From Simple To Elaborate, Outdoor Holiday Decorating Can Be Fun!
Depending on how elaborate or simple your taste, there are many options for outdoor holiday decorating in Albany. These ideas range from simple to over-the-top, so find your passion and head outdoors to start your holiday decorating. Bundle up, though, it's COLD out there!
Dazzle passing traffic with glittering lights!
Holiday lights are a timeless tradition. Evergreen trees and other stable trees and shrubs in front of your home are perfect for stringing lights of any color. Or you can line your windows with them. Hang them from the handrail on the front steps. String them from the eaves of the roof. Create a glowing frame for your front door. Wrap them around the front porch columns. Form them into shapes and words on the side of your home. The possibilities are endless! Just remember: the more lights you put up, the more you will have to take back down after the holiday season has ended.
Add some fun to your front lawn!
If you will have children visiting for the holidays, then opt for a giant, illuminated, blow-up lawn ornament!
Whether it be an inflatable snow globe, Frosty the Snowman, a few reindeer or Santa, kids go crazy for these jovial outdoor decorations, and the setup is easier than you think. Don't have a large front lawn? Move it to the roof!
Looking for a minimalist approach to holiday decorating?
Many people aren’t into the glitzy, blinking lights and glowing lawn ornaments. If you’re one of those who are looking to keep it simple this year, here is an elegant outdoor decorating idea. Place a holiday wreath or decoration on your front door and a single flickering candle in each front-facing window of your home.
Artificial candles work great, and many have light-sensitive sensors that will automatically turn on at dusk each night. Add a big red bow to each window box to complete the festive look.
Stay warm instead!
Not one for the outdoors? Here's a tip: plan your indoor holiday decorating so that it doubles as outdoor decorating. Position your Christmas tree in front of a large, front-facing window so that it's visible from the street. String lights and drape garland around your windows inside, place large decorations on your windowsill or add decals to the window pane itself. Add your own ideas for indoor decorations that can double as outdoor decorations, and before you know it, you've got a beautifully decorated home for the holidays -- with half the work!
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