Decorating the Patio for the Holidays

The holidays are almost here, and that means it’s time to express yourself through decoration! There are so many different ways to decorate the inside and outside of your home, and your personal style and tastes will dictate how many decorations you have and what they look like. No doubt it will be festive and look amazing when you’re done.

One space you might want to consider decorating is your patio. It can be incredibly nice to be outdoors during the holidays, and decorating will make the area welcoming and exciting. Below are some things to consider when decorating your patio for the holidays.

  1. Have a theme

Creating a winter wonderland or Santa’s toyshop on your patio can be a lot of fun. If you have kids, they’ll enjoy being able to escape into a fantasy land—you may enjoy it too! It will make this time of year seem less stressful and give you and your family a place to relax and unwind during the holiday season.

  1. Be careful when hanging things

If you’re hanging lights or other decorations from the side of your house or the patio, be careful. You don’t want them pulling down gutters or making giant holes in the surface. Choose decorations that are light so that they don’t cause damage. Freestanding ones or décor that comes with a hanger will reduce the number of holes that have to be drilled or the chances of it pulling down gutters or siding.

  1. Watch the cords

Having lights and moving decorations on the patio can be exciting, but you’ll have to be wary of where the cords are so that they don’t cause a trip hazard. You don’t want anyone getting hurt while enjoying the patio space. If you have cords that stretch across walkways, consider taping them down or covering them with an outdoor rug.

  1. Keep your pets in mind

If you have pets, you’ll want to make sure they are safe with the decorations. They can get tangled in cords and some Christmas plants are poisonous if they eat them. Keeping these out of their reach or not having them at all will keep everyone safe during the holidays.

Decorating the patio for the holidays can be a lot of fun and give everyone in the family a place to retreat to that is stress-free and relaxing. For more decorating ideas, talk to a professional at a patio store today.