Thanks to the mild winter weather in Georgia, you can still spend quality time on your front deck (or back porch) throughout the year. So, even when it’s a little cold out, you can still give it some love for the holiday season with a few festive decorations. Here are some ideas to spark your imagination.
At the risk of offending traditionalists, consider an artificial tree. It’s an eco-friendly option since you can reuse it year after year, plus you eliminate the chance of sap dripping on the deck surface which is difficult to clean. Don’t be shy with the decorations such as lights, ribbons, and more, but make sure your ornaments are sturdy and tied securely to withstand the elements.
No matter what color or style you choose, be sure to use Christmas lights that are labeled for outdoor use and the appropriate size of extension cord. The box of lights should recommend the correct cords to use. If you desire an authentic look, use incandescent lights. Choose LED if you want cost efficiency and durability.
Since wreaths are fairly inexpensive, go ahead and use multiples of them — unless you are looking for a simpler effect. In that case, position a single wreath in the center of your balcony. Love the smell of evergreen boughs? Then go au natural. But if you want a durable, reusable option choose artificial and enjoy them for many years to come with no extra expense.
Take the traditional route with red velvet bows if you like a more subtle holiday decor look for your front deck. If you want a bit more pizzazz, choose holographic bows that sparkle during the day and light up at night.
Visit HomeGoods, Marshalls, or your local small business to purchase holiday pillows and warm, fuzzy throws for your front deck and porch seating. A fire pit, gas heater, or fireplace can take the chill out of winter nights. Lanterns and string lights — along with great conversation and hot cocoa — will build a memorable holiday evening.
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