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16 of the Best Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

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16 of the Best Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas is approaching, and with only a few weeks remaining before it is 25th December, it is already time to start planning the decorations.

This year was a lot to deal with, from wildfires to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is stuck in their homes now for their safety.

However, that does not mean they cannot decorate their home. That is why in this article, here are some of the best ideas to decorate the outdoor of the houses.

These decorative ideas will not only make the whole house glow up but also make the festival livelier.

Diving straight into the ideas:

Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

The Christmas Garland

The Christmas Garland

This one is the easiest and probably one of the most widely used decorative ideas for Christmas.

The front door is decorated with garlands, flowers, bells, and beautiful ribbons, as shown in the image. The ribbons are red; however, more colors can be added to make things more beautiful.

Add white and red flowers. Plastic flowers should do just as well as real ones. Besides, artificial flowers last longer.

The main thing is arranging the garland. So, there is a link below to guide you through the process as well.

Add a Mailbox for the Santa

Add a Mailbox for the Santa

This is a nice touch to the garland decoration. Just get a mailbox, an old used one, or a DIY one using some old cardboard box.

Write “SANTA” on it so that the kids and the guests know that the mails inside are from beloved Santa Claus.

Having a Santa themes doormat to complement the set-up will make things look even better. Besides, everyone must have waited for Santa to arrive on Christmas when they were kids.

It should not be something weird to do now as well.

Multiple Wreaths

Multiple Wreaths

Having one of anything is just too old fashioned. People like to have multiple of whatever they have, be it shoes, clothes, cars, or even pets. Then why not multiple wreaths to decorate the entrance?

Having two wreaths, as shown in the image, will make things look simple and beautiful.

Also, add a wooden chair with a checked-design blanket on it, as shown in the image. Some stars and wooden logs on the side somewhere, and the whole set-up is as good to go as it can be.

Make the Fireplace Beautiful

Make the Fireplace Beautiful

If there is a fireplace in the outdoor, decorating it, this Christmas needs to be done.

Decorating just the indoor of the house is too mainstream. Add some Christmas decorations like the wreath, the garlands, flowers, and some bowls of candies.

Clean up the whole area. That should do the job. A beautifully decorated outdoor fireplace will be ready for use.

Do Not Forget the Car

Do Not Forget the Car

Amidst all the decorations and preparations for Christmas, from baking to cooking, setting up the front porch, and the house’s indoor, people often forget their cars.

The car deserves a decoration this Christmas too. For serving the owner throughout the year, carrying people to and for, day in and day out.

Just add a minimal decoration, like a wreath and a ribbon, as shown in the image on the front of the car. A small Santa can be placed somewhere on the car as well.

Faux Skis

Faux Skis

Whenever someone goes shopping for Christmas, they must have seen some faux skis like these. If not, then take note, these are a stunning addition to Christmas decoration and can be easily placed anywhere on the front porch side.

Complementing them with some wooden logs and pinecones will make the whole set-up look more modern, minimal, and neutral yet elegant.

Incense or Perfume

Incense or Perfume

Decorating just the outer appearance, the stuff that can be touched, is something that everyone deserves. However, no one focuses on the smell that it goes without decoration.

Our sense of smell is directly related to what we feel about things. This means that a lovely smelling house, a front porch, and a house outdoor will result in a better experience this Christmas.

This does not take a lot of time. One can use either some room spray, incense sticks or candles, other perfume aerosol sprays, or just good smelling cinnamon sticks.

There are wreaths available in the market that give out the nice smell one is looking for. It will make the nearby area of the outdoor where it is hung smell good.

Add A Sled

Add A Sled

Using antiques for decoration purposes is not something unusual or something new. Therefore, using some old sled that might be lying without being used in the house somewhere is a good idea.

If the sled is not in good condition, get a little repaired, or one can repair it on their own as well. Just place it as shown in the image. It will make the whole decoration look aesthetic and different from the typical decorations that everyone does.

