32 Cheerful Outdoor Christmas Décor Ideas
Over the years, we've photographed plenty of Southern homes decked out for Christmas. So we know better than anyone that nobody does outdoor Christmas decorations quite like the South. Christmas wreaths, over-the-top garland, and cheery window decorations are just a few ways to decorate your home's exterior for Christmas. The Southern front porch serves as an extension of your interior style, complete with comfortable lounge furniture and a glass of sweet tea or in the spirit of the season, a hot toddy. Seasonal front porch décor gives passerby's and holiday guests a sneak peak of your unique style. We've gathered all of our favorite festive home exteriors, featuring everything from tasteful Christmas window decorations to merry Christmas yard decorations to make your porches and entryways holiday ready. Whether you're decorating your home for a countryside or coastal Christmas, these looks are serving up some serious holiday house goals. Admire the joyous spirit of the holidays from these simple and extravagant exterior styles.
The blue-and-green color scheme of this Southern porch mirrors the lush greenery of its surroundings.
Merry and Bright
The decor starts with a simple arrangement of wreaths and garland. The golden, glowing lights bring major Christmas cheer to the home.
Full, lush magnolia arrangements make a big difference on this small porch. Paint a layer of leaves red for dramatic décor.
This inviting home uses dimensional layering techniques, like wreaths, bows, and lights, to create a festive display.
Fresh and Festive
This stunning façade uses an array of greenery on everything from the entryway to the upstairs windows.
Casually draped greenery adds a touch of whimsy to this Texas country home's front.
This archway combines a few of the South's quintessential Christmas greenery, like pinecones and magnolia leaves, for a show-stopping entryway.
When in doubt, just wrap you porch in garland. The candlelit lamps add a warm glow at night.
Clean and Casual
Fresh colors are given a seasonal upgrade with pops of classic Christmas greenery. Ornaments add easy charm to the year-round centerpiece.
This farmhouse exudes Christmas charm with warm lights, classic wreaths, and a luminary-lit pathway.
This porch turns its year-round deep red doors and forest green shutters into festive Christmas décor by playing them up with double wreaths and eye-catching red pillows.
Refined Rustic Retreat
Cozy-up your back porch by bringing your typical indoor decorations—like a decorated tree and a mantel garland—outside.
Miniature Christmas trees mirror the indoor décor, and multiple wreaths prove that sometimes, more is more.
Long strands of garland wrap around the entire boundary of this extended front porch, while an extra-large wreath takes advantage of the wide entryway door.
Green and red throw pillows add a pop of color on this sizable porch.
For a more natural décor theme, group together bundles of festive plants in an array of colors.
This party-ready back porch serves as a cheerful spot for overflow party guests.
This tasteful décor relies wholeheartedly on classic wreaths, and the effect couldn't be more elegant.
Lit with Luminaries
Who says you need a porch to make your yard merry? We love simple and easy luminaries lighting the way to this stately house.
Outfitted with Ornaments
Ornaments don't just belong indoors. Decorate your porch with colorful orbs for a charming display.
A garland adorned with citrus fruit is right at home in this tropical setting.
The cheerful accents of red from the poinsettias and lounge furniture gracefully pays tribute to the holiday season.
Clean and Simple
Sometimes simple always seems to work best. In this case, the blush pink front door garners most of the attention, while thick garland lines the entryway and ornament dotted wreaths hang on the door.
To achieve this elegant look, decorate the door with mixed garland and spray paint palm fronds a sleek gold.
The abundance of greens creates a beautiful forest-like bounty. Add garland, tree clippings, and magnolia leaves to attain this Southern look.
It's no secret that we're pining over this porch set-up. Large pinecones add warmth to the luscious garland train and vintage bells add cheerful charm to the front door.
Pretty in Pink
Light pink garland hang from the leafy garland, while a palm frond wreath stands front and center to achieve this coastal Christmas look.
Bright red and dark green tag-team this home to create an effortless holiday look.
Full of Festive Spirit
Christmas time is the perfect time to go all out on decorations, tastefully done of course. With a joyful holiday-themed runner stretching from the front door to the front steps and green and red décor sprinkled throughout—one step on this front porch will instantly transport you to the North Pole.
This decorating technique is perfect for homes with elongated, glass front doors. Stretch three evergreen wreaths vertically and place a giant bow on top for a stunning finish.
Magnolia particularly shines in this front porch décor. An extra-long magnolia garland wraps around the door frame, while a bountiful magnolia wreath hangs delicately on the front door.
This lemon-adorned front porch display is perfect for homes in warmer climates. The vibrant yellow of the lemons against the deep red and green adds a refreshing twist on holiday décor.