Christmastime gives us a great opportunity to be flamboyant and what better way to show off your creative side than by decorating your garden in your own inimitable style.
Using a selection of Christmas lights and garden ornaments perfectly showcases your home over the festive season. Today, more and more families are choosing to ‘decorate’ their garden as well as their home.Since our children were small we’ve decorated the outside of our home and it’s now as much a Christmas tradition with our family as putting up the Christmas tree.
Neighbours and friends always stop to comment and admire the display we put on, which usually consists of white fairy lights strung around the trees, a small Santa and snowman who sit on the patio and 3 pre-lit L.E.D.reindeer) This year we broke the mold and chose warm white lights (we chose ours from Tesco.com ) instead of the bright white version (how wild are we?)
It’s always nice when we’re out cleaning up leaves etc when someone takes the time to stop and talk about the lights and now many of our neighbours are busily adding strings of lights to their own gardens, many have chosen to include coloured and chaser lights, which look amazing too.
By twining a string of lights up the trunk of a tree and outwards to the branches, using either white or coloured lights (blue lights are very popular this year) turn a a leafless tree into a garden statement. Lead friends and family up the garden path with a selection of solar (no wiring necessary) path lights to your front door which welcomes them with a holly wreath which sparkles in the dark (battery operated lights come in handy for this) or if you prefer you can buy a pre-lit wreath for around £20.
It’s amazing just how much pleasure everyone will get from something that is so simple to do and needn’t cost a fortune. Outdoor lights are slightly more expensive than the average pack of fairy lights but not hugely so, and like most lights they’ll usually last more than a year.
Do you already decorate the outside of your home at Christmas? Get in touch below and tell us about your display.