One can even buy an old sled from a shop if they want, or even a new one if they are planning to use it as well in the future. The kids will love it, and so will the adults.

Add some snow nearby for the sled to slide on (figuratively only) some wooden logs, a wreath, and a Christmas tree. The decoration is ready.

Add Christmas Tree

Add Christmas Tree

What Christmas decoration is complete without a Christmas tree?

Having a real, fully grown Christmas tree on the front porch or the front lawn will decorate the whole outdoor. It will bring forth the Christmas vibe that everyone looks for. A simple Christmas tree will look just right.

However, decorating it with some lights and ribbons and more, and waiting for it to snow, will finish the decorations with a better touch.

Gifts

Gifts

The Christmas tree has already been added. The wreath, the sled, and more are there outside for decoration. However, one thing remains missing.

That is gifts. Just giving and receiving them is not enough. Waiting for Santa to bring the gifts is too old fashioned.

Just gift wrap an old cardboard box and put them outside. Use as many gift boxes as it takes to make things look the prettiest.

Wrap-Up the Columns

Wrap-Up the Columns

If there are no pillars or columns at the entrance, then it is okay. Otherwise, the pillars on the front porch or anywhere outdoor can be wrapped up using a Christmas garland.

This will make the column look pretty, with the right Christmas vibe. Use ribbons and fairy lights or LEDs to wrap it up even more beautifully.

The lights will make things look happier at night and give that lovely ambiance to the outdoor.

Use More Fairy Lights

Use More Fairy Lights

Once the column has been wrapped up using fairy lights, move forward to using the lights on other things.

Add lights to the wreath, to the garland, the gifts, the plants, and the Christmas tree (if not done already). Everything should glow this winter as best as it can.

The light will make things look happier and prettier. Using yellow, green, white, and red LED light strips, or fairy lights will turn the whole outdoor colorful and merry—Merry the merry Christmas.

Tie the Door with a Bow

Tie the Door with a Bow

There must be some extra ribbon or cloth left after decorating the house’s indoor and other parts.

After gift-wrapping the guests’ gifts or wrapping the empty shoeboxes for the outdoor decoration, the remaining ribbon or cloth can be used for wrapping up the front door.

It will not take more than five minutes and is easy to do. Just wrap up the door on the outside with a big bow made from the ribbon. Add a garland or some flowers, and the pretty bow is ready.

Snowman

Snowman

If there is snow outside, there should be a snowman as well. It costs nothing else but some manual labor and time, and interest.

Snowman has been a favorite, not just for kids but also for adults and as a decoration or as time pass to do with the snow. Make two giant snowballs for the body and one smaller one for the head.

A carrot for the nose, some black beads for the eyes and mouth, a cap and scarf to give it some warmth, and sticks with gloves for the hand. The snowman is ready to take care of the outdoor.

Get Winter Flowers

Get Winter Flowers

Some beautiful winter flower plants can be planted. However, that will need some planning in advance, buying them from a nursery and planting them in pots or somewhere outdoor near the front porch.

The flowers will make things look merrier. For suggestion, just having poinsettia in a pot or something else outside will make things look pleasing and stunning.

Decorate the Backyard.

Decorate the Backyard

Although most of the decoration was focused on the front porch and the outdoor areas of the house’s front side, having a beautiful backyard is just as important.

That is because, at Christmas, most of the get-togethers or hanging out with friends and family will either be done inside. However, if the backyard is clean and well decorated, it can be used for all the same purposes.

Clean up the snow, if any, add lights (as shown in the image or whatever the creativity allows), some furniture, a fire pit, and other things like the wreath, flowers, and more mentioned previously in the article.

It does not have to be a lot. Decorate it with whatever makes the backyard look better and merrier for Christmas.

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen is the founder of OrganizeWithSandy and Works with Champalimaud Design where she curates and creates fresh ideas for designing and styling your life.

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