Metallics are one of the most fun hues to play with when you’re doing your holiday decorating. Not only are they classic and perfect for Christmas, but they look absolutely breathtaking when you place white floodlights on them at night. This look can be replicated easily by hanging large gold or silver ornaments from the roof of your front porch using clear fishing wire. To create the unique door hanger, look for small and medium-size old tin pitchers at the thrift store. Using red ribbon, hang them as a bundle from your door knocker. Add string lights to nearby bushes and fir trees to really give this gorgeous Christmas front door decoration some sparkle.

While silly, modern and cool Christmas decorations are all well and good, some of us want to eschew anything cartoonish or childish, preferring the look of old-fashioned, Victorian era Christmas house decorations. Skip that usual wreath and instead go with an oversize garland, stringing it around the top half of the perimeter of your door. Avoid tinsel or brightly colored decorations, instead opting for ribbons, bulbs and stars in romantic colors like burgundy and gold. The finished look is utterly classical and timeless, perfect for those who prefer their holiday decorations to be on the sophisticated side.
You’d be surprised what the “old construction scraps” lying in your garage can be used for if you have a little creativity and a whole lot of Christmas cheer. This brilliant homeowner turned an old window frame into a wall hanging by simply spray-painting it white and handing it on the exterior of her home. Paper cutouts of Christmas trees hang in each individual cell, alternating colors. This quirky decor idea is proof that the most interesting materials for cool Christmas decorations can be found just about anywhere and don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
It's the season of lights, so make the most of it by filling your home with twinkling colors. Look for mini lights to add specks of color to the Christmas tree or garland in the house. For a more dramatic look, consider C7 and C9 lights to frame your doorways or illuminate outdoor trees. Drape your house in icicle lights that cascade down a few inches from the roof line, or cover your shrubbery with net lights that add instant sparkle. You can stick with a single color for a monochromatic look or spice it up with an array of hues. If you plan to turn your property into a holiday spectacle for your neighbors to enjoy, consider laser lights that dance on the walls or your house and pair them with inflatable characters that expand to take up space and move in the wind.
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