Looking for fun and festive outdoor Christmas decoration ideas that are full of style? We’ve rounded up 15+ amazing decor ideas that will transform your outdoor space into a magical holiday wonderland.
15+ Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas That Are Full of Style
1. A Cozy Outdoor Lounge
Imagine cozying up on this outdoor lounge with a hot cup of cocoa, a warm blanket and an open fire.
Kara Bowman (@littlehouseonchestnut) created this amazing outdoor space for her family to enjoy this holiday season. While you may not be able to buy the snow (technically), you can recreate this idea at home.
Start by decorating outdoor trees with Christmas lights. If you have outdoor furniture, add some cozy blankets and a few pillows. Don’t forget the sleigh and the garland with lights.
2. A Hallmark Movie Front Porch
You can create a similar look on your porch.
- Fill galvanized buckets with fresh greenery and birch sticks.
- Fill red outdoor lanterns with decorative red ornaments.
- Hang garland around your front door.
Don’t forget to add bells to your wreaths and to string up some lights.
3. A Merry Mantel
Technically, this is an indoor space, but how gorgeous is this mantle? This is easily something you can recreate on your front porch, too.
Hang fresh garland around your doors (make sure it’s full!) and start adding little rustic farmhouse accessories, like wooden crates and Christmas trees.
Stick with neutral colors, and don’t forget to wrap lights around your garland to make your front porch magical.
4. A Winter Wonderland
@balsamhill shares some awe-inspiring ideas for outdoor Christmas decor, but this one takes the cake. Everything from the potted trees to the glittering snowman and light trees makes this outdoor space a true winter wonderland.
Of course, no Christmas porch is complete without garland and a wreath on the door.
5. Mistletoe and Holly Entrance
We love simple but beautiful outdoor Christmas decoration ideas, and this idea from @loveandlilac is perfect.
The holly makes the garland more festive, and we love the subtle holiday elements in the wreath (the pinecones, the yellow bird, and the ribbon). Above the door hangs an adorable lantern that gives this entrance an old-world vibe.
6. A Festive Outdoor Seating Area
We adore this festive outdoor seating area designed by @pamelacarlisledesign. The potted trees and pre-lit garland around the brick archway invite you to step up onto the porch and sit on the bench for a while.
7. A Winter Dream
Outdoor Christmas decoration ideas don’t have to be obvious. @kristin_adelaide created a gorgeous outdoor holiday space with neutral colors. Nature, snow and thoughtfully placed fairy lights make this space feel like a holiday dream.
It’s the little things, like the snow-covered stone bench, candle lanterns and lights on the trees, that make this space so special.
8. Cheery Christmas Entryway
Here’s an entryway that’s so bright and festive! Place a decorative mat like this one in front of your doorway to wish anyone who drops by a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
We love the presents and little decorative trees that help make the space even merrier. You could also hang a pre-lit garland above the doorway to really make the entryway bright if you have windows around your door.
9. A Statement Entrance
How gorgeous does this porch look? The grand columns wrapped in garland make a statement, and the potted pre-lit trees are stunning.
We love the wreaths hung on the doors and all of the windows of the house. Did you spot the lights on the bushes, too? The warm glow of the hanging lanterns makes this home look so inviting without being too over the top.
10. Nordic Outdoor Party Table
If you’re hosting a holiday party and need outdoor Christmas decoration ideas, take inspiration from @hestershandmadehome. How beautiful is this table setup?
We love the ornament hanger – which is so easy to DIY. You can hang any ornaments you want, but try sticking to one aesthetic or theme.
Layer your seats with cozy blankets, light some candles and set the table with pretty dishware to make your gathering memorable.
11. Christmas Covered Porch
Covered porches are picturesque, right? They look so inviting, and this covered porch looks like it was transported from a Hallmark movie because it’s just that perfect. You may have a few of these decor items in your home already, but you’ll need to put it all together.
Notice how there’s garland with white lights across all of the porch railings? You’ll find plenty of solar light options that eliminate the need to plug the garland into an outlet.
But then, you’ll find that along the whole top of the patio, there is garland hanging down to frame the space. Red bows are strategically placed on all of the banisters to add a pop of color to an otherwise very earthy space.
Add some hanging lights under the porch covering and a Christmas tree in the corner, and it’s a perfectly decorated space.
12. A Very Merry Patio
Imagine walking onto your patio with a lovely outdoor bench and iconic red and white pillows. You have two wreaths on the windows behind you and multiple outdoor Christmas trees lit up with white lights.
And to finish it off, you have a few candle-lit floor lanterns that add to the overall ambiance of the space.
If you have a covered porch, this is the perfect opportunity to sit outside with a cup of hot chocolate and appreciate the Christmas season.
13. Garland Entryway
Whew. There is so much going on in this idea, but if you take it slow, you can recreate it. First, not every home is going to have fantastic columns that the garland can hang from, but if you do, it really adds to the look.
Add a wreath or two to the door and small, mini pine trees.
Complete the look with:
- Candle lanterns
- Outdoor reindeer statues
Finding these exact reindeer will be difficult – I tried looking – but there are so many great options available.
14. Old Christmas Cart
What an adorable decoration idea. If you have an old wooden wagon or cart (Amazon has one if you don’t), all you need to do is add some festive Christmas flowers or plants. A few items that you can add are:
- Red berry stems
15. Garland Sprawling Down Handrails
If you have a beautiful stairway leading into your home, it’s the perfect excuse to place garland everywhere. You can use prelit garland if you want to add a pop of color or ambiance to your space, or you can opt for regular garland.
I really appreciate how the homeowner put “JOY” in the windows as you walk up the steps, which is so welcoming.
Place some candles on the steps going up for the perfect curb appeal. LED candles are optimal because you won’t need to be concerned about fires or the wind blowing the flame out.
16. Country Living’s Festive Front Door
Your door is the entryway to your home. If you want to take the Country Living approach, you can handcraft your own wreath that will stun your visitors. You can purchase a wreath to get started, such as this one from Amazon.
Next, take your wreath to the next step with:
- Cinnamon sticks
- Dried orange slices
- Anything you like
Wreaths are one of the outdoor Christmas decoration ideas because they’re so welcoming and inviting.
17. Lantern and Tree Bliss
Walking up your steps should be an exciting experience, but let’s face it, most of the time, it’s less than appealing. You’ll appreciate this look with floor lanterns spread on the base and first step.
Lighted cone-shaped trees are on each side of the steps going up.
You can make this idea your own by mixing up your color options, but white lights seem to be the go-to choice for many high-end, decorated homes.
18. Lighted Archway
If you have a gate going to your home or garden, it’s the perfect area to add an archway. You can purchase archways or make your own. But the archway is just a small piece of the puzzle.
You need to:
- Add branches around the archway
- Add string lights to the archway
Adding in the earth elements, such as the branches, will really make this entryway stand out from the rest of the homes in the neighborhood.
19. Minimalistic Entryway
What a beautiful home, right? You’ll find plenty of options to decorate a walkway like this, but it’s really simple to recreate with a long, pre-lit garland sprawling on the top. Small, lighted trees and floor lanterns complete the rest of the look.
With the windows in the back reflecting the light, this look seems more complicated than it really is.