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20 Chic Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Outdoor Christmas decorations are often overdone and cheesy. If you're looking for thoughtful pieces that make your front door, porch, yard and more feel chic, instead of tacky, this inspirational list is for you.

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3-Piece Lighted Decorative Christmas Package Set

These battery-operated gifts are a posh addition to your porch display. The 3-piece set includes a large, medium and small package, flocked with faux snow and decorated with artificial berries and pine cones and wrapped in ribbon.

With the holiday season in full swing, you’ll be glad to know these nine handy holiday decorating tips.

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Snow Flocked Pathway Christmas Trees

Add a classy touch to your pathway with these snow-flocked trees adorned with artificial pine cones and berries. Each 2-ft. tree is decorated with 30 pre-programmed, LED soft-white lightbulbs. This idea is tame compared to what these homeowners did.

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Snowmanvia Amazon

Solar Garden or Path Christmas Lights

Light up your front door or landscape with solar-powered Christmas lights. This one features a metal stake that’s decorated with faux berries, pine boughs, bright poinsettia flowers, LED balls and copper string lights.

Next, check out even more outdoor Christmas decoration ideas that will get you into the holiday spirit.

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3d rendering. christmas decorated porch with little trees and lanterns.2M media/Shutterstock

Flanked Pathway with Topiaries and Lanterns

Keep it classy with your outdoor Christmas decorations by flanking your pathway with lighted topiaries in soft, white pots. Lead the eye up to the front door with a matching garland and wreath. We also love the warm addition of white lanterns.

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Home porche decorated with snow covered branches of a Christmas tree. Christmas decor, snowy mood, winter still life.Melana Lettering/Shutterstock

All White Everything

Embrace the snowy scene outdoors with more white! And, if you live in a warmer climate, the white decor will make for a festive, chic pop on your porch. Adding in a touch of pale pink is right on trend. We love a stylish idea like this, but sometimes it’s also fun to chuckle at some Christmas decorating fails like these.

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Christmas decorations with natural details: branches with garland lights and christmas balls. Eco decor in interior concept. Creative christmas tree.Lysikova Irina/Shutterstock

Eco Chic Arch

One thing that can make outdoor Christmas decor tacky is too much plastic. That’s why we like this handsome, natural front door arch. It’s made with a bundle of branches, white, gold and silver ornaments and fairy lights.

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Winter composition with Christmas wreath, glass decoration, garland, fir tree, wooden star on vintage wooden child chair on snow, natural background, outdoor and space, scene in snow gardenGalina Grebenyuk/Shutterstock

Snow Garden

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t add decor to your garden. Grab an old, wooden chair and spruce it up alongside some shrubbery. You can adorn the chair with a Christmas wreath, a tray holding silver ornaments and warm fairy lights. Create a bundle of tiny pine branches, wrap them with twine and gather some pine cones. Place them in a silver jar on the tray. If you’re not one for as many frills, check out our list of minimalist holiday decorating ideas.

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Pre-Lit Deer Set

Skip the inflatable Santa scene and keep your outdoor Christmas decorations simple and chic with this pre-lit deer set. The golden duo is accented with festive red bows and features 105 bright bulbs.

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Snowflake Lightsvia Amazon

Snowflake Lights

A look we recommend for warmer climates includes giant snowflake lights! The 2-pack 3D flashing snow lights create a welcoming, wintery scene. They work well as pathway lights, or hung above an alfresco entertainment space or dining table.

Learn about the many types of Christmas lights and how to hang them.

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Jumbo Yard Ornaments

Can you be bold and tasteful at the same time? Absolutely! These Christmas decorations are a splurge, but you will be able to decorate with them for years and years to come. With a simple backdrop of snow-flocked greenery, these jumbo red Christmas ornaments feel vibrantly festive. On a smaller scale, here are five easy-to-make Christmas ornaments.

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3D Foldable Lighted Spheres

For a minimalistic look, consider these 3D lighted spheres. The hollow design promotes a less-is-more vibe, while the lights add a touch of holiday spirit. Place these spheres on your front lawn or hang in a tree using the affixed metal top loops.

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Vintage Scene

Vintage decor is effortlessly stylish, so incorporate it into outdoor Christmas decorations. This vintage Christmas tree sign perched atop a wooden crate filled with pine branches and old ice skates is a quaint porch decoration we can get behind.

A similar sign is available at Target.

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toy soldier christmas decoration on front porch with topieariesMichelle Marsan/Shutterstock

Toy Soldiers

Toy soldiers are holiday classics and they look right at home near these beautiful topiaries. We also love the way the garland is draped above the door.

Running out of time? Here are 15 last-minute holiday decorating ideas.

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Christmas Balcony

Apartment dwellers or those with second-story balconies, take note! This quintessential holiday combination of pine garland, white lights and red ornaments and bells never goes out of style. For more easy-to-DIY Christmas decorating ideas, check out this mega list.

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Decorated house facade with presents from Santa Claus before Christmas. Gift boxes are lying on the porch in New Year Eve.4 PM production/Shutterstock

Double Christmas Garland

Dress up the entrance of your home with a gorgeous garland display. Drape a thinner garland over your front door, then add a thicker, larger one from the roof boards. Looking for one-of-a-kind ideas? Check out these 26 DIY holiday decorating ideas you can do before the big day.

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Christmas Door with Ice SkatesMary Terriberry/Shutterstock

Front Door with Ice Skates

Your front door holiday decor says a lot about what’s behind it. Welcome guests to your home with a front door swag made of pine boughs and ice skates. Be sure to cover the blades with tape or nice-looking skate guards so the blades don’t scratch your door or your guests. Christmas can be expensive, but this idea is free if you have a pair of skates!

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A close-up of the left side of a window planter box decorated for Christmas, set against a bright blue brick building.Justin Rumao/Shutterstock

Decorated Window Planter Box

A great addition to your outdoor Christmas decor is planter box embellishment. Tuck in pine boughs, dried magnolia leaves and coordinating ornaments for a festive display.

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Pre-Lit Arrow-Tip Mailbox Garland

Give your mailbox some holiday cheer with this perfectly sized swag. Your letter carrier will appreciate the effort as they fill up your box with festive cards.

Watching your budget? Here’s the cheapskate’s guide to Christmas decorating and gift buying.

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Holiday-Door-Tags via Ballard Designs

Holiday Door Tags

Something as simple as a holiday door tag attached to a wreath or basket can make an elegant and sweet statement during the most wonderful time of the year.

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Pillowvia grandinroad

Home for the Holidays Outdoor Pillow

Give your porch swing or outdoor bench a Christmas spruce-up with simple touches like outdoor holiday pillows. These pillows are water resistant and quick drying, yet lovely enough to display indoors, as well.

When you’re ready to move on to wrapping presents, check out this tutorial for how to make a Christmas bow.

Alexa Erickson
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