2020 Outdoor Holiday Decor Trends

Outdoor Holiday Decor Trends for 2020

If you haven’t gotten started with your outdoor Christmas decorating yet, we’ve got a few ideas for you. With more socializing restrictions, this is a great year to amp up outdoor displays so people can enjoy the festive spirit and decor from a safe distance. Here are a few of the hottest outdoor Christmas decor trends for 2020. 


Large scale ornaments are everywhere this year, and where better to display than on large-scale outdoor trees. Choose a style like vintage metal, a unique colour theme like Classic Blue (the Pantone colour of the year!), or a rainbow of colourful oversized Christmas tree balls.

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Light up everything with efficient energy lights. With so many versatile, energy-efficient lights now available, it’s easy to add all sorts of different light features throughout your yard. 

  • Net lights work great for shrubs, small trees, and railings. 
  • Rope lights work well for underlighting stair edges or in garland. 
  • Traditional style lights work great on roof lines or around windows. 
  • There are a wide variety of gorgeous path marker lights available now. 
  • Projector lights add dynamic movement and energy to your display. 
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The one thing to keep in mind with lights is to make sure you choose colours that match your existing lighting. If you love multi-coloured lights, go for ones that have the same colour tone and temperature. Nothing beats classic white lights, but make sure you stick with all warm white or all cool white; they don’t go together particularly well. 


Buffalo plaid is as popular as ever, and you can incorporate it into the outdoor decor as ribbons on trees, wreaths, or garlands, or as cozy throw pillows and blankets on a porch swing for safe, socially distant outdoor hangouts. Plus, it will still look stylish through the rest of winter! 


Pastel colours and candy themes are back in a big way, with coloured Christmas trees showing up again. You can embrace pastels and the candy theme outdoors by decorating with large scale candy ornaments. 

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Nostalgia for past Christmases and traditions is understandably strong this year. Go for large retro ornaments, vintage style lettered signs, and old-fashioned accessories. Create porch pot Christmas arrangements with evergreen boughs, birch poles, and red berries in tin milk jugs or old urns. Stand up some old-style wood and runner sleds and dress them in bows or a cute sign, or go for a nostalgic alpine theme and centre your decor around old-style skis and snowshoes.

Classic evergreen wreaths, shags and garlands are always popular for outdoor Christmas decor. With a simple bow, bunches of evergreens are an understated and elegant way to decorate everything from fence posts to railings to doors and windows. Evergreen ropes draped under windows, across banisters, or wrapped around light posts are classically beautiful too. Add a string of warm white twinkle lights for even more charm.

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If there are lots of kids in your neighbourhood, cute inflatables are always popular. If you prefer a little more elegance, there are so many choices available for light-up lawn statues that are especially beautiful at night and look quite lovely during the day, too.

If you’re ready to get your outdoor Christmas decorations up, or if you want to add a few more fun elements to what you already have up, stop by our Christmas Tradition store. We’ve got loads of gorgeous holiday decor to help bring cheer to your home and neighbourhood.