30+ Best Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas That Are Merry And Bright

best outdoor Christmas decoration ideas

With the magic of the holiday season upon us, it’s time to transform your outdoor space with festive Christmas decorations for a winter wonderland. Whether you are looking to create a classic look or a more modern and whimsical vibe, we have put together a collection of outdoor Christmas decoration ideas that will bring a cheerful welcome to your guests.

From traditional wreaths to enchanting light displays, these festive ideas will help your home become merry and bright. So, gather your string lights, garlands, and ornaments, and let the decorating festivities begin. Continue below to get some fabulous ideas with links to all the sources to get the full DIY tutorials.

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1. Outdoor Christmas Trees.

Christmas decorated front porch with garland and noble fir trees

Place some Christmas trees on your front porch, such as mini noble firs from @homedepot in planter boxes. Adorn them with lights, ornaments, and ribbons for a festive touch. Frame your entry with some garland, add a pair of wreaths on the front door, and layer in some lanterns for a warm glow in the evening. The ceiling light fixture is from @ballarddesigns. TIP: The mini noble firs come in a water stand, just add water throughout the season. Put some fresh dirt over the top of the stand to secure them in the planter box. (via @myseattlefarmhouse)

2. Classic Wreaths and Garlands.

Christmas decorated front door with a garland, wreath and poinsettias

Adorn your front door with a timeless wreath and wrap garlands with twinkle lights around your entry for a traditional touch. The beautiful wreath is from @tiffanyswreathco. Add some fresh or faux poinsettias for some pops of Christmas color and a small light tree in a galvanized metal bucket. (via @jodie.thedesigntwins)

3. Winter Front Door.

christmas decorated front door with a rustic flocked mountain vibe

This festive front door features a rustic flocked mountain vibe. The beautiful wreath on the front door is from @wildridgedesign. For hanging the garland you will need  3 command cords to hang two 6’ garlands around the door frame. Galvanized buckets and a charming “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” sign from @saltedwords add some cozy touches  Layer door mats for texture and a welcoming feel. The custom-designed doormat on the top layer is from @nickeldesigns. (via @sbkliving)

4. Fresh Greenery On The Porch.

front door decorated with garland and a wreath

Elevate your front door with some fresh greenery and a wreath for a simple yet festive Christmas vibe. Fresh greenery can be found closer to Christmas from places such as Trader Joe’s, Balsam Hill, and Walmart. You can also use artificial garlands such as @afloral or @nearlynatural. which has a lifelike look. (via @myseattlefarmhouse)

5. A Twinkling Entrance.

Christmas decorated front door with lighted faux greenery

Christmas decorated front door with lighted faux greenery

Christmas decorated front door with faux greenery

Set your home aglow for the holidays with twinkle trees, lighted cedar garlands, and prelit cedar topiaries — all from @NearlyNaturalFloral. Add some large vintage gold bells with velvet ribbon (found on Amazon), to the corners of the door and your wreath to add a bit of whimsy and rustic charm. TIP: Decorate large lanterns with pinecones and add some battery-operated fairy lights on a timer for some extra holiday magic. Note: The exterior paint colors are Pewter Tankard SW 0023 | Extra White SW 7006. Get the full tutorial at the provided link. (via @tuxedofarmhouse)

6. Festive Front Door Decor.

festive front door decor for Christmas

Make a statement with a show-stopping front door display. Adorn your door with garland, a festive wreath, oversized bows, lanterns, and personalized signage to welcome guests with holiday cheer. (via @frontgate

7. Make A Statement Entry.

statement entry decorated with Christmas garland and lighted trees

Welcome your guests to your front door with an enchanting display of lighted garlands, trees, and lanterns. Continue the Christmas decor on the interior with a light Christmas tree and garland on your staircase banister. The doormat is part of the My Texas House collection of holiday front door coir mats from @walmart. Layer over top of an additional outdoor rug for a pop of color and texture. (via @mytexashouse)

8. DIY Porch Planter Boxes.

DIY Christmas tree wood planter boxes

Christmas trees can be used to celebrate the season both indoors and out. This season, elevate your front porch with rustic wood planters styled with lighted trees for a warm and inviting feel. You can also add a few decorations on the trees for an extra festive touch. (via Liz Marie Blog)

9. Traditional Reds And Greens.

traditional red and green Christmas decorations on the front porch

Bright Christmas reds and greens look beautiful against the neutral backdrop of this house for a festive and vibrant atmosphere. This blogger piled on the holiday accessories with garlands, wreaths, and big red bows. Rounding out the look are ribbons and ornaments on the topiaries, along with LED lanterns for a magical holiday glow. (via @oandjordan)

10. Wreath With A Bountiful Twist.

a festive Christmas wreath for the front door with a green ribbon

Give the timeless wreath a bountiful update by incorporating unexpected elements such as faux apples, pears, and cranberries finished with a beautiful green ribbon. This gorgeous sugar sprinkled fruit wreath is from @balsamhill. (via @frenchcountrycottage)

