17 Dec Santa, please stop here!
Last week, we brought you lots of lovely ideas for decorating your home in time for Christmas. Today, we’re going to be focusing on how to dress up the outside of your home. Whether you love to adorn the front of your home and garden with lights and huge Christmassy displays, or prefer the understated look, you’ll love the ideas we’ve uncovered today. Let’s take a look.
Festive welcome mat
Get your guests into the Christmas spirit before they’ve even crossed the threshold with a festive welcome mat, seen on styleathome.com. We love this Christmas tree themed design – have you found a better one?
Do you remember the good ol’ days when it would snow every Christmas? Children would take their sledges and be entertained for hours. This year, recreate some of the magic associated with your childhood Christmas and decorate your front porch with nostalgic winter items, as seen on southernliving.com. For a true festive feel, why not sprinkle over some fake snow?
A wreath with a difference
Hanging a wreath on your front door will instantly make your home look suitably festive. This year, however, how about shaping your wreath into a snowman? We found this fantastic idea on sweetlittlebluebird.com. The best part is, you can dress your snowman as bright or as classic as you like, just by changing his hat and scarf. We’ll definitely be trying this idea out.
Magical lantern display
Check out this lantern display from housetohome.co.uk – it adds a magical touch to a winter wonderland setting. Simply add sparkly snowflakes and snow-sprayed pinecones to complete the look. We love the idea of hanging fairy lights from tree branches to create a glimmering outdoor scene.
Okay, so forget classy and understated for a moment – this is a house that screams festive fun. We found this gem on hgtv.com – from the lights in the trees, to the lollipop on the front door and the Santa stop here sign, it’s clear that this homeowner loves Christmas. Have you seen any homes like this in your area?
How will you decorate the outside of your home for Christmas?
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