Holiday Decor Guide: 9 Ideas for Your Outdoor Space

Dec 04, 2015
Now that December has arrived, it’s time to get your holiday decorating game on. Decking your halls may be a breeze, (wrap some garland, hang some mistletoe, trim the tree, and you’re basically set), but what about your outdoor decor? If you’re a little stumped when it comes to getting your yard yuletide ready, fear not – we’ve got some great ideas for you to try! Don’t let your neighbor’s epic light show intimidate you, follow our advice and you could have the best looking house on the block!

Wonderful Wreath – We love this modern take on the traditional Christmas wreath. Instead of using branches, you can make this beauty with a ceiling medallion (found at most hardware stores). Add a bit of bright green paint and a ribbon and you’re good to go.

Metallic Wreath
Image via HGTV

Beautiful Bundles
– These rustic balls of holiday lights add a festive feeling to your outdoor space. Place them on your porch, in birdbaths, and up trees to cast some beautiful light on your wintry yard.

Christmas Light Ball

Ornate Ornaments
– Hang some ornaments from your porch to add some holiday whimsy to your entryway. We especially like the use of white and silver balls here, to imitate the effect of falling snow (plus they look great with the green!).

Hanging Ornaments on Porch

Vivacious Votives
– Light your porch or walkway with sweet and simple votives. Adding a layer rock or Epsom salt for the candle to sit on will help keep things safe (you know what they say about unattended flames!) and looking good.

Votives on Walkway
Image via HGTV

Lovely Lanterns
– Too many little legs coming in and out of your house to make having live flames a good idea? That’s ok; try this neat lantern! Filled with brightly colored ornaments and some white lights, it’s a like a little burst of holiday cheer!

Lantern Filled with Ornaments

Sweet Snowflakes
– Live in a place that doesn’t get much snow or having an unseasonably warm winter? This snowflake garland is a great way to turn even the greenest, warmest spaces in to a winter wonderland! 

Snowflake Garland
Image via Martha Stewart

Playful Pallet Tree
– If your trees are too high to climb, too delicate to trim, or non-existent, try making a palette tree! Fairly straightforward to build, they can have a nice rustic effect on your yard.

Christmas Tree made of Pallets
Image via Buzzmills

Stupendous Sign
– Spread the joy this season (literally) with a fun sign on your porch! We’re big fans of the wreath instead of an O, and the scene the surrounding mittens and skates create.

Sign that says JOY
Image via Fynes Designs

Wicked Wrapping
– Ok, let’s wrap it up, (your tree that is!). Instead of simply hanging your lights in your trees, try wrapping them around! This is such a neat look, and definitely worth trying if you really want to show your neighbors up!

Tree Covered in Christmas Lights
We hope these ideas help you spread some holiday cheer in your neighborhood. Make sure to share some get shots of your holiday decor with @HomeShows on Twitter and Instagram. We love seeing what you create!