Decorating outdoor spaces, front doors, and entryways during the season of fall, winter, and holidays. Adding a welcoming and festive appearance for the exterior of your home during the seasons and holidays. As a holiday, seasonal and event decorator in Charlotte, NC...I am always searching for inspiring and useful ideas to pass along to my decorating and holiday clients. Look at these great ideas I must share with you from BHG, using natural elements from Mother Nature, holiday lights, Christmas and holiday ornaments. I'm in love with each and every photo, can't wait to decorate my home and clients for the upcoming season of fall and winter. Plus,Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's! The inner child comes out in me when decorating for these holidays and seasons! I am consumed with abundance of creativity...bring on the holidays and fall!
Pinecone Ornament Decoration
Flowers are go-to additions for containers in warmer months, but in wintertime, you'll need something that can withstand the elements. Pinecones retain their color, as do evergreen boughs. Adhere small pinecones to a foam ball with hot glue and add a patterned ribbon for a dash of color.
Holiday Birdbath Display
A birdbath supplies a perfect and unique spot for a bit of seasonal merriment. Tuck evergreen boughs under and around a shiny ball and spray-paint pinecones to match. For the final flourish, secure matching berry sprigs and a premade bow with wire to the evergreens.
Colored-Glass Windowsill Collection
In place of traditional evergreens, a window box corrals a mix-and-match collection of colored-glass bottles, jars, and candleholders. To elevate shorter containers, place upside-down plastic boxes underneath. If you're hosting aholiday party, light a few candles in some jars for a cheery welcome.
Colorful Christmas Containers
Without blooming flowers, containers such as these two rectangular planters rely on texture for visual interest. For a seasonal decoration, choose unifying elements but mix up their sizes and shapes. Birch vases hold the sculptural growth of dwarf evergreens, while grapevine balls and shiny ornaments offer pops of texture and shine.
Simple Lamppost Decorative Accents
Use your exterior lighting to offer a warm welcome to guests and family during the holiday season. Attach a "Merry Christmas" message to the top of a lamppost and secure a satin ribbon tied into a pretty bow to the bottom. When the lamp is on, the light accents the message.
Editor's Tip: Instead of ribbon, attach pinecones or jingle bells for a similar seasonal decoration.
Glass Jars and Ornaments
Charming and simple to assemble, this wire basket presents an alluring arrangement of blue-tinted glass jars and ornaments. Tuck in some leftover evergreen branches under the jars and a few plastic snowflakes between. On special occasions, add snow (if you have some) to a few jars and add lighted or electric candles.
Oversize Holiday Orbs
Wrapped in bright bows, these garden orbs resemble oversize packages with their silver shimmer. Set them atop mixed-green wreaths (that match the wreath on the front door) to elevate them in urns.
Winter Greenery Basket with Ornaments
Plants don't have to be potted to supply your outdoors with picturesque charm. Try grouping together a few seasonal items, such as pinecones, bits of greenery, and some leftover ornaments. Leave the basket by the front door, or put one container on each of your entryway steps.
Exterior Lights with Ribbon
A clutch of evergreens tucked behind an outdoor sconce adds just the right amount of seasonal flair. For a pop of color, tie a bow with long tails and use florist's wire to add a few contrasting jingle bells or ornaments.
Holiday Hanging Basket
Many people put away hanging baskets when wintertime arrives, but with a little creative flair, these summertime standbys can deftly transition into winter. The key for this outdoor decoration is to include texture and hues for visual variety. Use several kinds of evergreens to offer both light and dark shades of green, and add yellow berries for an unexpected pop of color in the arrangement.
Potted Evergreens Railing Decoration
Repeating a pattern or plant is a great outdoor decorating tool. White-painted pots are the base to this window box, while two types of evergreens -- one vertical and one horizontal -- complement each other. To pull the design together, drape an evergreen swag along the bottom of the arrangement.
Apple Decoration Accents
Using a monochromatic color scheme is a great way to tie together different elements in outdoor decorating. These apples -- piled in urns, tucked into trees, and wired into the wreath -- add a bit of brightness to the otherwise dark green foliage.
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