5 Winter Outdoor Decor Ideas

October 29, 2020

As the seasons change, it’s a good opportunity to refresh your outdoor decor. Not only can it enhance the overall look and feel of your home, but it can also be a lot of fun. Plus, you get to enjoy the end result too. Here are a few winter outdoor decor ideas to help inspire your own:

1. Make a Winter-Themed Display

A well-done display on your front porch can be an easy, non-permanent way to upgrade your home’s exterior and create a welcoming front porch. Plus, you can create a display at any time of the year. It’s just easier to find a ton of different options if you happen to match it to a seasonal theme.

As winter starts to set in, think about creating a winter-themed display on your front porch or in front of your home. A sled or small wagon can be a great focal point for a winter display and gives you a larger item to build around.

Snowmen, vintage skis, reindeer, gloves, scarves, white, silver, blue, and more can all be used in a winter display. Weathered crates can help you build a foundation and add levels. You can always make it holiday-themed or you can just focus on a general winter theme. Either way, you have plenty of options available to help you build the perfect display for your home.

2. Play Around With Lights

As it starts to get darker earlier, playing around with lights outside of your home can have a big impact. It’s also one of the most popular winter outdoor decor ideas because Christmas lights and displays tend to start popping up everywhere.

You can light up your home and your yard with Christmas lights and decorations. You can also go for a more subtle look to create an elegant winter wonderland. Several outdoor lighting options are available and can be combined to give you a unique look.

Recessed lights can be added to walkways. Stake lights or small post lights can be a more temporary and less invasive option if you’re not sure yet where you want them to be. You can also add or update the fixtures for your outdoor wall lights to add a subtle touch of outdoor decor. Pairing these standard lighting options with temporary string lights and other elements can help you create a magical look for your home.

3. Add a Wreath to Your Door

A wreath is one of the classic ideas for fun front door decor. Not only is it easy, but there are tons of options available and you can easily change or remove it when you want to. Although a pine or evergreen wreath is a classic, you have a lot of options to get creative. After all, wreaths are now popular for front door decor at any time of the year.

You can put together a mix of winter greens with some highlights of white, blue, silver, or other colors. You can also create a small wreath of fake presents to help get you into the holiday spirit. Ribbons, ornaments, pinecones, and more can all create a unique winter wreath for your front door.

4. Repurpose Your Landscaping

If you have trees in or near your yard, you may end up with sticks, branches, leaves, pinecones, and more on the ground. It’s a good idea to clean it up anyway. And, depending on what you have, you can take the pieces and create a wreath for your door or even arrange pieces in a decorative pot or a planter for an interesting addition to your porch or as nature-based guardians on each side of your stairs or door.

In addition to evergreens, there are other plants that thrive in the winter. So, as you clean up your yard and see if you can repurpose what you find, also take a look around at where you can add some small evergreen shrubs, bushes, or trees, or winter-flowering plants. This can be a great farmhouse landscaping idea to add some color to your landscaping and update it for the season.

5. Create a Cozy Seating Area

If you have a covered area and the space for it, you can create a cozy winter seating area. Comfortable cushions with some throw pillows and a plush blanket can become a great place to keep warm while enjoying the winter outdoors. You can take furniture you would normally use in the summer and add a bunch of cozy items to upgrade it for winter. 

Plus, cozy textiles are one of the classic winter home decor trends. Adding a fire pit to the space can provide some extra warmth while also adding to the atmosphere and helping you create the perfect space for relaxing with some hot cocoa or even making s’mores.

These are just a few winter outdoor decor ideas to get you thinking about what you want for your own home. If no amount of redecorating or remodeling helps make your current house feel like home, it may be time to look into a custom home that is designed and built to your needs. If you’re ready to bring your dream home to life, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!