When it comes to outdoor Christmas decorations, it can be easy to go overboard. After all, there are so many themes and characters to choose from. But if you’re not careful, you can add so many decorations to your yard or porch that it’ll look overwhelming.
Instead of trying to add a bit of everything, it can be helpful to decide on a theme for your outdoor Christmas decorations. Start by deciding which holiday characters are your favourites. Have you always loved Charlie Brown and Snoopy or is the sinister Grinch more your style?
By thinking through what you want to display, you can save time and money. But the theme isn’t the only thing you want to consider. You also want to think about the size of your yard. If you have a tiny lawn, then displaying several giant Christmas decorations will make your yard appear crowded.
Another thing to think about is how other houses in your neighbourhood decorate. If you live in an older neighbourhood where decorations tend to be traditional, then you may want to stick with tradition to avoid fighting with your neighbours. But if most of the homeowners in your area go all out for Christmas, then don’t be afraid to join in the merry fun.
Keep in mind that some neighbourhoods have a housing association. This association may have rules about which type of decorations are allowed. If you’re not sure if your association has any rules, you’ll want to ask. You don’t want to inadvertently offend your housing association.
When it comes to outdoor Christmas decorations, it can help to create a plan. Grab a friend and some measuring tape. Together, you should measure around doors, windows, and any landscaping like trees or bushes.
When you’re done with the measurements, take a sheet of paper and sketch your yard and porch. Then sketch in where you’d like to place decorations. By doing this ahead of time, you’ll have a better idea of what decorations will go well with your yard.
If you want to go for a conservative yet simple look, think about decorating with all white lights. This can make a home seem warm and welcoming. If you’d like to go for something modern while keeping your look simple, you can use red and green lights or lights of that are all one colour.
Not sure what you want to do for your yard or porch? Try this: find one item you like and make it the centrepiece. Then choose lights and decorations to match your centrepiece. For instance, you could display several large snowflake decorations on your roof. Then you’d use white or blue lights to complement your snowflakes.
Choosing the right Christmas decorations for your yard should be an enjoyable holiday project. It can be a great way to express your personality. It can also be a great bonding experience when you invite loved ones and friends to help with the decorating!