Holiday Decorating Ideas – Sweet Enough for Ole’ St. Nick

Look outside and you will likely see homeowners across the area putting up lights and other decorations to welcome the holiday season. Often, the focus is on the street side of the house. It makes sense. This is the side that neighbors can enjoy, and with the many different types of lights and air-filled figures, a creative Winter Wonderland comes to life. There is another area worth spending your holiday decorating dollars on. Your wooden backyard haven is prime real estate for you to bring the beauty of your front yard to the rear of the house. You can make your deck cozy enough that even Santa will want to take a break and put up his boots. If you need help, your reliable Orinda deck builder can give you ideas to make your dreams a reality.

Enjoy Your Festive Deck in the Holidays

Become the envy of the neighborhood when you dress up your deck for the holidays with these tips:

  1. Bring out more lights. Nothing sets the mood for gingerbread and milk like shimmering lights can. Grab extra sets of stringed lights and start wrapping railings and shrubbery. After the holidays, you can keep them up for added ambiance.
  2. Add a garland made of greenery. Keep the sense of nature alive by wrapping posts and railings with some garlands. This works well with lights. You can even use small branches and twigs as decoration on your tables.
  3. Hang up a wreath. It’s not just the front door that deserves a beautiful wreath. Your deck does, too. For the added holiday cheer, you can hang one or more along your deck rails or pergola.
  4. Place an outdoor tree. Who said Santa had to come down the chimney? Make things a little easier on the Jolly Ole’ Elf by putting a Christmas tree on your deck. Your children and friends will enjoy this extra addition. (Word of caution: Your kids may even think they get double the gifts since there are double the trees!)
  5. Create a fake fire. You don’t have to burn a fire every time you are outdoors. Instead, wrap some lights like the popular “Fairy” lights around some logs in your fire pit. This is a gorgeous display, and you don’t have to worry about little ones getting burned by accident, either.
  6. Give your planters a new use. Get some greenery, berries, pinecones, lights, and decorative balls. Use these items to create a gorgeous planter that doesn’t need watering. You will love the additional sense of peace and calm on those Silent Nights.
  7. Find a place for Santa’s deer. Dust off your wire rattan reindeer and place them around the base of your deck. You can even wrap them in lights and add a red bow. Don’t forget Rudolph’s red nose!

Hire a Reliable Deck Builder in Orinda for Your Holiday Hangout

Give Santa an additional reason to stop by this season with the help of Schafer Construction. Our team can help take your dreams of a holiday oasis and make them real. Not only can we build you a new deck or expand upon an older one, but we can also ensure they last for years. With our Decks for Life program, you can minimize future repair costs with our ongoing periodic inspections and avoid Santa’s Naughty List. Contact us today for more information.

Call Schafer Construction at 510-339-9100 or contact us online. Homeowners across Orinda and the San Francisco Bay Area rely on our skilled and experienced team for deck building, inspection, repair needs, and remodels.

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