20 Chic Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Outdoor Christmas decorations are often overdone and cheesy. If you're looking for thoughtful pieces that make your front door, porch, yard and more feel chic, instead of tacky, this inspirational list is for you.
3-Piece Lighted Decorative Christmas Package Set
These battery-operated gifts are a posh addition to your porch display. The 3-piece set includes a large, medium and small package, flocked with faux snow and decorated with artificial berries and pine cones and wrapped in ribbon.
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Solar Garden or Path Christmas Lights
Light up your front door or landscape with solar-powered Christmas lights. This one features a metal stake that’s decorated with faux berries, pine boughs, bright poinsettia flowers, LED balls and copper string lights.
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Flanked Pathway with Topiaries and Lanterns
Keep it classy with your outdoor Christmas decorations by flanking your pathway with lighted topiaries in soft, white pots. Lead the eye up to the front door with a matching garland and wreath. We also love the warm addition of white lanterns.
All White Everything
Embrace the snowy scene outdoors with more white! And, if you live in a warmer climate, the white decor will make for a festive, chic pop on your porch. Adding in a touch of pale pink is right on trend. We love a stylish idea like this, but sometimes it’s also fun to chuckle at some Christmas decorating fails like these.
Eco Chic Arch
One thing that can make outdoor Christmas decor tacky is too much plastic. That’s why we like this handsome, natural front door arch. It’s made with a bundle of branches, white, gold and silver ornaments and fairy lights.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t add decor to your garden. Grab an old, wooden chair and spruce it up alongside some shrubbery. You can adorn the chair with a Christmas wreath, a tray holding silver ornaments and warm fairy lights. Create a bundle of tiny pine branches, wrap them with twine and gather some pine cones. Place them in a silver jar on the tray. If you’re not one for as many frills, check out our list of minimalist holiday decorating ideas.
A look we recommend for warmer climates includes giant snowflake lights! The 2-pack 3D flashing snow lights create a welcoming, wintery scene. They work well as pathway lights, or hung above an alfresco entertainment space or dining table.
Jumbo Yard Ornaments
Can you be bold and tasteful at the same time? Absolutely! These Christmas decorations are a splurge, but you will be able to decorate with them for years and years to come. With a simple backdrop of snow-flocked greenery, these jumbo red Christmas ornaments feel vibrantly festive. On a smaller scale, here are five easy-to-make Christmas ornaments.
Toy soldiers are holiday classics and they look right at home near these beautiful topiaries. We also love the way the garland is draped above the door.
Running out of time? Here are 15 last-minute holiday decorating ideas.
Apartment dwellers or those with second-story balconies, take note! This quintessential holiday combination of pine garland, white lights and red ornaments and bells never goes out of style. For more easy-to-DIY Christmas decorating ideas, check out this mega list.
Double Christmas Garland
Dress up the entrance of your home with a gorgeous garland display. Drape a thinner garland over your front door, then add a thicker, larger one from the roof boards. Looking for one-of-a-kind ideas? Check out these 26 DIY holiday decorating ideas you can do before the big day.
Front Door with Ice Skates
Your front door holiday decor says a lot about what’s behind it. Welcome guests to your home with a front door swag made of pine boughs and ice skates. Be sure to cover the blades with tape or nice-looking skate guards so the blades don’t scratch your door or your guests. Christmas can be expensive, but this idea is free if you have a pair of skates!
Decorated Window Planter Box
A great addition to your outdoor Christmas decor is planter box embellishment. Tuck in pine boughs, dried magnolia leaves and coordinating ornaments for a festive display.
Pre-Lit Arrow-Tip Mailbox Garland
Give your mailbox some holiday cheer with this perfectly sized swag. Your letter carrier will appreciate the effort as they fill up your box with festive cards.
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Holiday Door Tags
Something as simple as a holiday door tag attached to a wreath or basket can make an elegant and sweet statement during the most wonderful time of the year.
Home for the Holidays Outdoor Pillow
Give your porch swing or outdoor bench a Christmas spruce-up with simple touches like outdoor holiday pillows. These pillows are water resistant and quick drying, yet lovely enough to display indoors, as well.
When you’re ready to move on to wrapping presents, check out this tutorial for how to make a Christmas bow.