By using natural elements and thrifty yard sale, free and repurposed treasures these deck decorating ideas are inexpensive and perfect for Christmas.
One of my favorite DIY projects in our home is our front deck. Some folks who don’t live in the south have questioned the wisdom of building a deck without a roof, (otherwise known as a porch.)
Yes, a porch would have been ideal, but so would a Lamborghini and that ain’t happening! (OK, I don’t know cars and that’s the only one I could think of!)
Here you can see where we started (minus the bushes we removed and just before we had the dead tree was taken down.)
We now love having a front entrance to our home (previously we had a stoop) and an outdoor room that sets the tone for entertaining friends and family in our home.
Now I have tons of inexpensive deck decorating ideas for Christmas to share!
Almost everything on our deck except the love seat, two chairs and trunk were either bought at yard sales, found on the side of the road or transplanted from my home decor stash.
When you choose rustic shabby chic as your decorating style it’s easy to shop yard sales and haul curbside treasures to transform with a little bit of paint and distressing.
Or in the case of our deck, let the elements weather them a bit!
This year I used a lot of natural elements with evergreens from the Christmas tree lot and red berries from the neighborhood. I also mixed faux with real, like this Christmas tree and the greenery below.
I wanted the deck to have a cozy feel that would entice guests to relax, whether inside or out, and these no sew place mat pillows and an inexpensive throw do just that.
These candle sticks have been out on the deck for months and are rusted perfection for my simple table.
A planter holds a bit of greenery and ornaments. What could be simpler?
This changing table (now turned DIY Garden Cart) that I bought at a yard sale for $15 was a perfect place for more deck decorating ideas. The fence board O Holy Night sign tutorial is new this year. I’ve been crushing on lanterns a lot this year, too, and all the ones on the deck are from yard sales.
A simple $1 metal yard sale basket holds weathered inexpensive ornaments and fresh greenery.
No fireplace in our home but a few old logs convey warmth and welcome guests.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my home from the outside. I’ll be welcoming you inside my home later this week as well! Be sure to visit as many of the links below as you can for more Christmas inspiration!