Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Inspiration: Outdoor Decor

I love Christmas tree lights peaking out of the front window of a house a night, but I think decorating for the holidays isn't complete without adding a little something extra to your front door too.

Here is a great example... I love the use of thousands of colored lights, giant snowmen, and Santa on the roof.

Just kidding!!  Santa's Village in your front yard is definitely not the look I will be going for... But then again, the holidays are all about spreading cheer, and the cars that were lined up down the street to look at this house certainly felt that!  (unless, of course, you're their neighbor)

These houses, on the other hand, are definitely my style...

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And, yes, I realize this is another mantel, but I think the topiaries in burlap sacks tied up with Christmas ribbon would be gorgeous on either side of a front door.

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Do you have any plans to decorate outside for the holidays?  I have a few ideas, but there is always a good chance they'll be vetoed by the hubs... 

We're going to wrap up the week tomorrow with Christmas trees and dining rooms!  Then hopefully have our indoor and outdoor decor to share on Monday!


  1. I love when houses with white columns wrap red around them so that they look like candy canes!

  2. Love that idea, Clare! Wish that we had a house with columns out front too :)