Your Guide to Chic Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Extravagant, flashy holiday displays are always a treat for the passersby. But perhaps you prefer to celebrate the season in a way that's more understated. If your goal is for your exterior decorations to reflect the minimal and tasteful aesthetic of your interior ones, here are some ideas from Apartment Therapy to get your home looking festive and holiday-ready, minus the reindeer and snowmen.


(Image credit: The Faux Martha)

Check out this gorgeous modern farmhouse from The Faux Martha, via their Instagram. With just a single garland, the home is beautifully decorated. Add a string of lights to the garland, and your classy decorations will be visible at night. 


(Image credit: In the Fields)

In the above photo from In the Fields, you'll spot a garland of greenery hanging around the door, a welcome sight (and refreshing scent!) for holiday guests.


(Image credit: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles via Instagram)

Originally from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles' Instagram, this image has been popping up all over social media this holiday season. And what a dreamy Christmas display it is! Don't worry if your house is less grand. You can still be inspired by this chateau's look. The wreaths over the windows would be easiest to  assemble on a one-story home. 


(Image credit: Park & Oak)

This image from Park & Oak proves that miniature Christmas trees look just as nice outside as they do inside.


(Image credit: Made in Persbo)

If you have double doors, why not give them both a wreath!


(Image credit: Shady Lane Greenhouses)

Adorn your outdoor light fixtures with swags of greenery and a touch of holly and pine cones, as seen in this image from Shady Lane Greenhouses.


(Image credit: Liv Sandvik Jakobsen)

Once you've set up your outdoor tree, add a lantern candle. 


(Image credit: Drinking with Chickens)

This unique wreath from Drinking with Chickens, via Domino, is truly special! It combines greenery, air plants, and lights into one delicate item that would look lovely on any exterior wall or front door.