a fun tree trimming post. I can’t wait to show you one of my favorite tree trimming hacks! 🙂

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