4 Ideas To Perk Up Your Outdoor Decor For Winter
The holidays are over and your inflatable Santa and eight tiny reindeer have made their way back into the attic. But without the outdoor holiday decor, your block might look a little drab as Old Man Winter makes his way through the first few months of the year. Fight the gray days and give your house a little curb appeal this season! Here are 4 ideas to perk up your outdoor decor for winter.
Let There Be Light
The holidays are over, but that doesn't mean you have to take down all the lights. Red, green and colored lights should be put away with the Christmas wreaths and ornaments, but leaving up white string lights or lighting your walkway with solar stakes gives your home a warm glow when the nights are the longest and darkest.
Wreaths for your door aren't limited to the holidays. They come in all sorts of styles to welcome guests with something cheery on a dreary day. Winterberry stems mixed with bare or evergreen branches adds color and character. Putting together a winterberry wreath is a simple process, but you can just as easily buy one.
Burst Of Color
Paint your planters bright colors to add eye candy to your porch or along your walkway. When everything is cloaked in the white of snow, having bursts of color around the outside brings attention to your home and gives it visual balance when most other homes are tipping the scales with white.
Give It Life
While the birds are south for the winter and our lawns are buried under snow, there's little life outside the home. But there are a few splendid plants that flower in the winter and can brighten your outdoor decor. Flowering quince is a vibrant, low-maintenance plant that can survive harsh weather. There are types of Camellia that bloom in the winter. Cyclamens are also very hardy and have been known to survive sub-zero temperatures. Just because it's not summer doesn't mean we have to deprive ourselves of blossoms.
It's the coldest season of the year and that's more than enough reason to add delight to your decor. A couple of tweaks and enhancements and your home will have as much curb appeal until spring as it did over the holidays.