Last-minute outdoor Christmas decor ideas that you can put together in a snap

Try these easy and implementable outdoor Christmas decor ideas to give your front yard a festive look in time for the holiday

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If you haven't decked out your front yard yet for Christmas, don't worry it's not too late, but time is of the essence. With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, you can still put together a gorgeous display that doesn't require heaps of DIY or difficult installations. It's just a matter of arranging your favorite holiday decor together. Whether you're all about classic displays filled with greenery or tableaus full of whimsy, consider these outdoor Christmas decor ideas to get your home into the holiday spirit. Once you decide on your "theme" of the year, it all comes down to sourcing. Luckily, we did the heavy-lifting on this one so you can put your outdoor Christmas decor together ASAP. 

Looking for more holiday decor inspiration, be sure to check out our holiday hub for all things Christmas.  

A traditional snow-brushed look

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No matter your locale, your home can take on the winter wonderland look. Turn your front entrance into a winter wonderland holiday with faux snow-tipped garlands and wreaths that are simple and easy to install with Command hooks. Finish off the display with a decorative topiary for added visual interest. 

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Incorporate unexpected elements

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We can't help but smile when we see Joanna of the blog Hostess Jo and Instagram account Southern Surrounding's merry holiday porch. In addition to tons of farmhouse modern references, you have the buffalo check, the galvanized metal, and tons of classic Christmas motifs, but the real eye-catcher was her use of massive ornaments tied to her covered porch's ceiling.  For her display, she partnered with home decor store Old Time Pottery, but unfortunately, they do not offer shipping.

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Go bold and colorful

When it comes to the holidays, Josy Castro goes all out with her magical and bright ornament-filled entryway. The classic red and green color scheme truly pops. Easily emulate the North Pole, toy-shop feeling with an abundance of ornaments and gifts leading the way. Bonus if your space opens to a massive complementary tree in the foyer for an even more dramatic effect. 

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A clean and modern approach

Utah-interior design studio House of Jade went with a less is more approach for this holiday porch design, and we love the sleek and modern feel. The use of greenery in wicker baskets, glass lanterns and bells dangling from the cedar wreath in a neutral palette is refreshing and light. 

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Don't forget about outdoor seating

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If there was a porch to covet, it would this wraparound with plenty of seating opportunities and even more space to decorate. While we social distance, outdoor conversations are definitely a better way to communicate, so it's important to to make the space inviting and cozy... plus, we could all benefit from more time outdoors.  Rachel Peña accentuated her Tennessee porch space with an outdoor Christmas tree, inviting holiday pillows and throws, and lots of fabulous live greenery. 

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