When it comes to the holiday season, why would you leave your yard and porch somber and dull when you can transform it into a winter wonderland without breaking the bank! Deck your yard and liven up your porch and bring festive cheer home.
For a classic Christmas scheme, you can’t go wrong with lights. Hanging Christmas lights can create a glittering scene and a bright motif that will draw attention to your yard. Hang Christmas lights in one solid color or create a cheerful holiday theme using combinations of red and green, blue and white.
Wrap your porch railings and staircases in string lights to match your roof lighting or decorate with greenery and matching bows. You can even go for hanging Moravian stars, starlight spheres, or lighted snowflake decorations across the porch.
Choose Winter Plants
Nothing accents a home better than greenery of the season. Though some plants go dormant in the winter, enliven your porch with plants and flowers that withstand the cold gusts of the season.
From planting evergreens, cedar, spruce, to festive plants such as Christmas Cactus, Mistletoe, Holly, and poinsettias, you can also go creative by incorporating potted plants filled with brightly colored berries, branches, dried perennials, and fragrant flowers to set the foundation of the perfect Yuletide yard. Before setting off with the festive makeover, know different ways to streamline seasonal yard work before winter.
Place Ornaments in Trees
Beautifully embellished trees can augment the festive feel tenfold. Spread holiday cheer on your porch with mystical appeal by adorning treelines with twinkling lights, colorful balls, chunky ornaments, and more. You can even hang lanterns and rustic signages to give a country feel to the overall decor.
Stick with a Theme
There are infinite ways to amp up your yard’s festive appeal. While incorporating a myriad of ideas can overwhelm the place, focusing on a specific theme can give your holiday decor depth and visual harmonization.
If planning to go flamboyant, choose an opulently decorating style yielding a stunning display of elegance. Choose complex patterns, lavish ornaments, plush fabric, and rich colors with pops of silver and gold decor pieces.
If going for a whimsical style, look for unconventional shapes and patterns along with unpredictable colors, such as pink, purple, orange, and turquoise instead of classic reds and greens.
Before you transform your front lawn into a landing strip for Santa, remember ‘less is more’. Uncluttered spaces with fewer and only significant decorations help create a comfortable and convivial ambiance. Festive decor should complement your home’s design, not overshadow it. So, choose items that draw the eye without overwhelming the space.
Festive Outdoor Furniture Covers
Protect your outdoor furniture with custom covers, personalized with festive images, and Christmas motifs such as cones, reindeer, spruce trees, and snowflakes. Throw some cushions decked with cushion covers featuring buffalo prints, plaids, and polka dots for a classic Christmas feel.
Unique Decor Displays
There’s no doubt how classic holiday decor with red and green accessories radiates joy and warmth. If planning to go beyond the Christmas staples, however, antiques never fail to add charm to garden spaces.
While oversized lantern boxes filled with pinecones, greenery, and lights add a distinctive touch to your porch, a few statement pieces such as oversized embroidery hoop wreaths and Santa-inspired gnomes make for eye-catching displays.
Pro Tip: Ditch traditional red and green for a rainbow color scheme to be the center of attention.
Cover Your Yard in Fake Snow
A snow-covered yard with frosted snow-tipped trees is a sight to die for. Snow is an indispensable part of Christmas decorations when styling your outdoors into breathtaking wintry landscapes.
You can pull this off using upholstery fibre. Cover your yard with custom tarps before draping the upholstery fiber on it. Secure these with some sturdy wires and cover edges with the powdery artificial snow.
You can also mix and whisk baking soda with a couple of tablespoons of water until it achieves the consistency of real snow. You can even invest in a snowmaking machine to pull off the winter wonderland Christmas theme in full fashion.
Make Your Own Wreath
From ostentatious wreaths to natural ones, you can pick the one that best accentuates your decor.
- A grapevine wreath with arrangements of cedar branches, fresh florals, pines cones, and strategically placed orange slices perfectly suits the outdoor greenery.
- Bring the funky holiday cheer home by coordinating wreaths weaved with branched-inspired lights on the windows and front door to add mystical appeal.
- Go unique and minimal with a picture frame wreath in white and complementing bells and a bow.
Stay Warm with Outdoor Heaters
Enjoy family time on your patio without fretting about the icy-cold weather. Patio heaters are available in a variety of shapes and designs and help keep the atmosphere warm and cozy.
Holiday Garden Flags
Garden flags in various sizes and shapes are a creative way to bring in festive cheer in simple but effective fashion. Upscale your outdoor decorations with garden flags personalized with Christmas motifs, images, personal messages or wishes to give your outdoor area a festive yet cozy appeal.
Put Outdoor Speakers to Use
With festive decorations in place, set the festive mood by keeping a playlist of Christmas songs ready. Make your holiday activities soundtracked by the sounds of the season with tunes playing all season long.
Holiday Movies Under the Stars
Get your outdoor patio cozy with pillows and blankets and keep a projector handy to turn your outdoor area into a mini theatre. Watch the best Christmas movies with your family snuggled up in the woolies while relishing the delectable hot chocolate.
The Ultimate Cocoa & Cider Station
Double up the festive fun with family and friends by gifting your porch with the best cocoa & cider station on the block. Your guests couldn’t thank you enough for the warm and toothsome beverages on a cold winter night. All you need are festive mugs and loads of scrumptious cookies to create comfy moments.
You can either install a ready-made bar for season-round socializing or can just use an outdoor trolley on wheels or tabletop covered with waterproof custom covers and custom tarps. And simply bring your kitchen bar stools outdoors for family and friends to perch on!
Build a Snowman (Or Buy a Fake One)
Upscale your snow-clad outdoor aesthetics by raising this adorable snow sculpture that your kids won’t be able to get enough of. You can use the ample fresh snow that your lawn has recently received or invest in a ready-made snowman decoration.
Well-illuminated porches stand out on the block for their whimsical appeal and welcoming ambiance. Take the festive decor a step further by incorporating luminaries along the edges of your porch to light up the path, around the outdoor dining setting, near the front door, around fire pits areas, and wherever you like to give it a cozy glow. The glowing luminaries add a subtle twinkle and comforting warmth to the winter wonderland that you have just raised.
Cozy Cushions and Outdoor Blankets
Ready to welcome guests to your home? Don’t forget to keep things cozy and comfortable for your guests. Layer up your furniture with warm chunky knit throws, faux fur blankets, and a handful of decorative pillows, cozy cushions to keep the winter chills at bay, and your guests warm and comfy.
A Festive Fire Pit
A roaring fire pit can elevate the overall festivities of your outdoor seating area. Style it with hanging lights or battery-operated lanterns above and plenty of pillows, blankets, and knitted throws.
Add chairs and a table, nicely covered by chair covers and table covers, with enough blankets for your guests to perch.