It’s that time of year again! The tree is going up, the food order has been placed, and the gifts purchased. What about your garden though?
Christmas can be magical and creating a winter wonderland in your garden is one thing that can help you and your family embrace the festive feelings. How do you achieve this though and what are the decorations you should look to use in order to make your garden stand out and act as a beacon to Father Christmas?
We take a look at some key garden décor ideas for Christmas 2022.
Let there be light
Lights are a foregone conclusion at Christmas, but it is how you use them that makes the difference between an amazing garden décor and something that lacks the desired impact.
- Mix your light sources and accentuate the impact of your Christmas lighting. Where possible, dim other external lighting to allow the sparkle of your fairy lights to give the garden a cost glow.
- Where there are hedges, wrap lights around them, using net lights will create a better impact than those on a strand. They can be a little more expensive but will be easier to use and will allow you to create the set-up the way you wish without the tangles.
- If your garden has trees in it, and not just the festive kind, you can make each a visual delight by wrapping lights around it. Keeping them at the same level creates a great balance. Consider the same colour for each tree for a touch of class or different colours per tree if you’d like a more traditional Christmas look.
- Light up your pathway, after all, it is the path to Christmas fun right? A gentle glow from the lights will illuminate Santa’s route to the home but also add a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests.
Decorate your decking
The trees and hedges may be standing out with some stunning lighting, but the decking can be the hub of outdoor Christmas activity
- Utilise your decking by decorating any benches. The weather will be colder so sitting outside is less likely to be a focus for many. Instead, adorn them with evergreens, berries, ornaments, and a touch of lighting. Factor in a little fake snow too. If the decorations aren’t the vibe you are aiming for, consider making the bench a ‘snug’ area. Blankets, fake snow, maybe a stove or brazier.
- Add some potted Christmas trees of various sizes to the decking or the garden and put them into small clusters to create little visual hotspots. Add a few, but not too many decorations to the tree and surround the pots with firewood to add to the theme.
- Put some garland around any porch supports or stairways, add in some lights and a sprinkle of fake snow. A simple yet effective way to increase Christmas appeal.
- Decorative stars, reindeer, snowmen and Santa’s always add to the allure. Too many though and you lose the effect. Choosing the wireframe versions allow for a consistent illuminated look whilst character-based decorations add a little more fun!
Decorating your lawn
Decorating your lawn in winter can be a little hard at times, the British weather leads to wet and muddy surfaces that can make your winter spectacle a little harder to execute. Artificial lawns help achieve this thanks to the durability and all-weather attributes.
- A path of illuminated stars running from top to bottom of your garden will help a magical experience be created. Use differing sizes starting with bigger at the back making the way down to small.
- An additional Christmas tree can make a fantastic focal point for a lawn. Greens and reds lend themselves to garden décor, however, if your other lights are all one colour. Maintain this style on the tree. If placing a tree in the middle makes your garden look too busy, consider one at the back in a corner.
- Glowing globes or Christmas-themed light orbs add a little magic to the lawn. These can be raised or at ground level when accompanied by stars, trees, or snowmen creating a wintery warmth.
In addition to these tips for different parts of your garden, you can also think about other areas of the exterior. Wrapping the doors in a bow, adding candles to walls, and filling planters with seasonal greenery are all fantastic additions to a Christmas garden. You could even look at candy cane displays or twig sculptures for the porch! Whatever you decide, enjoy your garden this Christmas and when you start setting out your plans for 2023. Consider an artificial lawn to help you create the best possible Christmas Garden. Contact us today and learn how versatile an Easigrass lawn is, and what the true benefits of artificial grass are.