Outdoor Advent Decorations: Enchanting Ideas for the Pre-Christmas Period

by Kremy

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching and the excitement increases with each day. Create beautiful outdoor Advent decorations with our tips and ideas.

It’s that time of year again: the days until the first Advent are getting fewer and fewer and it’s time to get your home in the Christmas spirit. But how about decorating not only indoors but also outdoors this year? We have selected many magical ideas for outdoor Advent decorations and revealed which details are essential for a beautiful decor.

What Do You Need for Outdoor Advent Decorations?

outdoor advent decorations lights and decorative elements

Visiting Christmas markets, baking delicious cookies and spending time with the family – the pre-Christmas period is a favorite time for many of us. Of course, the right decorations create an extra Christmassy atmosphere. From mid-November it is high time to start decorating for Advent. And while everything is allowed indoors, there are a few things to bear in mind when it comes to outdoor Advent decorations.

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Natural Materials Are the Focus

outdoor advent decoration with natural materials and lantern

Natural materials such as coniferous branches, pine cones and berries are some of the most important elements in typical Advent decorations.  Get some branches of pine, fir, cedar or juniper and use them to make classic winter arrangements. They are best displayed in containers, baskets, boxes or old kitchen utensils. Red fruits such as berries, apples or pomegranates can be used to create colorful accents. Don’t forget the pine cones. They are a cheap addition to any Christmas decoration.

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Let There Be Light

lights are a must have for advent decoration

Advent, Advent, a little light is burning – lights should not be missing during the Advent season. Whether atmospheric fairy lights or illuminated lanterns, you can use light to set accents in the garden as well as at the house entrance and windows. Make sure that the lights you use are suitable for outdoor use or protected from the weather, and avoid using real candles for safety reasons.

Tradition with a Difference: Outdoor Advent Wreaths

outdoor advent wreath in zinc cups with cones and christmas roses

Advent wreaths are often placed at the window so that they can be seen from outside. This idea is nice, but I think it’s even nicer to have a separate outdoor Advent wreath. It can decorate the outside windowsill as well as the garden table or the entrance to the house. It doesn’t have to be classic. You can arrange the candles in any shape you like and decorate them with ornaments of your choice. Small zinc cups or clay pots are ideal for this. Even decorated lanterns look really good outdoors.

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Advent Decorations for the Windows

outdoor advent decorations window and windowsill ideas

Christmas window decorations are always two-sided – you can decorate both inside and outside. If you want to dress up your house in a Christmas dress, then you shouldn’t ignore the windows. You can decorate the flower boxes in a Christmassy way by adding the colors of the holiday in the form of garlands and Christmas tree decorations. Fairy lights are also a great choice and highlight the arrangements even in the dark. You can easily make your own garlands from natural materials to complement the festive window decorations.

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Garden Decorations for Advent

combine garden decorations for advent with lights and vintage motifs

If your living room offers a view of the garden, then you shouldn’t neglect the Christmas garden decorations. There’s nothing better than feeling the Christmas spirit everywhere in the evening after a hard day’s work. Make the garden a part of your living space even in winter by decorating it festively. Decorate evergreen shrubs and trees with Christmas baubles and garlands, make pretty arrangements in pots and illuminate the outdoor area with atmospheric lanterns.

christmas wreath with ornaments and pine cones outdoor advent decoration ideas

Beautify the patio with a homemade wreath made of coniferous branches, pine cones and Christmas decorations. It can be decorated in any color palette. Use classic red and gold for traditional decor or go for a modern feel with black, white and silver ornaments. It’s your choice.

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Create a Festive House Entrance for the Advent Season

outdoor advent decorations house entrance ideas lantern and natural materials

Whether you live in a house or an apartment, it’s always worth decorating the entrance in a festive way. In addition to the classic door wreath, there are also many other options for outdoor Advent decorations. Mini Christmas trees, vintage decorations and wooden boxes filled with festive ornaments are just some of them. If you live in an apartment building, make sure that the decorations do not disturb anyone and do not obstruct free access to the hallway.

Advent Decoration for the Balcony

festive advent decoration for the balcony

If you only have a small balcony, you don’t have to do without outdoor decorations. Make the small outdoor area shine by wrapping the railing with fairy lights and decorating the balcony table with glowing lanterns and a mini Christmas tree.

We wish you lots of fun and enjoyable moments decorating for Advent!

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