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Creating a Winter Wonderland in Your Outdoor Space

Updated: Mar 28

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As the winter season approaches, many homeowners retreat indoors, leaving their outdoor spaces dormant until spring. But what if we told you that you can transform your outdoor area into a magical winter wonderland? At The RTR Group, we believe that your outdoor space can be just as enchanting in the winter as it is during the warmer months. In this post, we'll share some creative ideas and tips for turning your outdoor space into a winter wonderland that's perfect for holiday gatherings, cozy evenings, and making the most of the season.

Festive Lighting

One of the simplest and most effective ways to create a winter wonderland is through lighting. String fairy lights on trees, bushes, and fences to give your outdoor space a warm and inviting glow. Consider adding pathway lighting or lanterns to guide the way through your garden. For a touch of elegance, hang sparkling chandeliers or pendants from tree branches or pergolas.

Decorative Accents

Bring the magic of the season to your outdoor space with decorative accents. Adorn your garden with wreaths, garlands, and festive ornaments. Hang oversized, decorative ornaments from tree branches or shepherd's hooks. Don't forget to add some outdoor-safe, lighted decorations like snowflakes or stars to create a magical atmosphere.

Cozy Seating

Winter doesn't mean you have to abandon outdoor seating. Invest in cozy outdoor furniture with plush cushions, throws, and blankets. Create an inviting seating area around a fire pit, or place outdoor heaters strategically to keep everyone warm and comfortable. Encourage your guests to gather around and enjoy the crisp winter air.

Fire Features

A fire feature can be the centrepiece of your winter wonderland. Whether it's a fire pit, a fireplace, or even a chiminea, the warmth and ambiance of a crackling fire can make your outdoor space cozy and inviting. Roasting marshmallows, sipping hot chocolate, and sharing stories around the fire can become cherished winter traditions.



Winter Plantings

While many plants go dormant in the winter, you can still add life and colour to your garden with winter-friendly plantings. Consider evergreen trees and shrubs, colourful berries, and winter-blooming flowers like pansies and hellebores. These additions will ensure your winter wonderland remains vibrant and attractive.

Hot Beverage Station

Set up a hot beverage station to keep everyone warm and toasty. Serve up hot chocolate, spiced cider, or mulled wine in thermoses. Provide an array of toppings and garnishes like whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, and marshmallows for a customizable experience.

Outdoor Dining

Don't let the cold weather deter you from outdoor dining. Create an intimate dining area with a winter-themed tablescape, complete with candlelight and cozy place settings. Consider serving hearty, comfort food that warms both body and soul.

Seasonal Soundtrack

Enhance the ambiance of your winter wonderland with a seasonal playlist. Play soft, soothing tunes in the background to set the mood. The sound of holiday classics or gentle winter melodies can elevate the enchantment of your outdoor space.

Winter Garden Art

Incorporate winter-themed garden art or sculptures into your landscape to add a touch of whimsy and charm. Snowmen, reindeer, and frosty the snowman sculptures can bring a delightful element to your winter wonderland.

Maintenance and Safety

Before you embark on your winter wonderland journey, ensure your outdoor space is safe and well-maintained. Clear walkways and driveways of snow and ice, and make sure your outdoor heating elements are in good working order. Safety first, always. Then teamwork.

Creating a winter wonderland in your outdoor space allows you to embrace the beauty and magic of the season. Whether you're hosting festive gatherings or simply enjoying peaceful moments surrounded by nature, your winter wonderland will become a cherished part of your home.

At The RTR Group, we're here to help you transform your outdoor space into a winter wonderland that reflects your unique style and vision. Contact us today to discuss your winter landscaping and outdoor design needs.

Your Winter Oasis, Your RTR Group.


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