Now that we’re well into November, many of us at Musker McIntyre are starting to think about decorating our homes for the festive period. Your initial thoughts might be around your Christmas tree, or your dinner table, but remember that decorating outside can be a whole load of fun. It’s a fantastic way to welcome guests, and it’s sure to put a smile on the face of your neighbours. If you need some inspiration, you’re in the right place. Here are some ideas you might want to try…
Create a beautiful wreath for your front door
A wreath for your door is traditional, classy and eye-catching. Though you can easily pick up a wreath in many different high street stores, why not consider making your own? It’s a great activity for the whole family, and you’ll feel immense satisfaction once it’s done. Check out this guide to DIY Christmas door wreaths.
Decorate outdoor trees with lights
A twinkly tree just screams Christmas, so why not make the most of any that you have in your garden? According to The Spruce, ‘Lighting is suitable for most types of trees, including evergreens, deciduous trees, palm trees, and even yucca. Often, bare leafless trees provide the ideal framework for hanging lights, especially horizontal-spreading varieties’. LED lights are often the best option, as they’re more energy efficient and tend to last longer.
Make some painted wooden signs
Painted wooden signs are often delightfully rustic, and are surprisingly easy to make yourself. With just a few pieces of equipment and a little imagination, you could create your own in an afternoon. Before you get started, take a look at this DIY tutorial. This is another festive activity that children will love helping out with.
Add a wreath to your car
If your vehicle is usually parked at the front of your home, then a few understated decorations to adorn it could make a great talking point. You can find readymade car wreaths from lots of retailers, though there’s also the option to make your own. It’s sure to be a cheerful conversation starter, whether you’re at home or out on the road.
Display a vintage sled
Sleds often bring back happy memories of Christmases past, and vintage pieces can be especially beautiful. Have a dig around in your garage to see what you can find, or head to local charity shops and car boot sales on a treasure hunt. Lean it against the wall next to your front door, and leave your guests dreaming of a white Christmas.
Decorating the outside of your home requires a little planning and work, but it can also be a lot of fun. If you’re thinking about dipping your toes in the water, why not pick just one of these ideas and get started?
Of course, improving the curb appeal of your home is a great idea if you’re thinking about selling your property soon. For more guidance and advice, get in touch with Musker McIntyre today.