25 Outdoor Holiday Decorations That Deliver Christmas Curb Appeal
Holiday decorating should begin at your front door. It’s the first thing your guests will see, so let your festive style shine! From illuminated garland strung along the porch to lush wreaths adorned with berries framing the front door, the options are truly endless. This gallery of festive exteriors will inspire you to give the outside of your home a healthy dose of holiday cheer.
Two planted urns overflowing with evergreen boughs and a pinecone wreath on the door give designer Grace Castaneda’s weekend home a Christmas-in-the-country feel.
This rustic barn gets an instant festive upgrade with an over-the-top wreath that you can see from miles away.
A lush garland of B.C. cedar draped around the door and window commands attention, especially when decorated with delicate twinkle lights that cast a warm glow.
This walkway has all of the holiday trimmings, from boughs of greenery to old-fashioned lanterns and a dusting of snow. Bright plaid bows add a pop of color and pattern.
Large potted urns filled with evergreen sprigs and berries look extra festive when dusted with snow, and emphasize the pleasing symmetry of the lanterns.
A single wreath brings holiday cheer to the exterior of Jim and Susan Hill’s French-inspired farmhouse. Rustic stone, shuttered windows and a tiled gable roof look extra dreamy with a fresh layer of snow.
On designer and homeowner Jennifer Worts’ front porch, two small Christmas trees welcome guests before they even enter the home. Burlap tree skirts bring a rustic look that feels right for the outdoors.
Corrine Isherwood, founder of Botany Living, added succulents to the wreath on her front door. “They’re not too fussy, but they’re nice accent pieces, plus they work in modern and traditional homes,” she says.
A pile of wood can double as fuel for a roaring fire and a festive feature for your front door — and it’ll look great all winter long.
Designer and homeowner Kate Thornley-Hall’s cabin looks straight out of Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday. Her hideaway looks extra special with a wreath, new cedar dormers and shutters painted a sweet pastel hue.
This statement star made out of birch bark and grapevine serves as a tree-topper for your front door. A string of lush B.C. cedar garland adds even more natural texture.
Homeowners Miranda Ogilvie and Dana Hanson’s quaint shingled farmhouse feels extra special during the holiday season with a string of twinkle lights draped from the ceiling.
Branches adorned with silver and blue baubles add interest to this front porch. Black urns filled with evergreens and lanterns create symmetry.
Magnolia garlands in rich evergreen, brown and burnt orange hues create a harmonious look. Homeowner Bryn Currie “likes clean and simple, nothing fussy or overly embellished,” says floral designer Gisele Sterling, who designed the garlands.
Sliding barn doors get an instant holiday makeover with a fresh coat of ruby red paint. Let the statement-making hue take center stage by adding a simple twine wreath and undone greenery to the front door.
If you want to move beyond the traditional evergreen wreath this holiday season, why not try a textured twine version adorned with dried berries in sweet sugar plum hues, gold leaves and tiny star motifs.
Take a page from homeowner Pheona Wright’s book and match your holiday decorations with the exterior of your home. The orange-tinted twine wreath pairs perfectly with her Georgian manor’s warm brick hue.
Shop owners Janaki Larsen and Pascal Roy of Le Marché St. George added warmth to their seasonal seating area with a shag throw and pillows for customers to cozy up to during the winter months.
For a festive message on your front porch, all you need is bend energy-efficient LED rope lights — they can easily maneuver into any shape or saying, so let your imagination run wild.
For this Georgian-style new-build, dramatic urns filled with birch and evergreen branches of varying heights add visual interest. Big baubles in an elegant rust color add a dash of metallic to the mix.
“Christmas, for me, lives everywhere,” says designer and homeowner Sarah Richardson, who dressed her apple tree with luminous bulbs.
Boxwood plants covered in burlap and evergreen garlands wrapped around the columns make this stately home entrance look festive all season long.
Turn your patio into a winter oasis with festive urns packed with fresh foliage and glistening ornaments. Plus, French doors lined with lights and a fresh coat of snow only add to this holiday hideaway.
Matte black urns overflowing with seasonal greenery and branches pair perfectly with the dark double doors of this home’s grand entrance.
This festive front porch is trimmed with tartan, seen in the eye-catching plaid pillows and plush ribbons. The perfect way to add holiday cheer!