Outdoor Christmas Decorating Made Easy
‘Tis the season of twinkly lights, festive wreaths, and cheery yard decorations! Sprucing up your home’s exterior for the holidays is a great way to spread some holiday cheer. But figuring out where to start can be daunting.
Have no fear—we’ve got you covered with this ultimate guide to outdoor Christmas decorating.
Start With A Plan
Before you start buying Christmas lights and outdoor decorations, it’s important to have a plan. That doesn’t mean you need to know exactly what you want before you start—but it helps to have an idea of the overall look you’re going for. Do you want a traditional display with lots of red and green, or are you looking for something more unique? Will you be using any specialty items like inflatables or animatronics? Once you have a general idea of what direction you want to go in, you can start shopping for individual pieces.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget about your front door! A little bit of holiday cheer on your doorstep goes a long way.
Think About Lighting First
One of the most important aspects of outdoor Christmas decorating is lighting. Not only does proper lighting help show off your other decorations, but it also sets the mood for your entire display. If you’re unsure where to start, we recommend checking out our guide to the best Christmas lights. And if you want to take your lighting game up a notch, consider adding programmable lights that can change color or flash in time with holiday music. Just be sure to hang them securely, so they don’t come crashing down in the middle of the night!
In addition to lights and common yard decorations, there are a few other things you’ll want to keep in mind when putting together your outdoor Christmas display. First, pay attention to placement—you don’t want your reindeer hugging too close to the roof’s edge. Second, ensure everything is properly secured and rated for outdoor use so it can withstand bad weather (especially if you live in an area prone to high winds). And finally, try not to go overboard—a few beautiful, well-placed and lit decorations can go a long way.
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With a little bit of planning and forethought, anyone can create an impressive outdoor Christmas display. Just remember to focus on lighting, safety, and placement!
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