You’ll be sitting pretty with these gorgeous holiday displays.
While there are endless ideas for indoor Christmas decor, there’s no better way to spread holiday cheer than by sharing it with those passing by. From the festive glow of twinkling lights to the wintery charm of sweeping garland, an elegant holiday home begins with its exterior
You don’t have to tangle with a bazillion string lights to step-up your home’s curb appeal this holiday season. Decking out your porch with natural elements and festive accents is a welcoming way to evoke the spirit of Christmas without annoying your neighbors with an excessive light show.
We rounded up stylish and fun outdoor holiday decorating ideas to inspire you. Where’s Santa stopping first? Oh, that’d be your house, of course.
WREATHS AND GARLANDS
Whether you have a spacious front porch or just want to feature a ton of holiday touches in your entryway, take note from this house. Dress up your banisters with garlands and windows with wreaths for the ultimate Christmas porch.
Artful holiday light displays are one of the things that make the winter season magical. Light up your home while staying fire-safe.
Perhaps you’d like to decorate your porch in a rustic and welcoming manner using these huge green garlands which can be wrapped around the posts or hanged like in this image.
Look for ways to incorporate the colors you’ve chosen for your Christmas porch decor in a way that also makes the space feel cozy and comfortable. For example, if you have some chairs on the porch, maybe you could add accent pillows or blankets.
THE MORE, THE MERRIER
Why not take that Christmas enthusiasm to the porch in bold fashion? If you want your porch to look magical at night then you definitely need some Christmas lights. You can have them wrapped around your Christmas trees and deer. Bring out Santa and the Snowman also.
NORTH POLE STYLE
You’re a child at heart. You delight in toys beneath the tree, hot cocoa, and cookies, and, in your book. Set the stage, North Pole style, with Candy Canes, the lights from the Nutcracker. Christmas porch magic.
BRIGHT RED DOOR
A bright red door means you’re halfway there without any decorations. This one uses a star in lieu of a wreath, while a long swag and lighted potted trees frame the door.
DECORATE YOUR LAMPPOST
Greet guests and family in front of the house with some seasonal flair on the exterior lighting. This also works for porch lights and for chandeliers over tables. Fresh foliage looks warm and inviting in the low light.
Close up of walkway lined in LED Christmas lights on stakes. The multicolored walkway trees add an extra sparkle to the Christmas decoration ambiance. Grande light tubes hang from the porch while the Christmas lights line the roof.
You don’t have to have the most lights on the block (but if you want to, go for it, we’re not stopping you) to have the best-dressed house in the neighborhood on Christmas. But you do need to have the right outdoor Christmas decorations that feel festive and elevated, tasteful and spirited. From the front porch, to the mailbox and front door, we’ve go you covered.