3 Tips for Holiday Curb Appeal 


Article by Anna Huff

Photography by Anna Huff

Christmas is quickly approaching. And while there is much hustle and bustle, getting your home just right for your guests and holiday hosting is likely at the top of your list. I’m here to give you three quick tips to decorate your exterior and ensure that your home will have the best curb appeal on the block. 

Small Christmas Trees

You can purchase small real Christmas trees that come with plastic stands for around $20 at most hardware stores or nurseries. When shopping for these trees, look for a couple trees that are the same shape and size. This makes it really simple to put one on either side of your front door. 

The plastic bases for the live trees aren’t super cute so using a vintage basket, bucket or box will help to conceal the base and add some character to your exterior decor. I like shopping for pieces like this at antique stores. You can almost always find something you need there! 

It’s easy to stack the buckets or boxes and add height to one of the trees to make them look like they are different heights as well. From a design standpoint, it’s really great to incorporate a variety of heights for items. 

Live Garland

Many places around town are selling live garland right now. A lot of hardware stores will have live garland, but I also have heard that Trader Joes and Costco have a great selection! Typically when you buy live garland they come in a bundle. Be sure to purchase long enough garland for what you are wanting. 

We chose to hang the live garland we purchased from Lowes around the front door. We used two nails to give the garland a place to drape and then we tested it out. With just a little bit of adjusting, the live garland looked SO good! 

The great quality about live garland is that it’s pretty versatile. Consider wrapping it around front porch columns or hanging it in a different way around the door of your home to really make a statement. 

Hang a Wreath

I know it seems a little obvious, but a wreath on your front door can make a huge statement with your curb appeal. A wreath made of live greenery is both affordable and festive. Faux wreaths can run anywhere from $40-$100 or more. Live wreaths should only cost around $15. Plus, a wreath made of real evergreen during the holidays is like a special treat to help celebrate the season. 

I love the idea of hanging live wreaths on the exterior windows of the front of your home. A wreath on each window is a great way to make your home stand out. 

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