5 Outdoor Christmas and Holiday Decorating Ideas
Festive Outdoor Decorations
It's the season for showing that your home has spirit—holiday spirit, that is. From decorating tricks for the inside (Christmas tree decorating ideas and easy holiday decorating ideas), to fun and festive ways to add flair to the outside. Holiday decorations on the exterior (front door, bushes, walkway) can add just the right amount of cheer to your neighborhood. Get inspired by these simple (and doable!) ideas.
A Wreath to Hang
Whether fresh or dry, a wreath will add instant style to your front door. Ours is store-bought, but if you're feeling creative, use florist wire to embellish a basic wreath with limes, berries, and feathery stems.
To buy: $60; homedepot.com.
Urns to Flank the Door
The right lightweight fiberglass urns will look weighty and majestic.
For options, try homedepot.com.
Faux Boxwoods to Fill the Urns
Tall cone-shaped topiaries are classic and blend well with any style of architecture. One that’s about four feet fits a 20-inch-high urn well. Cover “dirt” with a layer of pinecones if you want to add a natural element.
For great options, try terrain.com.
Battery-Operated Pillar Candles for Steps
When it comes to creating the right mood, choose candles of various heights for lining steps asymmetrically.
For great options, try flamelesscandles.net.
Ornaments in a Uniform Color
Decorate in a single color for turning a small, sculptural bare tree or shrub into something magical. Best to choose a tree away from strong wind gusts and kid activity.
For great shatter-resistant options, try target.com.