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Winter Wonderland Makeover: How to Spruce Up Your Home's Exterior for the Holidays

Winter is here and the holiday season is fast approaching! Have you started decorating your home yet? And by decorating, we don't mean just the interiors. Make sure your home's exterior also gets a festive and warm makeover. Dress up your front porch, lawn, and yard with decorations that welcome your guests and cheer up your neighborhood. Color World Painting will guide you on how to spruce up your home's exterior for the holidays.

  1. Start with a plan - Before you start decorating, create a plan or a vision of your ideal winter wonderland. Jot down ideas, themes, and color schemes that you would like to incorporate. Take stock of the decorations you have from last season and decide which ones you will reuse or need to purchase. Having a plan helps you avoid overspending and keeps you focused on your goal.
  2. Emphasize the front door - The front door is the main focal point of your home's exterior, so give it extra attention. A fresh coat of paint in a pop of color can bring holiday cheer to all that enter your home. You can hang a beautiful wreath or garland made of fresh evergreens or pinecones. Add a pair of festive lanterns on each side of the door or string some twinkle lights along the frame for a dramatic effect. Don't forget to add a welcome mat that complements your decor.
  3. Light up your yard - Winter days are short, and nights are long, so make sure your home shines brightly. Use our outdoor Holiday Lighting services to outline your trees, roof line, and window frames. We provide professional grade lights, install them for the holidays, and remove and store the lights for you in the new year. If you have a pathway, use luminaries or lanterns to guide your guests to your entrance.
  4. Decorate with natural elements - Nature provides great inspiration for winter decor. Use evergreen branches, holly berries, pinecones, and berries to create wreaths, centerpieces, and arrangements. You can also create a winter garden by planting colorful shrubs or flowers, such as poinsettias or winter jasmine, in your front yard. Don't forget to add some cozy blankets, pillows, or chair cushions to your porch or patio for warmth.
  5. Display a holiday message - Spread some cheer to your neighbors, passersby, and delivery drivers by displaying a holiday message or a sign. You can use a chalkboard, a wooden plaque, or a banner to convey your wishes. Add some humor or personal touch to your message to stand out from the crowd. You can also attach a mailbox or a postbox to your porch to collect holiday cards or wish lists.

Decorating your home's exterior for the holidays is a fun and creative way to express your holiday spirit. By using a plan, emphasizing your front door, lighting up your yard, decorating with natural elements, and displaying a holiday message, you can transform your home into a winter wonderland that everyone will admire. Remember, your decorations don't need to be extravagant or expensive, as long as they are meaningful and reflect your personality. Reach out to us for professional assistance on fresh paint and holiday lighting for your home this season!