For many families this time of year, it is tradition to get out and go see what your neighbors and community have done to decorate their homes for the holiday season. Whether you take a simple stroll around the block, or load the family into the car to hit all the “hot spots” located throughout your community, it is quite the sight to see your city or town aglow in holiday warmth.
Heck, this tradition of viewing others’ work may even inspire your inner Clark Griswald, and you may find yourself chomping at the bit to give it a go yourself and throw down in tinsel-laced bliss.
Renew Roofing would like to offer our esteemed opinion on how you and your family can turn the outside of your abode from boring to boisterous via holiday decorations this season.
FRONT AND CENTER
Regardless of whether you have a large or small front porch, stoop, or simple walk-up, decorating the “entry point” to your house is a sure-fire way to get the attention of passersby. There are a variety of ways you can go in terms of decorating your welcome area, from absurdly over-the-top (see: Clark Griswald), to simple and understated.
True are you in thinking that Wisconsin is a long way from Hollywood, both figuratively and literally. However, there is no shame in wanting to decorate the exterior of your home with a little bit of sophistication and style. There are various color schemes which lend to this style of holiday decorating; but simple, clean, bright white lights with small gold accent decorations peppered around the outside of your home always seems to do the trick. Further, silver, outdoor-based garland wrapped around the posts on your front porch or step will add some shimmering style.
KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY
Another avenue which you can take when it comes to decorating the exterior of your home for the holiday season is to go with a more country or rustic vibe. You can do this by searching your local flea market or discount stores for mini wagon wheels and faux hay bales (or the real thing if ya got ‘em!). These and other items can be strategically placed around your front lawn. Add to these decorations the traditional red, green, and blue lights, and you have yourself the makings of a country holiday sensation right outside your doorstep. In addition, finding and placing farm-style knick-knacks such as tractors, cows, and sheep around your front step / porch will only add to the feel.
The varying levels to which you decide to go for either of these holiday decorating styles is certainly up to you. Allowing all in your family to partake and enjoy in the dressing up of the exterior of your home will only add to the lovely and wonderful tradition of viewing holiday decorations within your community.
It is a correct statement that we here at Renew Roofing specialize in roof repair and maintenance, but we also enjoy giving holiday decorating advice this time of year!