Whether you're incorporating your outdoor living space into your holiday gatherings or you simply want to see something festive when you look out your back windows, our tips will help you to create a beautiful holiday scene on your patio, deck, or porch.
Just like the front yard, do not hesitate to light up the backyard as well! Whether or not you decide to go full Clark Griswold, your patio and deck would certainly benefit from holiday lighting.
Just like with our diets, you can never have too many greens in your holiday decor. Consider using clippings from your Christmas tree, garland, and landscape. Even a simple container full of clippings can add to the holiday feel.
Along with garland, wreaths are incredibly versatile and belong in more places than just your front door. As illustrated below, patios and decks provide many opportunities to display wreaths.
Whether you have a deck, porch, or patio, every outdoor space has the perfect spot for a Christmas tree. An outdoor tree will provide a focal point for your display as well as offer you a creative and fun option for Christmas morning.
When you're not burning a fire, make a beautiful lighted display out of your fire pit or fireplace. The popular "Fairy" lights work best because they lack the unsightly wires of traditional string lights.
Your landscape is likely full of plants that are perfect for creating and accenting your holiday decor. For greenery, consider clipping your pines, arborvitae, cypress, juniper, hollies, boxwood, and cryptomeria. If you're looking for berries, consider hollies, nandina, juniper (unique blue), pyracantha, and beautyberry. Clipping stems from a redtwig dogwood or coral bark maple can provide bright pops of color. And, of course, don't forget to collect your pinecones (pictured) and gumballs.
If you're like many homeowners, your patio and deck are accented with pots, planters, and hanging baskets. With vegetables and annual flowers dying back for the year, your container gardens are sitting empty. These pots, planters, and hanging baskets are perfect for creating holiday arrangements.
These little devils have been causing havoc and creating messes ever since they came on the scene. It's time to kick the elves out of the house and let them create messes outside, where the cleanup is easier.
Lanterns have been a staple of home decor for years. If it isn't already, consider outfitting your patio, deck, or porch with lanterns. To give them a holiday touch, fill your lanterns with ornaments, candles, lights, greenery, pinecones, or your favorite unique combination.
Make use of the old winter sporting equipment that's been collecting dust for years. Create a winter scene using a vintage sled, skates, or skies.
Along with vintage winter sporting equipment, consider incorporating vintage outdoor tools. As pictured, a simple saw at the base of tree, gives the look of a "fresh cut." An axe with a splitting wedge near a pile of firewood can also enhance a rustic, winter vibe.
If you're hosting a holiday party, be sure to incorporate your patio, deck, or porch. Help to enhance the holiday scene by using indoor decor throughout your outdoor space. Just don't forget to bring everything back inside when the party is over!
This 2020 photoshoot was themed after the popular movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Throughout the space, you will find numerous references to this quintessential holiday film.
This 2019 photoshoot aimed to inspire homeowners to incorporate their outdoor living spaces into their holiday traditions.
Our 2021 Holiday photoshoot delivers all of the holiday feels! From roasting chestnuts to sleigh bells to milk and cookies for Santa, we have set the scene for holiday magic and memories. The project features a Techo-Bloc paver patio, raised terrace, outdoor fireplace, and complementing landscaping and lighting.
The photo staging was done by AGG Redesigns and features a table centerpiece from Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds as well as greenery from Tom Leonard's Market, and Strange's Florist.
With a wooded backdrop, the 2022 Holiday Photoshoot features rustic elements and encourages holiday fun around the fire. Our holiday décor emphasizes vintage items and highlights everyday outdoor tools. Unlike years passed, all of the decor in these photos is outdoor rated. The rustic and vintage decor is meant to compliment the outdoor space that features stunning cedar woodworking, fieldstone boulders and veneer, irregular bluestone flagstone, and Unilock pavers.
Whether it's for a game day party, a chili cook off, or just a run of the mill Tuesday, we recommend kicking your chili up a notch by making it outdoors. In this article we provide all of the tips you need to prepare chili on your grill or smoker.
In this article, we suggest a wide variety of landscape plants that can be used to make wonderful and unique flower arrangements. We hope that this comprehensive list inspires you to start clipping the garden and bringing it inside!