With the interior of your home decked with festive decor, your patio too deserves its dose. As your porch bears the brunt of inclement weather, giving it a degree of weatherproofing in addition to festive decoration inspiration is an absolute must. Just a little handmade festive cheer goes a long way when it comes to spreading the spirit of the season to your outdoor living areas.
Prep Your Porch
As temperatures take a nosedive, get your porch winter-ready with these easy ways to streamline seasonal yard work before winter. Keep it safe from frost, snow, hail and other elements by laying the area with custom tarps and providing your outdoor furniture year-round protection with durable custom covers.
Go for Accent Outdoor Furniture Covers
Outdoor furniture can make or break festive decor when left unprotected. Drape tables and chairs with stylish custom covers and table covers for protection and style. Look for covers in popping hues such as red, white, green, and personalized-to-print graphics to accentuate your patio for Christmas.
And when the season’s done? You can store these covers in storage bags before tarping over the patio with custom tarps until spring!
The best way to celebrate traditional Christmas style is to embrace evergreens and reds in your decorations.
Christmas ornaments, ribbon and other accessories in the pop of red come alive when placed against the natural backdrop of green foliage. There’s nothing better than classic fabrics and prints such as plaid, macrame, buffalo checks to instantly bring old-school holiday cheer to your patio.
Holiday Up Your Entrance
Usher in a festive ambiance right from the entrance of your home. Go beyond regular wreath and seasonal greens and stage a regal entry with a theme for your guests. Make use of hanging lanterns to peg on shepherd hooks topped with a faux cardinal. Complement the scene with seasonal lighting and tartan fabric to finish the look off.
Whip Out Some String Lights
You can never go wrong with string lights to instantly bestow a festive glow to your home. Hanging twinkling lights on fountains or the garden walls create a glittering scene and a bright motif that draws attention to your yard. Besides lining your eaves and walls with fairy lights in solid colors, accentuate the aesthetics by wrapping porch railings and staircases with string lights.
Hanging Moravian stars, starlight spheres, or lighted snowflake decorations adds a whimsical touch to your patio. Keep electrical hazards at bay by keeping lights away from the ground using custom tarps.
Incorporate Some Mini Evergreens
Lining up your driveway with pint-sized trees naturally elevates the aesthetics of your home. Popped in a galvanized tub and orchard basket, you can even scatter the mini trees across your patio with leftover trimmings.
Your Christmas tablescape should reflect the joy and magic of the season. It can, however, be enhanced with table covers adorned with festive motifs. From ‘wintery farm table’ layered with classic plaids and greenery as centerpieces to ‘monochrome spread’ styled with textured neutrals and snowy motif, you can get creative adding holiday flair to dining as per your home’s aesthetics.
Fire Up Fire Pits
There’s something magical about blazing fire pits considering the warmth it provides your patio and kindles into the relationships, especially on festive occasions. Create a cozy ambiance for your guests by layering up your furniture with warm chunky knit throws, faux fur blankets, and a handful of decorative pillows.
Set up an outdoor hot chocolate station for your family and friends to grab a mug in between conversations when temperatures seem to dip.
Refurbish Your Porch Swings
Planning to turn your porch into the ultimate relaxation spot? Nothing defines leisure better than lounging in porch swings. Upgrade the swings or hammocks with garlands and add soft textured pillows and faux fur cushions. This will not only add to the whimsical appeal but make the setting appear more inviting.
Add Candles… and More Candles
The warm glow of candles is enough to kindle the warmth and coziness needed to heighten the holidays. From using them as table decorations to illuminating nooks and crannies, candles are an indispensable part of Christmas decorations.
Thinking of newfangled ways to amp up the decorations? Go for floating candles in a myriad of sizes and shapes as table centerpieces instead of the traditional table runner. Be extra cautious while using candles as 45 percent of home decoration fires are sparked by candles, says a report.
Upcycle Old Items
Why shell out extra bucks on trimmings when you can upcycle old items in unique and newer ways? Give an old bench in your yard a holiday makeover by painting it red. Throw some cushions in coordinated hues and plaid prints along with warm blankets to make extra space.
You can even update your summer adirondack chair by sheathing it with custom chair covers and placing it along the old sled that you have displayed on the patio.
Don’t Forget the Windows
With everything handsomely decked up, your bare windows may appear plain and understated. Turn your windows into picturesque art displays by etching festive prints and designs on them.
You can even personalize the window frames with a quaint winter scene. Hang a pair of birds perched on a log and surround the vivid scene with plaid ribbons and printed patterns. Similarly, go creative adding fun and festive Christmas arrangements such as Santa, jingle bells, reindeers and more.