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.  

Christmas Trees

Enormous Christmas baubles give a more refined and sophisticated look.  


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.  


I love these giant presents wrapped in traditional Christmas colours.  


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.  

Home Furniture And Decoration

Make the most of the style of your home and dress to impress with traditional swags and wreaths.  

Pix Good

Make a simple fir tree shape out of an old palette and hang pretty coloured baubles on it – very original.  

World Inside Pictures

Large outdoor planters make an ideal place to create a stunning Christmas display.  

All Seasons Home Improvement

Putting little lights and filling with silver stars gives your hanging basket a new lease of life.    

Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Use oversized baubles to hang from a tree in your garden.  

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.  

The Home Slice

A row of decorated miniature Christmas trees on a windowsill is a wonderful way to decorate the outside of your home.  

The Green Head

Giant coloured tree light bulbs are ideal for decorating your front path.  


Red Wellington boots filled with green plants embrace the colours of Christmas beautifully.  


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.  

Furnish Burnish

'Chrismy' trees by Teresa Sapey make a real outdoor style statement.  

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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