One of the joys of purchasing one of our new homes in Colorado Springs CO is the opportunity to decorate for the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas or just like to put up festive winter decorations, you can do a lot with a porch that is both fun and more energy efficient than massive displays of outdoor lights. Skip the dangers of hanging lights and go for some of the variety of decorating options that are easy, glittery and just as attractive.
Plenty of people enjoy walking or driving around neighborhoods at night to take in the lights, but there’s no reason you can’t add some sparkle to the daytime. Consider hanging a variety of mirror balls and other reflective baubles of different sizes and colors at different heights from the roof of your porch. A little fishing line and some hooks or a staple gun add some festive glow that sparkles when the sunshine hits it.
If you’re rushed for time this year and don’t want to spend a lot of time on exterior decorations, go with something simple, classic, and beautiful. A wreath made of branches covered in bright red berries looks particularly good against a dark door, adding a festive pop of color.
The colorful light-up globes and multi-pointed stars that you can hang in a tree are another great option that doesn’t take much effort, just some stock in batteries or look for solar-powered options. This is another way to add cheer, both day and night.
Hanging baskets are a great way to decorate your porch without having to resort to long strings of lights that inevitably tangle. A hanging basket filled with pine tree branch cuttings, tree baubles – the more glittery the better – some pine cones, and maybe some battery powered lights are elegant, easy, but clearly festive.
If you’ve got kids and want something a little bigger and bolder, consider larger lawn ornaments. You don’t need the big blow-up holiday figures; there are plenty of nutcracker dolls perfectly sized to frame a doorway, and look for some large plastic decorative baubles that can be grouped just outside your porch for a fun display. Look for odd numbers of the decorative baubles and consider ones of varying sizes for even more visual interest. Add in a sparkly wreath on the front door and you’ve got a front porch that puts out plenty of holiday cheer without breaking the bank or creating electrical hazards.
These are just a few ways to decorate your front porch without resorting to long lines of lights that tangle, break, and can increase your power bill on top of all of the other lights and gifts inside your new homes in Colorado Springs CO. We offer a variety of floor plans that feature fantastic front porches, so if that’s something you’re looking for in a new home, contact us today to see how you could be in a perfect home for the holidays next year!Tags: homebuilder in colorado co, homes colorado springs, new homes colorado springs co
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