Decorating your yard for the holidays is a fun activity. You can choose a new theme each year in order to satisfy your desire for visual interest and appealing experience for passersby. When looking for inspiration, you might not have to go far. Your own patio furniture could be a great source of design or theme options. Here are a few holiday decor themes that could coordinate with some of the outdoor furnishings you already have.
If your patio furnishings have a floral theme, such as a trellis, iron scrollwork on rails and benches, or concrete planters with floral designs, you can continue this theme with your holiday decor. Poinsettias are a popular holiday flower, as are amaryllis, Christmas cactus, and mistletoe. You could select red and white real or faux flowers to attach to your shrubs, trees, or front door. A coordinating wreath adds a pretty touch.
A tropical foliage theme is another great option for your holiday decor. Your patio furniture may have foliage, palm tree, jungle, or similar design, and you can carry this through your holiday decorations. Palm fronds and red flowers make a fun wreath for your door. Ornaments made with flip-flops covered in spray paint and glitter add a festive touch to trees. You could hang a garland of shells, starfish, or leis from your front porch, roof, or mailbox.
The rustic decor has become popular in recent years. Turn old barn wood or window frames into an Advent calendar or sign pointing to the North Pole. If you have old farm implements, you could string lights on them. Many small towns have lighted farms and implement parades during the holiday season, and you could build on this theme. Your rustic holiday decorations could also include burlap sacks around trees or stuffed with boxes in order to look like Santa Claus's sack of presents. Choose plaid ribbons or twine for a finishing touch on bows.
Modern patio furniture features clean lines and simple design. You could continue this theme with simple holiday decorations. Choose a monochromatic color scheme for lights, bows, and bulbs. For example, shades of blue will help you stick with a modern design theme. A simple pine or cedar garland with some lights threaded through the boughs makes a verdant addition to your outdoor decor. Snowflakes of different sizes hanging from your trees and paired with icicle or snowflake lights on your home could also be part of your modern holiday decor.
Many people choose a beach or coastal theme for their outdoor furniture. You could include this in your holiday decor by choosing colors that coordinate with those of the sea. Aqua blue, mint green, deep blue, and frosty white ornaments or bulbs for a tree are a good choice. You could even put up a faux palm tree with lights and add some pink flamingos to your holiday scene.