This the season to break out the holiday lights and flashy decoration! Since Christmas is right around the corner, it is high time we discussed ways in which you can make your home the most beautiful in the neighbourhood. Have you considered dressing up the front of your house? What about the backyard? If you have left the outdoor area of your home bare for all these years, maybe you should try getting out those Christmas lights and get down to business. With the help of friends and family, you can make your home resemble a true winter wonderland. Here is a list of different ways you can spice up your home with these outdoor decorations!
1. Create light and illuminate
Illuminating certain elements in your yard can certainly create a feeling of elegance. Also, it definitely gives a more magical look to your house altogether. Imagine how beautiful it will be at night! A great way to incorporate light is to pick out a couple of trees that you like and decorate them with fairy lights. By highlighting it, the natural structure of the tree will be more prominent. Another beautiful idea is to illuminate the pathway that leads to the front door. You should certainly draw some inspiration from various photos, but no matter how you do it; the end results will be breath-taking!
2. Get creative with the doorway
The doorway is perfect for all kinds of DIY projects. One of the most creative ways that you can bring some holiday spirit is to pain your doorway green and decorate it to resemble the Grinch. We am sure that all the children will stop and stare! If you are not in the mood to paint, then why not try something simple and classy? Another great idea is to use live trees such as Fraser Fir or Alberta Spruce. The best thing about this idea is that you will have beautiful evergreen trees long after the holidays are over. If you have one wreath that you have been using over and over again for the last couple of years, why not get another one and double up? Get fancy! Use ribbons and bows to add a bit of a stylish feel when you enter your home.
3. Add a pergola
If you still do not own a pergola, then it is the perfect time to construct one. A pergola can be used all around the year, but during the festivities, you can host grand Christmas parties under it. Of course, you can spice things up to create an impressive, bright effect. How about illuminating it with light bulbs or colourful LED lights? Other options you might consider are burlap drum lights, classy chandeliers which add elegance, curtain lights for a dose of romance, and so on. Companies like Aspect Shade offer a wide array of retractable pergolas and folding arm awnings that can make any holiday party more enjoyable. By playing around with lights and materials (your best choice is either wood or steel), you can easily create a modern or rustic look.
4. Bring out the decor
Incorporating some fun decor is a great way to make your home look more stylish and ready for the holiday season. If your home has large windows, you can always try out some classic Christmas themed printable templates and stickers. Snowflakes, stars and snowmen are all popular choices if you want to be extra festive. If you are the kind of person who likes to get a lot of attention from passers-by, maybe you should try out decorating your car as well. Bring out the wreaths and lights and make the car one of the centrepieces. If you are lucky enough to be living in an area where it snows a lot, you might consider building your very own snowman. Or if you want to splurge on some kind of larger item, you can shop around and try to find eye-catching statues. For example, a Nut Cracker or Santa statue would be ideal!
To conclude, we hope that some of these ideas inspired you to be more open-minded and to let your creativity loose! No matter what kind of decor you decide to choose, the most important thing is to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Have a stylish Christmas!