Decorating your yard is just as important as beautifying your home interior during the holidays. It will give the kids more reason to have fun in the yard and at the same time give your neighbors a peek of your holiday theme decorations. But most importantly, it will add a fun and festive atmosphere to the overall look of your home which is perfect for the holidays.
If you’re worried about budget, there are plenty of ways to create amazing Christmas yard decorations without shelling out too much money. First off, you don’t have to buy new items to decorate your yard – you can purchase from garage sales, thrift stores or consignment stores. In the end, it won’t be about the price you paid for these decorations but how you used them using your creativity.
You can also try shopping online on sites like Amazon.com and ebay.com as they offer great bargains on Christmas decorations, whether used or unused. Lastly, it is best to plan beforehand and shop ahead of Christmas shoppers. Mall prices usually spike up as the holidays approach, so it is best to shop for Christmas décor early on.
When it comes to your Christmas yard decorations, go for something simple yet sophisticated. Keep in mind that moderation is the key – if you overcrowd your yard with too much décor you’ll end up spending more than planned and yet fail to achieve the goals of a good display. Most importantly, put safety ahead of everything else as it is the kids who spend more time playing in the yard.
Decide on a theme
Decide on a theme and stick to it. Doing so will help you save time and money because you know exactly what you’re going for. If you’re more of a traditionalist, go for iconic Christmas images like Santa Claus and his reindeer or Frosty the Snowman. You can also try making the nativity scene of baby Jesus as your centerpiece.
Add some greenery
Adding live and natural greenery, as well as wreaths will add a classic touch to your Christmas yard decorations. You can put up a big wreath on your main door and decorate it with flowers, pines and bows the color of your yard décor color scheme. Alternatively, you can hang small wreaths outside each window.
Light it up
Any holiday yard decorations won’t be complete without Christmas lights. Whether you’re going for simple white lights or those candy-colored ones, they’re sure to add a warm Christmas glow and finishing effect on your yard decorations, especially at night.