Deck The Halls – And Your Deck – With Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Put the deck in decorating this year with some festive outdoor Christmas decorations. From Christmas lights to life-size Santas, here are some things to keep in mind as you get your deck ready for the holidays.
Choosing Christmas Lights For Your Deck
Christmas is all about the lights. For a truly festive deck display, your outdoor Christmas decorations should include Christmas lights that illuminate your deck beautifully and safely. As we enter into what looks like another warm Christmas season, your lights need to reflect fire safety concerns.
Having a flameproof deck like NexGEN’s aluminum products is a good place to start. Putting your lights on a timer is another way to prevent bulbs from overheating when we inevitably forget to turn them off. For cooler bulbs, look for LED or fluorescent Christmas lights and electric candles. These do not heat up as quickly as conventional bulbs. Even so, never place your lights around anything flammable.
Finding The Perfect Christmas Statues
No outdoor Christmas decorations are complete without Santa and a few reindeer. Before you spent a lot of money on a Santa statue, remember that you plan on placing your decorations outside. Your Santa Claus is exposed not only to the elements but to insects, mold, and UV radiation. Choose decorations that are designed for outdoor use.
Tinsel, Boughs, And Holly
Tinsel, pine boughs and holly boughs accent your deck with seasonal flair. Wrapping deck railings and awnings with these decorations (and lights) is a beautiful way to wrap up the season. Since your decorations are outside, remember to secure them tightly to your deck. You don’t want your decorations blowing away. Choose anti-flammable materials for fire safety, especially if you plan on incorporating lights into your design.
Deck Ornaments Built To Last
Decks with gazebos and awnings make perfect places to hang decorations. If your deck has a warranty as solid as NexGEN’s, then you two have many Christmases to look forward to. Shop for deck decorations designed to last as long as your deck.
Remember to wipe off your outdoor Christmas decorations before storing them to get rid of any dust and dirt that accumulated over the course of the holiday.