10 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas To Add To Your Garden This Festive Season

Christmas décor is not complete without bright lights and pretty displays on your front lawn and backyard. They make the holidays that much more exciting and interesting. Decorating is one of the best parts of Christmas and brings families together to participate in their annual tradition of decorating their house on a specific day or weekend. Make your home’s exterior as festive as it is indoors with these outdoor Christmas decoration ideas that will bring seasonal cheer to your doorstep. You can get inspiration from your Christmas tree and even DIY ornaments to get a feel of what message you want your home to radiate these holidays. DIY Christmas decorations can be incorporated indoors as well as outdoors. 

1. Hanging Christmas Ornaments

Hanging Christmas ornaments

Christmas bulbs that are usually placed onto your Christmas tree can be hung outdoors to add more brightness to the front of your home. Instead of hanging up Christmas lights, you can hang Christmas bulbs that will be more subtle for the front garden.

2. Christmas Ornaments And Branches

Frame your front door with branches to create a natural effect which can then be dressed up with shiny, colourful ornaments. And don’t forget the Christmas wreath for your front door too. 

3. Multicoloured Lights

Multicoloured lights

This is one of the simplest ways to decorate outside for Christmas. By simply using multicoloured lights you can turn your front garden into a rainbow of festive colours. Add in some figurines and inflatables to create a true Christmas scene. 

4. Decorate The Windows 

Hang grapevine wreaths in front of your windows for a festive view to look through every day. You can also wind string lights around the wrath to add brightness and sparkle, then hang them from your windows with a burlap ribbon. You can tuck sprigs of pine into the ribbon to add more to their seasonal look. 

5. Greenery


Add some greenery to your home’s exterior for that extra look of lush festiveness. Start by hanging lush greens, like eucalyptus and evergreen branches, with added pinecones to make it look more interesting. You may want to top it off with faux berries and a festive bow for more holiday curb appeal. 

6. Candy Canes

Get inspired by classic Christmas candy canes for your outdoor décor. Fill a white pot with decorative candy canes to be placed by your front door. Plastic candy canes and a large festive ribbon tied around your pot will last outdoors for the entire festive season.

7. Twig Sculpture

Twig sculpture

Twigs painted white and potted in a small container to stand tall outside on a table or shelf are a simple and attractive decoration idea. White Mitsumata branches or even faux willow branches can create a striking look and contrast in a red pot. Add some red ornaments and pinecones for a colour impact. 

8. Window Sills

Your regular-looking window sills can add to the festive décor; plant hardy shrubs that require little maintenance and can last from season to season in pots along the window sills. Also, wire stars and white lights can make your pot plants glow and stand out. 

9. Decorative Tree Stumps

Decorative tree stump

Tree stumps are a subtle, rustic addition to your outdoor Christmas decorations, and can be used well beyond the holidays. They should be able to be found at a stump removal company, or perhaps even in your back garden. 

10. Palm Tree Ornaments

As we’re in warm climates during Christmas, you can still embrace the festivities and the spirit of the holidays. However, palm trees aren’t all that Christmasy, but once you hang giant red and green ornaments from them, they will make it feel like Christmas. 


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You can mix up your outdoor Christmas decorations by hanging floral sprigs within evergreen pieces, or hanging up a traditional Christmas wreath on your front door, and even on the window sills. If you’re not all that keen on traditional Christmas colours, you can always incorporate other colours into your décor, like creating an ornament wreath full of bright baubles of blue, silver and pink. You could also set up your winter wonderland with glowing décor. They usually come in a wide variety, so you can choose if you like a religious setup with a manger, or simply Santa Claus and his reindeer. 
If your outdoor space needs a spruce up before the festive season, book an outdoor service with SweepSouth. That way you can start the holiday decorating without having the hassle of gardening too.

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