Now that Thanksgiving is over, there’s no excuse to not be thinking about Christmas. (If you have children, it’s likely they’ve already started asking when Santa is coming!) There’s so much to do during the winter holiday season—from the obvious shopping and coordinating visits with out-of-town guests to baking cookies and putting up the Christmas tree—that it sometimes slips people’s minds that the outside of the house could use some holiday cheer, too.
While it may be tempting to string up some garlands around the mantel of your outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA and call it a day, there are actually a lot of relatively simple decorations you can use to bring the Christmas spirit to your property’s exterior. Here are some of our favorite ideas we’ve seen at our clients’ homes:
- Wreaths: Outdoor decorating doesn’t have to be all that complicated. A simple Christmas wreath augmented with red ribbons or winter berries can be enough to communicate the spirit of the season to everyone who arrives on your doorstep.
- Pillows and throws: Whether you have a front porch, back deck or outdoor fireplace, it can be surprisingly enjoyable to bundle up with a mug of hot cocoa and wait for carolers, enjoy your neighbors’ decorated homes and spend time with loved ones. Up the comfort level with some holiday pillows and throw blankets.
- Candles: For an intimate atmosphere while you’re enjoying your outdoor space at nighttime, some candles can add a delightfully warm glow to the setting. Another idea is to arrange votives going up your walkway to light the path for visitors.
- Lights: Even if yours isn’t the house everyone in the area has to drive by to scope out the dazzling light display, some simple red-and-green Christmas lights (or even strands of white bulbs) let everyone know you’re in the holiday spirit.
- Decorative sled: Feel like getting a little crafty? Use an old pallet to make a decorative wooden sled. Add a rope handle and some red paint and all who see it will be transported back to their childhood.
- Fireplace decorations: If you have an outdoor fireplace, this can also be a feature to have some fun with this holiday season. Mount a wreath above the mantel, encircle the chimney with garlands, hang up some stockings and place some other festive décor nearby, such as wooden snowmen or reindeer.
If you had your memory jogged by hearing the phrase “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” while you were out doing some shopping on Black Friday, it’s probably time to get your outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA ready for a holiday season full of entertaining and quiet nights at home with the family. At Custom Fire Art, we specialize in providing a full range of services for indoor and outdoor fire features. If your home or business could use some reassurance that your fireplace or fire pit is in good shape and ready to handle the increased use that the holiday season brings, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
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