Wreaths are a timeless classic employed by many people during fall and winter. They're also easy to grow in the garden. Once winter approaches, they're a timeless way to greet guests knocking on your door. And as spring approaches each year, you'll want to seriously consider having a lavender wreath perched up on your front door.
Anyone seeking something more original should consider the paper basket instead. The premise is the same. It's something that will rest on the front door, but it'll tie together a more creative exterior.
The basket should include a colorful floral arrangement embracing all the majestic colors of the season. Of particular note is the paperwhite, which will offer a dazzling white backdrop to accentuate your front door. Paperwhite Narcissus is the best choice due to the ornamental nature of the bulbs in bloom. You can grow them indoors to force them to bloom in time for the holiday decorating season.
Independent of a person's favorite winter holiday, certain colors stand apart as central to the season. Since childhood, people learn to link these primary colors with snowy weather. A clever designer can sprinkle elements of these mental associations both inside and outside the home. The trick is to emphasize green, blue, red, and white in the display.
Something as simple as cutting snowflakes out of red colored paper will distinguish the exterior of a residence. Offsetting them with green snowflakes can enhance the effect even further. A quick lamination adds to the life of the decoration. The side of the home facing the street becomes a celebration of wintry weather that passersby will enjoy, never appreciating the minimal cost of the crafts project.
So many mailboxes look the same. Too many people buy one, stick it in the front yard, and never think about it again. That's unfortunate since the mailbox is the first thing people see when they reach your driveway. Decorating a mailbox is easy to do and artistically fulfilling. Due to the inexpensive project cost, it's also something a creative person can update distinctly each holiday. For around $75, including the cost of a new mailbox post, an enterprising homeowner can alter a guest's perception of the housing exterior each time they visit.
Nothing says December like giant bundles of lights extending across the lawn and garden. A lighting enthusiast seeking to maximize this look should consider an offbeat decoration. Holiday lanterns perform the same function as ordinary holiday lights, but they're much more attention-grabbing. By nature, they're more antique in design. They also use candles instead of electricity, which adds an unforgettable holiday aroma as guests walk past your garden.
Decorating your home's exterior for the holidays is easier than you think. Follow the tips above to create a memorable look that will be the envy of your neighbors.
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