The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to get festive, both inside and out. Whatever holidays you celebrate, you can create a seasonal look that brings plenty of joy to neighbors and guests, not to mention your own family. Here are some fun ideas for getting your home’s exterior in the holiday spirit.

wood sled
These charming, vintage wood sleds from Pottery Barn bring a touch of winter to the doorstep. Made of European hardwoods, they were used by children in the German countryside and the Austrian Alps during the early part of the 20th century. Each one is unique. Pictured above, photo courtesy of Pottery Barn

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A seasonal doormat is a simple and fun way to add a little holiday cheer to your entryway. We love this colorful Holiday Lights one from World Market, made of durable coir and PVC . Photo: Bill Barrett

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Put a rustic spin on your entryway with vintage-inspired metal holiday buckets with lighted grapevine wreath topiaries from Marketplace at The Abbey. Add a custom-made bow topper for extra dazzle. Photo: Bill Barrett

Trending-Rusted-Chandeliercustom holiday arrangement
For a dramatic front entry, floral designer Patti Porter of Rusted Chandelier used striking red velvet and ‘snowy’ sticks with a mixture of pines that look real and will last for years. She accented them with red velvet magnolia flowers, snow-covered balls and gold bay leaves in a classic black urn dressed up with ribbon. Photo: Bill Barrett

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Unique solar star lanterns from Plow and Hearth add a touch of magic to any holiday celebration. Hang them from the trees in your yard, around a patio or leading up to your door. They can be shaped as a ball or a column and come in large and small sizes. Photo: Plow and Hearth

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A blue ornament ball wreath in traditional Hanukkah colors of blue, silver and gold from Pier One is a great way to dress up a front door for the eight days of Hanukkah. Photo: Pier One

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Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, and this dreidel pathway marker set of four lights provides the perfect entrance for your celebration. The dreidels are covered in sparkly blue and silver sequins. Available on, the set comes with replacement bulbs, zip ties and ground stakes. Photo:

Trending-Custom-Lightingprofessional custom lighting
Why mess with tangled cords and ladders when you can leave your holiday lighting to professionals? Lake St. Louis-based Holiday Lighting Creations is a full-service custom lighting provider that works with homeowners to design, install, maintain, take down and store holiday lighting. Photo: Holiday Lighting Creations