16 fabulous outdoor christmas decorations without tacky lights

I'll probably be hung out to dry by saying outdoor Christmas lights are tacky, but for me there's some fabulous alternatives that are chicer and more stylish by far. If you're looking for outdoor Christmas decorating inspiration there's plenty for you to choose from that don't involve covering your house or garden in lights.   Large garden Christmas baubles in green, red and blue

Christmas Trees

Enormous Christmas baubles give a more refined and sophisticated look.   Mummy, daddy and baby deer as white models on a grass lawn


Christmas deer on the front lawn is becoming ever more popular, especially if you want to get away from the whole house and masses of lights thing.   Green rectangle boxes on front door steps, wrapped in red and green checked ribbon, with fairy lights


I love these giant presents wrapped in traditional Christmas colours.   Three round twig tumbleweeds wrapped in fairy lights, sitting on snow


These large natural wood spheres are given a Christmas makeover simply by adding a few lights. A subtle addition to anyone's front garden or entrance way.   A garland and fairy lights make an arch for a front door, with festive wreath, trees either side of the door and a dog with a Father Christmas hat

Home Furniture And Decoration

Make the most of the style of your home and dress to impress with traditional swags and wreaths.   Wooden plank Christmas tree covered in coloured baubles

Pix Good

Make a simple fir tree shape out of an old palette and hang pretty coloured baubles on it – very original.   A black planter on a door step decorating with ribbon and containing red twigs, a garland and red and silver baubles

World Inside Pictures

Large outdoor planters make an ideal place to create a stunning Christmas display.   Wicker hanging baskets decoated with fairy lights and covered in snow

All Seasons Home Improvement

Putting little lights and filling with silver stars gives your hanging basket a new lease of life.   Coloured baubles hanging from a snow covered tree  

Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Use oversized baubles to hang from a tree in your garden.   Buckets full of snow, holding glass jars containing lit candles

Better Homes & Gardens

White buckets filled with snow, artificial if it doesn't snow, to holder clear glass candle holders is an effective way of giving the outside of your home some festive touches.   White wooden planters containing mini Christmas trees, sat in a window frame

The Home Slice

A row of decorated miniature Christmas trees on a windowsill is a wonderful way to decorate the outside of your home.   Large coloured Christmas lights stood upright on a snowy path

The Green Head

Giant coloured tree light bulbs are ideal for decorating your front path.   Red wellington boots containing festive shrubbery


Red Wellington boots filled with green plants embrace the colours of Christmas beautifully.   A garden covered in snow, with a table covered in fairy lights and hanging orb lights above the table


A string net of lights draped over your outdoor table will make a wonderful 'table cloth' for a large urn filled with large silver baubles.   White popup Christmas tree that contain a white light, stood on decking, outside by sliding doors

Furnish Burnish

'Chrismy' trees by Teresa Sapey make a real outdoor style statement.   Sage green front porch, with a wooden decorative sign with the word Joy on it in red

This Grateful Mama

Give your porch or entrance way a Shabby Chic Christmas vibe with a few carefully chosen objects that are quintessential festive.

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