Create a stunning outdoor scene this Christmas

Combine twinkling candles and beautiful foliage for a warm welcome to your home

Get Creative

Adorn your front door with a bespoke wreath - transform a plain faux or real one by decorating it with fresh roses, snow-dusted pine cones and jewel-toned berries.

exterior of house with wooden wall and wreath and snow

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Add Warm Candlelight

Decorate around the front door with hurricane lanterns and simple pillar candles

Tapered large wooden lanterns, £15 each, Tesco Direct

Welcome guests before you've even opened the front door by adding a few simpletouches outside...

Go Green

For a festive flourish, fill a rustic trug with seasonal greens, such as ivy, eucalyptus or holly. Try your local florist for budget-friendly offcuts, or shop online at

rustic trug with ivy and snow

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Make It Yours

Fill baskets and window boxes with seasonal offcuts from your garden

Trug, £12, Hedgehog

black door with star shape wreath and ivy

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Hang On

Dress up a simple star for a stylish alternative to the classic wreath

Hanging tealight star,
£30, The White Company

walkway with candles and snow

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Light The Way

Add cosiness to a frosty path with rows of twinkling candles

For similar tall border lights, try a selection, Primrose

candles with basket and gypsophila

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Ring Around

Craft your own candle holder with a delicate braid of wild gypsophila

For similar candles, try the ivory 11in taper candles, £1 each, Shearer Candles

Shop The Look...

Golden Touch

metalic lantern with candle

(Image credit: Mia Fleur)

Add a luxe look with shimmering metallic accents

Brass hanging lantern,
£14.95, Mia Fleur

Barn Style

faux rattan star

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Lean this light-up accessory next to the door for a rustic feel

Faux rattan star, £20,Cox & Cox

Warm Wood

wooden lantern with warm wood and galss

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Just add a pillar candle for a warm glow

Tapered large wooden lantern, £15, Tesco Direct

Wild Wood

Create a magical mood by hanging decorations and lanterns from the branches of a tree

For similar snowflake decorations, try the White Christmas snowflake decorations, £7.25 for three, Pipii

window with lantern and candles and snowflake

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Paper Craft

Make the most of a rainy day by gathering the family for a snowflake-making session. Use the finished decorations to transform bare branches into a starry wonderland.



Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.