Thanksgiving is now behind us, but our gratitude has only begun to bloom for the holiday season. As the advertising world abandons pumpkin spice for peppermint and plaid, so do we experience a change of seasons at Casual Living. Always inspired to conjure decorating tips for our customers, like these Halloween party ideas, we’re excited to share tips this month for adorning your patio or porch for the holidays. So, pour yourself a mug of eggnog, get out the ornament boxes, and discover these fun five holiday decorating tips.
Lanterns and Luminaries – Always a hit but never out of style, lanterns and luminaries bring your patio or porch to life. For lanterns, you can either choose sconces or lights that you already have for a cozy, unique look, or you can buy matching sets for elegance and symmetry. Choose golds, reds, and whites to bring out the color schemes of the season. For luminaries, consider making them yourself out of mason jars or glasses and paper. Using flameless candles instead of traditional candles as a safe, long-lasting alternative.
Adapt Your Wreath to Your Door – A wreath is the welcoming centerpiece of any holiday display. Show your love for the holiday season with a wreath tailor made for your outdoor space. Aside from using unique materials like pussy willow branches or holly, you can actually customize the shape or size of your wreath. We recommend vertically stretching a round wreath into an oval shape, which can be done if you choose a wreath with a flexible base. This shape is ideal for double doors or wider doors to give your wreath more presence.
Add Your Own Signature Touch – The holidays are a great time to let your inner decorator run free. Throughout the year you collect fun finds at craft stores and flea markets: rustic twig reindeer, a jaunty Santa, or an exceptionally beautiful candelabra. Look at your outdoor space and enjoy putting all your curios and knickknacks on display for all to see. Try your hand at making your own special items as well, such as yarn-wrapped balls or hand-painted blocks arranged to create a special holiday greeting.
Create Your Own Magical Holiday Scene – Whichever holiday you celebrate this time of year, let your imagination unfold as you recreate your favorite traditional scenes in your backyard or on the porch. Set the stage for warmth and merriment with piles of warm, wool blankets encouraging guests to sit around the fire pit, watching the twinkling lights glow as they take in the fresh scent of pine. Repurpose baskets or coffee cans to hold mini faux trees, hang garlands across eaves and doorways, and show off brilliant poinsettias on cabinets and tables. Hang LED lights and arrange bowls of candy canes and glass ornaments to inspire tidings of good cheer.
Outfit Your Patio or Porch with Seasonal Furniture – From parties to family gettogethers, you’ll want to make sure your porch or patio is ready to host guests this holiday season. Check out Casual Living’s array of patio furniture, outdoor fire pits, and fireplace accessories to make sure your winter season is bright and warm. We also have seasonal Sunbrella® cushions to put you in the festive mood.