Arguably the best part of the holidays is driving around and looking at all of the decked out homes. Don't forget to decorate your own! Below are 12 outdoor holiday and Christmas decoration ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
1. Star Lanterns
How pretty is this star lantern? There are several options to pick from at Ikea. Hang them all around your front yard for a magical look!
2. A Fresh Garland and Wreath
Fake garlands and wreaths may be more convenient, but nothing looks quite as nice as the real deal. Learn how to preserve a fresh wreath here.
3. Wooden Light-Up Stars
This is a fun DIY project. Learn how here.
4. Shooting Star Lights
How unique are these? They can be purchased here.
5. Outdoor Christmas Ornaments
Here's a very merry outdoor Christmas decoration idea: Try hanging some cheap Xmas ornaments that you wouldn't mind ruining outside. Very merry.
6. Festive Light-Wrapped Palm Trees
Live in a tropical climate? That doesn't mean you can't decorate! Wrap lights around your palm tree trunks.
7. A Wreath in Every Window
Classic and beautiful. You can't go wrong with this idea.
8. "Snow" via an LED Projector
This look has been popping up everywhere in 2017. Keep things lighthearted by projecting snowflakes or other holiday themes onto your home. You can purchase this snowflake LED projector here.
9. Mailbox Swag
In case you didn't know, mailbox swag is a thing. So don't forget to deck out your postbox!
10. Classic Roofline Lights
Allow us to remind you that there's nothing wrong with keeping it classic and simple, either.
11. A Silly Doormat
Silly holiday doormats are bound to make your guests "ho ho ho." This one can be purchased on Etsy.
12. Door Decals
Similarly, holiday door decals are a fun touch. It's the little things.
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.