Tuesday, December 18

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Tips

Want to make the exterior of your home just as classically welcoming with holiday cheer as your interior? Look to the award-winning landscaping firm 'Mariani Landscape' for tips on giving your home’s landscape a festive, timeless look you’ll love.

Give Guests a Welcoming First Impression
Create an inviting holiday mailbox—a pretty swag of pine tied on with wire adds a seasonal flourish. Enhance it with red accents and pinecones.  

Think Outside the Box
Consider a non-traditionally shaped wreath for your front door. A square boxwood wreath adorned with faux fruit and berries, hung on an angle is unexpected and beautiful. Sometimes this twist can bridge the season from Thanksgiving to Christmas and on into the New Year. A simple boxwood wreath with a blue or silver satin ribbon would be a welcoming Hanukkah touch as well.

Natural Beauty
Natural materials are the easiest to work with for an exterior display. Embellishments such as holly, berries, or small ornaments, add a punch of color. A bright red velvet bow on a fir wreath is a classic I love.

Bust Out the Benches
Put a bench to work on the off-season: Give it holiday spirit with an arrangement of holiday greenery, pinecones, gazing balls, and ornaments. Look around your garden for small spaces to stage a winter display. A basket of pinecones with cut boxwood will not only dress up an empty bench, but will also help you complete your gardening chores for the season.

    Spice Things Up with Variety
    Fill winter containers with evergreens, branches, berries, lights, seedpods, dried hydrangea blooms, and dried eucalyptus.

    Revive Old Favorites
    Recycle and up-cycle! Older holiday decorations can be given new life outside with small sprays of evergreens, berries and beautiful ribbon. Found objects like antlers, vintage skis, or snowshoes embellished with evergreens boughs and winter berries can also create festive scenes.

    What a View!
    Window boxes are the perfect place to add holiday greenery. Visible from inside during the day and illuminated from the interior lights after the sun goes down.



    1. Ronda,
      How do I pin these photos to Pinterest? They are beautiful. I love these Christmas decorating ideas!

      1. The Pinterest 'P' is here at the bottom of the page. If you click on the P it brings up a page of of pinable pictures. Thanks for asking, hope that helps!