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homebunch.com · Aug 18, 2015

5 Holiday Decorating Tips For Small Patios

You don’t need a large patio to make a big impact with your holiday decor. Carefully dressing the exterior of your home will give it bold festive appeal, even from the curb. Welcome visitors with these decorative strategies that work on patios of any size.

Wrap Up in Garlands

Long garlands offer a simple but striking way to decorate the exterior of your home. Wrap them around vertical columns to draw extra attention to this elegant architectural detail. Wind garlands horizontally along porch railings for an added bit of interest that departs from the traditional string of lights. If you want to make sure your home stays bright, choose garlands with lights embedded right in the swaths of beautiful fir.

Dangle Outdoor Ornaments

Your Christmas tree isn’t the only place you can hang ornaments. Brighten up your patio by hanging eye-catching ornaments in unexpected places. Dangle them from the eaves around your patio or hang them in the windows. Dress up a door wreath with an assortment of colorful ornaments to give it extra pop. This is an excellent way to extend your favorite holiday color scheme to your patio. If you’re not in the mood for traditional red and green decorations, choose ornaments in sparkling silver and gold, turquoise and red, or pink and lime green. The bright festive options are limitless.

Light It Up

Christmas lights can give your patio a whole new ambiance. Explore the extensive options available at a specialty retailer like ChristmasLightsEtc.com and you’ll never see decorative lighting in the same way again. Use thick garlands of lights, tiny strings of delicate twinkling orbs, or cascading snowfall lights. Whether you’re looking for big bold orbs in a rainbow of colors, or a simple string of white lights, you can find a look that perfectly suits your patio decor for the holidays.

Give Your Planters New Life

There’s no need to bring empty planters in during the holidays. Repurpose them as a creative way to showcase your Christmas decor. Fill planters with greenery and an assortment of charming additions like faux birds, fruit, or ornaments. Add plastic candy canes and lollipops to give your porch a sweet touch. Even a collection of branches can become beautiful and decorative when propped in a pot and decked out with lights.

Set Up a Window Display

Don’t underestimate the effect of a carefully composed window display. Consider which windows look out on your patio and purposefully decorate these so they enhance the exterior of your home. From spraying faux snow into the corners of the window to hanging holiday sun catchers, there are ample options for making your windows a warm glimpse into your home.

Decorate your patio for the season and let your holiday cheer spill out of the house and into the neighborhood. Your family and friends will have no trouble spotting your house when it’s decked out with these bright tips. Light the way to an unforgettable Christmas with a bright patio.

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Although summer is not over yet, I have had several readers asking me to share some Christmas decor ideas. I honestly am not ready for that yet, but I think it’s always a good idea to start planning and have everything ready when the time arrives. After all, isn’t Christmas the most magical time of the year?

I hope you guys are having a wonderful day.

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Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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Sources: 1: Via How to Decorate. 2: Pinterest. 3: Via Carithers Flowers. 4: Atlanta Homes Magazine. 5: Via Ringers Landscaping. 6: Crazy Frankestein.

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