Know why those outdoor spaces featured in magazines always have impeccable design? Want to have a tasteful outdoor setup for the holidays that isn’t tacky or chaotic? Then read on and find out about the top 5 design secrets when it comes to holiday decorating.
Timing is the key.
If you are yet to buy your holiday décor, visit your local craft store 3-4 weeks before the holidays. Chances are, they’ll be having a sale on their products. This way, you’ll get great décor design for less the price!
Snow is in the stuffing.
Of your pillows. For a better snow effect, head over to your pillows and use its stuffing to create a snow effect. It usually gives off a better snow imitation than store-bought fake snow and cheaper than in the store.
Use brick clips.
Does having a brick exterior for your house make it hard for you to hang decorations? Use brick clips that will attach your décor to the exterior without doing any damage to the bricks. Another way is to use a masonry drill and screws that are specifically designed to be used in brick and concrete surfaces.
Less is more.
Whether it’s the bare branches of a tree or shrub or fallen twigs or branches, re-fashion them into something that spread holiday cheer. Hang lightweight ornaments like Christmas balls, garlands, wreaths, stars, or Christmas lights to make the bare elements come alive.
It’s in the lighting.
The number one reason why yours don’t look as fancy as window displays is due to the lighting and styling done by professionals. Each element is carefully positioned so that the lights hit it in the right angle or direction for maximum impact. So next time you’re putting up your décor, don’t forget about your lights as well. Your outdoor setup may look charming in daytime but adding the right lights can make it even more dazzling at night!