Christmas isn't Christmas without the decorations. While many of us are no strangers to decking the halls with Christmas trees, seasonal wreaths and festive table decorations, sometimes it's easy to overlook our outdoor space or push to the bottom of our list—who wants to stand out in the cold and untangled Christmas lights?

First impressions count, so extend your festive decor beyond your front door and continue the shared festive spirit by giving our outdoor space a festive welcome this Christmas.

Over the years, Christmas decor has become synonymous with evergreens, poinsettias, and fairy lights. And while we certainly love that look, it's not one size fits all—whether you're all about classic displays filled with greenery or tableaus full of whimsy, make your front food magical.

From small touches to larger pieces, adorn your homes with stylish bows, decorative wreaths, and warm, twinkling lights—so good Santa might skip the chimney. On that note, grab a mince pie and look at how you can decorate outside for Christmas and spruce up your outdoor space...

Large Pieces
If you're the sort who looks forward to holiday decorating year-round, then why not go all out? Opt for larger pieces to festive up your front door and frame with foliage. Wrap around your door and thread with baubles and outdoor fairy lights. Balance the look with topiary bushes on either side of the entranceway, decorated similarly to give them seasonal spruce up. Hang a natural foliage wreath on your front door to complete the look.
Not a fan of Christmas inflatables but want something to make a statement? You could opt for a light-up wire figure—team with lots of foliage for an enchanting entrance to your home.

Small Touches
There is something quite magical about outdoor Christmas decorations, especially as rows of houses begin to hang door wreaths, string garlands and switch on twinkling figurines for passersby to enjoy.
But some of us would rather whisper "happy holidays" than shout it from the rooftops. If so, opt for smaller touches and set a seasonal scene with baskets laden with logs, light-up ornaments and woven rugs.
Bring the living room outside by creating a charming corner on the porch. Start by setting up a tree with wrapped packages underneath it. Add seasonal pillows and a cosy throw to a bench and finish it with a simple garland adorning a window.
The smallest accents can make the biggest difference. Choose a decorative doormat for your festive front porch for a warm holiday season welcome.
Go for greenery galore! Natural handmade wreaths and garlands crafted from greenery and olive branches will frame your front door perfectly. Add a potted tree and bells hanging from the doorknob to finish the scene.
If untangling lights and assembling garland gets you down during the holiday season, a simple wreath with an untraditional green ribbon should do just the trick. For a sleek and minimal moment, using greenery in wicker baskets, glass lanterns, and bells dangling from the cedar wreath in a neutral palette is refreshing and light.

How to put up outdoor Christmas lights
Hanging your Christmas lights – you either love it or hate it. If you're unprepared, it can be a time-consuming and tricky task and won't show off your decorations at their best. But there's nothing more magical for outdoor Christmas decor than twinkling lights. Instantly adding ambience and warmth to the occasion, they produce mood lighting when the sun goes down.
From wrapping tree branches with lights to placing solar lights in the ground, the options for illuminating your outdoor space are endless. String a cluster of lights along the roof of the house, or add a trim of fairy lights to your outdoor plants and pots for just the right amount of sparkle.
You'll want to use outdoor decorating clips suitable for string lights to hang them between fixed points. Decorating clips can be secured to wooden and uPVC surfaces, such as door frames, gutters and fascias. Alternatively, gutter hooks hook onto the edge of your drain for a quick, moveable solution. Just make sure that the material you're attaching them to will be strong enough to hold the weight of your lights.
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