While the holiday season is about fun and festivities, the same might be the opposite when decorating your home. There’s a difference between a home ready to welcome all its holiday visitors and one where the decorations look rushed. If you want to pour your heart into Christmas decorating, the holiday season is an excellent time to go all out.
That said, even those homeowners who have mastered the art of holiday decorating can forget the exterior in favor of the interior. Don’t be that home alone in the dark in your whole block. While you don’t have to decorate it like a grand Christmas house, a few outdoor decorations here and there won’t hurt.
Let everyone in your neighborhood feel the Christmas spirit when they look at your front yard. Here are five decorating tips to help you get started:
Get Inflatable Christmas Decorations
One quick way to decorate your exterior is to get inflatable Christmas decorations for your yard. Inflatable decorations are perfect for your children at home. Surely, there’s nothing more festive than a big inflatable Santa Claus, snowman, or reindeer! Plus, the great thing about inflatable Christmas decorations is that you can store them easily. After you deflate it, it doesn’t take up a lot of space in your storage area.
Inflatable Christmas decorations are also weatherproof, so you don’t have to worry about the elements damaging them. Just be sure to fasten it securely on the ground, so you don’t lose your inflatables to the wind.
Choose A Focal Point
If you have a huge outdoor area, you don’t necessarily need to cover the whole space. Of course, unless you have a decorator to help you out, you can go all out with your decorations. However, like most homeowners, you can take it one space at a time and build on the decorations slowly.
So before you start decorating your entire yard, start with a focal point first. You can concentrate all your outdoor Christmas decorations on that one point when you haven’t decided to cover your exterior with decorations. That way, there’s a sense of order rather than random decorations strewn across your garden.
A good place to start is your front lawn, porch, gate, and even your backyard deck or sitting area if you have one. Treat it as you would every area in your living space, so both your outdoor and indoor areas have a sense of cohesion.
Make The Seats Extra Cozy
Nowadays, many homeowners are putting more emphasis on outdoor living spaces. There’s usually an outdoor sitting area, dining area, and, in some homes, a kitchen. If your home is one of those, that presents you with a lot of opportunities to host gatherings over the holidays.
With the holiday season, the days and nights are cooler. Now is the perfect time to cozy up your seats. Throw pillows in Christmas colors on your sitting areas make a lot of difference. You can also place quilts and warm blankets too as you, your family, or your guests spend the night in your outdoor living space.
Put Up A Christmas Tree
Who said Christmas trees were only for indoors? You can put up a faux tree indoors and another real one for your outdoor space. A Christmas tree is perfect for you if you have a deck or a front porch.
As long as you have the space for it, don’t stick with just one tree. For a family home, multiple trees mean everyone’s happy, as there’s a tree for everyone’s preference. You can even let every family member decorate their own trees. If you decide to get a few artificial trees then you will definitely need to get some Christmas tree bags for storage.
Hang Christmas Lights
What’s Christmas without colorful lights? As long as your electrical sockets allow, hanging Christmas lights should always be a part of your exterior decorations.
Inside your home, you can place lights on your tree. For your outdoor space, however, there are many lighting opportunities. You can go big and frame your roof and driveway. Or you can hang Christmas and fairy lights by your trees. You can even place Christmas lights around bushes and your fence.
Deck Your Yard With Christmas Decors
Now that you have a few outdoor Christmas decorating techniques up your sleeve, it’s time to hit home improvement stores and start shopping to add new décor. Consider your yard as a blank canvas with unlimited possibilities on how you can decorate it. Let your creativity inspire you, so the holiday cheer shines brightest at your home!