Decorative Outdoor Thermometers

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Outdoor thermometers are a handy way to check the temperature without leaving the warmth and comfort of your home. Back in the day, when you looked outside to check the temperature, everyone seemed to have the same long, skinny white one with red numbers. Today, there are such a wide variety of decorative outdoor thermometers it’s hard to choose just one. Our design team chose eight different styles — one of them is sure to suit your house!

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Our Picks

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Decorative Ivy Outdoor Thermometer

Decorative Ivy Outdoor Thermometer

Whitehall Products

This outdoor wall thermometer is made with rust-proof and weather-resistant hand-cast aluminum. Available in French bronze, verdigris, or copper verdi and finished with durable paint. All details are handcrafted. The thermometer measures 12” by 12” and weighs 3.24 lbs. 

$49.85 $54

Designer Advice:

You’ll need to calibrate the setting on this outdoor decorative thermometer. Bring it inside and use the dial on the back of the thermometer to adjust to the temperature in your house. Keep the thermometer in the house for several hours to ensure the temperature stays accurate. Once the temperature has been set, you can bring the thermometer outside and install it on your house.

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Decorative Bookend Outdoor Thermometer

Decorative Bookend Outdoor Thermometer

Made from wrought-iron style metal, this unique outdoor thermometer features a side-by-side thermometer and clock. The thermometer can be adjusted for accuracy. The thermometer and the clock have glass covers and feature sweep movement that’s easy to read. Measures 22” long by 12” high. 

Designer Advice:

You can install this decorative outdoor thermometer and clock horizontally or vertically. Simply remove the silver clips on the back of each of the units and rotate them 90°. Re-insert the clips, and you’ll be able to hang the bookend thermometer and clock to suit your space. The metal is weather-resistant, not waterproof, so you may wish to mask off the non-metal parts and spray a light coat of polyurethane on the black metal surface.

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Decorative Outdoor Vintage Thermometer

Decorative Outdoor Vintage Thermometer

Taylor

Suited for indoors or outdoors, this decorative garden thermometer has an antique copper finish that lends a vintage vibe. The glass front covers a white background with clear, easy-to-read graphics. The temperature range of this outdoor thermometer is from -40°F to 120°F. 

$24.07

Designer Advice:

This outdoor wall thermometer looks like it came straight from an antique store. The copper finish works perfectly with browns, black, wood and all natural tones. As well, copper contrasts beautifully with green. This gives you a good reason to tuck this thermometer near plants and bushes. The dial is tiny — only 4.25” round — so you’ll want to mount it close to a viewing window.

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Decorative Outdoor Station Style Thermometer and Clock

Decorative Outdoor Station Style Thermometer and Clock

One side of this instrument is a decorative outdoor thermometer, and the other side is a clock. The bronze-colored scrolling hanger and unit surround a white-faced dial with black metal hands to point out the temperature and the time. The bracket is 15.5” tall, and the thermometer/clock combination is 8.25” in diameter. 

Designer Advice:

We have a weakness for the station style of this unique outdoor thermometer and clock combination. The two-sided dial hangs almost 9” away from the house or post when you install it and can swing slightly in the breeze. We recommend you don’t hang the thermometer where it will be exposed to high winds as the lightweight plastic may weaken and break.  

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Decorative Outdoor Stainless Steel Thermometer 

Decorative Outdoor Stainless Steel Thermometer 

Master-Mariner

This outdoor decorative thermometer measures the temperature and also has two German-made hygrometers that measure the humidity. An easy-to-read “comfort” scale shows current comfort levels when the temperature and humidity indicators cross. An adjustment setting on the back of the device lets you easily calibrate the instrument. 

$109.99

Designer Advice:

The crisp and clean design of this decorative outdoor thermometer comes in a gold or chrome finish. This gives it a somewhat nautical look and mimics the fittings on a yacht. Choose the gold color option if your house is finished in warmer tones like cream, beige and brown. Choose the chrome option if your house is finished in cooler tones like white, gray or black. 

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Decorative Outdoor Garden Shovel Thermometer 

Decorative Outdoor Garden Shovel Thermometer 

Arlmont & Co.

Made from cast iron metal, this unusual outdoor thermometer looks like a garden shovel. The shovel’s brown handle holds the strip thermometer, which uses heat-sensitive liquid crystals to show the temperature. The entire shovel is 13.75” tall and 3” wide. 

$50.97 $216.99

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Decorative Outdoor Personalized Thermometer 

Decorative Outdoor Personalized Thermometer 

Whitehall Products

Premium-grade aluminum casting is used to make this outdoor decorative thermometer. It’s protected with a shield coating against harsh weather. Choose a French bronze or copper verdigris finish color and the letter you would like to have monogrammed on the front of the thermometer.  

$65.99 $69

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Compass Style Decorative Outdoor Thermometer 

Compass Style Decorative Outdoor Thermometer 

Rosdorf Park

A unique combination of a compass with sun rays styles this outdoor thermometer. It’s made with metal and finished in antiqued gold with weather and fade-resistant paint. This decorative piece is 14” round and is lightweight but still sturdy. The temperature is measured in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. 

$41.17 $42.99

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Buying Guide

An item that’s decorative, functional, and even necessary for patios and yards is a trusty outdoor thermometer. Decorative thermometers that can withstand the elements come in various styles to fit various tastes.

Since choosing the right one requires a bit of a process from all the aspects that need to be considered, we’ve listed a couple of buying tips below.

A good decorative thermometer has lots of great qualities like how it can easily be installed without needing the help of a handyman. So, look for one that you can set up in a snap as you wouldn’t want to go outside to set install a thermometer only to find out that you need specialized tools for the process.

