Ten festive updates for your outdoors

Lavish a little attention on your outdoor area to create a welcoming sight for you and your guests. Candle light and outdoor lighting will illuminate areas of your garden during the darker months and can add some really special touches to areas you may wish to draw attention to. An array of foliage, pine cones and lengths of spruce are all great for adding some colour and have the ability to transform doors, fences and window-sills for the season. We’ve presented you with ten ideas which will bring some festive cheer to your outside space.

1

Illuminated decorative LED tree, £900, Enchanted Trees at notonthehighstreet.com

How beautifully twinkly this tree is! Suitable for use both indoors and in the garden, and available in two or three metre sizes, this tree deserves to be kept on show all year round.

Illuminated decorative LED tree, £900, Enchanted Trees at notonthehighstreet.com

2

Neon style snowflake, £155, Cox & Cox

If you’re hoping to channel some Alpine style into the outdoors of your home, then this might appeal.  Note how the retro neon style LEDs look fantastic against the dark tones of the wood.

Neon style snowflake, £155, Cox & Cox

3

190 bulb connectable outdoor string lights, £39.99 for 20 metres, Lights4fun

Looking to make a real feature out of a wintery looking tree? Then these lights are a great option. Durable enough to be kept up all year round, it is possible to connect up to four sets so that even fairly large trees can be made to look magical.

190 bulb connectable outdoor string lights, £39.99 for 20 metres, Lights4fun

4

Outdoor light up tree tower, £95, Cox & Cox

For a beautiful and impactful display, you can’t go wrong with this light-up tree which stands an impressive 3 metres high. The 300 lights can either be constant or made to twinkle and, whilst we love the idea of this being displayed outdoors, it can be used in the house too. What’s more, the diameter of the tree can be altered to suit the proportions of whichever space you choose.

Outdoor light up tree tower, £95, Cox & Cox

5

Stag Reindeer Spun Christmas figure, £199.99, Lights4fun

Add a touch of yuletide sparkle to porches, gardens or entranceways; this stag will delight children and adults alike.

Stag Reindeer Spun Christmas figure, £199.99, Lights4fun

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SMYKA artificial spruce garland, £8 for 3.5 metres, Ikea

Suitable for use indoors and out, drape this garland around fences, pillars or along window ledges. For added sparkle, you could incorporate some tiny fairy lights.

SMYKA artificial spruce garland, £8 for 3.5 metres, Ikea

7

Basket of Christmas pine cones, £95, OKA

For an easy, minimal-effort-required-look, then these baskets of pine cones would be a great option. The barrel shaped baskets have been filled with pine cones and sprigs of pine needles, and we think that they would add a beautiful decorative touch to an outdoor space.

Basket of Christmas pine cones, £95, OKA

8

Citrus and Spice door wreath, £85, The Real Flower Company

When you open a package from The Real Flower Company, you can be assured that the contents will be gorgeously scented and this wreath is no exception; we are told that it has been made with aromatic foliage and herbs, and finished with dried oranges and pink pepper berries.

Citrus and Spice door wreath, £85, The Real Flower Company

9

Pair of Holly trees, £55, Marks & Spencer

These Holly trees would look very smart positioned on either side of any doorstep; how about wrapping some tiny outdoor lights around the trees for additional twinkle? (Lights4fun have a good range of outdoor battery powered fairy lights which would be perfect for any topiary)

Pair of Holly trees, £55, Marks & Spencer

10

Swedish metal lantern, £40.50, Red Lilly

A pair of these Swedish lanterns would add a welcome glow when positioned by your entranceway.

Swedish metal lantern, £40.50, Red Lilly