Easy Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas
O what fun it is to spread holiday cheer with outdoor Christmas decorations and sparkling outdoor lights. Whether the weather outside is frightful or delightful, your outdoor Christmas decorations can give a forecast that is merry and bright! Don’t limit decorating to just the mantel and tree; spread the good cheer to your front porch and yard too! Family and friends will get a warm welcome with these Christmas outdoor decorating ideas.
Front Porch Christmas Greetings
Traditional holiday decor would have you hang a wreath on your front door. Think outside the wreath and consider other holiday decor like wooden skis & poles or lighted holiday mittens. Place a pre-lit Christmas tree near your front door and add wrapped faux Christmas presents for a decorative display. Wrap pre-lit garland around pillars, posts, and handrails and top them with festive bows. Add a row of lighted white birch trees along a patio or deck to set a festive mood. Enliven the space with a colorful rug and some decorative cardinal pillows.
Front door decorating makes a powerful first impression. Put your guests in the holiday spirit before they even knock on the door!
Outdoor Lighted Christmas Decorations
Take a natural approach to your outdoor holiday decorating by placing lit reindeer among your landscaping. Their warm glow and gentle nature is a lovely way to celebrate the season with minimal effort.
Welcome Friends and Family
Roll out the red carpet to holiday guests with a festive front doormat. Add flickering LED lanterns, garland, and a wooden Santa, whimsical snowman or some other guest greeter. Create a personal touch with a written message like welcome or believe on a sign. Everyone has their favorite sayings or phrases about this jolly time of year, so whether you want to encourage everyone to “Believe in the miracle of the season” or to be “Merry”, or welcome friends with a Christmas sign, choose your words wisely and celebrate!
Decorations that are a blast from the past, like retro sleds sitting by the front door, old-fashioned ice skates-turned-planter or a decked-out 1950s convertible ornament, all help remind us of happy holidays gone by and get everyone in the mood for mirth and merriment.
A sled and skates can be used in many ways. Prop them by your front door create a cozy country Christmas display. Add a lit porch tree, a holiday sleigh, lanterns and lush Christmas garland for a cheery front stoop.
Light Up the Night
Christmas decor has gone beyond the usual string or two of lights. Illuminate every corner of your yard. Try a set of lit Christmas trees placed on each side of your porch entrance or glowing festive solar lanterns to line your walkways. Start at the curb then work your way to the front porch with lighted decorations to lead carolers and visitors alike to your door. Or, consider a trio of lit gifts that sparkle, a row of glowing snowflake candlesticks or a welcoming solar snowman with a lantern.
Twinkle All the Way
You can always start with the standard strings of lights around your roof-line and ledges, but don’t forget that there are plenty of outdoor lighting accents to add some sparkle. A pair of sentimental lanterns, a light-bearing snowman or adorable dogs tangled in Christmas lights for the front porch will do the trick.
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