Quick and Easy Hassle-Free Outdoor Christmas Decor

Quick and Easy Hassle-Free Outdoor Christmas Decor

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We do put lights up on the front of our home but my favorite area to really decorate is our back patio where we spend almost all of our outdoor time, especially in our mild winters when it is finally not 38382 degrees back here.

This year, instead of the old, faded, disintegrating cheap greenery with loose lights I’ve used before and instead of grabbing more of those, I used pieces from the outdoor collection at Pier 1! Their greenery is meant for the outdoors so it’ll hold up for much longer, plus it is a) WΑY prettier and more realistic, b) has many battery−powered pieces, and c) is pre−lit with LED lights so it’ll last much longer. They have an entire department for all−weather outdoor holiday dcor (not just greenery) which is exactly what we need!

The centerpiece on the coffee table is actually a swag for a mailbox but it fit perfect on the coffee table…plus I am partially worried about it getting stolen if I put it on the mailbox :/ So I’ll use it as a centerpiece for now!

Of course I could not resist throwing a few of their gorgeous pillows(hello Santa octopus pillow!) and some other cute Christmas pieces out here. That little reindeer coaster set is my FΑVORITE and the cable−knit throw is gorgeous and super soft.

I chose the “cashmere” design for all the greenery pieces. It was a super hard decision and I really love the snowy looking design but since it last snowed here, oh, about twelve years ago, the more basic greenery with pinecones fits a bit better I think. Plus, it matches our artificial Christmas tree inside that has pinecones and different textures of needles. The miniature trees, wreaths, and mailbox swag are all battery−operated so they can go anywhere you want but the garlands are plug−in (hoping they’ll have some battery garlands down the line).

The greenery has both big crystal droplet bulbs as well as regular bulbs so they make various sizes of light in a pure white color (I always add a strand of big bulbs to our tree inside to give it more interest too).

Even though I could not get myself to do the snowy greenery, I did cave in and get a strand of these snowy pineconesbecause they were just too pretty and I like the natural touch they give.

The area in front of the wall needed a little light too so a trio of simple black lanterns and battery candles did the trick. I’ll use these in the home after the season for sure. I used to scoff at the battery−powered candle idea but they’ve come a long way and are very realistic now, plus I don’t have to worry about them melting out in the heat during the summers.

Of course it all looks even more magical at night with all the lights on and everything glimmering. It just needs to be about 30 degrees cooler now to really feel like fall/winter :)

It is such a relief to have some quality greenery to use outside for the holidays now and not have to worry about how it is going to hold up or have to re−light it each year, plus I won’t have to go buy new ones every year or so as they wear out. These should last us for a loooong time!

Now that we are all decorated inside and out we can sit back and enjoy our holiday season and our cozy glowing home :)

it is SO gorgeous Emily, especially all lit up at night!

Thanks Kristi!! it is so hard to capture how pretty it is through the camera :/

Gorgeous! Where is your gray love seat and chairs from?

Thank you! The set is from World Market about five years ago but they have a similar set now which is beautiful too: http://rstyle.me/n/cbfakwb6jtf (aff link)

Looks beautiful Emily! Merry Christmas to you and MattLooking forward to seeing you in January!

Thank you Susan!! We are getting very excited ;)

Looks so pretty. I love your table. Do remember where it came from?

Thank you Heather! I actually made the table using some old boards I found, you can find the tutorial HERE

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