The happy holiday season is just around the corner and that means time to break out your best holiday decorations to show your festive spirit, t'is the season to be holly, after all!
While more and more people are learning the value of creating flow between their indoor and outdoor living spaces, you'll find you wont want your holiday decorating to stop at the threshold. There are plenty of fun ways to add festive flair to your patio or backyard area, and add just the right amount of cheer to your outdoor living space.
Bright red poinsettia plants are as synonymous with the holiday as the ubiquitous pine. Just place these pretty plants in outdoor planters anywhere you want to add a pop of color and adorn them with your favourite ribbons, ornaments or garland for extra sparkle.
Adorn Your Doorways
Welcome guests to your home in style with a grand garland strung over the doorway. Use evergreen boughs, oversized pine cones, or even a huge festive bow to form a magnificent focal point.
Don't pack away those warm weather containers just yet, they make an excellent base for holiday decorating. A shallow bird bath or concrete planter can be home to a wreath, pine cones or even a little light display. Try battery-operated decorations in outlying areas so you don't have to mess with cords and switches.
Light Up The Walkway
Add a little flair to your paths and walkways by tying a simple piece of greenery and ribbon to the top of walkway lights.
Pull elements from your interior decorating to dress up your patio space. Outdoor couches and loungers seem even more cozy with textured or patterned pillows, chunky throw blankets and other elements that add warmth on a cold evening. If you don't have a covered patio or porch, make sure to store all pillows, throws and other fabrics that aren't water resistant or waterproof in a dry place until you need them again.
Warm Up The Night
The best way to ensure your family and friends are all warm and comfortable during your holiday get together is
to incorporate a heating element into your patio space. From practical and affordable to downright luxurious, there are several great ways to bring the heat to your backyard, and we detail our 4 favorite ideas in this blog.