Best Holiday Homes: Outdoor Winter Style Ideas
Winter curb appeal means extending your interior aesthetic to the outdoors. There are plenty of stylish but hardwearing accents designed to withstand Canadian winters, so whether your look skews trad or modern, try bringing a little holiday style to your porch, walkways and windows.
Matching tartan throw pillows help this sweet outdoor sitting area feel festive. Black shutters look chic against white stucco walls and a painted floor, while a varnished side table and angular lantern offer warm accents.
Inexpensive rope lights can look glam, and here’s proof. Arranged to spell out a festive sentiment, the lights are pretty additions to this snowy vignette. A trio of balls in grapevine and greenery are a natural counterpoint.
A wooden door and pinecone wreath pop against the slate-grey siding of this country home, especially when flanked with abundant arrangements of greenery, super-sized pinecones and magnolia leaves. A coir mat with a graphic print adds a modern hit to the entry.
This snowy urban courtyard has a modern Victorian vibe thanks to the black-framed French doors, lanterns and dark wicker furniture, which contrast beautifully with the home’s brick façade. A blue and white kylin-patterned porcelain stool adds a global note, while abundant greenery and grapevine accents add hits of natural texture.
A practical stack of firewood gets an infusion of holiday charm thanks to a simple white cedar wreath, while the contrast between the brick, stucco and painted wood floors feels graphic. A cosy plaid blanket makes lingering on the bench far more comfortable.
At designer Jennifer Worts’ Toronto home, the holiday style starts before you enter the house. A simple garland draws the eye up, while mini Christmas trees are adorned with classic bulbs. Burlap makes for an appropriately outdoorsy tree skirt, while a black and white rug adds a hit of graphic pattern underfoot.
For more traditional flair, deck out your railings with swooping garlands, all accented with classic plaid bows. An oversized bough feels festive on the front door, while charming lanterns lend a warm glow to the brick walkway.
A screened in porch is the perfect spot to set up a charming sitting area. Clean-lined wooden chairs and a folding side table are warmed up with a classic plaid throw, while vintage skis are a fun, wintry accent.
The play between a painted façade — in a historical green hue — and stained wood door add ample charm to this rustic home. A lush wreath studded with bright red berries and a classic velvet bow plays up the country charm, while a sweet pup makes for a warm welcome.
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