9 Festive Ways to Boost Your Home's Holiday Curb Appeal

Add a timeless touch to your curb appeal this holiday season with DIY decor that's certain to withstand the test of time.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Dressed for the Season

Taking cues from its traditional Victorian exterior, this decked-out holiday home is dressed in seasonal decor, from lush green garland and aged red accents, that's sure to stand the test of time.

Classic Holiday Decor

Highlight windows and balance negative space with bare garland and round wreaths. Keeping greenery bare adds just the right amount of texture and color. Don't worry — you'll pull in those classic holiday hues on the porch.

Count Down to Christmas in Style

Make a big impact in your yard with an interactive, life-size Advent calendar made from an eight-foot-tall ladder and giant metal house numbers. Get the how-to instructions.

Mix in Texture + Shapes

In order for your porch decor to remain visible close up as well as from the street, use decorations in a variety of shapes. Here, rosemary-wrapped snowflakes add the perfect amount of texture and shape from afar.

Liven Up With Layered Greens

Any time you're looking to liven up an outdoor space for the holidays, it's best to stick with layered greens. This look is kept (almost!) maintenance-free with a mix of live arborvitae in pots and artificial pine garland on the railings and around the windows.

Weathered Red Hues

When choosing reds for your holiday decor, take a vintage-inspired approach by choosing weathered reds in brick tones. This jute-covered holiday star made from paint sticks adds a rustic kick to the porch decor. Get the how-to instructions.

Hit the Lights at Sundown

Although most homeowners plan their home's exterior lighting scheme to illuminate after dark, there's an entirely different vibe created when lights are turned on at sunset. After dark, the lights are the main source of illumination around the home, whereas during sundown, string lights simply add a subtle glow around the roof, eaves and railings. We love this!

Opt for a Timer

Hands down, the best way to keep your exterior holiday decor easy is by adding a timer to your outdoor lights. Most of these simply plug into outlets! This is also a great way to save on energy costs since the lights will immediately turn off just after you head to bed.

Sophisticated Lawn Art

Bring a playful glow to your lawn with oversized ornaments made from globe shades, food storage bowls and string lights. For more curb appeal, cluster them together in odd numbers and choose extension cords that blend in with your landscaping. Get the how-to instructions.

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