Have you ever wondered how to create the kind of holiday yard display that will have people slowing their cars down to take a better look?
Decorating your home and yard for Christmas is one of the best ways to share your holiday joy with your neighbors, but sometimes coming up with an impressive yard decor plan can feel intimidating. Not knowing where to start can often keep you from getting started at all.
Consider us your Christmas yard decor elves! Keep reading this article to get a head start on creating your perfect Christmas yard display!
Decide on a Theme
It’s a good idea to decide on a theme for your yard decorations. Having a theme will help you to narrow things down when you start shopping for things like lights, garlands, and lawn decor. It can also help you to know what you already own that can be incorporated into your display, saving you money.
Once you’ve decided on a theme you can think about purchasing or making the main focal points of your display. A Giant Nutcracker, or an adorable extra large snowman as a focal piece, and your vision will really start to become clear.
Lights Lights Lights
When it comes to Christmas decor there is no more important aspect than the lights. There are a lot of options available today when it comes to Christmas lights, let that inspire rather than intimidate. Your theme will help to guide you in choosing the best types and colors for your display.
If you went with the Nutcracker theme, for instance, you would most likely want to choose something more classic, like a warm white twinkle light. However, if you chose something more along the lines of the giant snowman, you could go with multicolored lights, icicle lights, or both!
Your light display doesn’t have to stop at your house, consider stringing the trees and bushes in your yard with lights. Your walkway can be decorated with stake lights. You can also create lighted features in your yard using wire frames. Tomato cages make wonderful Christmas trees if you wrap them in lights!
Use Your Space
Don’t be afraid to use your space, your lawn decor shouldn’t need to be all bunched up in one spot in your yard. Allow yourself to think creatively about your theme and create a scene that can carry you all the way from the street to your front door.
Think of each part of your yard as a part of your Christmas decor canvas. If you have a fence think about how you could decorate it to make it feel like it’s a part of your scene, adding lights, garlands, snowflakes, candy canes, whatever makes it feel like a part of your overall design. Your driveway could become candy cane lane or the landing strip for Santa’s sleigh.
The most important thing to remember when you decorate for Christmas is to have fun with it. When you’re having fun and using your imagination, that’s going to come through in your design. When your Christmas decor makes you smile, it’s going to make other people smile too, and that’s what Christmas is all about.
Yard Decor that’s Merry and Bright
We hope that you’ve enjoyed these yard decor ideas and that you’re feeling ready to bring joy and creativity into your holiday yard decor!
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