Outdoor Decor Tips That Don’t Involve Your Roof!

Christmas Holiday Ideas

We definitely get it. You want your house looking great for the holiday season, but you don’t want to have to climb up on the roof. Your roof may already be decorated with lights, it could be undergoing maintenance, or perhaps you simply don’t have the means to get up on the roof. Whatever the case, we have some great Christmas holiday decoration ideas that are sure to turn heads on your block. These simple Christmas decorations don’t require a roof, and they look fantastic!

Christmas Wreaths and Garlands

You knew this one was coming! Christmas wreaths and garlands are really easy to work with, and go beautifully with many other Christmas holiday decoration ideas. There is a huge variety of wreaths to choose from on the market, and you can find simple pine wreaths, wreaths with ornaments and lights, moss wreaths, and ornate wreaths with ribbons and all sorts of other decorative pieces.

With the time and know-how, you can even make your own creative wreath! Wreaths go best on doors, walls, and windows, although they can also be propped up against other decorative pieces, or combined on boards with lettering and other cute features.

The same goes for garlands, which unlike wreaths, aren’t simply limited to vertical surfaces. Garlands can be threaded through porch railings and banisters, pinned on walls, coiled on lamps and other posts, laid atop shrubbery, and much more.


Ribbons are very flexible and can be incorporated into all sorts of other Christmas holiday ideas. Ribbons can come in many kinds of colors and patterns, and they are available on spools or in standalone bows. Whether you want to thread a beautiful red ribbon through all of your simple Christmas decorations, or place a neat bow on your porch or mailbox, a ribbon makes for an easy and affordable addition.

Bush and Tree Lighting

Our list of Christmas holiday ideas wouldn’t be complete without commentary on lighting. Well-placed lights really lend a warmth and twinkle to any holiday scene; they’ve become a signature feature of holiday cheer for good reason. Of course, there is no need to clamber up on a roof or even a ladder to take advantage of festive Christmas lights. Lights can be strung up just about anywhere on your porch and lawn, and there are also lights available on the market that are specifically designed for low-lying objects like shrubbery and small trees.

Repurposed Props

The DIY school of Christmas holiday ideas opens up a whole new frontier for the crafty decorator. Pine trees, pine branches, pine cones, and poinsettias are classic holiday decorating plants, and they can be used to form a dizzying array of decorative scenes. If you are in the countryside, hay bales have quickly become a popular decorating prop as well.

Have some old jars, old lanterns, or glass bottles around? Fill these with Christmas lights and place them all over the porch and front walk. Prop up some old sleds against your house, or fill up some baskets, buckets, or window boxes with decorative plants and ornaments and your holiday scene will be good to go. For creative DIY artists, simple Christmas decorations can be put together with minimal expense, and there is no need to get on a ladder.

Inflatables and Lawn Ornaments

Spend a couple of minutes walking down the sidewalk in any suburb and you’ll quickly find out that lawn ornaments and inflatables top the list of Christmas holiday ideas for many households. Inflatable snowmen, snow globes, Santas, and a variety of other instantly recognizable Christmas icons are widely available and easy to set up. Nativity scenes, deer, sleds, and a number of other objects are also easy to find and come in various types of materials. Combine these inflatables and lawn ornaments with holiday lights for a festive scene.

Enjoy the Holidays

We hope this list of Christmas holiday ideas will get the wheels turning for your yearly decorating efforts. It only takes a couple of simple Christmas decorations to really bring your home to life, and you don’t even have to get up on the roof to do so.

Remember that with the holidays comes holiday weather, and it is a good idea to make sure your home is winter-ready. Getting on top of early damage is key to preventing far more extensive damage that could cost an arm and a leg. If you currently lack the means of getting to the roof or attic, or you don’t want to climb up a ladder, we recommend contacting an expert for inspection and possible repairs.

Custom Home Remodeling & Roofing is your go-to expert for roof inspections and maintenance. We serve the entire Southern California area, and we come highly recommended! Call us today at 866-336-5882 or contact us online.