Light it Up!
Lights during the festive season are a no-brainer; spruce it up with colored lights and funky lampshades. To give it a traditional appeal, stick to red, green and white lights for the perfect Christmas effect. Fairy lights hung on trees and around windows will give a delicate and feminine touch to the exteriors.
Enamel pots offer rustic style and sophistication. They also add a pop of color to your exteriors. Add in drama to your gardens. Switch over from flower beds and small pots to large terra cotta ones. Place them in an area you want attention drawn to- maybe the entrance or the side-walk.
Chairs and Benches
Add a dash of color to your gardens and outdoor spaces with vibrantly colored chairs and benches. There is no fixed rule when it comes to choosing a color- go with the one you’re comfortable with. If you're not feeling too adventurous, you could always start with a white bench and throw in printed cushions. The warm sun streaming through the window, the rustic charm of some vintage furniture and traditional upholstery- create your own cheerful nook in your gardens.
Dress up your Porch!
Outdoor decorations cannot be complete without Santa Claus! You could purchase a light up Santa, or simply have small, stuffed Santas all over the porch. If your home is a two-storey you can have Santa positioned to make it look like he’s climbing up on his way to the chimney! Wreaths are another way of decorating the front porch, especially the door.
Lead Them On!
To keep it traditional, line the walkway from your gates till the front door with miniature Christmas trees. Add some fairy lights to these trees and you could have the perfect Christmas welcome.