Christmas Outdoor Decorations
Christmas Outdoor Decoration: How to Decorate Your Front Lawn for the Holidays: A blog about how to decorate a Christmas display. Christmas decorations should reflect your personality and interests. If you have a front lawn, this blog can help you turn it into a holiday delight!
Decorating your front yard for the holidays is a great way to show off your style and creativity. In addition, it will make your home look festive, welcoming and inviting to guests.
Here are some tips for decorating your front lawn for the holidays:
Make sure you do not block any mailboxes or sprinkler heads with your decorations. Do not obstruct traffic on the street or sidewalk.
Do not set up lights so close together that they might cause fires.
Use UL-approved lights only; do not use string lights made from plastic, paper or cloth material.
Make sure all lights are turned off before leaving home or going to sleep at night.
Ask an electrician to install an outlet near the front of your house if needed.
- Space out your decorations
You don't need to buy every holiday decoration on the market. Instead, choose one or two pieces that you truly love and then invest in those items in different sizes and colors (if possible). This will give your home a cohesive look while also making it easier to decorate. Once you've chosen a few key pieces, make sure they're spaced out evenly throughout your front yard so it doesn't look like there's nothing there at all!
- Add lights around the perimeter of your house
Lighting is essential in making any holiday display look festive and beautiful — especially when it's dark outside! If you don't already have lights around your home, now's the time to invest in some string lights or solar-powered lanterns (which are great because they won't require any wiring). You can also add some battery-operated candles if you want an even more traditional feel. These types of accessories will really set off your decorating scheme.
There's no better feeling than walking out your front door and seeing all the holiday decorations you've spent hours putting up. But what about the rest of your yard?
Outdoor decorating doesn't have to be complicated. It can be as easy as adding a few things to your front lawn or driveway, like a mailbox wreath or a Christmas tree. See our Christmas Collection for some simple items to add. You can even make these decorations yourself with items from around the house. Here are some ideas for ways to decorate your yard during the holidays:
Mailbox Wreath. The easiest way to add some cheer to your front yard is with a mailbox wreath. There are several different types available at craft stores, but if you don't want to spend money on one, try making one yourself using pine cones, dried flowers and ribbon or twine. You could also create a homemade version by simply gluing pine cones together and wrapping them in twine. If you don't have any pine cones lying around, try looking in your backyard for fallen ones or buy some online or at a craft store for cheap.
Christmas Tree. Another way to bring holiday spirit into your yard is by hanging an inflatable Christmas tree on your front porch or garage door (if it has one).
Decorate with lights. The holidays are a time to light up your home and yard, but keep in mind that holiday decorations must comply with local fire codes. If you have a wooded lot or live near a wooded area, consider using LED lights on your trees and bushes to reduce the chances of a fire starting on your property.
Create an outdoor Christmas tree. If you have room, create an outdoor Christmas tree by placing a large wreath on your front door and then hanging smaller wreaths and bows around it. If you don't have room for an outdoor tree, hang garland from the banister or over the fireplace mantle.
Hang stockings from the fireplace. Another fun way to decorate your home is to hang stockings from the fireplace mantel on Christmas Eve and fill them with candy for each member of your family — including pets! You can also hang stockings from other places around the house such as windowsills and doorways so everyone can enjoy them as they come in and out of their rooms.