The holiday season is a time of joy, warmth, and festivity. As the days grow colder and nights longer, there’s no better way to spread the holiday cheer than by decorating your outdoor spaces. Your deck or patio can be transformed into a winter wonderland or a cozy retreat with just a few touches. Here are some of our best festive decorating ideas to inspire you.
Patio Christmas Tree
Why limit Christmas trees to the indoors? Set up a beautifully lit Christmas tree on your patio. Opt for waterproof ornaments and LED lights to ensure it stands up to the elements. Christmas porch or patio decorations like a Christmas Tree are great options to get your house looking festive.
If you’re wanting to create a more rustic holiday look use wooden crates, burlap, and pinecones to your outdoor decor. These elements can be incorporated into planters, table centerpieces, or even storage for blankets.
Fairy Light Canopy
Drape fairy lights across your deck or patio to create a magical canopy. The soft glow will make your outdoor space feel like a dreamy winter wonderland. With this cozy winter feel your Christmas porch decor will really stand out!
Lanterns for Lighting
Place lanterns of varying sizes and shapes around your deck or patio to set a soft winter mood. You can fill them with candles or battery-operated lights for a warm and inviting ambiance.
Hang traditional green wreaths on deck railings, doors, and even outdoor furniture. Add red ribbons or bells for an extra festive touch! Nothing will make your patio, deck, or porch look more festive than a few wreaths.
Replacing your summer blooms with seasonal plants like poinsettias, holly, and evergreens is another great way to make your porch festive! They’ll add a natural touch to your decor too!
Use Ornaments as Decor
If you have trees in your backyard or a fence, hang ornaments from tree branches or the ceiling of your deck. They are an easy way to get your littles involved too!
Swap out your regular outdoor rugs for ones with holiday motifs. They’ll instantly make your space feel festive and add a bit of warmth to the space.
Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
If space allows, set up an outdoor fireplace or fire pit! It not only provides warmth but also serves as a gathering spot for family and friends. And if you happen to throw a holiday party for friends and family, you can easily set up a s’mores station for sweet holiday treats!
If you’re having a holiday party, set up a mistletoe corner on your deck or patio. It’s a fun and romantic addition that guests will love. Bonus points if you have some cute props for your friends and family to take photos.
Don’t forget to string together colorful ornaments and hang them as garlands around your deck railing or patio ceiling. Garland is a great way to really take your holiday porch or patio decor up a notch.
Hot Cocoa Station
Another great option if you’re planning to use your patio or deck for entertaining this year a hot cocoa station would be a great addition! You can easily set up a hot cocoa station with marshmallows, whipped cream, and candy canes. It’s a delightful treat for guests and a great way to warm up on chilly evenings.
Place baskets filled with warm blankets around your deck or patio to add a touch of cozy and comfy! They’ll encourage guests to snuggle up and stay awhile. And they are perfect for enjoying the evening with your family even on the nights you aren’t throwing a Christmas or holiday party. Having blankets on the porch or patio is a great way to nudge yourself to spend more time in the space.
Remember, the holiday season is all about warmth, love, and togetherness. Whether you’re hosting a big gathering or spending quiet evenings with loved ones, these decorating ideas will ensure your outdoor space is ready for the festivities. Happy decorating!