When considering exterior Christmas decoration, focus on lighting and make your walkway, porch, and front door glisten with holiday feel.
Solar lights and battery-operated LEDs are a smart lighting solution.
Start with the pathway; use glittery lights, Santa-topped lanterns, peppermint stick swirls topped with lights, stripped plastic candy canes, or lights crafted like old-fashioned candlesticks to outline your walkway for a festive, inviting look.
Wrap grapevine spheres in lights, when placed in birdbaths, urns, or on the stairsteps, these shimmering orbs cast an ethereal glow for a touch of charm and magic. Pre-lit themed figurines, such as reindeer, artificial trees, and snowflakes are also a great choice to enhance the atmosphere.
Whatever you choose, lights provide a sparkling pathway for visual appeal. Dress up the gate and fence with light swags; they are a simple yet stunning decoration; string lights coils tossed over a garland-draped fence also work perfectly.
A great idea is to wrap wooden templates in rope lights and spell out “Merry Christmas.”
Embellish the porch and front door. Display a glass cloche nestling a string of lights in an urn, birdbath, or on an outdoor table to draw your guests to the front entry.
Entwine fresh or artificial garlands with rope lights to outline the perimeter of the space and accentuate architectural details. Opt for multi-coloured lights to add extra festivity or choose white lights for a stylish, elegant look and a crisp winter feel. Incorporate potted firs, burst colour with garden items, and add blinking lights for sparkling effect. Artificial pre-lit evergreens are a great option for an elegant touch to the porch.
Themed figurine arrangements, nativity scenes, and wreaths always work well; moreover, they offer a classic Christmas look. Focus on the front door because when decorated, it is captivating. Combine lighted garlands with colourful boxes or a basket tucked with greenery and berries as a fresh alternative to the traditional wreath. However, wreaths are always a chic idea; they add style and luxury to the space.
Use your imagination and choose an option that not only meets your taste, but also matches and complements the decoration of the porch. Apply icicles or snowflake-shaped lights to provide a festive outline for the roofline and the windows. Dress up all front windowsills with battery-operated candles and add lavish fresh or realistic faux greenery.
Generally, co-ordinate the decoration and create a uniform, balanced look for a sense of stylish festivity to your outdoor space.