10 Superb Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas
As the most important holiday of the year, Christmas brings with it a whole lot of merrymaking and decorating, which means it will soon be time to take out the beautiful LED lights for the Christmas tree but also the outdoor Christmas lights.
And since we’re on the subject, we thought we’d give you a few ideas regarding outdoor Christmas decorations, so that you may impress your family and friends this year with a glowing display of light and wonder.
No theme, No restrictions
If you have a small home and a generous amount of decorations, don’t be afraid to go all out this year with your outdoor lighting endeavors! As you can see in the image, the owner of this particular home went wild and decorated his entire house and front yard with a myriad of glowing red and green Christmas lights, but you can always experiment with different combinations as well.
Secret Garden Theme
If you are fortunate enough to own a little garden, then you should definitely make an effort and adorn it with beautiful Christmas lights. This particular example involves a certain Secret Garden theme, and so the owner highlighted the plants and flowers with multicolored Christmas lights.
Busy Christmas Village
If you are looking to adorn your front yard in a new and original fashion this Christmas, how about “building” a festive and busy little village? The project would require some time, of course, since you’d have to place the houses, elves and decorations of your festive village, but you should also decorate your own house on the outside for the full Christmas effect.
If you’re running out of ideas, just have a look at the following image for inspiration.
Don’t shy away from thinking out of the box this year, especially if you want your decorations to be the most appreciated in the neighborhood. Some non-traditional Christmas lights are guaranteed to attract attention, which is why we recommend some purple or blue neon lights mixed with red and white candy canes, Santa figures, reindeers and elves.
The sharp contrasts between these incredible colors would definitely make your home stand out this year.
Classic Holiday Decorations
If you are the conservative type, then you will definitely appreciate this particular outdoor decoration idea, since it involves classic Christmas lights and figures. If you have a tree in your front yard, you should make an effort and decorate it from top to bottom with lovely white lights, while the house itself should feature the same color arrangements that can be shaped into classic Christmas figures.
Focus on the Roof
Be brave and drench the entire roof of your home in beautiful, red Christmas lights! You have your work cut out for you if you choose to go on this path, but the end result will be nothing short of spectacular. As per usual, a combination between red and green can prove to be the most inspired, but there’s nothing wrong with a little experimentation.
The rest of your front porch should also be adorned in the same fashion, including the trees and the fence.
You can adorn you entryway with beautiful, welcoming Christmas lights so that your guests might feel as if they were stepping through a wonderland pathway on their way to your house. White and yellow lights can be strung to the windows for extra effect, while the trees of your front porch should also be embraced by the colorful warmth of Christmas.
Tropical Christmas Decorations
Even though you might not be able to enjoy snow for Christmas, this does not mean that you shouldn’t decorate your house and yard accordingly. Beautifully decorated palm trees look particularly impressive, especially if the lights are bright blue. Keep in mind to also decorate the bushes and the house itself, since it is considerably more difficult to get into the Christmas spirit when it’s hot outside, especially if you grew up with snow and chilly winds.
White Lights Aplenty
If you own a larger home, then it might not be a bad idea to invest heavily in outdoor Christmas decorations this year. This particular 8,500 square foot home required about 250,000 lights, but if your abode features more modest proportions, then you will easily make do with a lot less. The nearby lights tree is particularly amazing, while numerous toys and Christmas mascots sitting on the front porch contribute to this fantastic display of color and beauty.
You don’t necessarily have to blind passers-by with your abundant decorations, since you can always use lower intensity Christmas lights that give off a sense of peace and warmth. As you can see in the image, multicolored lights are arranged in neat patterns all over the roof and fence, while the rest of the yard houses multiple illuminated Christmas figures.
- When it comes to Christmas decorations, we all know that you can’t really go over the top, but you might want to limit yourself to a decent number of lights if you don’t want to worry about a huge electricity bill.
- Be very careful when installing Christmas lights and use a proper ladder when you need to reach tall spots such as trees or roofs. Moreover, make sure to secure the wires with insulated holders and stay away from trees that come in contact with power lines in order to avoid a potential disaster. Finally, turn off the lights when you go to bed!
- Power the lights using only ground fault circuit interrupters and make sure to use special extension cords that are rated for outdoor use.
- As for the lights themselves, you should always make sure that they are waterproof, while miniature bulbs can also be a great idea if you want to save up on the electricity bill. Net lighting is great for shrubs and bushes, while animated lighting can be used for reindeer, Santa and angel displays. For an extra touch of color and beauty, you can also buy a few shimmer spheres.