Christmas patio ideas – 10 ways to make your outdoor space festive

1. Enjoy Festive Patio Evenings With A Chiminea

'As long as there's heat and glasses of eggnog during the holiday season we're happy, right? A chiminea is an excellent investment for this busy festive period – and beyond, so dress up your patio with a sled for placing lanterns, Christmas foliage and some cozy blankets,' says Andrea Childs, editor, Country Homes & Interiors.

2. Add Charm With Tree Shaped String Lights

If your backyard's sightline is towards a blank wall, why not indulge in one of the best alternative Christmas tree ideas known to mankind: the string light tree? So easy to create with tiny tacks or Command Strips, or you can buy one ready-made, it is a fantastic space-saving Christmas wall decor idea for those that don't have a ton of outdoor space, and it's great to look out on.

3. Take The Inside Out With Lanterns And Mini Trees

Who says Christmas dining room ideas have to be indoors? They could easily be the decoration your Christmas patio needs, especially if the weather is mild.

4. Create A Festive Welcome With A Decorated Front Patio

Looking for Christmas porch decor ideas that are easily translatable to a patio? 'Nothing beats decorating your home for Christmas and the front patio is one of the most important parts. Give your family and guests the most joyful holiday welcome with fresh Christmas garlands, a large Christmas wreath and sacks of gifts,' says Jennifer

5. Give Your Patio's Windows A Festive Spruce

Windows are so useful as you can use them all year round to add color and texture to the exterior of your home. In summer, it might be a display of flowers. In winter, Christmas window decor ideas such as garlands can create a festive feel that can be enjoyed indoors and out. These fir tree stems, berries and pine cones look fabulous on this window,' says Jennifer

6. Give Your Patio A Christmas Makeover With Mini Trees, Stars And Lights

‘For the get-together season, create a show-stopping welcome for guests with a warm and cozy atmosphere, using plenty of festive foliage and twinkling lights.

7.  A Bench With A Few Cozy Accessories Will Do The Trick

Whatever the size of your patio, Christmas door decor ideas take up no space, but can still be enjoyed (and from indoors if your door is glazed.

8. Match Your Door Wreath To Your Garland

'If you have some beautiful architectural detailing like an archway then give it some love with a festive garland. You can dry orange slices to display (which will last longer than fresh slices). A door wreath is a must – make it match for cohesion, and use paper decorations for added appeal,' says Melanie Griffiths, editor, Period Living.

9. Invest In A Super Cozy Armchair And Blanket

'The secret to holiday season al fresco dining is comfort. Really great quality seat pads such as sheepskin which make sitting on any hard wood or metal furniture far more inviting. Add soft throws to warm and soften the backs of metal chairs and cuddle up in,' says Mark Winstanley, chief creative officer at The White Company.

10. If You Live In A Warmer Climate, Dine On Your Patio

'Depending on where in the world you live, Christmas Day may be spent sat outside on your patio or porch. This is the time to go overboard with Christmas tree decor ideas. Adorn your patio with a full-sized decorated tree, white paper stars and a fresh foliage garland,' says Andrea Childs, editor, Country Homes & Interiors.

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