With the changing of the seasons and the drop in temperatures, the holidays are just around the corner. That means time spent with loved ones, delicious comfort food and holiday decorations to put you in the mood. If you have little ones or you just want this holiday season to be extra special, you may not only want to adorn the halls inside but you may also want to decorate your house on the outside. Here is your ultimate guide for decorating your home for the holidays.
Your Ultimate Guide For Decorating Your Home For The Holidays
Porches And Patios
Depending on what the climate is like where you live, your porch or patio may be extensions of your interior home. You want to make sure that they are decked for the holidays. Luckily, because these can be considered extensions of your living room, these are the most simple to decorate. For these, you can just decorate them as you would your living room or kitchen. Make sure you are working with a clean surface, using Wild Shine pressure washing to get the stains out of your concrete patio, if you have one. Keep in mind the possibility of less than favorable weather since your decorations will be outdoors all day and night. Avoid any fake snow or aluminium faux evergreen trees.
Garlands For Your Balcony
If you have balconies, decorating them has never been easier. All you need are garlands, lights, wreaths or bunting. No matter what though, you need to be sure that whatever way you decide to decorate your balcony, your decorations are weatherproof.
Wreaths For Your Windows Or Doors
It is a wonder what a good wreath can do to give your home some holiday cheer. It is common to hang a wreath on the door, but what about your windows? That is an excellent way to show off your decorating skills. Your home will instantly turn into a holiday card.
Other Window Decorations
Looking for a way to add curb appeal while also decorating for the holidays? Consider adding a seasonal planting box to your windows. Just keep in mind that though they look pretty, they require some maintenance. You cannot stick them in the window and forget about them unless they are fake plants. These plants by your window will require water and regular upkeep.
Lights For The Trees In Your Yard
If you have a bunch of natural trees in your yard, spruce them up with lights. String holiday lights throughout your tree. Before you start hanging them, make sure that the lights work. Test them. Instead of unplugging when you are draping them on your trees, leave them plugged up. This will allow you to get a more accurate view at how they will look when you drape them in their correct places. You will likely need an extension cord, so make sure that you get one that is secure. You can do this by staking a dowel rod in the ground. Next, you want to tape the receiving end of the extension cord to the dowel rod. Electrical tape is best for a job like this. Once you have your lights secured, you can start draping the lights on the tree and voila!