Decorate Your Outdoor Spaces Beautifully


Start the celebration outside your home. Here are some beautiful and quite easy outdoor decorating ideas to get your seasonal inspiration started!


Fill outside pots with conifers, or just conifer greens will work, too. {they will last quite a while, especially in a little glass container with water} Add a few red plastic ornaments, some pine cones. Nestle twigs , painted white or not, and top with a red faux cardinal for a pop of color & fun. Charming!


You can purchase these twig spheres at most craft stores, then wrap outdoor Christmas lights all around.  If you live somewhere where it snows, all the better as you won’t have to try to hide the cords. These make your front and back garden magical in winter!


The frosted globes with lighting are available at most hardware type stores. Isn’t this so beautiful?  Mixed together with large gold jingle bells, this bird bath literally glows with welcoming holiday beauty.


Your window boxes are easy to bring into the festivities, the one above is filled with four smaller conifers in birch bark pots, holiday greens and some outdoor ornaments make this spot bright.


These hardy bushes are beautiful year ’round, but at holiday time they get adorned with wire stars, white lights and some outdoor ornaments for sparkle. Don’t have snow?  A sprinkling of faux snow will bring just as much delight to this planter.


For your patio table, a super sized cone upright in a pot, on a bed of moss and topped with a faux red bird for whimsy will bring a touch of the holidays to the tabletop.  A few more pots of evergreens in different green nuances will bring a striking contrast. A few pinecones randomly added to both pots make them even more fun. These can stay out all winter until it’s time to bring out the flowering plants again in spring.


Clear glass hurricanes (or glass vases) hold festive red candles on a bed of moss. Light up your pathway to your front door.  I love this simple idea, you could use the new battery operated candles we sell too!


Isn’t this so beautiful?  After the birds fly south, put fruits and pebbles in your empty birdbath. These are frozen over, and make a gorgeous contrast to the white snow. But I am wondering if this wouldn’t be a great thing to do if you don’t have snow or frozen temperatures, to fill a birdbath with fruits and other edible delights that the birds can eat?  Like a holiday feast for your feathered friends.   Lots of great ideas to inspire your outdoors decorating. All these images & ideas come from BHG

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  1. John Paul
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Love this, we are almost done decorating our farmhouse. Using some of the French antique urns we bought from you this summer filled with greenery and red berries. Happy decorating!
    John Paul

  2. Lidy
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    John Paul, I hope you are enjoying all the decorating. The urns you bought this summer look spectacular! Thanks for the photo you sent us via FB.

  3. Francine
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration, Lidy. I love the bench, but the container with sticks and bird really caught my eye. Off to find some twigs. xo

  4. Lidy
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi Francine~ I hope you find what you are looking for. I love that one too….so festive. Two flanking your front entrance would be stunning.

  5. Sandi
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Lidy, I am just starting so this came at a great time for me. Thank you, you are always my first read when your blog arrives in my email box. I take a cup of coffee and just enjoy my visit with you.

  6. Lidy
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sandi, so glad you visited. Would love to see what you do at home to decorate!

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