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Tricia’s Trends- Christmas Time in the Boro

From the festive glow of twinkling lights to the wintery charm of sweeping garland, a chic holiday home starts with the exterior. Tricia Utsey over at “The Flower Barn” wants to share some of her ideas for some inspiring Christmas porches to help you achieve that perfect curb appeal.
Your entry not only welcomes guests—it immediately gives them a sense of an interior’s aesthetic. With the Christmas season comes a flood of guests to entertain, so styling your front door becomes even more important.
If you veer towards understated decor, not elaborate arrangements, opt for a traditional wreath without too many extras. A fun “twist” people are enjoying this year, if you wish to spice it up, is dressing up greenery with a mixture of fruits like apples, pineapples, and lemons. This is a fun way to celebrate the season—and embrace nature at the same time. Do you have double doors? Tricia says that is no problem as long as you use the principle of symmetry. This principle doesn’t just apply to indoor spaces. Create a gorgeous Christmas look with matching wreaths and a complementary arrangement of flowers and greenery.
If you are not a wreath fan, that’s ok. Instead of hanging wreaths, you could do something as simple as placing red lanterns next to your front door. Matching plants are always fun too! Matching floral arrangements with pops of red are the perfect option if you are looking to mix things up. Bring a second tree outside. Everyone loves the curb appeal of a twinkling indoor Christmas tree, though some homes lack the proper layout for that look. If this is the case, don’t fret. Simply decorate a second one for the porch. Hang string lights from your roof even if you don’t get snow for the holidays, sweeping string lights will give your home a charming, festive twinkle that feels like winter. One could also fill lanterns with Christmas balls to put on the porch. Filling lanterns with shiny ornaments is an easy way to give your front porch a unique and understated pop of cheer. For extra flair, top the lanterns with a fun holiday ribbon and fraser fir.
However you choose to complete your holiday look for your best curb appeal, The Flower Barn has all the accessories you will need to help you decorate. They have wreaths, ornaments, planters, poinsettias, ribbons and more! They have great last minute gifts to take to the hosts of your holiday parties and even some things for the precious children in your lives. Stop by and check out the handmade nostalgic wooden pull toys. These forever toys are sure to be a hit for any child on your list! Don’t be the house your neighbors frown upon. Let Tricia help you deck your porch and your halls too!

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