Lots of people enjoy the holiday season and will decorate both inside, and outside of their house. Some go for the minimalist approach, whilst others love to be extravagant and over the top, and all manners in between. If you are looking to landscape your garden, and also enjoy decorating your house for holidays such as Halloween and Christmas, then you may wish to incorporate some ideas into your design, which will look good, and be beneficial, when you come to get your decorations out. Do you use outdoor blinds for your gardens? Maybe you should consider this to give you that needed shade during daytime.
Designing your Lawn
Australian outdoor living is the envy of a lot of people in the world. We have a great climate which allows us to spend a lot of time outdoors. This means that as well as having a comfortable inside for your house, you also need to make your garden and patio area as comfortable as possible so that you can get the maximum benefit from it. This can include a nice lawn area, which you can design in any shape that you wish. If you often use your lawn for playing with the kids, or other activities, you may even wish to consider getting artificial turf, which is very low maintenance, it gives you more time to enjoy your garden! Whether you choose a modern lawn, or a more traditional one, why stick with the usual rectangular pattern, or square? Why not go for something different? You could have a lawn in the shape of a Christmas Ornament, or even a Star! Whatever you choose, if you do go for an artificial lawn, you will not have to worry about your decorations standing on your lawn for too long and killing off the grass.
Lighting in your Garden
Lots of lights are good all year round, not just at Christmas. So you can install some outside fairy lights, which are waterproof and safe to use outdoors, and have these fixed permanently, all year round. Good for Christmas, Parties, and all manner of other celebrations. Just make sure that you decorate your house tactfully, and do not go over the top too much. Remember that all these lights will use electricity and can end up being quite expensive to run all the time, especially if you have a lot of lights! You can get some solar powered lights which can be strategically placed around your garden, being charged during the day and automatically turning themselves on when it gets dark. These kinds of lights are more for effect though than a usable lighting system.
Decorations for the Outside
If you are going to be putting up a Santa and Reindeer as part of your Christmas decorations, or anything else for that matter, make sure that you choose suitable materials. Something, which is waterproof, is good in case of rain. This means that most likely it will have to be plastic, or wooden. There is a lot on offer at all of your home improvement stores all over Australia, so you are sure to find something that you like. Just make sure that any decorations and lights that you use is designed for outdoor use. Also make sure that everything is secured down, so it will not blow away and annoy your neighbours. Do not forget to have plenty of fun with your family and friends as well, maybe an outdoor BBQ for your Christmas dinner!