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Simple Tips For Outdoor Decorating

Simple Tips for Outdoor Decorating

This is a sponsored post by Command, I was given product and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Hi friends! Thank you for all your kind words about my Holiday House Tour. It was so much fun putting it together for you, I enjoyed taking a new approach this year and letting my boys be involved. When I asked them how they wanted me to decorate this year they said “colorful!” I think, at least I hope I delivered on that.

Decorating for the holidays can be a daunting task. If you are like me then you have a large collection of holiday “stuff.” And with all of the stuff we already have somehow each year we acquire more, am I right? So I thought I would share some simple tips for decorating your outdoor space to help you get started or maybe just finish.

I have a large farmhouse front porch that I break down into different areas. Whether you are decorating your front porch, side porch or backyard patio, there is something for everyone in this post. And it can also be applied to your interior spaces as well.

Use what you already have and just add a few new things to keep it fresh. These “new” things could be DIY’s {maybe with your children or grandchildren}, store bought or thrifted, even something as small as an ornament can inspire a new direction. I also move things around from space to space each year, that saves me money and time.

City Farmhouse Holiday Porch

Using vintage items can add a nostalgic touch. We all want to be embraced by the past especially during the holidays so why not use an old family sleigh, skates {mine were my brothers} and even snowshoes to decorate your outdoor space.

Use Command Hooks to Hang Outdoor Holiday Decoartions

Hang your outdoor items with ease. We all know that hanging your seasonal outdoor items can be a bit tricky. I like to use the Command line of outdoor damage free hanging products to add my garland, wreaths, banners and door décor for a few reasons, I have vinyl siding and no matter how hard I have tried I can’t nail into it, so the command products are perfect and they are so easy to use. They even have their hooks labeled with the weight it will hold, this is also very helpful. I used the large metal nickel hooks for the door and little light hooks for my banner & garland.

Command Outdoor Line

Cozy Christmas Front Porch

Cozy Outdoor Seating & Metallic Banner

Mix your greenery. Using a mixture of fresh greenery adds a festive touch to any outdoor space. Through the years with my own spaces, I have found that less can be more. Also don’t be afraid to add some fresh sprigs of cypress, pine or rosemary to your faux wreaths and/or garland, it can be a good way to stretch your budget while still keeping things looking fresh.

Easy Outdoor Decorating Tips

This Brushed Nickel Command Hook was a lifesaver with this bay wreath, I have tried many ways to hang decorative pieces here but nothing has worked until now, yay!!!

Easy Way To Hang A Holiday Banner

Hang a Holiday Banner Easy With Command Outdoor Hooks

Keep things functional. Not only do you want your outdoor space to be inviting and welcoming, you also want it to be purposeful. Our front porch is a space that is used year round, even in the cold months, so I during the holidays especially we often sit out here with a hot drink from out hot cocoa station and snuggle under a cozy blanket. The view of the bay is so peaceful this time of year and it’s where everyone wants to be.

Hanging a Large Wreath With Command Outdoor Metal Hooks Makes Decorating Easy


Holiday DIY Sofa With Faux Fur

Don’t be afraid to use cozy textures outdoors. Like I mentioned above, we do like to come out here when it’s cold so cozy blankets and pillows are a must.  You can add faux fur, knit or wool, basically anything that is soft will give a nice contrast with your hard surface pieces.  Just be sure if you are creating an outdoor area to bring in your blankets & pillows with the harsh winter weather {if you have any}.

Holiday Banner & Command Hooks

Take chances & have fun. Creating an outdoor space can be rewarding, especially when you see your guests enjoying it through the holiday season. Don’t be afraid to mix styles and patterns to achieve a playful & cozy look. I can also see this look around a backyard fire pit, can’t  you?

Holiday Farmhouse Front Porch-Tips on Outdoor DecoratingAdd natural & rustic touches. Your holiday décor doesn’t have to cost you a dime, just look around your yard or maybe a yard of a family member. My yard is super small, we have privet and one tree so I head on over to my dad’s house and cut off pieces of his birch tree to create another layer of texture. Stacked fire wood is also a great way to add a warm, winter aesthetic to your outdoor space. Tree logs with faux fur “cushion” would be great for extra seating {maybe next year}.

Holiday Front POrch

Hot Cocoa Bar

Keep your color palette cohesive. This doesn’t mean exactly the same in ever room, just find 1 color worth repeating and you can re-invent that color in another palette. I chose Navy as my constant color this year.


 Tis the season for plaids & tartans. In case you haven’t noticed these patterns are everywhere. You can still join in on the fun without feeling like you have to buy everything new. Maybe add a throw or pillow to what you already have. Large scarfs also can  be a festive touch, you can read about it HERE.

Cozy Farmhouse Front Porch


Have a beautiful weekend friends!


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  1. Love seeing how you’ve decorated your porch each holiday season! And I LOVE the red and navy plaid pillows…any chance you’ll share where they are from?

  2. So wish we could cover our back deck so we’d get more use out of it. Or cover our small front porch which I love to decorate for seasons. Your porch is so comfy and welcoming looking as always. I remember when I first discovered your blog and you had that metal red tray on your porch. Soon afterwards I found same tray on clearance at Target which began my love of Target home accessories. Oh boy.
    This year due to my surgery we’re not doing much in way of decorating. Just too much for me to deal with after holidays to clean up, hence didn’t get old boxes of seasonal decorations out at all. Using few things bought at $tree and some paper ornaments I made. Actually am liking the simple uncluttered look of it all. Our living room is small so have to be careful not to over do. Might make simple a habit after this year, so much less hectic.
    Have wonderful holiday season. I won’t be able to reply but will be reading all blog posts.
    Happy weekend

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