11. Christmas Magic On The Porch.

front porch Christmas wonderland with twinkle lights 

Turn your front porch into a magical Christmas wonderland, enchanting your guests from the moment they arrive with lights that glow, twinkle, and shine. The decorations for this beautiful and welcoming entryway can be found at the provided link. (via @balsamhill)

12. Illuminate With Lanterns.

Christmas lanterns on the front porch steps

Deck your front porch steps with beautiful lanterns for a magical glow. Layer in fresh cedar greens, and oranges for a warm and cozy vignette. (via @frenchcountrycottage)

13. Lots Of Holiday Cheer.

elegant Christmas decorations on the front porch

This bright and merry front porch is wrapped with festive garland. A gorgeous wreath on the door, modern gold lanterns, a tall nutcracker, reindeer, and presents round out this outdoor space in glitz and glam. (via @frontgate)

14. Simple And Elegant.

simple and elegant front door with fresh garland and a Christmas wreath

Adorn your front door with a timeless wreath and wrap fresh garlands around your front door for a traditional touch this holiday season. (via @thecottagejournal)

15. Cozy Christmas Front Porch.

cozy Christmas decorated front porch with a hanging swing

cozy front porch with Christmas table decor vignette

With Christmas right around the corner, be sure to make the exterior of your house just as fun, festive, and merry as the interior by creating an enchanting front porch display. Keep things classic with the red and green palette for a cheerful atmosphere. (via @thecottagejournal)

16. Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.

cozy porch swing with red pillows, a wreath, a sign and a Christmas tree

Christmas cozy porch swing with red pillows, a wreath, and a sign

Christmas cozy front porch decor

This festive front porch features so many beautiful details to welcome your guests. Hanging from above the swing, the “Most Wonderful Time” sign came from @antiquefarmhouse. Accenting the swing, the “Peace On Earth” pillow is from @nestofpetals. The beautiful wreath on the front door was sourced from @lynchcreekfarm, while the “Silent Night” doormat is from @antiquefarmhouse. The trio of silver snowmen are from @thenestedfig. Providing the finishing touch are snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, sourced from @papersource. (via @velveteenandgrace⁠)

17. Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides.

vintage style Christmas decor on the front porch with a sleigh, sign and wreath

vintage style Christmas decor on the front porch with a sleigh, sign and wreath

vintage style Christmas front porch decor with a sleigh and sign

Create a cozy and welcoming front porch this holiday season with vintage-inspired decor. The “Old Fashioned Sleigh Rides” sign is from @olivebranchfarmhouse, while the sleigh is from @antiquefarmhouse, and the front door wreath is from @lynchcreekfarm and is hung on a large command hook. The wreath on the wall is from @barndoorflorals, while the small “Merry Christmas” sign is from @deerandthyme and the stocking is from @1871farmhouse. (via @velveteenandgrace⁠)

18. Home Sweet Home.

merry and bright entryway with a lifesize nutcracker, French doors and a huge Christmas tree in the entryway

A very merry entryway decked out with a lifesize nutcracker, a North Pole sign, and presents. The doorway is trimmed with a pre-lit metallic ornament garland, while French doors accented with gorgeous wreaths open into a grand foyer with a huge Christmas tree decorated with red, white, and green ornaments.⁠ (via @josy.castro1⁠)

19. Merry Christmas At The North Pole.

the North Pole themed front porch

This North Pole-themed front porch is like entering Santa’s house with its cozy and welcoming Christmas decor. From the illuminated greenery to the candy canes, and charming North Pole sign. The decorations are sourced from @piperclassics. The ceiling light is from @steellightingco, while the front door hardware is from @baldwinhardware. (via @maplecreekmarket)

20. Oh Christmas Tree.

entryway with French doors accented with a small Christmas tree

If you like simple touches for your front door decor, this small lighted tree will provide an enchanting welcome. The tree is placed inside a vintage can. The doors are antique, spotted in Europe. (via @frenchcountrycottage)

21. Have A Snowy Garland Christmas.

front porch decorated with snowy garland and lanterns

“Brown paper packages tied up in string, these are a few of my favorite things!” This lovely porch is adorned with snowy pinecone garland, LED candle lanterns, and wrapped presents for the finishing touch. (via @frenchcountrycottage)

22. Merry & Bright Porch.

warm and inviting Christmas entry with wreaths, garland and mini trees

warm and inviting Christmas entry with wreaths, garland and mini trees

This Christmas entry is warm and inviting with its beautiful mix of garland from Target and Hobby Lobby. The gold cow bells add a festive touch. A pair of wreaths are decked out with large bows to match the gold of the bells. A trio of trees flank the doorway, while layered rugs provide the perfect finishing touch. (via @brunoandlibby)