Some units can be hung or stuck into walls to get a reading of the area’s temperature. They are easy to mount, but you would want a unit with a sticky substance added at the back of the device for installation if you want a thermometer that’s portable. On the other hand, you may want a decorative device for telling the temperature that’s more permanent. If that’s the case, then you can get one that will allow you to screw the unit into a post or wall.

Among the things you’d have to consider is whether you want a model that’s wired or wireless. A wired thermometer requires you to place a probe in one area of your home to get a direct temperature reading. A wireless, on the other hand, just requires attaching to a wall, which makes the process of installing the unit and getting a reading a lot easier.

Also, it’s a great idea to get a wireless decorative thermometer as you can easily move it wherever in your property you need a temperature reading. This means a wireless thermometer can be used both indoors and outdoors.

  • Display size. Watch out for the display size of a unit as a small display will make it difficult to read or understand what the thermometer says. As much as possible, get the largest display that your space can accommodate not just to get a much clearer reading, but also so you get a decorative element that makes a lot of impact in your outdoor space.
  • Backlight. This is a feature that you’d if you want a thermometer that can be easily read regardless of the lighting condition. Even if it’s nighttime and you did not switch on your patio lights, you would still be able to get a temperature reading and see it clearly because of the backlight. You also won’t have to be concerned about glare and sunlight during the day.
  • Quality. It's also important that you make sure your thermometer is one that’s made to last. Anything that’s placed outdoors will be exposed to harsh weather conditions. So, get the device that’s enclosed using a weather-proof or waterproof housing. Although water is your number one concern, you’d also have to ensure that your thermometer doesn’t get blown away by heavy winds.

Best Ideas

14-3/4" Dia. Black & Bronze Scrollwork Outdoor Thermometer Cold Cast Ceramic Wall Hanging Outside Patio Porch Wall Decor

Get to know what kind of outside temperature your body is experiencing - thanks to this decorative outdoor thermometer. Black mixed with brown accents, made of wrought iron, whose center is a carved flower.

Outdoor thermometer decorative design for the wall in the garden

Outdoor thermometer decorative design for the wall in the garden

Outdoor thermometer with richly decorated frame. Designed for mounting on any flat surface. Suitable for the garden, patio and others outdoor places according to taste and need. It is resistant to harmful weather conditions.

Hanging outdoor thermometer

Beautiful English-style decorative outdoor thermometer with a stunning wall mount and a sturdy weather-resistant design. The piece comes in a great rounded shape and it’s large enough to grab the attention of anyone passing by. Should be a great wall accent for your home.

Outdoor thermometers decorative

Well-built outdoor decorative thermometer that comes with its own hanging mechanism. The piece is also large and features a stunning rounded design, finished in white and accentuated by touches of black. You also get intricate detailing that should add an incredible accent to your outdoor walls.

Garden thermometer traditional outdoor decor

Garden thermometer traditional outdoor decor

Nice decorative garden thermometer on a metal holder with hammered finish. Pre-drilled holes allow for easy screwing to a house wall or facade. The thermometer shows temperature in Fahrenheit AND Celsius scale. Indoors or out.

Decorative indoor wall thermometers

Looking for a great way to revamp your bare outdoor walls? Well, look no further than these amazing decorative thermometers. Featuring a sturdy and weather-resistant metal construction, the thermometer comes in a beautiful rounded design. It is also finished in metallic black and touched up with blue and white accents.

Outdoor thermometer decorative

Thermometer designed for mounting on the wall. Frame is made of metal and fitted with screw holes for easy installation. Dedicated to outdoor use. It is resistant to rust and harmful weather conditions.

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Decorative Outdoor Thermometers

Outdoor wall thermometer

If you need an outdoor thermometer, it doesn’t have to be boring and bland. Check out this vintage, copper thermometer. Now you can keep the temperature in check with style!

Wall thermometer outdoor

With a such a stylish retro antique outdoor thermometer any exterior's decor can be elevated into another level. The colorful floral pattern reminds me of the cottage design.

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James Hautman Decorative Outdoor Thermometer

14 copper verdigris outdoor thermometer contemporary outdoor decor

14" Copper Verdigris Outdoor Thermometer contemporary-outdoor-decor

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Unusual finish of this decorative clock is also a thermometer. Can be an important element of the outside. Made of metal resin, which is stainless. It is equipped with Roman numbers and a beautiful gold, aluminum hands. Temperature meter is easy to calibrate.

Ivy Silhouette Thermometer - French Bronze French

Outdoor decorative thermometers and clocks outdoor hanging clock and thermometer

outdoor decorative thermometers and clocks | Outdoor Hanging Clock And Thermometer

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Thermometer decorative

Suitable for outdoor use, this fancy-looking thermometer is adorned with a nautical design shaped like a ship's steering wheel. Crafte of wood and reinforced with brass accents, the thermometer sits tightly behind a clear glass cover, measuring temperature using the Fahrenheit scale.

Tabletop thermometer outdoor thermometer

Tabletop Thermometer | Outdoor Thermometer

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The outdoor thermometer is one of the most useful home utensils, especially when you would like to be dressed good according to the actual weather. This specimen is additionally equipped with the hygrometer.

Large outdoor thermometer decorative

An eye-catching decorative wall clock with thermometres. It features a round frame of small rectangular natural slate tiles in warm beige and brownish tones. A round glazed dial has an off-white finish. Arabic numerals and all hands are black.

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Sun with thermometer 88 99

Sun with Thermometer $88.99

Round Dial Thermometer

Round Dial Thermometer

Zinc outdoor thermometer

zinc outdoor thermometer