Decorating for the holidays doesn’t need to be a big project. Between holiday travel, family get-togethers, shopping, and making sure you find at least a little bit of time to exhale ahead of the new year, we say to keep it simple when it comes to showing your holiday spirit on your front yard and porch. Plus, the holidays move so fast and each one calls for different décor.
Just hearing the word, “holidays” probably kicks your mind into high gear. So, we’ll keep this short and sweet. Here are a few helpful tips to refresh your curb appeal throughout the holiday season without spending too much time or energy.
Halloween: Style, Don’t Scare
When you think about it, Halloween is probably your home’s most visible night of the year. The neighborhood comes to life with trick-or-treaters going door to door and neighbors saying hi. If you love the spooky and lively vibes of Halloween but want to keep your home looking sophisticated, choose a landscaping theme to make your décor more cohesive. Having a vision will help you refine your ideas from simply decorating to truly designing.
Thanksgiving: Light the Night
Soon after Halloween, daylight saving time ends and the afternoons turn to nights. The weather gets noticeably colder, too. But it’s okay, because the holidays are on their way, starting with a family feast for Thanksgiving. This is the perfect time to invest in landscape lighting, which can turn your home’s exterior into a whole mood for when your Thanksgiving guests arrive in the driveway. Elegant lighting is a great way to make your home safer and prettier at the same time.
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa: Liven the Landscape
Winter is beautiful in its own way—especially after a fresh dusting of snow—but it can also be bleak since many trees and plants are bare. Alongside your favorite holiday decorations and lights, make use of cold season heroes like holly, winterberry, dogwood, spruce and witch hazel. These vibrant, hardy plants reframe and rewrite the narrative of winter by adding unexpected pops of color.
New Year: Clean It Up
After the holiday madness, the debris of fall, and maybe even an early winter storm, creating curb appeal for the new year is really quite simple. You don’t even necessarily need to decorate if you’re feeling fatigued; simply tidy up, and you can wake up on January 1 feeling refreshed. Easier said than done, we know! We’re here to help by providing reliable, award-winning residential landscaping for every season. And remember, in landscaping, winter means spring.