23. Woodsy Natural Theme.

Christmas decorated front porch with a woodsy, natural, green theme

Christmas decorated front porch with a woodsy, natural, green theme

This cozy and welcoming porch features a woodsy, natural, green theme. The Christmas sign with its beautiful green distressed frame is from @simplyinspireddesignco. The reindeer pillow and the wreaths with the bells on the door were sourced from @kirklands. Additional beautiful details include the bell garland, and the mercury glass LED lanterns. (via @the_refinedfarmhouse)

24. Flocked Trees.

Christmas decorated front porch with garland, flocked trees and a sled

This winter wonderland is brimming with holiday sparkle, featuring greens and metallics. Layer in some pre-lit snowy trees and a handmade sled for the finishing touches. (via @asimplystylednest)

25. Fresh Holiday Greens.

front door decorated with Alberta spruce trees and a Christmas wreath

front door decorated with Alberta spruce trees and a Christmas wreath and poinsettias

Add a fresh touch to your front door this holiday season with natural greenery. Fill some of your favorite baskets with fresh trees that are cut and potted. These trees are the Alberta Spruce sourced from @idiggreenacres. Layer the step with poinsettias. TIP: Add some string lights for an extra festive touch! (via @homehydrangea)

26. A Very Farmhouse Christmas.

farmhouse style front porch with Christmas decorations

The rustic charm of this farmhouse-style home is so inviting. Decked out for the holidays, this porch is styled with lots of trees, a wreath on the door, a collection of terracotta posts, and a magical glow. (via @welivedhappilyeverafter)

27. Decked Out For Christmas.

farmhouse style Christmas porch with trees, wreaths, plaid presents and bells

This winter wonderland features planters filled with decked-out Christmas trees, berry-laden wreaths from @target, and touches of tartan that come together in a merry greeting for friends and family. The plaid presents are from @hobbylobby, while the red bell is from @kirklands, and the metal bells were sourced from a local flea market. The flocked trees are from @walmart, while the “Merry Christmas” doormat is from @homegoods. (via @weepingwillow.farmhouse)

28. Classic Southern Style.

beautiful and classic southern style Christmas decorated front porch

This warm and welcoming Southern-style holiday home features seasonal decor brightened up with sunny citrus, pinecones, and velvet ribbon. (via Laurey Glenn Photography for @southernlivingmag)

29. A Festive Merry Christmas.

festive and cozy Christmas decorated front porch with red and green

This holiday-decorated front porch is festive, beautiful, and welcoming with its mix of traditional red and greens. The plaid pillows add a bright pop of color. (via @mrslaurennicholsen)

30. Modern Elegance.

christmas decorated front porch with modern garland, trees, a door wreath and lighted reindeer

This festive and beautiful front porch is a magical blend of green and gold accents. This inviting outdoor space is decked out with twinkling pre-lit décor, wreaths, garlands, and lanterns. (via @potterybarn)

31. Jingle All The Way.

front porch with Christmas trees, oversize metal ornaments and lanterns

Bring sophistication and charm to your holiday porch with festive ornaments, lanterns and Christmas trees. The oversized ornate nesting metal Christmas ornaments are from @decorsteals. (via @sweetcottagecharm)

32. O’ Holy Night.

christmas decorated front porch with over-sized ornaments, trees, garland and a door wreath

This merry and bright front porch features a fun Christmas hack, “tomato cage Christmas trees”. These budget-friendly trees are made using tomato cages (two), a large planter, garden stakes, rubber band, garland and some ornaments or picks. Go to the provided link for the video tutorial of how to make this! (via @lifebyleanna)

33. Welcome To The North Pole.

farmhouse front porch with Christmas trees, holiday signs, garland, and front door wreaths

This festive farmhouse-style Christmas front entry has so many charming details. Galvenized bucketsare filled with Christmas trees, while a North Pole sign leads the way inside for more holiday festivities. The sled hanging from the ceiling in front of a large wreath is a unique touch. (via @re.fab.ology)

34. Charming Holiday Porch.

cozy and inviting front porch with wreaths, trees and lanterns

cozy and inviting front porch with wreaths, trees and lanterns

You can never go wrong with the classic red and green theme on your front porch. This timeless combination will bring a traditional and festive feel. Layer in some pre-lit trees in baskets with red berries, ornaments, and poinsettia picks. (via @tracy_svendsen)

35. A Winter Wonderland.

front porch with snowy Christmas trees, garland and a wreath on the front door

This beautiful snowy scene features lighted snowmen on the steps leading up to the front door. A festive flocked garland with red and white ornaments frames the doorway, while a flocked wreath adds to the snow-themed porch. (via @christmasrecent)

36. Christmas Holiday Home.

christmas decorated front porch with a traditional red and green theme

This welcoming front porch is decked on it a traditional red and green theme. The Christmas buckets and fresh greenery were sourced from @lynchcreekfarm. The front doors are painted in Templeton Gray HC-161 – Benjamin Moore. (via @homebyheidi)

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