Looking to up your outdoor patio game for the holidays? Look no further with this guide on awesome ideas that can take your patio to the next level this season.
With a fusion of store-bought and easy DIY projects, these outdoor Christmas decorations are sure to bring the Christmas spirit into your outdoor space. Keep reading for the decor you should try today!
1. All About the Evergreen
Nothing says Christmas like evergreen details. Wreaths are always a holiday decor staple, so try doubling them on each door for some symmetry. If you’re tired of using your wreath, find a basket with a flat side that you can hang on your door, and fill it with Christmas tree cuttings and pinecones.
Garland is always a great idea, adding details of green in a simple way. We love garland strung with lights, perfect for adding around your doorframe on your patio or porch.
Try laying unlit garland around your outdoor bar or kitchen table paired with a festive centerpiece and candle. Wrap your outdoor columns with garland for some elevated and lovely detail.
If you have room for it, add an outdoor Christmas tree for a full-on Christmas display. Make it simple by not decorating this tree with ornaments, but rather simple fake snow or glittery lights.
Not enough room for a full-sized Christmas tree? Try getting some mini evergreens that look so cute when paired together in a display at varying sizes. If you have Christmas Tree cuttings, put them in a tin bin paired with pinecones for an easy and rustic display.
Use fake evergreen if you want to reuse your decor, and get real evergreen for an option that smells delightful, and that you don’t have to worry about cleaning up after as it’s already outside! Pair your evergreens with pops of red for some holiday magic.
2. Beautiful Bow
This is an excellent option for your patio doors or your front door. Tie a large bow around your entire door, making it look like it’s a gift. This is a unique way to decorate that will wow your guests.
Use either a colored ribbon or burlap for a more natural and rustic approach. (This bow idea is also a great detail to add to your mailbox!)
3. Make It Cozy
A cozy backyard hang out spot can evoke holiday feeling and create a great social space. Get the firepit out and surround it with cozy seating complete with plush pillows and comfy blankets.
String lights about to illuminate the space. Make some hot spiced wine and play some jazzy Christmas tunes for a chill night of Christmas cheer.
4. Use Objects You Already Have
Using objects you may already have to decorate can be easy, affordable, and original. If you have an old wagon, fill it with holiday decor for your outdoor patio. Decor like mini trees, branches, and holly can fill the wagon for a fun farmhouse vibe.
Another idea is to decorate using a sled. Lean a sled against one of your outdoor walls to incorporate it into your holiday display.
If you have an old pair of ice skates, use them too! Hang them on a hook by their laces and fill them with holly. Try tucking garland or holly into the blades as well.
If you have a vintage or stylish bike, using it as an outdoor display wrapped with Christmas lights can be a great addition. This will look great propped against your wooden fence or exterior brick wall.
If you don’t have these objects but love the ideas, head to your local antique or thrift store and see if you can find them there!
5. Welcome Santa
An adorable outdoor holiday decor idea we love, especially for a home full of children, is incorporating Santa into your home’s decor.
Consider adding a “Letters to Santa” box with a slip that you can tack to any outdoor wall or window. This can allow your kids and their friends to write letters to Santa that can help the parents with gift ideas!
6. Falalala Florals
Go festive with your outdoor florals this season. Whether they are centerpieces or you’re using them at entrances, you can’t go wrong with some gorgeous poinsettias. For something different, get festive floral arrangements from your local florist, or make them yourself.
Adding pinecones or gold and silver details can help take your arrangement to the next level. We also love festive floral arrangements paired with white candles for a fresh and warm centerpiece or display.
7. Center of Attention
Speaking of outdoor centerpiece ideas, there are so many easy centerpieces decor options that can decorate your outdoor tables.
Try decorating your festive holiday plates and trays with Christmas ornaments for a simple and delicate display. Another great way to display holiday knick-knacks is by using a cake stand. Top it with a nutcracker and a mug full of candy canes for a yummy and cozy set up.
Outdoor Christmas Decorations You Should Try This Year
Christmas decor doesn’t have to be difficult and stressful. Often times, you can use objects and decor you already have to create beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations that will get everyone in the spirit. Bring the coziness of the holidays out of your home, and into your outdoor patio space to go the extra mile this holiday season.
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