Festive Outdoor Holiday Decorations

Posted on December 17, 2012

NYC’s Solution to Creating a Classy Winter Wonderland

outdoor-holiday-decorations-nyc Photo Credit: Mark Dumont – Flickr The inside of your home is covered in holiday décor: candles, garland, ornaments & Christmas flowers. NYC, you love showing off your Christmas spirit! And you want everyone on the outside of your home to recognize that as well. I’m here with some elegant and low key suggestions on how to “spruce-up” your NYC home with outdoor holiday decorations. Add Christmas flowers, evergreen foliage, winter branches, and sparkling lights. These accents are sure to get you (and all passersby) in the holiday spirit!

Christmas Flowers: Tips for your NYC Container Garden

View your container garden as a large scale arrangement – use branches and foliage to define the shape and play as the perfect outdoor holiday decorations.

  • White Pine, Noble Fire, Juniper, Cedar, & Magnolia offer evergreen color and lush fullness to planters
  • Birch branches and poles add height as well as brightness
  • Red Dogwood also adds great height and can be twisted and looped to create exciting shapes
  • Use unbreakable ornaments to add safe sparkle
  • Add other natural elements like pinecones, birch bark and moss for added interest and texture
  • If you have access to an electrical outlet, add lights for festive drama – but limit yourself to one color and one shape to keep the design clean and simple


Before In Holiday Finery

christmas-flowers-nycClose-up of how the greenery, ornaments, and pinecones work with the winter planting of kale to create a fresh Christmas flowers display


White lights are the perfect outdoor holiday decorations to make your NYC planter sparkle


I snapped this picture of a wonderful grouping of fabulous tall red containers filled with evergreens, birch and pinecones. These NYC Christmas flowers are simple yet special.

Outdoor Holiday Decorations: Cleanup Tips for NYC’s End of Season

At the end of the holiday season, remove the more sparkly elements from your Christmas flowers. This includes ornaments, lights, any garland, and perhaps the branches. Leave the evergreen foliage in your outdoor holiday decorations until you are ready for the upcoming NYC spring!

Smart & Sophisticated Decor without Causing a Clark Griswold Christmas Blackout

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to watch Christmas movies throughout the entire month of December. We usually begin with “Love Actually” and work up to “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The one that is coming to mind today is, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and the efforts of Clark Griswold uses to get into the holiday mood by stringing thousands of lights on his house and causing a blackout. We love Clark’s holiday spirit, but we hope that our ideas for outdoor holiday decorations will help you decorate your NYC home a little smarter, with a sophisticated flare. Let us help decorate your home or business for the holidays. Contact us & set up your consultation today (212) 687-3434!

Happy Holidays!


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